Buddha Statue, Kongo Rikishi, Medium-sized Pair Statue


Highest quality collections with realistic texture. All statues are reproducing national treasures of Japan’s Buddha statues.

Model of these powerful statues are wooden Kongo Rikishi that are made in 13th centuries and designated a national treasure of Japan. These statues well-express the moment to demonstrate overwhelming power as guardians of Buddha. Their muscle-bound bodies are well expressed along with aging wooden texture. Elaborate coloring work realizes perfect harmony between two statues, so they should suit well both in antique rooms to modern rooms.

Character of Kongo Rikishi
Kongo Rikishi, also called Nio, are two wrathful and muscular guardians of the Buddha. The one opening mouth is called “Agyo”, whilst the one closing it is called “Ungyo”. According to Japanese Buddhism story, they travelled with Buddha to protect him from enemies. Today, they are standing at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in the form of frightening wrestler-like statues.



33.0cm(H) x 18.0cm(W) x 9.5cm(D) = Agyo: statue opens mouth
33.0cm(H) x 17.5cm(W) x 12.5cm(D) = Ungyo: statue closes mouth

13.0 in(H) x 7.1 in(W) x 3.7 in(D) = Agyo: statue opens mouth
13.0 in(H) x 6.9 in(W) x 4.9 in(D) = Ungyo: statue closes mouth