"The place where you are now is vital. Never avoid what you must face. Challenge your circumstances and steadily persevere. The path toward victory opens from where you stand." ~President Daisaku Ikeda
Buddha Amitabha. Statue of Buddha Amitabha with gold and silver & engravings done by hand. Buddhist Thangkas, Statues and Mandalas. Marvelous figure from Snow Lion. http://www.thangkas.com/statues/Buddha-Statue.php
Jizo is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children, particularly children who died before their parents.
The symbolic hand gestures of Buddha are called mudras. A statue of the Buddha holds his hands just so and his devotees are supposed to remember a certain teaching. the Buddhist mudras are didactic; they are hand gestures designed to convey a message.