Japanese stone Jizo Altar 01

//Japanese stone Jizo Altar 01

Size 53cm Tall

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19thC or later Jizo Stone Altar from Japan. Jizo is special to pregnant women and to those whose children have died. Statues of Jizo can sometimes be seen wearing tiny children’s clothing or bibs. Grieving parents place toys and other offerings beside the Jizo statue to invoke his protection of their dead child. Offerings are also made by parents to thank Jizo for saving their children from a serious illness. They can often be depicted as a child-monk, or as a pilgrim carrying a staff with six jingling rings to announce his friendly approach. He is sometimes shown holding the “Dharma Jewel,” the calming light which banishes all fear. This  realy lovely Jizo is in Prayer and carved from a single piece of red/grey stone in high relief.