Fat Laughing Buddha Bronze Statue Good Luck Hotei Budai
This bronze statue we are offering is Hoi Tai or the Happy Buddha of Good Fortune. He has a round fat belly that is said to symbolize good luck and abundance. This jolly fellow is sure to make you smile and feel good every time you see him.
He was hand cast of solid bronze with green verdigris patina, sitting upon a Chinese coin etched with dragons while holding a coin in his hand.
Each Buddha will have slightly different coloration and expression than the photo, this is not a flaw, but a reflection of the handcrafted origins of this unique product.
This wonderful work of the Happy Buddha will you bring good fortune! Small size is perfect for your personal altar or even your office.
- Size - 3.75" Tall x 4.5" wide X 3.5" deep
- Solid Bronze, not a cheap resin replica
- Handcrafted in Bali
- Ships FAST from the USA
About the Budai:
Although primarily a folkloric figure, he has been incorporated into a number of Buddhist and Taoist folklore traditions. the Budai is admired for his happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintain that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
In Japan, Hotei persists in folklore as one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Taoism.
Budai in Zen Buddhism is said to travel giving candy to poor children, only asking a penny from Zen monks or lay practitioners he meets. One day a monk walks up to him and asks, "What is the meaning of Zen?" Budai drops his bag. "How does one realize Zen?" he continued. Budai then took up his bag and continued on his way.