Jizo

Japanese - A bodhisattva. The Buddhist god of children and counsel of the dead. He sheltered dead children in his wide sleeves to hide them from the oni. He also protected the souls of the dead from these demons. Occasionally known as Jizo, Emmei, Emmei, Han, Han, Jichi, Jichi, Josho, Josho, Joshu, Joshu, Kengoi, Kengoi, Kosodate-Jizo, Kosodate-Jizo, Chinese Tits'ang, Chinese Tits'ang, Indian Kshitigarbha, Indian Kshitigarbha or Ti-ts'ang.

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