Kannon is preceded by Jizo, the protector of children and travelers. He is shaved bald and dressed as a Buddhist monk. In his right hand he holds a staff, the shakujō, which he shakes to awaken people from their delusions; in his left hand he holds a jewel, the hōju no tama, which bestows wishes upon all who suffer.
He is accompanied by three children, each holding a gift for the couple in the building.