Kumano Kodo, Japan - The most beloved Buddhist deity in Japan, Jizo is the protector of travelers, children and the souls of the deceased. Travelers and parents adorn the statues with hand-knitted beanies and hand-sewn bibs to say thanks. We encountered countless Jizo statues along the trails in Japan and we took time to pause a moment, and offer our respects for keeping us safe on our travels. 🙏🏼

Kumano Kodo, Japan

The most beloved Buddhist deity in Japan, Jizo is the protector of travelers, children and the souls of the deceased. Travelers and parents adorn the statues with hand-knitted beanies and hand-sewn bibs to say thanks. We encountered countless Jizo statues along the trails in Japan and we took time to pause a moment, and offer our respects for keeping us safe on our travels. 🙏🏼

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