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Fudo - Wrathful Emanation of Dainichi
Sho-Kannon - The Holy One, The Pure One

PRICE = $50
+ $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $73.50

Jp. = Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王, Ch. = Bùdòng Míngwáng
Jp. = Shō Kannon" 聖観音 (or 正観音), Ch. = Guānyīn
Lovely praying-hand design that folds open to reveal two deities inside. Intricately carved and finely balanced.

  • Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
  • Inches = 3.35 (H) x 4.13 (W) x 1.97 (D)
  • Centimeters = 8.5 (H) x 10.5 (W) x 5.0 (D)
  • Fudo is Dainichi's wrathful emanation; Fudo (Sanskrit = Acala-Vidyaraja) represents Dainichi's wrath against evil and ignorance; furious, glaring face, as Fudo seeks to frighten people into accepting the Buddhist teachings.
  • Fudo wields the "kurikara" (devil-subduing) sword in right hand (also symbolizes wisdom cutting through ignorance); holds lasso in left (to catch and bind up the wicked); seated on a rock because Fudo's faith is "immovable" See Fudo background notes for more details on iconography.
  • Sho-Kannon (Sanskrit = Arya Avalokitêśvara) seated on lotus and holding a lotus pedal, a symbol of purity. In traditional Japanese Buddhist art and sculpture, the "Shō Kannon" represents the unchangeable form of the deity -- the "pure and sacred" form -- while the deity's many other manifestations are commonly referred to as the 33 Keshin (incarnations). Shō comes from the Sanskrit "Arya," meaning holy. More details on Kannon page

Fudo Myoo and Sho-Kannon Bodhisattva

Text for Praying Hands Amulet

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