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"John Clark has written a remarkable book about shoreline statues of Jizo, a Buddhist figure dedicated to our protection and enlightenment. Erected by issei, first-generation Japanese Americans, Jizo statues on Oahu and the neighbor islands served primarily as guardians of ulua fishermen casting in remote and dangerous coastal areas. John draws on interviews with more than three hundred individuals to document the location of these statues and in the process offers us a glimpse of the daily lives and spirituality of early Japanese Americans.We are indebted to him for making us aware of these Jizo monuments and their role in shaping Hawai`i's multicultural heritage." --Dennis Ogawa, University of Hawai`i

"Here are stories meticulously unearthed and added to the rich cultural experience and legacy of Japanese immigrants in Hawai`i. Initially, one would think that this is just an interesting story about statues of Jizo and where they can be found. But in reality, Clark's book covers considerably more. Although we receive a tour of each island, learn of the tragic drownings and the history of the monuments, we find, as Clark says, "the stories of these statues of Jizo are part of a much larger story." What a brilliant and fascinating way to see another side of early Japanese culture." --Juliet S. Kono, author of Tsunami Years and Hoolu'u Park and the Pepsodent Smile

"Here in the Aloha State of Hawai`i, where we have a bonding of various ethnic and religious backgrounds, we are protected by many different holy deities, including Jizo. We are grateful as we journey together on the waves of life that we can find solace and shelter in Jizo. Guardian of the Sea: Jizo in Hawai`i is an inspirational book for all." --Bishop Dean Zenei Okimura, Koboji Shingon Mission of Hawaii

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John R. K. Clark, a former lifeguard and retired deputy fire chief of the Honolulu Fire Department, is the author of six books on Hawai'i's beaches published by University of Hawai'i Press.

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