Wonderful EDO period Buddhist home altar with Jizō Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩像(bodhisattva)
Japan, ca. 1850
Jizō is represented as a monk holding the hōjunotama 宝珠の玉(wish-granting jewel) in his left hand and the shakujō 錫杖(six-ring staff) in his right hand. When Jizō shakes the staff, it awakens us from our delusions, to help us break free of the six states of rebirth and achieve enlightenment.
Very rare Japanese Buddhist shrine in remarkable condition given the age. See for example the beautifully painted robe and impressive lotus throne. Signs of aging (two left hand fingers are partly missing).
Jizō is one of the most beloved of all Japanese divinities, He works to ease suffering and to answer the prayers. He is a savior par excellence and a friend to all.
17,5cm high, 21cm wide (open), 9,5cm wide (closed), 8cm deep
- Fantastisk, mycket vacker buddhistisk butsudan eller hemalter med Jizō Bosatsu 地 蔵 菩薩 像
- Gilt träskrin
- Edo-period, ca. 1850
- Region/ Ursprungsland
- Bra skick, se beskrivning
- 18×21×8 cm