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Kannon Bodhisattva
© Yamaguchi Senka

1000: Kannon Bodhisattva (Senka)

Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, stands on a stylised lotus blossom cloud in her usual matronly pose. In her left hand she holds a lotus flower, and in her right a flask from which she is said to pour the nectar of life.

Experts in Buddhism say that she isn't the Goddess of Mercy after all, and is Avalokitêsvara, who was originally a man...

No biographical information, but the artist Yamaguchi Senka is another of the craft producers of traditional images particularly for kakemono scrolls. He signs his work the traditional way, with his given name Senka, and a seal of the same.

* The picture on the box has a number of "mistakes", slight differences from the puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued March 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E59012 (59-012 on package)
Retail price ¥3900

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