Larry Knipfing

Kamakura's Famous Rokujizo Statues

Buddhism is alive and well on the streets of Kamakura

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

Rokujizo statues can be found all over Japan. They always come in sets of 6 and are there to pray for those who have suffered. In Kamakura, this group of six can be found on the street, just five minute's walk from Kamakura Station, on the way to Hase and Daibutsu. They are said to be praying for the souls of the many criminals who died in the area long, long ago. I love finding statues like this on the street here in Japan, especially ones as beautiful as these are.

Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...