Jizo ceramic statue withbaby, Japanese buddhist deity, patron of unborn and born babies, children, firemanandtravelers, Japanese garden, 5 1 4 H
This jizo holds a baby and i named it “kodaki jizo”. Jiz serves his/her customary and traditional roles as patron saint of expectant mothers, women in labor, babies, unborn/deceased babies, deceased children, firemen, travelers, pilgrims. Jizo statue is the most popular buddhist statue in japan and you can see them on the roadsides and wearing red bib or cap. They are also offered foods, water and flowers. Traditionally the family that had lost baby(born or unborn)or child donates stone jizo and, many villagers give it offerings. They believe jizo bodhisattva protects and saves babies and children from demons after their passing and makes sure they are going to heaven. An interesting thing is that many jizo statues have baby face itself. I think because the mother/family member can talk to the statue as their decease child. This kodaki jizo is my interpretation of the loving protector of babies. My love of jizo lead me to create this beloved statue in clay. It brings peacefulness in your home or garden even you have to go through tough time of losing your beloved baby/child. This piece is hand built and sculpted by my two hands. No molds nor slip casting are used. This stoneware is high fired to 2381f, you can place it both inside and outside of your home. It measures 5 1/4 high. Base is 3 1/4 wide. This item is made of clay and glaze, meditation prayer, prayer.
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