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Jizos in red bibs at a shrine in Tokyo, May 2023

Welcome to One Word Sunday. I’m back from recent travels so here we go with this week’s theme of red.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 21 May 2023

Posted as part of  One Word Sunday

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  1. I took the title (a slight [a]variation) from your other red post today. To be honest, I prefer this photo a lot more (I’m not really a city girl).


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    • These little Jizo statues are often dressed in red bibs and/or hats. Red is the colour that is believed to keep evil away and is a traditional colour for shrines in Japan. For these little statues, there is an added reason for the bibs as the Jizo are believed to be guardians of children, and the red is there to help guard dead children as they pass to the next world.


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