JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY

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JIZO

Picture of JIZO from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Japanese Protection God

Protector of Mankind

He appears to jingle a lot — he has rings on his staff to warn of approach.

JIZO is capable of rescuing souls from Hell and is therefore extremely popular. He’’s especially protective towards children, which is nice to know.

JIZO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JIZO
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 7186

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "JIZO: God of Protection from Japanese mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.

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