Jul 4, 2011

Jizo Bosatsu Statue for Christians

In the Edo period, believing in Christianity was forbidden in Japan. However, some people believed in Christianity in secret.

I visited Enpuku-ji Temple in Niigata Pref. on June 19. There are two Jizo Bosatsu statues for Christians.

JIzo is believed among Buddhists. Why are they for Christians? The reason is that cross is sculpted in the statue.

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