According to Japanese Buddhist Culture, there is a Buddha or Bodhisattva to protect you upon birth. There is a corresponding Zodiac Protector for each Lunar Zodiac animal. The Zodiac Protectors engages in His vows that whoever prays to the respective Zodiac Protectors with faith would be blessed by Him.
Kannon embodies compassion and is one of the most widely worshiped divinities in Japan and mainland Asia. Avalokitesvara, the Sanskrit name for this deity, can be translated as “Lord Who Regards All,” and the Sino-Japanese term “Kannon” maintains this nuance, for Kannon literally means “watchful listening,” and is often translated as “the one who sees/hears all.” This is indeed the task of the compassionate Kannon — to witness/listen to the prayers and cries (sounds) of those in difficulty in the earthly realm, and to help them achieve enlightenment.
Protector of the Zodiac: Rat
Size: 3.7cm in height; 2.7cm in width
Material: Obsidian pendant with rhodium plated clasp