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Jizos for Peace

My sister, who lives and works as a nun at the Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clataskanie, Oregon, has left on a pilgrimage to Japan. There she will help leave Jizos, symbols of the Jizo Boddhisatva, in Nagasaki.

Jizos for Peace is a project to leave one Jizo for every person who died there, the day the atomic bomb was dropped. Many art projects are paintings, tapestries and drawings of Jizos, as well as the statues which are often left on roadsides. Here are some pictures of my sister's monasteries contributions - I found them moving and beautiful.
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