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Wooden Yakushi-Nyorai Seated Statue

 
Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Sculpture
Designated Date April 6, 1929
Amount 1
Address Aza-Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi
Holder Konjiki-in
Retainer  
Administrator Chuson-ji
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
Statue height : 266.0cm

It is a wooden, Yoseki-zukuri (joined wood-block) statue, with lacquered and gold-foiled
It has Chogan carving (eyes carved directly into the surface of a wooden sculpture) and Hakugo (white curled hair on forehead ) with a straight hairline.
It has Nou-e (garment) on the left shoulder and slightly covered the other one.
It holds a medicine jar with left hand on the knee, and the right palm is facing outward.
Both legs are folded with Kekka-Fuza (meditation posture)with left leg facing outward.
The halo has several parts. Zukou(inner halo behind head) with Hachiyou-Renge (eight lotus petals) carving, Shinkou(inner halo behind body) has double parallel lines and has Koukyaku (the lowest section of halo) with stylized rose flower motif at the bottom part.
It is particularly valuable because it maintain whole structure since the beginning. Daiza (pedestral) is missing now.
This statue is a dignified Joroku-Butsu (16 feet statue) which used to be in Akka-do Halll, in remembrance of the glorious Fujiwara era. It is presumed to be the work of late Heian period.