Antique Edo period Stone Sculpture Jizo from old Japan
Category: Japanese and Asian Garden Antiques
An uncommonly tall (19″)and large old Japanese stone Jizo Bosatsu stands clutching his wish granting jewel and flanked by unusually prolific nineteenth century kanji detailing date and dedication.
Sculpted from a gray-hued sedimentary stone, they are excellent garden or indoor sculptural choices with a genuine spiritual aura. Late-Edo Period, circa 1850. Often acquired to enhance meditation practice, or to bless a home or garden. History of Jizo: Jizo Bosatsu is one of the most beloved of all Japanese divinities, Jizo works to ease the suffering and to answer the prayers of the living for health, success, children, and all manner of mundane petitions. In modern Japan, Jizo is a savior par excellence, a friend to all. He is notably a protector of travelers and children.