Jizo is one of the most beloved of all Japanese divinities. The function of the Jizo is to guide travelers in both the physical and spiritual realms. In Japan, it is customary to place statues of Jizo at the intersections of roads and paths so the correct way will be chosen. Jizo is thought also to answer prayers for health, success, and children.
This hand carved and polished granite rendition measures approximately 4 ¼” H x 2 ½”W and weighs about 2 pounds.