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My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby torgosaves » Mon 07.03.2006 12:19 pm

He's a little keychain. My friend said he was a "Screaming Buddha"

Sorry, I had to scan him; and he wouldn't stay in the right position.

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He looks a lot like Hotei, the Laughing Buddha (at least in girth), but he is not very happy. His mouth is open in a seeming scream. His eyes are wincing. And he holds his begging bowl above his head. He also does not have a bag.

Does anyone have any information about this little guy. I have a feeling he is not known as the "Screaming Buddha".

I would really appreciate even just a name.

Thanks

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RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby Gravi » Mon 07.03.2006 12:33 pm

Awsome keychain! :D
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RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby TrilinguisT » Mon 07.03.2006 3:10 pm

i've seen this "buddha" across the entrances of shops and restaruants.
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RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby Taojinn » Tue 07.04.2006 5:13 am

It just might be a variation of hotei, they come in various postures and poses. Either that or a guess could be he's not hotei but the Buddha of money and wealth which portrays Buddha holding a 'bowl of plenty' over his head. It's anyone guess right now.
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RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby inamorata » Tue 07.04.2006 5:41 am

i have one ..ok i'll put up a picture later on guys
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RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby torgosaves » Tue 07.04.2006 11:58 am

I almost couldn't find this thread. I though someone had deleted it.

It does look awfully like Hotei. But his face really seems to be in anguish. And he does not have his cloth bag. Which is what "Hotei" means:

布袋  ほてい  

布  ほ linen, cloth

袋  てい bag, sack

I'm going to keep on looking.
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Re: RE: My friend bought this for me in India...

Postby inamorata » Tue 11.11.2008 1:57 am

inamorata wrote:i have one ..ok i'll put up a picture later on guys



awwe pweety cwool - i had no digi camera nor a comp :( that time that is 2 yrs back - **sigh** a long time :?

but still i rememba my prommise and here you go guys..

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