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Okunoin Cemetery, Koya-san, Shikoku, Japan.  First stop in the 88 temple pilgrimage.  The statues are Jizo Bodhisattva, the guardian of children (especially those who died before their parents).  Parents make hats and bibs for the Jizo in gratitude for his protection of the children's souls.

Okunoin Cemetery, Koya-san, Shikoku, Japan. First stop in the 88 temple pilgrimage. The statues are Jizo Bodhisattva, the guardian of children (especially those who died before their parents). Parents make hats and bibs for the Jizo in gratitude for his protection of the children's souls.

Gokuraku-ji (極楽寺) is Temple 2 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Gokuraku-ji (極楽寺) is Temple 2 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Uwajima castle, Shikoku island (Japan)

Uwajima castle, Shikoku island (Japan)

Dainichi-ji (大日寺) is Temple 13 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Dainichi-ji (大日寺) is Temple 13 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Japan, Shikoku, Ishiteji Temple [More on http://wild-about-travel.com/2014/10/shikoku-different-taste-japan/]

Japan, Shikoku, Ishiteji Temple [More on http://wild-about-travel.com/2014/10/shikoku-different-taste-japan/]

Temple pilgrimage: Traveler on a forest road (Japan - late 1800s / early 1900s)

Traveler on a forest road (Japan - late 1800s / early 1900s)

Temple pilgrimage: Traveler on a forest road (Japan - late 1800s / early 1900s)

Tairyūji (太龍寺) is Temple 21 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

Tairyūji (太龍寺) is Temple 21 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage.

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