A JAPANESE TRAVELLING SHRINE, ZUSHI
Meiji-period, 19th century
In gilt, black and red lacquered wood, the interior with the figure of Vajrayasksha or Kongoyasha Myo-O, God of the North and of the lightning, incarnation of Amoghasiddhi, one of the five Buddhist Kings of Wisdom, seated on a Chinese style yoke-back armchair, his shoes under the chair, holding in his right hand a vajra.
H. 29 x W. 24 x D. 19 cm
The Vajra symbolizes the male and female principal, fertility but also the devastating and illuminating force of Buddhism.