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Happy Holidays! from Japan Suite

五劫思惟阿弥陀 ©Japan-Suite

五劫思惟阿弥陀 ©Japan-Suite

In this Holiday season, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your interest and support this past year.
We are looking forward to continuing to find and showcase the best Japanese crafts and artisans.

Sending best wishes for a very Happy Holiday and a rewarding year ahead.
— from Japan Suite


五劫思惟阿弥陀
The Buddha shown here represents the Amida Buddha who, while a monk, prayed for five aeons for human mortals, for so long that his hair grew to this length. This representation originated in the Song Dynasty in China and was imported to Japan during the Kamakura period nearly 1,000 years ago.