Miura Cemetery Pt. 1

I always seen this big Buddha statue from the train when I was going to work.  I have been wanting to go and check it out for a long time no...

I always seen this big Buddha statue from the train when I was going to work.  I have been wanting to go and check it out for a long time now and finally decided to this weekend.  I just went to the station and walked there based on sight of the big hill it was on top.  Here is what I saw.





Being that this was a Buddhist cemetery it is really rare/weird that we saw 2 Christian graves.


Inside the building the Buddha statue sits on is a small room that houses the bones of certain family members.  In Japan everyone is cremated and there is a special ceremony with moving the bones with chopsticks.


Despite the days low visibility it was still a really nice sight.



These statues represent the death of 水子 (water children), which translates to babies who have been aborted or miscarried.




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5 Comments

  1. Oh man... the Heisig's RTK story on kanji koohii for 死 used the chopstick + bones thing. I thought it was just a joke though!

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  2. Haha nice, never actually used that book, but nope it's forealzzz lol

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  3. that one with the buddah and karasu is worth atleast 100 reposts on tumblr lol

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  4. Cool pics Bud and nice beanage...

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  5. Haha ya rod but I don't think it'll happen

    Thanks mom/dad

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