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 Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, associated with practice and meditation in Mahayana Buddhism, and known as Fugen in Japan. Fugen is often venerated in Tendai and Shingon Buddhism, and as the protector of the Lotus Sutra in Nichiren Buddhism.
Steeped in Mahayana Buddhist iconography, this statue is both a work of art, and also an object of devotion for believers in Japan.
Product size (approx..): 6.5 × 4.3 × 9.7 cm
Weight: 413 g
Material: Gold-plated metal alloy
Made in Takaoka, Japan
Shipped directly from Japan