Yakushi Nyorai Seated Statue

Shizuoka Prefecture Tangible Cultural Property

Wood / Heian Period

Height of statue 110.0cm

Given the elegant form and the peaceful face, this statue was sculpted from a single kaya tree (Torreya nucifera),
The statue is estimated to date back to the middle of the Heian period (mid-11th century).
The precise carving of the face, simple yet well-defined draping of the robe, and thickness of the chest and stomach contribute impressions of powerfulness, which is characteristic of the sculptures of the time.