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Sourcing Textiles in Japan: Some Impressions from Koya san

Written on October 8, 2013

Koyasan1aAfter many trips to Japan sourcing textiles, where I am now, I have finally made it to Koya san, a city of temples which is situated deep in the woods,  high on a magical, mountain top. Here are some impressions.

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  1. Comment by velma:

    oh, my, culture shock–bibs on shrine beings? but so amazing!

    October 8, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

  2. Comment by Saaraliisa:

    I lived in Kyoto, I love these gizo!!!! Thanks for sharing them.

    October 8, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

  3. Comment by Donna:

    The Jizo is a special statue for women that are pregnant. It is also considered an important symbol for those whose children have died. That is why sometimes the statues of Jizo wear tiny children’s clothing or bibs. It is also why jizo’s sometimes have toys or other gifts beside them.
    from kimonobox.com

    October 8, 2013 @ 11:28 pm