Jizo monk (ojizo-sama or jizo Bosatsu - 地蔵)

Jizo is the Japanese name of the Indian bodhisattvas Kishitigarbha, a 'Buddhist saint'.

Jizo statues are found in many temples in Japan. They often ware a bib, child bonnet or are surrounded by toys. This is because Jizo is considered as the protector of children. Parents who lost a small child worship Jizo to protect their dead child in the other world.


Jizo monk statue with bib
Jiso monk statues




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