Sunday, October 26, 2008


Daienji temple, on a quiet side street in Meguro, is where a fire broke out back in the 1700s. It spread and ended up burning about one third of Edo. The temple was deeply shamed as a result, and as atonement 500 statues of Buddha followers were installed. With their often pained, contorted faces, these statues mutely represent the suffering victims of the fire.


Blogger kobico said...

That is quite an interesting history behind those statues. And each conveys such pain and sorrow!

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