Vintage Japanese Bronze Buddha Statue
Kamakura Daibutsu 鎌倉大仏
Amida Nyorai Meditation 阿弥陀仏
Sig. Toyohisa 豐壽: Japan, Circa: Mid 20th Century
Figure: H 8 in (20cm), W 7 in (18cm), D 6 in (15cm)
Pedestal: H 2 in (5cm), W 11 in (28cm), D 10 in (25cm)
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is an 11.3 ｍeter height, 13th-century colossal copper statue of Amitabha Buddha at the Buddhist temple Kotoku-in 高徳院 of the Jodo-shu sect. However, the creator of Kamakura Daibutsu remains unknown. The paramount sculptural style belongs to the Kei school 慶派 of Kokei and Unkei around 1200. Today, the Great Kamakura Buddha is designated a National Treasure and is the second tallest Buddha in Japan.
This original cast bronze Buddha exhibits impeccable form and artistry, bringing the famous giant Buddha's powerful presence to life. The hands of Amida are locked in the Bhairava Mudra in meditation. Hair carved with distinct snail-curls, his facial features and countenance evoke a deep sense of inner peace and equipoise. The symmetric monk robes are intricately lined with definitions, gracefully flowing outward like expanding ripples. Signed "Toyohisa 豐壽" on the base, The solid bronze Daibutsu sits above a gorgeous burlwood pedestal. It has an overall gravitas to its excellent condition. This museum-quality statue makes a perfect centerpiece in morning and evening rituals.