On our way to Indonesia we had a few hours layover in Tokyo (HND), which was enough time to visit Zojoji Temple. We came across a TON of these statues, just rows and rows of them, comprising the Unborn Children's Garden. Parents who have lost an unborn child can dress up one of these statues and give toys/mementos to help with the transition to the afterlife. Parents may also bring a gift for the jinzo, the guardian of the afterlife. There is a pinwheel for each statue and the statues are wearing red hats to keep the babies warm. These displays were so touching I had to take a picture. Nothing compares to the loss of your child. .
#jinzo #zojoji #zojojitemple #unbornchildrensgarden #tokyo #statue #babies