TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part II (4K VIDEO)
From the Editor:
On the tech side of our original video coverage, there's nothing better than the IREX international robotics trade show, or if cars are your thing, the DRiFTWiRED music video shot in the mountains of Tochigi is one of a kind, but we also share more contemplative, day to day slices of Japanese life. In the vein of the latter, we hope you enjoy this beautiful 4K collection (don't forget to dial up the YouTube resolution!).
Zojo-Ji Temple Part II
Close to the main Daiden, Zojo-ji Temple’s main building, stands a very unique cemetery known as the Unborn Children’s Garden, where people come and and pray for the miscarried, aborted, or stillborn children of Japan.
This cemetery, or garden, is unique in many ways since, unlike usual cemeteries, you will not find any graves, but hundreds of small stone statues that parents can choose and decorate with small clothing and toys for their unborn child or children.
Also, to make sure that their child/children will have the chance to be brought to the afterlife, parents and family members usually put a small gift next to the statute for Jizo (Jizō), the guardian of unborn children, to ensure that their child or children will find their way to heaven safely.
From the Contributor:
Beautiful Japan; a Love Story.
Japan is a world apart from everything you know. It’s a place like no other, built on centuries of tradition and unrivaled attention to detail. Japan is a cultural Galapagos out of reach for many, and it often remains an untouched mystery even for the lucky few who’ve come to call it their home.
A True Contemplative Experience.
TokyoStreetView is born of a passion for life in Japan, and the series aims to offer others around the world a chance to enjoy a bias-free experience of its many wonders. Unlike other videos you may find on Japan, TokyoStreetView’s are purely contemplative: our camera(s) are your eyes and our tripod is your chair, just sit with us, relax, and let an amazing world unfold in front of you in a succession of short ~10-second sequences of RAW 4K video.
We hope our passion for this mesmerizing country will touch your heart, and, through our videos, you’ll feel some of the wonder we held from the first day we set foot on this beautiful archipelago.