Sunday, October 26, 2008

Daienji


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.

1 Comments:

Blogger kobico said...

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

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