Jizō - Our Buddhist Protector
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Jizō - Our Buddhist Protector: Japan’s Popular Deity and Guardian of the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.
Meet Jizō, the Buddhist deity who eases suffering. The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is fortunate to have two different stone statues of Jizō, one of the most beloved of all Buddhist deities. We find Jizō at the juncture of roads where he protects travelers. We see that he diminishes in size so that he can be closer to the people. He appears with childlike features and may wear a red cap, red bib, and other children’s clothing. All this serves to disguise his great capacity and have him appear utterly powerless so that he is more approachable.