Shinzo

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  • Material

    Wood


  • Size

    49 (h) x 32 x 22 cm


  • Period

    Muromachi period


  • Scientific Dating

    15th century


Description

Shinzo, Shintō deity

Shinzō, in the Shintō religion of Japan, a representation either in painting or sculpture of a kami (god or sacred power).

The Shintō religion did not have a tradition of iconic representation, but under the influence of Buddhism a few anthropomorphic images began to be created in the Heian period (794–1185).

Notable examples are the late 9th-century wooden statues in the Matsunoo Jinja at Kyōto.



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