Jizo, Snow

Hiroshi Hamaya: New Year’s Visit with Jizo, Niigata Prefecture, 1940

Hiroshi Hamaya: New Year’s Visit with Jizo, Niigata Prefecture, 1940

The above image, showing young Japanese trekking through deep snow with a Buddhist statute, appears in the article “The Japan Beneath the Snow,” by Ian Buruma in New York Review of Books.

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