This beautiful Buddha statue is made in Takaoka, the largest traditional copperware and ironware production area in Japan, and famous for its Buddhist statues, altars, and other crafts. Each statue is made using high pressure die casting, followed by finish work done by a skilled craftsman. It is made to look like an antique, and will add a touch of classic Japanese iconography for any Buddhist or anyone interested in Asian art.
The statue is of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Healing, who is often the center of worship in older temples, mostly in the Tendai and Shingon schools, and especially in the Kansai region (for example, you will find Yakushi Nyorai outside of the Todai-ji Temple in Nara). He was the principal object of devotion in the early centuries after Buddhism’s introduction to Japan, and is still venerated today.
Product size (approx..): 18 x 8 x 6.5 cm
Material: metal alloy
Made in Takaoka, Japan
Shipped directly from Japan