"Thirteen Buddhas" is an original hanging scroll painting of thirteen buddhas by Japanese artist Chihiro Takamura (篁千礼), who is a leading painter of Buddhist statues in Japan. The thirteen buddhas depicted are the thirteen guardian buddhas that govern the thirteen memorial services for the dead from the seventh night after passing away to the thirty-second anniversary of death. The wall scroll painting of thirteen buddhas is a vital feature for every Buddhist ceremony including Buddhist memorial services and those held during Higan and Obon. Takamura, who follows in the lineage of famous colorists such as Toyama Hirano (平野富山) and Chisato Hirano (平野千里), paints this hanging scroll tastefully using elegant features and delicate and magnificent colors. Takamura's original painting has been reproduced with high definition printing techniques, while the background and scenes, as well as the buddhas' accessories and adornments have been finished by Takamura's own brushstrokes. Because it has been decorated stroke by stroke with gold coloring using genuine gold paint, the wall scroll has an impressive finish that will shine with luster depending on the light if displayed in an alcove.