KOYASAN IMAGES: MIZUMUKE JIZO THE BODHISATTVA

a row of statues depicting Jizo, a popular Bodhisattva that looks after children, travelers, and the souls of the dead. Visitors make offerings and throw water at the statues, known as Mizumuke Jizo (Water Covered Jizo) to pray for departed family members. (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4901.html)
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