Japanese God of thunder 雷神

The Thunder God Raijin (雷神) is one of the eldest Shinto Gods. By beating the drums he carried with him he created thunder. This sculpture can be found at Sanjūsangendō temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Wooden sitting Bosatsu statue (8-9century), property of Gantoku-ji temple, Kyoto: National Treasure of Japan 国宝 菩薩半跏像(伝如意輪観音)

National Treasure of Japan - breathtaking statue statue of a bodhisattva in the half-lotus position, Nara to Heian era

Bodhisattva on a cloud playing a Flute. 1053 AD carved wood. The Byodo-in Temple. Japan.

crashinglybeautiful: A Musical Bodhisatva: Photo by a Japanese photographer, from a 1966 portfolio of photos of “The Byodo-in.” Courtesy of Ohio State University.

Jizō Bosatsu (Kṣitigarbha) (地蔵菩薩) Japan, Kamakura period (1185-1333), second half of the 13th century

Jizō Bosatsu (protector of women & children) Japan, Kamakura period second half of the century

British Museum From Dairenji Temple, Osaka, Japan, mid 18th century.

British Museum - Figure of the Buddha Amida seated on a lotus pedestal, made of lacquered and gilded wood. From Dairenji Temple, Osaka, Japan, mid century.

National Treasure of Japan, Asura statue : Nara period (710-794), property of Kofuku-ji Temple

JAPON National Treasure of Japan, Asura statue : Nara period property of Kofuku-ji Temple 興福寺-阿修羅像(国宝)

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