MIYAJIMA: The top of Mt. Misen is littered with huge, remarkably shaped stones, some of which shelter images like this one. Note the crocheted bib on the right-hand image of Jizo, Buddhist saint and protector of children. It is traditional for parents seeking help for an ailing child or hoping to improve its lot after death to dress a Jizo statue in a red bib. May 18, 1998