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Stone Kukai Kobo Daishi Shingon Jizo Buddha Meiji

Stone Kukai Kobo Daishi Shingon Jizo Buddha Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 764984

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Seated Kukai (774-835, known posthumously as Kobo Daishi), the right hand holding a vajra, Kobo Daishi's characteristic attribute, and the left hand forming the an-i-in mudra of appeasement, sculpted from a gray-hued schist. Meiji Era ca. 1900. Excellent condition.

Height: 22.8 cm
Width: 14.2 cm
Depth: 12.3 cm.

Founder of the Japanese Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, creator of the kana syllabary still used in modern written Japanese, and master calligrapher, Kobo Daishi heads the list of Japan's great cultural heroes.

A charmingly stylized stone depiction of Kobo Daishi: Uncommon.