Features of my work
- Very pretty and comfortable to the touch, but sacred on the inside.
- Easy to take outdoors.
- Easy to place in a coffin when sending off a loved one.
- Small and easy to place.
- Komari-chan can be used regardless of religion or sect.
- As part of the SDGs initiative
- 1.About Sorasaki-Craft
- 3.International shipping
1. About my work, Sorasaki Craft
I support to live well and positively. As a means to that, I am offering a small wooden Buddhist statue.
I am producing and selling small Jizou, Kojizou-san, which can be put in a coffin. Buddhist believe that he (actually, Jizou is neutral, not male or female) saves all living things. Komari-chan is a statue of affectionate mother, not a Buddhist statue, can be had any religion. I created it for my Christian friend.
Please use them as a talisman and a companion for daily life, travel and hospital visit, moral support for end-of-life care.
Take it in your hands and pat its head if your mind is upset. It can set your mind at ease. When your loved one dies, you can put it in the coffin and send it “Please lead him (or her) to the heaven”.
If someone who is precious to you is missing with Tsunami, I suggest that you float Kojizou in the sea like a bouquet. Then it will find their soul, I think. If you want to do it, let me know, so I will fix it on the wood pedestal for free. It is all made of wood, without plastics, will not pollute the sea.
Farewell is sometimes hard and unbearable. Your mind may be exhausted during the period of end-of-life care. In such days, you can spend mind peacefully if there is anything to be comforted. If you feel Jizou show the way to heaven for you or your loved one, it can ease your mind.
To be exact, I create them for those who live rather than after death, for those who are left.
Facing to life is also to live honesty. I am honored if my work can help you.That is what I pray for.
- 2-1. Carrying shape
- 2-2. Smooth slippery head to touch
- 2-3. Eye: Expression of Buddha’s wisdom and mercy
- 2-4. Material: SDGs Initiatives
- 2-5. Concentration
- 2-6. Make it just for you
2-1. Carrying shape
They are so small to carry out. Going to the hospital, Travel, Examination hall, and so on.
2-2. Smooth slippery head to touch
I make it slippery so as to be comfortable and pleasant touch. You will feel relieved by touching. I will not use the rasp according to the rule of making Buddhist statue. I carve it only with graver.
2-3. Eye: Express of Buddha’s wisdom and compassion
Kojizou and Komari’s eyes have the same shape as the eyelids of Buddhist statue. I wanted to express not only cute but also wisdom, strictness and strength, and gentleness.
2-4.Use up the life of the tree
The wood I carve from is Japanese cypress grown in the Oigawa River basin. Ochiai Lumber Company has carefully cultivated this tree, so it will become good quality wood. It was once a scrap piece of building material, destined to be burned as firewood. We want to cherish the life of these trees. Even if it doesn't become a wooden house, it will become something sacred!
I am agree with Mr. Ochiai who thanks the grace that nature gave us and wants to use all without any waste (It’s the very Japanese “Mottainai” spirit!). I will be happy if you understand that and take my creations. I will add cypress wood chips when there is an empty space on the packing.
You can give a new role to the wood pieces that were supposed to be burned. They will work hard for you with pleasure.
Avoid water wet and direct sunlight, otherwise the wood will be broken.
2-5. Focus my mind onto creation
I clear my mind and concentrate on my work. I hope that there is not my own intention but something great in the statue.
2-6. Make it just for you
At online shop, I will create a basic set of Kojizou or Komari for you.
3. Shopping in English
If you take Tenso.com service, you have to register at Tenso.com at first, and pay the following. It is separated from my service.
*To my shop
Item price + domestic shipping fee(780yen)
Service charge and overseas shipping fee
*Customs duties/taxes, if necessary
For more information, please read https://www.tenso.com/en well.
Great thanks to Etsuko, she corrected my English.
It was very difficult for me to translate the Japanese and Buddhist Spirit.
If you want to know more Buddhist information, I recommend Thich Nhat Hanh’s website and books.