Zushi, Mid Edo Japan , 1800 flag

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"Zushi, Mid Edo Japan , 1800"
small portable altar zushi "mi edo circa 1800 with fudomyoo surrounded by flames. the exterior black and sober lacquer, gilded inside opening by 4 doors revealing the divinity Buddhist traveling altars and shrines create a sacred space of spiritual magnetism and are the product of dedicated craftsmanship. A single Buddhist altar involves several different skilled crafts: wood carving, painting, metalworking, lacquering and application of gold leaf; skills which were traditionally passed on from father to son. Traveling monks were required to have their own prayer tables and other appurtenances, and zushi were made to satisfy their needs. fudomyoo was originally a Hindu deity who was adopted in Buddhism. may be due to the similar appearance and the flames surrounding the two., it would be associated with kali .Fudo Myo-o is very important in Shingon Buddhism and it is at all the main temples and has a few statues scattered around the pilgrimage routes. Many waterfalls bear his name as a certain practice is to stand under ice water to purify oneself of all desires and attachments. Fudo Myo-o has a frightening appearance to be able to influence people to accept the greeting brought by Dainichi-Nyorai. and reminding them of the demons waiting for them in hell if they don't) He converts anger into compassion and cuts the bonds of negative feelings and demons to free us from suffering self-control. His wish is to bring the teachings of Dainichi-Nyorai to the world. He also fights evil with his unwavering faith and compassion. Moreover, Fudo Myo-o is the guide of deceased souls and in this way; he presides over a funeral ceremony held on the seventh day after death.
Price : 700 €
Period:19th century
Style:Asian art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Bois laque laiton
Height : 18 cm

Reference : 712430
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Zushi, Mid Edo Japan , 1800

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