MediumInk, color on paper, scroll
DimensionsWork : 67 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (1.7 m x 59.69 cm x 3.81 cm)
Credit LineGift of Risa and Chris Engle in honor of Mayia and Leah
LabelFudo Myo-o is a Buddhist protector deity who is especially revered by followers of Japanese Shingon Buddhism. According to Shingon belief, Fudo Myo-o helps supplicants by destroying the physical and spiritual obstacles that prevent people from achieving enlightenment. Fudo Myo-o is typically portrayed as a fierce-looking figure surrounded by flames and holding a sword and a lariat.