Very old Buddhist Butsudan with Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王, the Immovable One
Japan, ca. 1600, Momoyama period
A very rare Japanese Buddhist shrine in remarkable condition for its age. Shows signs of aging.
Fudō Myō-ō carries a “kurikara” or devil-subduing sword in his right hand (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance), holds a rope in his left hand (to catch and bind up demons) and sits on a rock (because Fudō is “immovable” in his faith). Fudō’s aureole is typically the flames of fire, which represent purification of the mind by burning away all material desires.
Dimensions Butsudan approx.:
14,3cm high, 22cm wide(open), 10,5cm wide(closed), depth 6cm
Chinese: Bùdòng Míngwáng 不動明王
Tibetan: Mi yo wa
An exceptional collectors item and very hard to come by especially of this age.
Will be carefully packaged/sent by registered mail.
- 14×22×6 cm