This beautiful Buddhist 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, which results in a smooth and luminous surface, followed by finish work done by a skilled craftsman.
The statue is of Manjushri Bodhisattva, associated with prajñā (insight) in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Scholars have identified Manjushri as the oldest and most significant bodhisattva in Mahāyāna literature, first referred to in early Mahāyāna sūtras such as the Prajñāpāramitā sutras, and through this association, he came to symbolize the embodiment of transcendent wisdom very early in the tradition.
A wonderful example of Japanese Buddhist iconography, this statue is both a work of art, and also an object of devotion for believers in Japan.
Product size (approx..): 15 x 7.5 x 6 cm
Weight: 910 g
Material: Gold-plated metal alloy
Made in Takaoka, Japan
Shipped directly from Japan