This statue is a replica of the original statue that was designated as the Japanese national treasure in 2013. It was created by the famous Buddhist sculptor Unkei in 1186. The replica's impressive size of 59 centimeters height surpasses imagination and gives a sense of power and realism, making it feel like a powerful and determined warrior about to go to war.
Bisyamon-ten is one of the four Heavenly Kings and is often thought of as a god of warfare. In Buddhism, he protects the northern direction. Many samurais worshiped Bisyamon-ten, especially during the eras of war. Particularly eye-catching is the contrast between the dark body and the strikingly bright white eyes