Karai Tenjin (Shinto deity)

Japan

Muromachi period (1392 - 1573), About 1500

Thousands of Japanese school children pray to Karai Tenjin, the Shinto God of Wisdom, each year before taking their class entrance exams. Today there are over 3000 shrines in Japan dedicated to this deity.

  • Titles Karai Tenjin (Shinto deity) (Proper)
  • Artist Japan
  • Medium wood and pigment
  • Dimensions 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (24.8 x 12.1 x 8.3 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Toyobi Far Eastern Art, Inc., 1990.249
  • Work Type sculpture
  • Classification Sculpture