St. Jizo-San is a Japanese Buddhist bodhisattva. His patronage includes women and travelers but he is most widely loved for being the protector of children. His protection is especially sought for the souls of miscarried, stillborn, or terminated babies, and infants or children who have died. In Japan there are beautiful gardens full of Jizo statues. Grieving parents dress the statues up in little hats and bibs and give them pin wheels and toys when they visit the gardens to pray for the souls of their children. The children are named so that their family already in the afterlife can find them. I started making Jizo for my younger daughter after she was born and died at 32 weeks. It is my hope that they will bring some comfort to other mothers and fathers in their grief.