Ebros Gift Decorative Jizo Monks Set of 3 Figurine 2.5" Height Charm Small Japan

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Ebros Gift Decorative Jizo Monks Set of 3 Figurine 2.5" Height Charm Small Japan

Ebros Gift Decorative Jizo Monks Set of 3 Figurine 2.5" Height Charm Small Japan

In Japan, Ksitigarbha, known as Jiz?, or Ojiz?-sama as he is respectfully known, is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children, and in particular, children who died before their parents. He has been worshipped as the guardian of the souls of mizuko, the souls of stillborn, miscarried or aborted foetuses, in the ritual of mizuko kuy? (????, lit. offering to water children). In Japanese mythology, it is said that the souls of children who die before their parents are unable to cross the mythical Sanzu River on their way to the afterlife because they have not had the chance to accumulate enough good deeds and because they have made the parents suffer. It is believed that Jiz? saves these souls from having to pile stones eternally on the bank of the river as penance, by hiding them from demons in his robe, and letting them hear mantras.

* This Jizo Monks (Set of 3) figurine is 2.5" height, 2.25" length, and 1.75" width each approximately.
* This Jizo Monks (Set of 3) figurine is made of composite resin hand painted and polished
* Jizo is one the most loved divinity figures in Japan. They are often seen in graveyards, roadsides and other public places. They are traditionally seen as guardians of children. This figurine will make a perfect gift for or an Eastern Enlightenment decoration for your room!!!