Eleven-Faced Kannon
(十一面観音)
1000 Speakers Conference in English
Noriko Nagura, Jan, 2017
Kannon
Kannon belongs to Bosatsu group
←Nyorai
←Bosatsu
←Myo-oh
←Tembu
1000-armed Kannon is one form,
and 11-faced Kannon another.
Kannon Changes its Appearance
in 33 Forms
11 Faces to Watch the World Carefully!
 11-faced Kannon at Hase
temple in Kamakura
Kannon watches the
world carefully wit...
11 Facial Expressions are Fixed
When seen from the above…
Nyorai
Laughing
Merciful
Merciful
Merciful
Angry
Angry
AngrySmil...
- 「日本のフシギ英語で解明」by 松本美江
“The Wonders of Japan Explained in English” by
Yoshie Matsumoto
- 「日本の仏像」by 薬師寺君子
“Buddha Statues i...
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201611 buddha statues 11 faced kannon

  1. 1. Eleven-Faced Kannon (十一面観音) 1000 Speakers Conference in English Noriko Nagura, Jan, 2017
  2. 2. Kannon Kannon belongs to Bosatsu group ←Nyorai ←Bosatsu ←Myo-oh ←Tembu
  3. 3. 1000-armed Kannon is one form, and 11-faced Kannon another. Kannon Changes its Appearance in 33 Forms
  4. 4. 11 Faces to Watch the World Carefully!  11-faced Kannon at Hase temple in Kamakura Kannon watches the world carefully with many eyes, to find people who need help!  Kannon is ready to help people!
  5. 5. 11 Facial Expressions are Fixed When seen from the above… Nyorai Laughing Merciful Merciful Merciful Angry Angry AngrySmiling Smiling Smiling  Smiles for faithful people  Anger against evils  Laugh away difficulties  Mercy to save people
  6. 6. - 「日本のフシギ英語で解明」by 松本美江 “The Wonders of Japan Explained in English” by Yoshie Matsumoto - 「日本の仏像」by 薬師寺君子 “Buddha Statues in Japan” by KimikoYakushiji - 「仏像のひみつ」by 山崎勉 “Secrets of Buddha Statues” by Tsutomu Yamazaki References

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