Bosatsu(Bodhisattva), Buddhist saint-Mask
|Bosatsumen means a mask of practice asceticism and use for a meeting of
the temple and Buddhist service.
Buddhist people wearing these masks and queuing and parade slowly on the the bridge which is made for this special offering ceremony in the temple.
They bring the statue of Buddha and offering the belief object from the corner of bridge to the other corner.
Many of these masks were made in Heian period (in A.D.794-1192)
This word came from Sanskrit Boast's is bodhisattva.
Naming bosatu is common name during Buddha is still alive.
|Part of Bosatsu, Crown, Kourin, Box are here.
|To see still picture of below, click the image.
|Gold leaf and antiqued
|Gold dust finishing
|Gold leaf finishing
|Noh mask finishing
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