Hayagriva – Roadside Protector

Equine Museum of Japan

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Hayagriva (Bato Kannon in Japanese) is a horse-headed Buddhist deity said to have originated on the Silk Road. He is believed to be healer in the realm of animals during the six cycles of reincarnation. In Japan, he is considered a protector of horses and stone statues of him were placed along roadsides during the Edo era. This exhibition features photographs by Naojiro Kurita introducing the diversity of Hayagriva statues in Japan.

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from December 11, 2018 to February 11, 2019
Open on public holiday Monday. Closed for the New Year holidays from December 25th to January 4th.

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Naojiro Kurita

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