Antique Japanese zushi (traveler’s shrine) with double panel doors which open to reveal a standing figure of Jizo Bosatsu (O-Jizo-Sama). Jizo is the protector of travelers and firefighters as well as the guardian of the souls of all children. He stands on a lotus base with a Buddhist ring staff (shakujo) in his right hand and a jewel in his left. The doors of the shrine are painted with tennin, celestial beings on either side. Made of wood with lacquer and gold gilt.
Age: Edo Period (18th century)
Dimensions: 19 3/4″ high x 7 1/4″ wide (closed) 17 1/4″ wide (open) x 6″ deep.