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120411-0021 - Kiyomizu Kannon-do


Tokyo Meiji 1890s Kazumasa Ogawa
The Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple (清水観音堂) in Ueno Park, Tokyo. The temple, built in 1631, enshrines Kosodate Kannon, protectress of childbearing and child-raising. Women offer dolls to the temple as symbols of their children. The temple still exists and is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo.

This image was published in 1895 (Meiji 28) by Kazumasa Ogawa in Scenes of the Eastern Capital of Japan.
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