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Dainichi Nyorai
© Ozuma Kaname

1000: Dainichi Nyorai (Kaname)

Painted for 2003, the year of the sheep, this lucky puzzle also features Dainichi Nyorai, one of the most senior embodiments of Buddahood. Despite a rather feminine appearance, it seems Buddha is not explicitly male or female. Notice the hands in a significant gesture: the five fingers of the right hand (five worldly elements) unified with the one from the left hand (spiritual consciousness).

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Mark Schumacher's page has an excellent explanation.

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: A10400 (1000-400 on package)
Retail price ¥3600

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