Modeled on a national treasure which was firstly revered as the Buddhist bodhisattva Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha), then later when the diadem was discovered it was identified as Kannon Bosatstu (Avalokiteśvara). It is a beautiful and mysterious statue of Buddha from the Asuka Period.
The statue's detailed history is unknown and mysterious, and many people affectionately know the work as Kudara Kannon. The original statue, produced in the Asuka Period, is long and slender with beautiful proportions, the height being eight times the length of the head, giving a light and easy impression to the viewer. The curve of the heavenly garment intended to be viewed from the side is one of the noteworthy points of the statue.
In order to achieve an archaic expression which gazes into the distance with a slight raise to the corners of the mouth, Isumu made repeated altercations to the original model, arriving at a statue with an expression that provides various delicate and enchanting nuances depending on the viewing angle. It is a proud work that faithfully reproduces the aging of the striking colors in the halo.