Cypress wood with traces of lacquer
Gift of the Regis Corporation
Once there was a king who had two wives. His first wife bore a thousand children who all decided to become monks and follow the Buddha's law.
His second wife had only two sons. The youngest was named Non-o (NON-oh) and helped his monk brothers with their worship. The eldest,
Kongorikishi, however, had a much more aggressive personality. He vowed to protect the Buddha and his worshipers by fighting against
evil and ignorance.