Fudō Myō (Acala)

Japan

Edo period (1615-1868), About 1800

Literally the Immovable One, Fudo Myo was supposedly incarnated eons ago as a slave so he could serve all beings. He also vowed to destroy all evil in the world. In his right hand he holds a sword with which to smite the wicked, while in his left he holds a lasso in order to catch and bind them.

  • Titles Fudo Myo (Acala) (Proper)
  • Artist Japan
  • Medium wood, lacquer, and pigment
  • Dimensions 25 1/8 × 10 11/16 × 10 11/16 in. (63.8 × 27.1 × 27.1 cm) figure: 12 1/8 × 9 3/8 × 7 in. (30.8 × 23.8 × 17.8 cm)
  • Credit Line Museum purchase with funds from the Endowed Funds for Acquisitions, 2000.115
  • Work Type sculpture
  • Classification Sculpture