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Mizuko Jizo Statues

Japan flag. Photos | Images of Japan: Mizuko Jizo Statues (memorials to aborted children), Tokyo, Japan

Mizuko Jizo are memorials for still-born, miscarried and aborted children found in numerous Japanese temples. Jizo is a guardian deity of young children. The statues often have red bibs and hats. Mizuko is literally "water child."

Mizuko Jizo.

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Japan Images: Mizuko Jizo Statues