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JIZO

Picture of the Japanese Protection God JIZO from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Protection
God of : Protection

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 8745

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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