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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

Bishamon Netsuke from Japan

PRICE = $50
+ $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $73.50


Bishamonten = Japanese reading based on Chinese characters
Jp. = Bishamonten, Ch. = Píshāmén. Beautifully & intricately carved netsuke.

  • Centimeters = H 5.2 x W 2.8 x B/F = 2.3
  • Bishamon (Sanskrit = Vaishravana, Vaisravana), the God of Wealth, Good Fortune, & Warriors. Champion against Evil, Dispenser of Buddhist Treasures, and Guardian of Holy Places. Depicted with his traditional sword and holding the pagoda-shaped treasure house. One of Japan's most venerated Deva Guardians. Also one of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods. See background notes for more on Bishamon iconography.

Bishamon (Bishamonten) Netsuke from Japan


Bishamon (Bishamonten)
CLOSEUP OF BISHAMON NETSUKE

Bishamon (Bishamonten)
CLOSEUP OF BISHAMON NETSUKE

Bishamon Various Views
VARIOUS VIEWS OF THIS PIECE

Bishamon, View of Bottom of NetsukeBishamon, Size of Netsuke
BOTTOM OF PIECE, SIZE OF PIECE


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