Ojizosama sporting fresh hats, bibs, and colorful pinwheels

三解脱門にお地蔵様が千くらいいます。お盆なので、新しい帽子や前掛けや風車を持っています。風車はみんなお地蔵様のほうを向いています。面白いと思います。

There must be hundreds or even a thousand ojizosamas at Sangendatsu-mon temple in Shiba-koen. Maybe because of summer obon, a time to communicate with the deceased, that they have fresh hats, bibs, and colorful plastic pinwheels. I love how all the pinwheels are pointed at the statues and not the people who walk by them. Close to Tokyo Tower, the parks and temples have wonderful mature trees and moss.

One comment

  1. They say there are 1300 jizo at Zojoji. That is the Buddhist temple where the Sangendatsu gate is at. They are rather solemn to see. It a really nice area to wander around. There is a lot more there at and around Shiba Park then one would think.

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