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Kissho Tennyo
© Ozuma Kaname

1000: Kissho Tennyo (Kaname)

This is the "Goddess of fortune", or "Heavenly maiden", a figure from the Buddhist tradition who portends good fortune in all aspects. Her right hand forms one of the symbolic gestures (mudra), representing the granting of wishes, and her left holds the cintamani (Sanskrit) magical jewel.

(As usual, the English translations of her name are unreliable: properly speaking Buddhism has no "Goddesses".)

Detail

Mark Schumacher's Buddhist Corner has nothing on this deity, but a whole page on the mudra gestures.

The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.

Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10411 (1000-411 on box)
Retail price ¥3600

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