Larger Young Jizo with right hand open. Jizo is a bodhisattva, who has attained enlightment and chooses to help others instead of reaching nirvana. Hand carved and painted. Sits on a zabuton. Atsushi Tanaka is an award winning wood sculptor known for his charming illustrations of everyday life in Japan. His studio is on a small island off the coast of Shikoku. Comes in a board box signed by the artist.
Wood: Shinanoki (Tilia Japonica)
Made in Japan.
Measurements: H4.75 x L3.35 x W2.56