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Sannô (Mountain King)

Sannô (Mountain King)
Sannô (Mountain King)
Category
Shinto
Time Period
Early Muromachi era (1338-1476 CE)
Size
13.1 x 35 x 8.8 cm
Material
Painted Wood

Almost every mountain and hill in Japan has its own deity worshiped by local people. These are generally known by the title Sanno (Mountain King). This pair represents two of the Hiei-Zan; to the left is Daigyouji-no-kami; to the right is Yamasueno-oonushino-kami.

 

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