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Buddha Statues

Buddha Statues
Placing a Buddha statue will bring positive energy in your home.
 
Our museum quality Buddha statues are made in Takaoka, which occupies about 95% amount of copperware production in Japan. The industry has progressed together with Takaoka since the city began in 1611. There are small and big workshops everywhere in the city that keep the techniques and tradition going on.
 
Developing the city’s strength, NAGAE Ltd. manufactures many kinds and sizes of metallic Buddha statues and becomes one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metallic Buddha figurines. Our Buddhas are carried at museum shops and high-end retailers around the world.If you would like to find your local shops that carry our Buddha statues, contactus.
 
Material
We make Buddha statues of several metallic materials such as steriling silver, bronze and copper. Whilst most Buddha statues are made of bronze or copper, our "antique-looking finishing" Buddhas are made of zinc-based alloy, which is more afforable. Whichever material it is made of, the quality of our statues does not change at all. When you get closer to, you would be amazed how intricate detail our Buddha statues have.
 
Colour – "Antique-looking finishing"
"Antique-looking finishing" Buddha statues give a modern and sophisticated twist by using chemicals to oxidize or corrode the surface of Buddha statues. With deliberately aged appearance, our eye-catching rustic Buddhas add character to your space.
 
We offer three antique colours; Bronze Matte, Bronze Gloss, and Antique Gold. They are made using a traditional colouring techinique that has been passed down from generation to generation for almost 400 years in Takaoka.
 
BZ-001 Senju 15cm - four different colours
From left, Bronze Matte (KBS), Antique Gold (KBK), Bronze Gloss (KBC) and Gold Leaf (AGH)
 
Colour Name
Colour Code
Description
Bronze Matte
KBS Antique bluish bronze colour (green)
Matte finishing
Antique Gold
KBK Antique brazen colour
Bronze Gloss
KBC Antique reddish bronze colour (brown)
Gloss finishing
Gold Leaf AGH Gold leaf coating
NB: Being coloured by hand, every Buddha statues slightly vary on finishing.
(Refer to catalogue)

Japanese Style Metal Buddha Statues

Buddhism is thought to have come to Japan from China through Korea in the mid-sixth century. Since then, Buddhist art had developed and influenced on Japanese art.
There are many Buddha statues are made in India, Nepal, and Tibet. They are distinctly different from Japanese ones, especially facial features. Our Buddha statues are made in Japan.
Their face is rounder and facial expression is more feminine than Buddha statues you often see in South-east Asia or Tibet.


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Kannon
Sitting Shaka
Sitting Yakushi
Amida 23.5cm
Shaka 22.5cm

Kannon

Kannon
  • _TP14022
  • BZ-043-KBK-Kannon
  • BZ-051-KBK Kannon 2

As one of Japan’s most beloved deities, Kannon is often called God or Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. It commonly holds a lotus bud or water vase, and wears a crown that contains a small image of Amida Buddha. It is said to appear in thirty three forms to save people. In modern Japan, its 33 forms are the basis for hundreds of Kannon Pilgrimage Circuits.

Spec:

  Kannon 36cm Kannon 16cm
Size:

W12.5 x D12.5 x H36cm W5.5 x D5.5 x H16cm
Weight: 2,930g 480g
Item Number: BZ-051 BZ-043

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Sitting Shaka

Sitting Shaka
  • BZ-124-KBK Sitting Buddha
  • BZ-124-KBK-Sitting-Buddha

In Japan, the historical Buddha is called Shaka Nyorai. It is typically portrayed wearing simple clothing, without accessories, jewelries, or weapons.

This Buddha is also called “Meditation Buddha”. It places both hands in the lap with palms turned upward and thumbs touching to form a circle. It symbolizes the Buddha in a state of meditation. This pose was extremely popular in Asia, and examples abound throughout the region. Many of the large Buddha Statues in Japan, such as the Great Kamakura Buddha Statue, the Takaoka Big Buddha, are in the Meditation Pose.

