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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 22 August 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Daishoin is a fascinating temple on Miyajima. I thought that in 2006 when I took this photo and I still think it's a wonderful place to visit. At every turn, there is something cool to absorb. The figures with caps are Jizo, I believe. Read more here.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This view is be able to explore more. A very interesting thing are these caps at the ends of the statues

22 Aug 2015 5:40am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much all these small hats. It is charming and very original

22 Aug 2015 6:22am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One cannot help but feel the magic here - those hats are a delight !

22 Aug 2015 6:36am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup le cadrage de cette photo et je n'avais jamais vu cela! très belle ta photo!

22 Aug 2015 7:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une découverte pour moi

22 Aug 2015 7:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great compo, very interesting place. Like the different attitudes of the statues and the hats on their heads. :-)

22 Aug 2015 8:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, all O-Jizo-san wear caps ! They look lovely !

22 Aug 2015 8:39am

Devi from Chennai, Ghana

Wonderful image...simply love the statues here...and the steps leading up....What a beautiful ambiance !!!!

22 Aug 2015 12:37pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A superb image, Steve ---- it gives a strange but very calm feeling. I am spending quite some time to check out the various faces - they are soooooooooo individual and beautiful. I guess one could make a series with only the faces ..... Thanks for sharing - kindest regards, have a nice weekend MN

22 Aug 2015 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These are impressive, well worn steps with interesting art work on every hand. It looks like a great place to visit.

22 Aug 2015 2:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ces escaliers ces statues avec les bonnets sueprbe vue et compo

22 Aug 2015 3:22pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image and interesting details. Nicely composed. Love this. :)

22 Aug 2015 4:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic image. I think it would be even more so if you used selective color on those caps.

22 Aug 2015 4:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, perspective, colors, lights & details!
A M A Z I N G !

22 Aug 2015 9:37pm

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

An amazing sight. The little caps add a friendly kind of welcome.

22 Aug 2015 10:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a fascinating scene this is, Steve - Great image here. I wonder if the small figures with the caps have any connection to that part of the traditional stories regarding having connection to deceased children? This scene really kind of grabs me :-)

23 Aug 2015 1:17am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe

23 Aug 2015 3:38pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Beautifully composed.

23 Aug 2015 7:47pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

A fine sitting place

26 Aug 2015 5:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent ascension feel, for soul & feet & eye !

28 Aug 2015 6:06am