Sunday, December 4, 2016

The old and the new in Zojoji Temple. 増上寺と東京タワー。

We wen to Zojoji temple. Tokugawa shogun family's tombs are enshrined in this temple.



Tokyo Tower and the temple.






Shogunate tombs.











Natural stone lantern.


Guardian deities for the spirits of aborted or miscarreid babies.













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34 comments:

  1. very interesting and a lot of beautiful pictures
    best regards
    susa from germany

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  2. Muito interessante este post
    Sempre nos inteirando de ricas aprendizagens de outras culturas
    Fotos excelentes
    Obrigada pela partilha
    Beijos e um ótimo domingo

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  3. Hello Minoru! very interesting, historical view of the tour at the old temple and a very emotional, so sensitive part expressed through that path with guardian deities for the spirits of dead babies. So sensitive photos.
    Have a very nice sunday to you and family and, also, a good new week ahead in december.

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    1. Dear Alexa.
      Thank you very much for your comment. I think these deities are a little bit queer for people in foreign countries.

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  4. So very interesting! I love the stone carvings at the Shogunate tombs. And the memorial to the babies was also very somber.

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  5. Thank you for sharing these photos which showed the Guardian deities for the spirits of aborted or miscarried babies. Before that I was not sure what they were at the cemetery at Mount Koyasan.

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I think it's peculiar or unique for ourselves too.

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  6. Hi. I like this photos very much. Greetings.

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  7. Hello!:) The tower makes quite a contrast with the temple, but it is the historical tombs, and the lines of sculptured guardian deities for the spirits of dead babies that I found intensely emotional.

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  9. The garden deities for aborted and miscarried babies touched me deeply. Here in the U.S., there would be an outcry from the pro-abortion people.
    Thank you so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-church-of-transfiguration.html

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  10. I do not know if I will ever visit Japan, Minoru. While I like to know your story through your blog. Beautiful pictures.
    私はあなたに良い月曜日を望みます.
    Un abrazo

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      Thank you very much for your comment. I will wait for you when you will come to Japan.

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  13. Wonderful tour ~ I prefer the old but some of the new is good ~ thanks, great pics,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  14. So sad about the reality of the guardian miscarried babies, but I also love what they reprent too! Love their red caps!

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  16. Wow! Amazing photos like always! I didn't know guardians for the spirits of babies existed. Makes sense since we have similar being in our culture. Thanks for sharing! #WordlessWednesday

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  17. These are fascinating

    Mollyxxxx

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