Mary?

15 05 2008

The statue certainly looks a lot like her but it`s not.  I came across it while sightseeing several years ago and took the photo myself on the grounds of a Buddhist temple.  She is Kannon  and more about this Buddhist deity can be read on the following wikipedia pages

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Yin#Guanyin_and_the_Virgin_Mary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakure_Kirishitan


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