Monk KUKAI in Zushi (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Aged Japanese Buddhist clay doll of the grand master ‘Kukai’ a.k.a. ‘Kobo Daishi’ (774-835), enshrined in ‘zushi’ shrine made of coarse chips of wood, with a glimpse of chaotic syncretization of Shinto (including mountain worship and various folk religions) with the esoteric Buddhism which was brought by him to the people. Mid-Late 19th century. (Medal from Early Showa period)
Zushi – approx. H 22.5cm (8.85in) / Kukai – approx. H 11cm (4.33in)
Item price: $230
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