BISYAMON-TEN (Vaisravana), Buddhist Statues

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ISUMU / Standard / 003011
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BISYAMON-TEN / Standard
Buddhist Statues figure, by Isumu

Kamakura period (1186)
Bisyamon-ten is one of the four Heavenly Kings and is often thought of as a god of warfare. In Buddhism, he is a protector of the northern direction.
Many samurais worshipped Bisyamon-ten, particularly during war-torn eras.
Particularly eye-catching is the contrast between the dark body and the strikingly bright white eyes.  *Unkei

運慶(Unkei/?-1223)
Ernest Fenollosa, the American art historian who made the first full inventory of Japanese artistic treasures in 1882, said: “Unkei to the Japanese is like Michelangelo to the West.”
Unkei is the most famous Buddhist sculptor in Japan. He had intimate connections with many prominent cultural figures and samurais in medieval Japan, and produced numerous outstanding pieces.
His works are characterized by their dynamic and often masculine expressions, that were unlike the traditional Buddhist statues with their characteristically calm appearances.

毘沙門天は四天王のうちの一尊で、武運の神とされています。仏教の守護神で北の方角を護ります。
戦乱の時期に、日本の武士によってよく信仰されました。
黒く鈍い光を放つ身体と白い眼の対比が目を引きます。  *運慶

Manufacturer: Isumu
Package size:
Height: 365mm
Width: 195mm
Depth: 145mm
Weight 2200g
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