OZ01Mid 19th Century Japanese Amida Buddha
Buddha is seated in the lotus position with his hands forming the Dhyani Mudra, the gesture of meditation. Collected at auction in Kyoto. H 24.5"
W 13.5" D 10"
Serene expression, beautifully Carved
The Amida Buddha, who is the focus of Pure Land Buddhism. Originating in China, this sect gained prominence in Japan in the 12th century and remains very popular today. The central teaching is that through devotion to Amida Buddha, expressed through mantras and sincerity of heart, one will go to the Pure Land or "Western Paradise" after death - a pleasant realm from which it is easy to attain nirvana.

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