Speaking of 'Okimono' we can find many Buddhist or religious statues deeply involved with people's beliefs. Okimono is an old practice that enshrines the Buddha inside the home allowing family members to pray for their safety and health still followed by someone to this day. However for many these days, it has become a practice adhered to more for decorative rather than religious reasons.Other popular scluptures include familiar animals such as dogs and birds.
Antique sculptures of wood or metal change color over time and this makes them more interesting than newer ones. When we come across our favorite antiques, we may wonder how craftsmen were inspired to create such beautiful objects.
We hope you have a wonderful encounter with Japanese antiques.