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

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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

Thanks!!

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).

http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/jizo1.shtml

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

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  • 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

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