|Bronze made Yakushi Nyorai (Medicine Buddha)
Yakushi Nyorai (Medicine Buddha) was one of the first to develop in Japan after Buddhism’s introduction to the Japanese archipelago in the mid-sixth century. Originally venerated solely by ruling sovereigns and court elites to cure life-threatening illnesses. The Medicine Buddha later become the central deity in eighth-century rites to ensure the welfare of the entire realm.
|Buddhist Image World Heritage Buddhist Arts Theme 1: : World Buddhist Heritage Through Stamps