Today’s Jizo is sitting in a snow igloo. It is one of the common designs of Jizo statues in Japan. This statue was actually designed by our shop staff, so this would be the only one statue in the world. It is made of white granite. Therefore, it has excellent durability. You could place in… Continue reading Jizo statue in a snow igloo
Setting Japanese stone lantern would be an easy way for making Japanese garden or room in your place. However, since usual stone lanterns are quite big and heavy, as you know, it is difficult to ship to overseas. I guess many foreign people who like to have Japanese style garden gave up to place stone… Continue reading Small Japanese Stone Lantern
Good afternoon. In Japan, some people like to burn incense. There are many incense burners in Japan, but if you like to have an unique one, I highly recommend you to get this Jizo incense burner. This is made of Kimachi stone (also known as Izumo stone). The characteristics of Kimachi stone are below. Color… Continue reading Jizo Incense Burner
Rainy season is coming to Japanese archipelago. It is also the season of hydrangea (ajisai in Japanese). In our store garden, also, we have some hydrangea flowers in full bloom. So I took a picture of the flower with our Jizo statue. We call this Jizo “hokkori jizo,” literally meaning “healing jizo.” It is also… Continue reading Jizo with hydrangea
Information of smiling Jizo statue, made of granite. As it is quite small and light, it would be an ideal item for Japanese souvenir.
Colored three child jizo statues curved by a Japanese mason in Shimane Prefecture are on sale now.
The first post of “Stone and Japan” is about Japanese culture of Jizo statues. Jizo statues are worshiped everywhere in Japan even in this modern society. Why is Jizo so popular in Japan? This is Jizo statue. It is often made of stone, but sometimes made of other materials. Usually, Jizo statues are placed in… Continue reading Jizo Statue (1)