Antique Japanese Buddhist Bronze Incense Burner, Meiji Era. This incense burner is in a beautiful lotus leaf cup shape.
It was made in 1912, an interesting time period which was a tough time for Buddhism because Meiji government banned Buddhism. After 108 years, it is still in good shape with signs of age. A truly special Japanese Buddhism piece. The Chinese characters carved on the top says????????The 44th year of Meiji / 1911 was the 654th death anniversary of master a famous monk???? Was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino (now a part of Kyoto) at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Honen and the founder of what ultimately became the Jodo Shinshu sect in Japan. "In 1876, Meiji Emperor gave a new title "???? In Buddhist symbolism the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.
It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals. Size: 3" diameter, 2" tall. The owner of this incense burner is an art collector and retired UC Berkeley professor. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
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