Jizo or Ojizo-sama is one of most beloved deities in Japan.
Often, Jizo is represented as a monk with a shaved head and a simple robe, but since he is the guardian of children, sometimes Jizo is represented chibi 「ちび」 (meaning a short person or small child), like in this photo from the Japanese Garden of the Hasedera Temple, Kamakura.
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Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 200
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: