Statues of Jizo in Shibuya, Tokyo

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
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These jizo statues are located at the Chosenji Temple in Tokyo's Shibuya ward. 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 Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 10). Statues of Jizo in Shibuya, Tokyo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7863/statues-of-jizo-in-shibuya-tokyo/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Statues of Jizo in Shibuya, Tokyo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7863/statues-of-jizo-in-shibuya-tokyo/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Statues of Jizo in Shibuya, Tokyo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 19 Jun 2021.