mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.

mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.

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Japanese Buddhism---Buddhist Monk--Buddhism was introduced to Japan during the sixth century (550 to 600 AD) via China and Korea.  The rulers of Japan at that time (Prince Shotoku and his father Emperor Yomei) were great supporters of the new religion in their land.  They did experience extreme resistance from the followers of the native religion (Shintoism) but later reconciled.

Japanese Buddhism---Buddhist Monk--Buddhism was introduced to Japan during the sixth century (550 to 600 AD) via China and Korea. The rulers of Japan at that time (Prince Shotoku and his father Emperor Yomei) were great supporters of the new religion in their land. They did experience extreme resistance from the followers of the native religion (Shintoism) but later reconciled.

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ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

ichi-go ichi-e [from Zen Buddhism | Japanese 4-character idiom 一期一会] ~ lit. "one time, one meeting"; often translated as "for this time only", "never again", or "one chance in a lifetime", but a better translation may be “Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.”

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IMAGES NIO GUARDIANS | Nio Protectors of Japan - Japanese Buddhism Photo Dictionary

IMAGES NIO GUARDIANS | Nio Protectors of Japan - Japanese Buddhism Photo Dictionary

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rehearsal of New Year's Bell at Chion-in temple. Chionin Temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism, which is located in Kyoto's Higashiyama district.

rehearsal of New Year's Bell at Chion-in temple. Chionin Temple, the head temple of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism, which is located in Kyoto's Higashiyama district.

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Japan | Kōtoku-in is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The temple is renowned for its "Great Buddha", a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha which is one of the most famous icons of Japan.

Japan | Kōtoku-in is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The temple is renowned for its "Great Buddha", a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha which is one of the most famous icons of Japan.

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