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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.

Issued Country Japan
Issued Year 1989
Category Buddhist Image World Heritage Buddhist Arts Theme 1: : World Buddhist Heritage Through Stamps
Type Postage Stamps
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