Cuddling Jizo statues at Ohara Sanzen-in temple, Kyoto, Japan
Three jizo - 地蔵 Jizo are bodhisattva who looks over children, travellers and the underworld
Jizo was originally Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) of Buddhism who stood between the world of reality and the world of the dead and saved those who were on their way to the netherworld. JIzo is the protector of children.
Jizo. Kyoto, Japan ... love this little guy, looks like he loves nature as much as I do!
mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.
三千院 わらべ地蔵 on Flickr.
Mt. Roraima, Brazil (and Guyana and Venezuela) and the inspiration for the setting in the movie UP.