mossy Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. Jizo Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) is one of the most beloved figures of Japanese Buddhism. He is known in particular as the protector of deceased children.
Japanese Buddhism: Japan Guide is one of the go-to resources for introductory articles on Japanese culture. This would be printed and distrubuted as part of the introductory class on Buddhism. Lexile 1180, grades 10-12