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Gyoran Kannon

Literally “Kannon with Fish Basket.”One of 33 Forms of Kannon. In Japanese artwork, Gyoran is typically depicted holding a fishing basket or standing atop a fish, which symbolize her role as the patron of maritime safety and good fishing. The story of Fish Basket Kannon originated in T'ang-era China (618 - 907 AD) and is about a girl selling fish on the market. She asked Kannon to grant her wish for a good husband. The wish was granted and later the girl herself was considered an incarnation of Kannon. In modern Japan, Gyoran Kannon is the protector deity of young men looking for a bride.

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