Jizo Paintings by Yoju
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054B - Lonely Jizo
Mixed media on paper
10.5" x 7" - $450
Limited edition prints in 18x14 mat - $35
055B - Petal Jizo (1)
Mixed media on paper
10.5" x 6.5" - $450

Jizo is masculine, carries a staff, and has a shaved head. As far as I can tell he does not represent any historical figure, but his worship is reportedly a (long forgotten) vestige of the legendary Buddhist monk Kshitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of benevolence and mercy in ancient Indian Buddhist lore. For the Japanese, Jizo is like Saint Jude, the protector of the weak. Sometimes entreated variously as the patron deity of pregnant women, children, or travelers and pilgrims, or as the guardian of the souls of dead children, Jizo is everyman's patron of last resort for any prayer of supplication. He is a part of everyday life, passed by the dozens on any given day, often unnoticed until mercy or good luck are sorely needed.
039B - Jizo in Pattern
Mixed media on paper
13.5" x 7.5" - $515
048B - Stone Jizo
Gouache on rice paper
11" x 6" - SOLD

008B - Jizo in Arabesque Pattern
Gouache on rice paper
12.5" x 6.5" - $480
032B - Amefuri Jizo(1)
Mixed media on paper
10" x 6" - $420

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