Hotei Buddha Garden Statue
Hotei Buddha Garden Statue
| || Regular: $350.00 |
Sale Price: $299.95
Item #: BHBSA725R
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The Hotei Buddha is found in both Japanese(Hotei) and Chinese(Budai) cultures. The Hotei represents a jolly, plump Buddhist monk that lived in the town of Fenghu during the later Ling Dynasty of China (907-923 C.E.). He is said to have traveled the countryside giving candy to children from his endless supply found in the nap sack he carried over his shoulder. He represents prosperity and wealth and is well known for his generosity and good nature. He is the patron of the poor, the weak and the children. He was well loved and the news of his death spread rapidly throughout Asia. Statues were made of this famous monk and placed in the homes and businesses of the people in the hopes of bringing good fortune. It is also said that after his death people referred to him as a reincarnation of the Maitreya Bodhisattva (the Future Buddha) because of his ability to predict the weather. He is also often referred to as the laughing Buddha.
This beautiful reproduction is handcast in durable, indoor/outdoor resin and comes in either a natural rust, hand patina bronze,steel or white marble finish, handcast and finished in the United States.
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Measures: 20" Tall x 11" Wide x 7.5" Deep
SELECT YOUR FINISH: Natural Rust, Hand-Patina Bronze(add $25)
White Marble(add $25) or Steel
Material: Cast Resin
Please, no rush orders.
Most of our resin garden statues were originally carved by village craftspeople in Bali. And, each village still receives a percentage from the sale of each statue. Each statue is cast, finished, and packed by hand in the United States.
Resin is a remarkably durable substance that has the appearance of metal and the feel of wood. It is much lighter in weight than concrete or stone and offers heightened detail. We know you will be extremely pleased with the beauty and workmanship of our garden statues.
You may leave your garden statue outside in the winter, although we choose to bring ours indoors here in the Midwest. Because the extreme cold or heat can damage the statue, we recommend that you not place your statue on a surface that absorbs a lot of heat in the summer (like blacktop), and rather place it in an area with some shade. We also recommend that you place your statue on a stone base. A stone base not only raises the statue and protects it from weed-trimmers and lawn-mowers, but also provides a base that won't hold moisture that could freeze in the winter and cause the statue to crack.
If left outside, your statue will weather and develop a unique character all its own. And, with proper care, you can expect your resin garden statue to last many years.