I received a Jizo mow. Thank you for your quick handling. Do I need to offer a candle and offerings every day? Please teach me how to give memorial service.
Please give memorial service every day at first. Please pray until you feel good. Light a candle and make offerings such as milk and children's sweets but not each time. (It is okay without candle) Break at around 3 weeks. Then do not forget the death day of Mizuko, and light a candle and make offerings such as sweets and milk. After that, clasp your hands in prayer toward Jizo and talk to. Please do not forget Mizuko as the most familiar child. Please take good care of yourself.
If I bought a Jizo, Do I have to keep offering for a long time?
There is no obligation though, since you became to have the mind of offering a service of Mizuko, it is recommended to continue the service like as taking care of a living child. Please do not forget to pray.
I am going to buy a small Jizo. Where should I put it?
Good to put it in living room where the family gather. If you would like to pray to be unobtrusive, you may put in in your room.
How often do I have to pray?
There is no special rule. You can decide when to pray as much as you can, such as every day, once a week or even once a month, assuming you will not forget. (Example: Once you've bought pudding by your sudden desire, offer it first to Mizuko before you eat it. No need to think of memorial service too seriously but think it as a matter of ordinaries of life
I have two Mizuko. This time I will try to buy one Jizo and pray. Is it better to buy two Jizo?
It is okay in one piece of Mizuko Jizo. In one Mizuko Jizo, you can give memorial service for your two Mizuko and for other Mizuko of ancesters in same Sir name who have not been served. If you have a miscarriage, it is better to give memorial service for the ancestors’ Mizuko.
I bought Mizuko Jizo in Daimon's days ago. Thanks for handling at that time. I usually give the memorial service at home though, am I better to ask temple to worship Mizuko Jizo?
Thank you for your purchase Mizuko Jizo. We ask Kannon and Jizo in Daimon for memorial service for Mizuko one by one prior to shipping. So, you don’t have to ask temple for service. It is no problem if you ask temple worship. Please give service for Mizuko so that Mizuko can receive your sincerity.
I have heard that I must be attacked by Mizuko “curse” if I will not give Mizuko memorial service. Is it true?
There is no "curse" of Mizuko, but when you met something bad while you did not give proper service, you tend to think that there is a causal relationship. It would be better to think separately about the cause of the disaster and the service of Mizuko.
Is there relationship to sect?
Religion or sect does not matter at all.
I found myself being pregnant after parting from boyfriend and got abortion finally. At that time, I asked temple to give memorial service. It has passed three years since then and I concern Mizuko recently. Was the service three years ago not proper?
Mizuko memorial service is that your own to confess to Mizuko. Even you had a memorial service before, though the service for your dead child has not ended yet. Did you remember again the Mizuko after the service? Once again apologize sincerely to Mizuko and clasp your hands in prayer toward. Please never forget Mizuko.
I am the eldest of three. Mom and I are troubled by brother's domestic violence. A person tald me that we have Mizuko who was not served. Mom told me there were two Mizuko who weren't get service. Can I give memorial service now?
Your mother must have been troubled. The time when you noticed is the beginning of service. Determine whom you would like to offer and give Mizuko memorial service with offering milk and sweets. Because of the brother and sister who couldn’t meet you, you are existing today. Please thank them and join your hands in prayer. Mizuko reminded you what you forgot. Younger brother will surely settle down little by little.。
I had a miscarriage a month ago and feel depressed after that. No help. What was bad? Tears will come out naturally.
It was very regrettable for the child. Your body will come to recover little by little, but on the mental side, the more joy had, the more you are discouraged.
How about Mizuko memorial service on your own? For your recover from the sorrow and suffering, you can talk to Mizuko and you can also shed tears untill your heart released. Please warm your body and spend days waiting to be healed.
I have thought that if I can pray for Mizuko at home, but I do not want to be known by family and friends absolutely. If I place the Jizo in the room, so would probably be observed as "Jizo likely to have special meaning". Could you suggest any good way?
Certainly Jizo is so said to be "Mizuko Jizo", that there must be a resistance for the person who cannot open. Since it is not being bound by Jizo with respect to Mizuko memorial service, you can select other things as the object which everyone does not imagine it is for Mizuko. However, it does not mean whatever material can be acceptable for the object of Mizuko memorial service. It seems better to select object for which you can put your deep thought for important Mizuko. Please refer materials being sold in the market.
One acquaintance (person has an inspiration) has told me that a girl in 4-5 years old beside me. I have a Mizuko five years ago. Since I have heard such telling, it is not away from my heart. I have not done Mizuko memorial service yet. What can I do? Doe
It was happy to be reminded by the lady that you had forgotten Mizuko's matter. You have no need to be anxiety nor fear it. You can give Mizuko memorial service by yourself with your sincerity from now. Mizuko has nothing to say if you will face to it sincerely.