Zaō Gongen a rare example of a purely Japanese deity in the Shugendō religion. Shugendō literally means "the path of training and testing" or "the way to spiritual power through discipline. Gilt bronze with incised decoration.
Okinawa's traditional wear from the Ryukyu Heian period #japankuru #okinawa #tradionalwear #ryukyu #bioshill #hillofbios #ビオスの丘 #沖縄 #沖縄文化 #bios
Tang dynasty officer's saber preserved in Japan's 正倉院 or "Imperial House Agency," Shosoin Kunaicho, designated as "Tang-era katanas." From the Nara period till the Heian period, Japan modified the Tang blade until the form became the modern katana.