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    I didn't do a lot of posting while the Forum was having it's challenges but I did put some of my work in my Facebook Albums so those that are on Facebook might have already see this. I've been following a couple of Japanese carvers as they've carved their Bosatsu Jizo's, a Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva who is the protector of children, expectant mothers, firemen, travelers and deceased children. If you've ever traveled in Japan you may have noticed them in temples and by the sides of roads and trails. It's a beloved statue and charm and rather than being carved in one standard form, Japanese artists carve it in all kinds of forms and positions. I've carved them from all sizes of scrap pieces of wood but I wanted to see if I could carve Jizo Cane.jpg a Jizo from a Hen's egg and when that worked out I got the brilliant idea of carving one out from a Goose egg and mounting it to a poplar sapling for a cane. The Jizo and sapling are connected with a 3/8" dowel and Gorilla glue. I've already dropped it half a dozen times and it's still as tight as can be. I whipped a piece leather under the head with a loop to put my arm through to hold it when not in use. Jizo Cane.jpg

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    Well done, Eddy - it looks great and the rounded head must be quite comfortable in the hand.
    Claude
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    • #3
      Nice cane Eddie. Very unique. Is there a message in the carictors carved in the shank?

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      • #4
        Nice cane. I, also like the rounded topper, just seems safer to me.
        . . .JoeB
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          I like that!...I'm also wondering if the lettering has any specific message?
          Wayne
          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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          • #6
            Nice job, Eddie! I've never heard of a Bosatsu Jizo before...very interesting! Thanks for posting!
            Keep On Carvin'
            Bob K.

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            • #7
              Very nice, Eddie. I really like the simplicity of the carving. And I agree with Claude, it looks like it's a comfortable fit for the hand.
              Arthur

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              • #8
                Been to Japan about seven times.... do not ever remember seeing these ...but yours is wonderful!

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                • #9
                  Nicely done, wish I could pronounce it let alone carve it!

                  Tinwood

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                  • #10
                    Very nice Eddie! And thanks for the great story behind it.
                    Terry

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                    • #11
                      Ver nice Eddy!

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                      • #12
                        Nice cane

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                        • #13
                          Soggy.... Translation is tricky, especially when you get to trying to convey a concept or an idea by my Japanese friend tells me that basically it means ""the heart of the consideration for another person". or in our jargon, "The Golden Rule."

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                          • #14
                            Dileon.... Does this look familiar? jizo7.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Ok .....I remember....smile.

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