This amazing garden statue of Jizo Bodhisattva, protector of travellers and children, stands on the lotus of enlightenment and holds the wish-fulfilling jewel.
In keeping with his bodhisattva vows to not harm sentient beings, and to postpone his own enlightenment for the sake of others, he also carries a staff, or shokujo. The shokujo has a dual meaning: it serves as warning to all small creatures so they are not harmed accidentally, and it also symbolizes our waking up from this dream-like world of illusion.
Cast resin with rust patina.
27" high; base 11" x 11"