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This listing is for a 4"x6" original, handpainted meditation painting of a mizuko jizo.


After my second daughter Lucia was stillborn, I began reading about about Mizuko Kuyo and Mizuko Jizo, I was fascinated with the image of Jizos. Jizos are bodhisattvas primarily concerned with the dead, and protector of children and women. Mizuko jizos are protectors of mizukos, or the "water children". Mizuko is the name given to children who are not born alive, who exist in the liminal space between life and death and belonging to neither. (stillborn, miscarried and aborted babies.)

Mizuko jizos are usually portrayed with a red bib. They are often childlike, yet wise, in appearance. I also began painting jizos as a form of meditation and my own Mizuko Kuyo, or ritual to honor the death of my daughter. I paint them in meditation, giving them blessings and prayers I want for my own daughter on her journey.

Though I paint many jizos, each painting is unique and unlike any other. The mizuko jizo is rising from a lotus blossom in tonglen meditation to comfort, ground and guide. These paintings are perfect for an altar or meditation space, and make lovely gifts and remembrances for a mother or father who has experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

All of my watercolor paintings are on 140lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Handpainted, Original Watercolor Mizuko Jizo


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  • Materials: watercolor, paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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