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Sanpshot View of This Deity

God of Wealth & Treasure; one who hears everything; lord of north; patron of warriors; heals illness, expels demons and evil; defender of the nation; repels invaders

Bishamon
Bishamonten
Tamonten
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毘沙門
毘沙門天
多聞天

Píshāmén
Pishamen
P'i-sha-men
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毘沙門

Vaisravana
Vaiśravaṇa
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वैश्रवण

Bisamun
Pisamun
Damun Cheonwang
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비사문

Nam to se
Rnam thos sras
Namthöse

ON BACK ORDER - EXPECT THREE MONTHS FOR DELIVERY
Mini Bishamonten Statue Inside Zushi (tabernacle)
Statue not sold separately, but zushi may be purchased separately.

PRICE: $182
+ $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $212.10

Bishamon + Zushi ($160)

 Zushi Only ($61)


Bishamonten = Japanese reading based on Chinese characters
Jp. = Bishamonten, Ch. = Píshāmén

  • Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
  • Zushi = H 11.7 cm W 6.0 cm Depth 4.3 cm (statue is smaller)
  • Four pieces: (1) diety statue; (2) halo; (3) pedestal, and (4) zushi (tabernacle). Halo and pedestal peg together snugly.
  • The God of Wealth, Good Fortune, & Warriors. Champion against Evil, Dispenser of Buddhist Treasures, and Guardian of Holy Places. Depicted with his traditional three-pronged vajra to fight evil, while holding the pagoda-shaped treasure house and standing atop two demons. One of Japan's most venerated Deva Guardians. Also one of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods. See background notes for more on Bishamon iconography.

Mini Bishamon inside Tiny Zushi (Tabernacle)
Zushi (Tabernacle) when closed


Mini Bishamon inside Tiny Zushi (Tabernacle)
Doors of Zushi can be opened or closed.

Mini Bishamon for Tiny Zushi (Tabernacle) Set

Size of Tiny Zushi Set

Mini Bishamon Statue for the Tiny Zushi (Tabernacle) Set


BISHAMON PRODUCTS

Bishamon Amulet

Bishamon Amulet with Lotus Design

Bishamon Statue

$75

$95

$170


Bishamon Netsuke

Mini Bishamonten and Zushi Set

Bishamonten - Large Statue

$50

$182

$599


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