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hanka fuza@
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Also hanka , hankaza 捿, hanfuza 卿, daibosatsuza F, and bosatsuza F. The half-lotus posture (as opposed to the full-lotus position *kekka fuza 卿. One leg is folded over the other with the sole up and the other foot is under leg. Hanka fuza, in the same manner as kekka fuza, has two forms; kisshouza gˍ (the right leg rests on the left thigh) and goumaza ~ (the left leg rests on the right thigh), the latter being less commonly found. The hanka fuza position was thought to be originally provided for nuns.The position is very often used for bodhisattva *bosatsu F images, hence the term bosatsuza. The hanka fuza sometimes includes hanka fumisage 擥 position where the right leg is placed on the left thigh but the left leg is pendant, as seen in the hanka shiyuizou vґ found in bodhisattva images made in China, Korea and Japan.
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