Mini Jizo

Jizo is one of the most popular Bodhisattva figures in Japan.
A Bodhisattva is an Enlightened Being who turns down Buddhahood in order to remain on Earth and save sentient beings.  Jizo is considered the patron saint of women, children, and travelers, and is said to rescue human beings from Hell.
He is often portrayed holding the Flaming Jewel in one hand, the symbol of Buddhist wisdom


Mini Jizo© Mingei Japan   2012