Fudo Myoo (Achala-vidyaraja). Culture: Japan. Dimensions: H. 63 3/4 in. (162 cm). Date: 12th century. Fudo Myoo is the most widely represented of the Buddhist deities known as Myoo, or Kings of Brightness. A fierce protector of the Buddhist Law, he is a direct emanation of the Buddha Dainichi Nyorai, the principal Buddha of Esoteric Buddhism. The first sculptures of Fudo made in Japan were seated, but standing sculptures like this one were carved beginning in the eleventh century. Fudo uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlighte

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Fudo Myoo (Achala-vidyaraja). Culture: Japan. Dimensions: H. 63 3/4 in. (162 cm). Date: 12th century. Fudo Myoo is the most widely represented of the Buddhist deities known as Myoo, or Kings of Brightness. A fierce protector of the Buddhist Law, he is a direct emanation of the Buddha Dainichi Nyorai, the principal Buddha of Esoteric Buddhism. The first sculptures of Fudo made in Japan were seated, but standing sculptures like this one were carved beginning in the eleventh century. Fudo uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlighte

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