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Jizo Bodhisattva

Jizo Bodhisattva paper sculptures
Paper and Stone Sculptures by Beth Meredith

Jizo (geezo) is a bodhisattva and an expression of deepest compassion. In Japan he is the protector of the vulnerable, especially women, children, and travelers.

Jizo means Womb of the Earth and conveys vastness, deepness, profundity, as well as patience and stillness.

I first encountered Jizos while living in Japan and was immediately attracted to their child-like qualities and sweet compassion.

May Jizo's beauty and compassion comfort and inspire you!

Jizo Bodhisattva paper on stone sculptures

These sculptures are made of paper and stone along with papers I have made and collected while living in Asia.

Stone Jizos        $25
~ 2-3 inches

Paper Jizos        $40
~ 5-7 inches

For more information:

Beth's Jizos are available at
Made Local Marketplace, 529 4th Street in Santa Rosa.

Jizo Bodhisattva paper on stone sculptures