Photo Friday: Details / Stone Buddhas

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Stone Buddha Statues in Hasedera

Photo Friday Challenge: Details

This week’s Photo Friday Challenge is about the Details. Taking a moment to observe the details is important in daily life, rather than always focusing on the big picture. Last month when I was in Kamakura 鎌倉 in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, I took some time to look at the details. I found some very interesting details in the many small, stone Buddhist statues found on the Buddhist temple grounds of Hasedera 長谷寺. These are the sentai-jizo 千躰地蔵, the one thousand bodies of Jizo. These surround a main Jizo figure, and are used to gain the attention of the Jizo, who often looks after the health of children (among other things). Paying attention to the small statues made an interesting photo!

Bonus Photo! The sentai-jizo 千躰地蔵 at Hasedera in Kamakura.

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What details are you most observant of? Let me know in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Details / Stone Buddhas

    • I think I became more observant when I started taking photos as a hobby. I try to find different angles and perspectives and thus I find myself seeing different things. I’m not sure if Are you into photography? I think you must be good at it if you are.

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  1. Nana Arima

    Nice photo! I usually pay attention to architectonic details of old buildings and also such things as patterns on pottery or embroidery on clothes.

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