Little Happy Buddha Laughing on Pile of Coins Small 3.5H -
Doesn't this make you want to laugh too! Here Happy Buddha brings joy with his smiling face and big round belly. He stands on a pile of coins of prosperity and carries a bag of candy to give as gifts. He's a small size at 3.5"H -- a good size for your Lunch Box or Locker!
- Hotai on Pile of Coins is made from crushed stone and resin, antique red and gold finish. PN O-048GR.
- Measures 3.5 in H x 2.5 in W x 2.5 in D. Weighs: 0.3 lbs.
Often called the Happy Buddha or Laughing Buddha, he is really Ho Tai (Budai, Hotai, Hotei), a monk of the Later Liang Dynasty (907 - 923 AD) of China. He was known for carrying a sack of candy which he handed out to children in the street. Many Chinese Buddhist believe he was an incarnation of the Maitreya Bodhisattva (the future Buddha). His duty is patron of the weak, the poor and children. He wanders around with his sack which never empties and takes the sadness from people of this world. He represents prosperity and happiness. His big belly represents wealth. Because of his significance, statuettes of the Laughing Buddha are often found in homes and businesses in China and Japan.
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