Standing Izusan gongen

Organization control number
Era century
Kamakura period, 14th century
Item shape
Wood with pigments
H 43.0
Nara National Museum
This statue was enshrined in Izusan-jinja Shrine in Atami city, Shizuoka Prefecture. It was also called as Hashiriyu gongen which was deified the deity of the hot spring (“Hashiriyu“ is another way of saying hot spring in Japanese). The statue was decorated with a formal headpiece (eboshi) and Buddhist robe (kesa) layered on dayware court dress (nōshi) and male skirt (hakam). The divine figure was expressed as devotee of the Buddhism representing a syncretism of Japanese Shitōism and Buddhism.

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