Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dolls at the Grave

If you are Japanese, the immediate interpretation of something like this would be that there were a number of unborn children, aborted or miscarried, who do not have a final resting place. Japanese women remember these children in this way by putting dolls in front of a diety. The words engraved in the tallest stone read, "Please bless all souls in the three worlds." I don't know why all the dolls are girls, though.

- MT


Xohra said...

Wow.. dats so sad. cool blog keep uit up :D!

Anonymous said...

I love your photography. You show such feeling through your pictures.

What are the three worlds? I would think...first, our life here as we are now...second, our life after death...but what is the third?