Japanese Jizo Statue at Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 January 2018
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This jizo statue is located at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan. The jizo are Bodhisattvas and thus the protectors of the weak, injured, travelers, women, and unborn children. A large number of jizo statues commemorate children who passed away or died at birth. They are commonly found throughout Japan, especially around temples and graveyards.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 11). Japanese Jizo Statue at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7886/japanese-jizo-statue-at-kiyomizu-dera-temple/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Japanese Jizo Statue at Kiyomizu-dera Temple." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 11, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7886/japanese-jizo-statue-at-kiyomizu-dera-temple/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Japanese Jizo Statue at Kiyomizu-dera Temple." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Jan 2018. Web. 25 Oct 2021.