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En no Gyōja
En no Gyōja
Average: 74.9 cm (29 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1975.65
En no Gyōja is said to have had supernatural powers.
This Buddhist monk is known as En no Gyōja, or “En the Ascetic” (legendarily 634–701), who is said to have founded Shugendō, a style of religious practice focused on performing challenging, rigorous tests of courage and devotion in mountainous settings.
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