KARYOBINGA Shō , Buddha Statue Figure

ISUMU / TC / 3528
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KARYOBINGA Shō / Tana Cocoro
Buddha Statue Figure, by Isumu

Kamakura period(1273)
In the teachings of Buddhism, the world where those who believe in Amitabha live after death is called the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss(Sukhavati in Sanskrit), in which there is no suffering.
Kary?binga is a bird living in the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss, whose upper body is a figure of a man. It sings with a beautiful voice, dances lightly, and heals people who go there.It is depicted as a symbol of the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss in Buddha portraits and on the halo of Buddha statues.

迦陵頻伽 笙
迦陵頻伽は極楽浄土に棲む6種の鳥のうちのひとつで、人頭鳥身の姿をしています。その名は「美しい音」を意味し、仏に次ぐと言われる美声で歌い、楽器を奏でながら宙を舞って極楽浄土の魂たちを慰めます。単独で祀られることはありませんが、極楽浄土の象徴として様ざまな仏教美術に登場します。 しょう

Manufacturer: Isumu
Package size:
Height: 159mm
Width: 83mm
Depth: 59mm
Weight 110g
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