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Batō Kannon is invoked during the Jūhachidō 十八道 practice when closing the vajra net to seal the sacred space. He is distinguished by the white horse's head that he wears like a crown.The horse is one of the symbols of dominion of the "Ideal King" (Kyōryōrinjin 教令輪身 or Kyōryōjō-ō 教令聖王), known as Chakravartin in Sanskrit.

It features nearly 130 photos, copious reference notes, spellings in multiple Asian languages, and a handy A-to-Z List of Kannon Forms.

It was not a monk-artisan who made this Kannon at the impulse of piety.

Rather, it was produced by professional designers employed by a company in Japan's flourishing religious-goods industry.” Sanskrit = Pāṇḍaravāsinī Avalokitêśvara Chinese = Báiyī Guānyīn Korean = Baeg-ui Gwaneum 백의관음Also written 白處觀音 or 白衣大士Transliterated as 半拏囉嚩悉寧 and 伴陀羅縛Sanskrit Seed Pronounced SA サ in Japan Shingon Mantra (ご真言)おん しべいていでい はんだらばしに そわかOn Shibeiteidei Handarabashini Sowaka Painting of Byakue Kannon13th-14th Century H = 100.3 cm, W = 41.4 cm Photo: Nara National Museum White-Robed Kannon. Photo at Right: White-Robed Kannon in Ōfuna, Japan. Work on this statue began in 1934, but the outbreak of WWII halted its construction, which began again after the war and was completed in 1961.

Also called Byakushozon 白処尊 or Byakue Kanjizaimo 白衣観自在母. Prevents sickness and disaster, grants fertility and safe childbirth, and assists in raising children. The complex here contains stones from ground zero at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as this temple commemorates the souls of those who died in the atomic bomb attacks, and prays for permanent world peace. DIRECTIONS: Found just outside Ōfuna Station (near Kamakura City) on the Yokosuka train line or Tokaido train line). = Mahāvairocana Sūtra; a central text of Esoteric Buddhism composed sometime in the 6th / 7th century AD), it is said that Byakue Kannon resides within a white lotus; and in the tenth chapter, it is explained that whiteness represents the pure aspiration of enlightenment (bodaishin 菩提心) out of which the Buddha and Bodhisattva are born.

Byakue thus becomes the source and lord of the Kannon section of the Taizōkai Mandara and may be called Kannon-mo 観音母 (Mother Kannon).