This beautiful traditionally done Japanese Buddha statue is of Amida Nyorai, the principal image of Jodo Shu, the original school of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan, and the one that places the most emphasis on the simple practice of reciting the nembutsu - "Namo Amida Bu" - in order to gain rebirth into the Pure Land, where we can pursue enlightenment more readily. Available to anyone at any time, despite the condition of the world around us, the nembutsu provides a way for us to make progress toward enlightenment, and helps find peace in any situation.
Made of fine-grained Japanese Cypress (hinoki), this piece slowly turns more brown as the years go by, with a feeling of increased profoundness meant to occur. Perfect for a Japanese style altar, or as an object of decoration for those interested in Japanese Buddhism.
The hexagonal shape of the statue pedestal is said to represent the "six ways" of the six worlds of reincarnation in Buddhism.
Size: height 43.3 cm x width 16 cm x depth 12 cm
Shipped directly from Japan
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