Eleven-faced Kannon to save all difficulties
Eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva who turns his face in all directions to deal with various difficulties and sufferings of sentient beings. Since the Heian period, it has become widely worshiped in Japan in connection with folk beliefs. Although the examples are left in various places, there are only 7 national treasure designated statues including model statues. His right hand holds a varadamudra that listens to the various wishes of sentient beings, and his left hand holds a water bottle containing sweet dew water that eliminates anxiety.
The young and fresh
model of the beautiful Buddha in the Heian period is the national treasure "Wooden Eleven-faced Kannon Statue", which is thought to have been made in the early Heian period. The eyes, nose, and mouth of the precious face are all small-sized, and while they look like a pretty girl with their plump cheeks, they have a heavy body with tight shoulders, and a esoteric statue combined with a colorful halo. It creates a unique power and a mysterious atmosphere. Since modern times, it has been loved by many cultural figures and still fascinates us with its unchanging beauty.