“Nyorai” is Buddha who reached spiritual enlightenment and is the highest rank of Buddha.
The image of “Nyorai” sometimes represents the Buddhist law or the truth of the universe itself.
“Bosatsu” is Buddha who continues practicing to reach enlightenment and to rescue all ordinary people of the world.
“Myo-Oh” is a strong guard to the Nyorai, who keeps eyes on the ordinary people to obey the Buddhist law, and slays all harmful devils. The image of “Myo-Oh” looks very furious as he wishes to rescue many people.
“Tenbu” are Gods living in the heavenly world. They are originally ancient Gods of India. later adopted in Buddhism as guards of the human world.
(Small Buddha statues)
These statues of Nyorai, Bosatsu or Myo-oh, even small in size, are carved from sandalwood in every detail with utmost care, in the same manner as carving large sized Buddha statues.
”Ko-gou Buddha” “Zushi-Buddha”
“Ko-gou” is a small wooden carving from sandalwood, that fits in the palm and is used as an incense container。As an image of Buddha is precisely carved on its surface, it can be used also as an amulet.
‘Zushi” is a miniature pavilion in which a statue of Buddha is situated. Our “Zushi-Buddha” is carved precisely from sandalwood and can also be used as a handy alter.
(Statues of Buddhist monks)
Statues of various high-ranking Buddhist monks who established new thoughts or opened historical temples in the past.
”Doji” (Cheerful and pure, innocent children)
“Doji” means cheerful and pure, innocent children. Watching cheerful children makes us always very happy.
“Kirikane” (Metal leaf art）
“Kirikane” is a traditional way of Japanese decoration by using thin and narrowly sliced strips of precious metal foils such as gold, silver, or platinum.
Pictures of various Buddha images, hand painted on silk or linen, with traditional Japanese pigments.