Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Japan Photo per Day - Old Japanese stories, Shibarare Jizo

I wrote before about the very popular Jizo statues, which can be found almost everywhere in Japan. But yesterday I visited a very unusual one, a… rope-tied (shibarare) Jizo. Yes, he is literally tied with a lot of ropes and can be visited at the Narihira Temple from Katsushika, Tokyo.

When I first heard about this Jizo I also wanted to know its legend and so I learned an old and quite funny story dating from the Edo period:

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