God / Goddess of Mercy & Compassion Zodiac Amulet for Folk Born in Year of the Rat Rat Years are 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 PRICE: $95 + $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $120.75
Jp. = Kannon Bosatsu Ch. = Guānyīn Púsà
Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
Centimeters = H 6.0 x W 4.5 x D 1.1
Two pieces: (1) protective cover; (2) main piece with the deity's effigy; both pieces snap together snugly for compact-safe storage.
Kannon (1000-armed version, called Senju Kannon) sitting atop a lotus petal; central hands in Mudra of Veneration (Prayer, Aspiration); right arm holding pilgrim's staff and left grasping Vajra club; latter represents the indestructibility of Buddhist law and its power to vanquish evil. See Kannon background notes for details. See Zodiac Page for more on Zodiac calendar.
INNER CAPS - Deity shown here is not Kannon. But Kannon piece is made in same two-piece fashion.
OUTER CAPS WITH LOTUS DESIGN Both pieces snap together snugly for compact-safe storage.