On divinity

Walking through Asakusa Temple yesterday evening I happened upon an area cut off by shrubbery. A monk was earnestly talking to two drunkards about overindulgence within earshot. Around them various groups of young men, lounging in a awning overhung with wisteria, were in silhouette. Here within site of her children is a statue dedicated to motherhood. Behind her are two large Buddha (the one to the left pictured below).

One creates life. The other reminds us how to live it.

The statues are adorned with bibs and robes. One reason, I am told, is to honor a child passed away.   asakusa mother reduxxCanon behind buddha golden enhanced 2Canon behind buddha golden enhancedasakusa mother expanded view

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