We have selected Buddhist statues of the traditional craft 'Takaoka Doki,' which has been passed down for four centuries. The pure silver statues, created using traditional techniques, possess a unique texture, color, and durability distinct from wooden carved Buddha statues. These extremely small Buddha statues are easy to decorate in your surroundings, serving as a charm for yourself and a guardian for your household."
【Made of silver】
We use silver with a purity of 92.5% or higher.
【The guardian deity of the zodiac <Eight Buddha statues>】
Everyone has a "guardian deity" determined by the Chinese zodiac sign of their birth year, providing protection throughout their life. Each zodiac sign has its designated guardian deity, often referred to as the "Zodiac Guardian Deity." The tradition of worshiping one's guardian deity based on their zodiac sign is ancient and has become widespread nationwide. It is said that praying to the guardian deity of one's birth year brings peaceful days. Additionally, having items related to one's zodiac sign nearby is considered auspicious, making the Zodiac Guardian Deity an ideal talisman for good luck and protection. By spending time with the guardian deity, one can receive protection from disasters, various blessings, and the enhancement of positive traits while suppressing negative ones.
Chinese Zodiac: Ox and Tiger Sanskrit Character: Taraak
Mantra: On, Ba, Zara, Ara, Tanno, On, Taraak, Sowaka
Benefits: Academic Achievement, Fertility and Safe Childbirth, Healing and Protection from Illness, Overall Blessings and Harmony
Kokuzo Bosatsu, the main deity of the Taizokai Mandala in the Akashagarbha Temple, is a Buddha known for having wisdom and blessings as vast and boundless as the great space (akashagarbha). Particularly renowned for bestowing benefits in academic pursuits, Kokuzo Bosatsu generously imparts his immeasurable blessings and wisdom, responding to the wishes of people for overall prosperity and harmony.