Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Japan: Achala - Achala

མི་གཡོ་བ། 不动明王(梵名:阿遮罗)
(item no. 7525)
Date Range 800 - 899
Lineages Buddhist
Size 173cm (68.11in) high
Material Wood
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Achalanata, believed to be carved from cypress wood during the 9th century, possibly 839 (Early Heian Period).

Belonging to the To-ji temple collection, the statue is considered to be Japan’s oldest statue of Achalanata. It is officially classified by the Japanese Government's Agency for Cultural Affairs as a National Treasure.

Shinzo Shiratori 1-2022


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