Jizo, Hasedera, Kamakura, Japan 地蔵-長谷寺-鎌倉-日本

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Comments (3)

Matteo Pagliaro on June 12, 2009

Mmmm... I'm curious!! What is the onion-like thing they keep in hands?

Nice shot, congratulations! Greetings from Italy, Matteo.

geogeek on June 15, 2009


I am, by no means, an expert on Buddhism; however, this is what I have found.

The ball is called the hoshunotama (wish-fulfilling jewel). The jewel signifies his bestowal of blessings on all who suffer, for the hoshunotama is a gem that grants wishes, pacifies desires, and brings clear understanding of the Dharma (Buddhist law).


Guillermo Aguilar Qu… on August 29, 2011

Wonderful gallery! This one goes to my favorites! Greetings from Spain.

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Photo taken in 3 Chome Hase, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 3, 2009
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    by geogeek
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A100
    • Taken on 2008/09/27 10:37:55
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash