Antique Buddha Museum Statues
Amida Temple Shrine Antique Gilt Wood Relic Shrine

Amida Butsudan


Meiji or Earlier. Circa: late 19th-Early 20th C.
H 9.5" (24cm), W 5 in.(12.5cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
Condition: Gilt loss, minor imperfection
A splendid construction of a temple in the style of the famous Kinkaku-ji of Kyoto. Standing at just nine inches tall, this charming little shrine is constructed in three compact sections. Featuring on the first level, two tiny hinged small doors opened to reveal a miniature meditating Amida Buddha. On the second level is a small patio with tiny guardrails, with an empty interior that may had once been served as a relic chamber, which can only be accessed through lifting the intricately constructed rooftop; where a hidden sumi inscription indicated that the shrine was originated from the Kyoto Temple, dedicated to the Zen Master Heiden Shonin, and signed by the artist: Masu Tomori. Its finely aged condition ultimately resonates with a spiritual essence in its entirety. The dedicated craftsmanship in this rare wood shrine is radiating with placid magnetism.

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