Spec:
Size: W7.5 x D6.5 x H18.0cm
Weight: 710g
Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Sitting Yakushi

Sitting Yakushi
  • _TP14065
  • BZ-116-KBK-Sitting-Yakushi
  • BZ-116-KBC Sitting Yakushi 2

Yakushi, Bhaisajyaguru, is referred to as the ‘Medicine Buddha’. It is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of its teachings. It is often shown holding a small medicine jar.

In Japan, there are some yakushi statues called “nade yakushi”. People rub a part of the statue, then rub the same part of their body, praying for Yakushi to heal their ailments.

Spec:
Size: W7.5 x D6.5 x H18.0cm
Weight: 710g
Item Number: BZ-116
Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Amida 23.5cm

Amida 23.5cm
  • amida - コピー
  • DSC_0023

Amida is one of the loftiest saviour figures in Japanese Buddhism. It appears with great frequency in Japanese religious painting and statuary.

This Buddha is also called “Blessing Buddha” or "Protection Buddha". The raised right hand symbolically represent a shield or fearlessness and lower left hand means compassion. This statue signifies courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger.

Spec:
Size: W9.5 x D6.5 x H23.5 cm
Weight: 800g
Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

 

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Shaka 22.5cm

Shaka 22.5cm
  • syaka - コピー
  • syaka
  • DSC_0007

In Japan, the historical Buddha is called Shaka Nyorai. It is typically portrayed wearing simple clothing, without accessories, jewelries, or weapons.

Spec:
Size: W9.5 x D6.5 x H22.5 cm
Weight: 800g
Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

 

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Birth Year Lucky Buddha series
- Personal Guardian based on your birth year

This series, based on the Chinese Zodiac calendar, consists of eight Buddha statues. According to Japanese Buddhist culture, each Buddha is connected with a specific Zodiac animal (12 animals) and serves as your protector (guardian). Which Buddha is yours? Please see the below chart in detail.
 
We offer two sizes (15cm and 7cm) and three colours. You are sure to find the right Buddha.

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Senju
Kokuzo
Monju
Fugen
Seishi
Dainichi
Fudo
Amida

Senju

Senju
  • BZ-001-KBK Senjyu 15
  • BZ-001-KBS Senjyu 15
  • BZ-001-AGH Senjyu 15
  • BZ-001-KBC Senjyu 15
  • BZ-011-KBK mini Senjyu 2
  • BZ-011-KBK mini Senjyu

Senju: Protector of the Rat
Thousand-Armed Kannon has a thousand arms, holding its own special representative attribute. The compassionate Kannon has used 1,000 eyes to witness suffering and 1,000 hands to relieve it. Kannon is believed to embrace and alleviate the suffering of the world.

Spec:

  Senju Mini Senju
Size:

W7.5 x D6.5 x H15.5 cm W3.2 x D2.0 x H7.0& cm
Weight: 740g 85g
Item Number: BZ-001 BZ-011

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Kokuzo

Kokuzo
  • BZ-002-KBK Kokuzo 15
  • BZ-012-KBK mini Kokuzo

Kokuzo: Protector of the Ox and Tiger

Kokuzo symbolizes the boundless Buddha wisdom and mercy that permeate the universe. It is often translated in English as Space Repository or Sky Repository, for its wisdom and compassion are said to be as boundless as the sky. It frequently holds the wish-granting jewel. In Japan, believers pray to Kokuzo to grant them wisdom on their quest toward enlightenment, and to improve their memory, technical skills, and artistic talents.

Spec:

  Kokuzo Mini Kokuzo
Size: W6.5 x D6.5 x H15.0cm W2.0 x D2.8 x H6.5cm
Weight: 580g 72g
Item Number: BZ-002 BZ-012

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Monju

Monju
  • BZ-003-KBK Monjyu 15
  • BZ-013-KBK mini Monju
  • BZ-013-KBK mini Monju 2

Monju: Protector of the Rabbit
Monju, Manjusri, symbolizes wisdom and the enlightened mind. He is depicted holding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. He is also depicted as sitting on a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind.

Together with Shaka Nyorai and Fugen, Monju forms the Shakyamuni trinity in Buddhism. It is associated with wisdom, whereas its fellow Fugen is associated with action.

