The figure in the image above is the Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha or Jizō and was a gift from my wife upon her return from Japan.

The following is a translation of whatever text is visible in the cardboard insert.

  • Keyaki boxwood wood carving
  • protect yourself from disaster
  • Illness, injury, accident, etc.
  • Substitute Jizo
  • Shibamata Sonda