mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.
The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s
Last-samurai-photography-japan-1800s The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. With the Restoration came many changes, including the creation of a modern, western-style, conscripted army in 1873
mistymorningme:Mitsurugi-sha in Fushimi Inari Shrine by TakashiPhotographed at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan.