Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the mid-sixth century, when
Seong of Baekje sent a statue of Buddha to Emporer Kimmei
This is the oldest sculpture of Buddha in Japan, though it has
survived many years due to earthquakes and other causes some of the
sculpture is damaged. By :Kuratsukuri-no-Tori 609 AC
Known as the Five Great Buddhas. Are representations of the
five qualities of Buddha. They are the primary object of worship
meditation in Shingon Buddhism.
Known as the supreme Buddha. Represents the wisdom of
emptiness. He is placed at the center of all five Buddhas. The
image shows high concentration and tranquility. The flowers and the
meditation gives a very peaceful vibe. Vairocana is white
representing all colors.
The Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya', Tibetan thangka, late 13th
century, Honolulu Museum of Art. Made in the late 13th century.
Akshobhya known as the immovable one, represents consciousness as
an aspect of reality. The bright red and dark image give it a very
powerful look. Akshobhvya helps you distinguish reality and
illusions in your mind.
Also known as infinite light. He is the Buddha in the Pure Land
where everyone enjoys endless happiness. Many call upon Amitabha
before dying hoping to join him after death. west side of
Borobudur, ca. 1863- 1866 By: van Kinsbergen
Represents feeling or sensation and its relationship with
consciousness. Develops equality and helps eliminate greed and
pride. Normally is colored in yellow or gold, his element is earth
and his Buddha field is rimat. His emblem is the ratna jewel,
symbolizing the Bodhicitta, the highest value of the Buddhist
He known as the Lord of Karma and the Buddha of unfailing
accomplishment. His name literally means high success. He is the
Buddha of fearlessness and all wisdom. He is normally in green and
radiating green light as the color represents peace and tranquility
of nature. He helps eliminate envy, anxiety, and fear.