This week presents a statue of General Makura, one of 12 Divine Generals who serve as protective deities for the Buddha of healing. This statue is located on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. The 12 Divine Generals line the path to Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

General Makura. Tian Tan Buddha, with head in the clouds, is unconcerned with the activities below.

Each general represents one Chinese zodiac sign and two hours of the day. General Makura stands for the rabbit and 05:00 – 07:00. I don’t know if there is a specific reason for choosing him to represent that sign and time of day.

Sculpture Saturday is a challenge hosted by Susan Kelly at No Fixed Plans.

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