From a collection of japanese and chinese laughing buddha statues, from 6" to 14" tall
Fine quality heavy resin cast reproduction statue of hotei, budai, lucky buddha
Attractive two tone silver patina finish, wonderful good luck gift idea
This is one of the largest of the cast resin sitting Happy Buddha statues available, also the heaviest. At almost a foot tall and a foot wide, this is a large work of distinctive, beautiful, craftsmanship. Cast from high quality heavy resin, with an outstanding, unique two tone silver and black finish. Lucky Buddha is known to the Japanese as "Hotei", and to the Chinese as "Budai". In ancient Asian tradition, Hotei or Budai was part of country folk lore, not main stream Buddhism or Zen Buddhist teachings. He is not portrayed in traditional Buddhist art or artwork. His depictions are more commonly part of a village shrine, bringing goodness and contentment, bestowing happiness and prosperity. A statue of this size is a significant, substantial gift, a great gift for the person who does not have or want everything.