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Jizo statues

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An elderly man walks among jizo statues, dedicated to the growth of children and grandchildren at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo on Friday. The statues also serve as a memorial for aborted fetuses and miscarried children.

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Truly part of the national landscape. Read "miscarried" children broadly.

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They are cute!!!!

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I'm surprised the caption didn't say where it is - between Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower.

@biswarup5, no offense, but they're more than 'cute'; in fact, in spite of their well-cared for and colourful appearance, the display always saddens me when I make it a point to visit during every trip to Tokyo.

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