This miniature Lucky Buddha figurine. Called Budai in Chinese, Hotei in Japanese, this happy looking man is thought to have been an actual 10th century Zen Buddhist monk. He's believed to have been an unusual, unique Zen figure in that happiness, generosity, and good cheer were central to his teaching. People who have this "Laughing Buddha" the happy face, the long ear lobes, and big, big, bellies; But the most important part of a Lucky Buddha statue is the magic bag of plenty under in his right hand - It never ever runs out. He is also sitting on a pile of coins.
- Beautiful finish, with prayer beads and bag of plenty and coins
- Makes a wonderful gift for business associates, siblings, and parents
- Thought to bring good luck, happiness, cheer, and wealth
The Laughing Buddha is not worshiped. He is there only to help bring good energy, prosperity and luck into the home.
The main intent of the Laughing Buddha is that it is a constant reminder to smile, stay happy and enjoy your life.
Hand poured and painted by Granny Kate. Made from resin. 1 1/2" tall x 1 1/2" wide and elbows.
Black and Cherry pictured