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Relic Container in Flaming Gem Shape
The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces
11m 02s

Broadcast on May 16, 2019
Available until March 31, 2029

This metal vessel was made in the 13th century to hold the relics believed to be the shards of the historical Buddha’s bones. It is over 50cm tall and consists of a complex base and neck supporting a jewel in flames. The Japanese people believed these relics had the power to ward off evil and make people’s wishes come true.

photo Relic Container in Flaming Gem Shape