Pouring water on Jizo statue

Dublin Core

Title

Pouring water on Jizo statue

Subject

Religions-Sites; Religions-Buddhism; Religions-Ritual

Description

Near the end of the path to Okunoin, just prior to crossing the last bridge before going up to Kukai's mausoleum, there is a line of statues with water troughs in front of them. Vistors pour water over the statues as an act of devotion. This ritual action shares something both with the cleansing of the mouth prior to entering a Shinto shrine, where the same sort of ladle and trough is used, as well as the cleansing of ancestral gravestones that is practiced in August during the Obon season.

Date

7/7/2002

Contributor

Gardiner, David L. , 1957-
Colorado College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgment to be given to the IDEAS image database and the photographer. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

cocrejpn0180

Coverage

Japan
Wakayama (Prefecture), Koyasan (inhabited place)
1080336
34.216667
135.583333

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

640 w x 480 h, 72 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/7729b4db9d21514fe8a2ea1a2d2a77c8.jpg

Citation

“Pouring water on Jizo statue,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4300.