Jizo For Peace


地蔵 じぞう Jizo at Daisho-in

Found this while reading up on Jizo. A popular Buddhist deity in Japan and the protector of miscarried, stillborn and aborted children, he is being used by members of the Great Vow Zen monastery to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the nuclear armament this August 6th and 9th, the 60th anniversary of the A-bomb detonations over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The monastery hopes to deliver 270,000 Jizo images to Hiroshima in time for the anniversary. “…one Jizo for every man, woman, and child who died as a result of the atomic bombs.”

From the site:

A project to promote peace in the world through art, Jizos for Peace invites people from all walks of life to make a contribution to peace. The mission of Jizos for Peace is to support people in cultivating and expressing peace in their lives.

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