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Acala (Fudomyo-oh) Buddhist Guardian with Altar - Metal, and Gold Gilt Wood - Japan - Second half 20th century

Lot reference 6953255

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Good condition, see description


This is a vintage, minature, Japanese statue of Buddhist Guardian, Acala (Fudomyo-oh), which was made by the 1st class artisan, Shuun Makita 牧田秀雲 (1917-) about 30 years ago ( 1980s approximately) complete with its own minature Altar in gold gilt, laquer, and wood.

The Acala is made of alloyed-copper. The figure is coated with a white coating as part of the design. The signature of the artisan is carved on the back of the flame manora.

Shuun was born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1917, and studied buddhist sculpture with Mochizuki Hideaki in Yokohama. He is best known for his images of Buddhism and Shinto figures. He notably designed the bell tower and the sculptures for a religious community in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1953. He received a prize for the preservation of traditional crafts at the occasion of his exhibition in Tokyo in 1973. 

AGE:/ORIGIN: late 20th Century. Japanese import.


Height 6.1"(15.5cm) x Width 2.4"(6.0cm) x Depth 1.5"(3.7cm) approximately

Height 9"(23cm) x Width 5"(13.0cm) x Depth 3"(8cm) approximately


900g approx


Statue: Very good, minor wear, patina, dust blemishes, oxidisation, usual for age and use.

Altar: Very good, minor wear patina and gilt loss. Wear usual for age and use.

Shipped carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured.

Gb The Bodhisattva Emporium  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 96
Member since: August 26, 2015
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    Muy buena atención por parte de el vendedor , en todo momento me tuvo informada sobre el estado del pedido y de el envío
    Repetiría una compra con él sin dudarlo
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    Tron10 April 17, 2018

  • Hello, I bought a pair of ear ring and also one statue of jeweled Tara. I am deeply disappointed. The pair of ear ring described as coral is not Corail. And the the statue is not old, it’s faked!!!!

    Norbu13 February 7, 2018

    Response by seller
    Hello. Sorry to hear you are disapointed. However I dont understand. I didnt sell you any earrings. Thats not an item i sell.

    The Tara is listed as late 20th century/ early 21st which is accurate. Its not listed as old or antique. Kind regards Bodhisattva Emporium.
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    Tutto bene!
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    gsgorbini February 1, 2018

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    Well packed and nice statue, good contact.
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    Patriciusdegroot December 16, 2017

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    Nog steeds niet ontvangen ,
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    Dieterpull October 26, 2017

    Response by seller
    Dear Buyer according to Royal Mail Tracking information, unfortunately the address was not found by Danish Post. If the item is returned to me i'll post once again to an Alternative address. If the item is not returned to me i will refund your bid. Kind regards Bodhisattva Emporium

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Austria $27.92
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