Zojoji Temple, which dates back to the 14th century, is the main shrine of the Jodo-shu sect of Buddhism. The 600-year-old temple houses the mausoleum of the then-ruling Tokugawa family, including the remains of six shōguns. Visitors that wander the grounds of this historic temple will also come across a unique and somber space, the Unborn Children Garden.
This garden is filled with stone Jizo statues representing unborn children lost to miscarriages, abortions, or stillbirths. Some of the statues are decorated with clothes and toys to help families through the grieving process. It’s also a place to leave offerings for Jizobosatsu, the Buddhist protector of women and children, to assure the souls make it safely to the afterlife.
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