These statues are based upon the two flanking attendant statues from the "Wooden Statues of Amida Nyorai and the Two Flanking Attendants," which is an important cultural asset of Osaka. Both Bosatsus, Kannon and Seishi, come with the Amida Nyorai to welcome and lead the dead to the Pure Land. Embodiments of the Pure Land teachings are images of the Amida Nyorai and the two Bosatsus: Kannon Bosatsu places the spirit on the lotus pedestal and transports the spirit to the Pure Land, while Seishi Bosatsu presses its hands together in prayer for the spirit.
The pose, in which each Bosatsu raises a leg, is extremely unusual and a feature seen only in these two statues. Together with a gesture that is like a slight tilting of their heads to one side, the statues evoke a light and pleasant impression. Their facial expressions and sacred crowns and the texture of their robes appear to be the same. But, in reality, the two statues were created with attention paid to minute differences between them.
The Busshi (Buddhist sculptor) emphasized the pose, in which there is a light movement, and has completed the models in a manner that they do not harm the important presence that is possessed by statues from the early Heian period.