Isamu Noguchi, Pink Jizo, 1960. Portuguese marble, brass, limestone sculpture.
On View   Original Collection

Pink Jizo

Brass, Limestone, Portuguese marble
“Jizō-sama” are roadside deities that flock the country in Japan. They are often clothed with what might be called bibs, aprons, or shawls to keep them comfortable. Sometimes they wear hats. Pink Jizo is clothed in brass. Unlike true Jizō, it has no religious connotations.
Original Noguchi Collection
Quotations by Isamu Noguchi from The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987), unless otherwise noted.