Introducing the "National Treasure Great Vairocana Buddha Seated Statue," renowned as the debut masterpiece of the genius Buddhist sculptor Unkei from the Kamakura period. This exceptional work embodies Unkei's unique allure with its harmoniously sculpted, sensuously textured form and majestic presence. Now, it makes its appearance in the ultra-compact Buddha series, offering enjoyment without limitations due to its diminutive size.
The Great Vairocana Buddha is an absolute presence symbolizing the very truth of the universe in Esoteric Buddhism. All Buddhas, including Shakyamuni Buddha, are regarded as emanations of the Great Vairocana Buddha. The elegant application of refined gold leaf on the statue is supervised by the renowned expert in Buddhist statue coloring, Ms. Chihiro Takamura.
Creating a wooden carving of just around 10 centimeters was a formidable challenge. Utilizing the ideal material of Japanese boxwood for intricate carving, we painstakingly carved the essential facial features and proportions true to the original image. The gilding process was carried out by the Isumu studio under the guidance of Ms. Takamura, packing their expertise into this minute size. This collection confidently stands as a recommendable testament to their expertise distilled into a minuscule scale.