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Bishamonten Pursuing an Oni

c. 1885
Hashimoto Gahō (Japanese, 1835–1908)
In Japanese Buddhism, Bishamonten is one of the Four Kings of Heaven who guard against attacks by demons (oni). Here a demon has stolen the stupa (a reliquary symbolizing Buddhist law) that Bishamonten usually carries in his left hand....

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