A Taste of Japan: Mizuko Kuyou

This was one of the most interesting traditions we learned about in Japan. Sad, yet comforting to those who need them.

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Visiting temples in Japan, you might come across lines of small statues dressed in red caps or children’s clothing.  These are Jizou statues, and they are to ease the grief of a passing infant or unborn fetus (and some believe to appease the vengeful spirit).

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