en-The Majesty of Bizen
"Dai-roku-ten-maou" Chawan (第六天魔王) \ "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven"
Author Toru Ichikawa
Inscription "Sixth Tenmaou"
Remarks Tenma Shop wrapping paper + Tenma receipt
Highlights \ This work is exhibited at Matsumori Art Nagoya store.
Dimension width: 12.7cm Condition N: New
Height: 11 cm
▼ Toru Ichikawa ▼
Born in Tokyo in 1973.
He studied under Ryuichi Hiddenzaki in 2011.
Independent in Tamano City, Okayama Prefecture in 2015.
Selected for the 2016 Contemporary Tea Ceramic Exhibition
Within the Gohonzon, a revered mandala in Japanese Buddhism, the "Dai-roku-ten-maou" (第六天魔王) or the "Demon King of the Sixth Heaven/Sixth Heaven Demon King" symbolizes the lust for power and the desires to attain worldly goals. As the demon king with a great number of minions under his wing, the Maou works to tempt Buddhists from practicing the teachings of Buddha. The "Sixth Heaven," also known as Takejizaiten, the Japanese translation of the Sanskrit name Paranirmitavasavarti, is the realm where the demon king resides, thus he himself is also known as Takejizaiten or Takejizaitenjin.
He is ultimately derived from the evil being Mara of source Buddhist lore and the adaptation of Mara into Japanese Buddhism.
This title is also referring to Oda Nobunaga, a 16th Century warlord known for his eccentric personality and cruelty in battle, who self-proclaimed himself as this particular title.
The 6th Tenmaou
Also known as Shun, Matan, Brahma Tenshu, and the shouting of the name of Brahma, "Sanskrit". It is a world of lust, where a Buddhist monk is told in a state of confusion due to multiple refusals during his training in Buddhism.
This world of colors is a shapeless realm with the five greediness of the fingers of one hand including color, voice, flavor and touch. "Lustful world" a Lustful World nicknamed "you are lustful paradise", its main reason for its existence is greed.
They can be described as six lustful skies including some lower layered, celestial ones, night skies, helmeted skies, monstrous skies, and parinirmity skies. The Sixth Heaven is called Tenmaou, which is found Immediately described as the highest free paradise of alienation, this god's fruitless self-confidence, the art of the sword, the art of the sword of other people, the deceased. "paradise parinirmita".
The presence of the Buddha in the rituals that we certainly cannot describe now (I have no knowledge) refers to the wave of the demon king avoiding the future end of celestial life, therefore in direct association with fallen hell.
"Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." (Luke 12:15)
"Fate attenzione e guardatevi dall'avarizia, perché la vita di uno non consiste nell'abbondanza delle cose che possiede" (Luca 12:15).