28m 00s
Fudo Myo-o: The Enduring Power of a Wrathful Deity
Core Kyoto
28m 00s

Broadcast on August 20, 2020
Available until March 31, 2023

Flames rising from behind, piercing eyes and an enraged expression, statues of Fudo Myo-o hold a sword and lasso, both ritual implements. Despite its formidable appearance, this deity has a wide following among devotees and common folk alike. The solid power it emits has attracted many people craving comfort during the coronavirus pandemic. Discover the faith and customs surrounding Fudo Myo-o, and the undertakings of a monk cum Buddhist sculptor who is captivated by this protective guardian.