Japanese Carved Wood Black Lacquered Zushi Portable Shrine


Japanese carved wood black lacquered zushi portable shrine. Edo period, 18th century. The cylindrical shrine hinged, opening into three sections. On the center panel is Amida Nyoria (Amitaba) Lord Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss sitting on a lotus throne, his hands in his lap in Dhyan Mudra (meditation). On the left is Seishi (Buddha of power of wisdom) sitting on a demon and on the right is Kannon (Buddha of of mercy and compassion) also sitting on a demon. The outside of the shrine is decorated with intricately carved lotus flowers and Japanese writing.



Height: 6.50 in. (16.51 cm) Diameter: 3.50 in. (8.89 cm)

Materials and Techniques:

Fruitwood, Hand-Carved, Hand-Crafted, Lacquered

Place of Origin:



Early 19th Century


Good Wear consistent with age and use.

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