According to one theory, Monju, or Manjushri, is based on an actual person who existed in India a long time ago. Monju sits in Buddhist style on the back of a lion, holding a sword in the right hand and a Buddhist literature in the left. As the Japanese proverb says "the combined knowledge of three people is equivalent to that of Monju's," Monju is symbolic of wisdom in Japan
This Buddhist statue has been made so that it has an antique feeling. The authoriy this Buddha exudes makes it suitable to have in your home as an interior, or as a religious object for praying and meditation. This statue has been made using Takaoka-copperware techniques.