|kongou houza 金剛宝座|
|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
|Also kongouza 金剛座. Lit. diamond throne. The throne on which the historical Buddha *Shaka 釈迦 meditated and reached enlightenment. A stone pedestal (approximately 2.5mx1.5m) dating from 2-1c BC that is preserved at Buddhagaya in India. In Japan the term kongou houza is sometimes used more generally for the pedestal or dais on which a Buddhist image is placed *daiza 台座.|
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