Kanjizai-ji Temple

Kanjizai-ji Temple

Carpe Diem #1822 Kanjizai-ji (temple 40)

The deity of the Kanjizai-ji temple temple is called Benzaiten. She is one of the seven gods of fortume. She is a deity of treasure and arts. She is said to prevent natural disasters and bring rich harvest.

harvest prayers
fortune of the gods
aroused

In Japanese kaeru means “frog” but can also mean “change.” Thus, the kaeru frogs can change (kaeru) bad luck to good, poor to wealthy, sick to healthy, etc.  This stone statue is near the Kanjizai-ji temple.

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Credit: Leigh

waiting change
outside the kanjizai-ji temple
a golden frog

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