52.7 Jizo at Okunoin - many jizo statues are found all around Japan but especially here at Okunoin Cemetery in Koyasan, as they are guiding spirits of the dead. They are usually shown in the form of a monk with shaved head with a red hat and/or bib. Jizo are also guardians of travelers, so pilgrims will often tidy up the jizo statues, or put on new bibs or hats as a form of veneration. Red bibs are especially common as jizo are also guardian spirits for children.
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