Spec:

  Monju Mini Monju
Size: W7.5 x D6.0 x H15.0cm W3.4 x D2.2 x H7.2cm
Weight: 900g 93g
Item Number: BZ-003 BZ-013

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Fugen

Fugen
  • BZ-004-KBK Fugen 15
  • BZ-014-KBK mini Fugen

Fugen: Protector of the Dragon and Snake
Fugen is known as the 'Great Conduct' Bodhisattva. It is often depicted holding a lotus flower and riding an elephant, symbolising the great power of Buddhist practice in overcoming all obstacles. It helps with obtaining lives of eternal happiness through the virtues of intellect and compassion.

Spec:

  Fugen Mini Fugen
Size: W7.3 x D6.0 x H15.0cm W3.3 x D2.0 x H7.4cm
Weight: 900g 99g
Item Number: BZ-004 BZ-014

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Seishi

Seishi
  • BZ-005-KBK Seishi 15
  • _TP11392
  • _TP14191
  • _TP14189
  • BZ-015-KBC mini seishi

Seishi: Protector of the Horse

Seishi literally means "arrival of the great strength". It illuminates all creation with the light of wisdom, and gives supreme strength to all creatures. Its crown often shows a small water vase, which symbolizes wisdom.

Spec:

  Seishi Mini Seishi
Size: W6.5 x D6.5 x H15.0cm W2.7 x D2.0 x H6.8cm
Weight: 570g 76g
Item Number: BZ-005 BZ-015

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Dainichi

Dainichi
  • BZ-006-KBK Dainichi 15

Dainichi: Protector of the Sheep and Monkey
Its name means 'Spreader of Light in All Directions'.

In Japanese Buddhism, Dainichi is at the centre of the universe, considered to be the root of all phenomena. It is often portrayed with a characteristic hand gesture called the Mudra of Six Elements, in which the index finger of the left hand is clasped by the five fingers of the right. This mudra symbolizes the unity of the five worldly elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) with a six element, spiritual consciousness.

Spec:

  Dainichi Mini Dainichi
Size:

W8.0 x D6.5 x H15.5cm W3.5x D2.0 x H6.8cm
Weight: 660g 87g
Item Number: BZ-006 BZ-016

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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Fudo

Fudo
  • BZ-007-KBK Fudo 15
  • BZ-017-KBK mini Fudo

Fudo: Protector of the Rooster
Fudo appears ferocious and menacing, with threatening postures and faces designed to subdue evil and frighten unbelievers into accepting Buddhist law. It usually holds a devil-subduing sword in its right hand (representing wisdom cutting through ignorance) and a length of rope in its left hand (to catch and bind up demons). It is also worshipped as a deity who can bring monetary fortune.

Spec:

  Fudo Mini Fudo
Size:

W6.0 x D3.6 x H15.55cm W3.0 x D1.6 x H7.5cm

Weight: 420g 72g
Item Number: BZ-007 BZ-017

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

 

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Amida

Amida
  • BZ-008-KBK Amida 15
  • _TP11397
  • _TP14235
  • BZ-008-KBC Amida 15cm
  • BZ-018-KBK mini amida

Amida: Protector of the Dog and Boar (pig)
Amida is one of the loftiest saviour figures in Japanese Buddhism. It appears with great frequency in Japanese religious painting and statuary.

This Buddha is also called “Blessing Buddha” or "Protection Buddha". The raised right hand symbolically represent a shield or fearlessness and lower left hand means compassion. This statue signifies courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger.

Spec:

Amida Mini Amida
Size: W9.5 x D6.5 x H23.5 cm W2.8 x D2.0 x H7.3 cm
Weight: 800g 87g
Item Number: BZ-008 BZ-018

Colour: Bronze Matte, Antique Gold, Bronze Gloss
Material: Zinc alloy
Made in Takaoka-shi, Japan

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The Chart of Birth Year Lucky Buddha

--Find Your Buddha Based on Your Birth Year

Eight Buddhist Protectors of the Chinese zodiac

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