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The statue is of Binzuru Yakushi Nyorai or Pindola Bharadvaja, is made of wood,and dates from the Edo period . In Japan, Binzuru is the most widely revered of the sixteen disciples of Buddha. He is reported to have excelled in occult powers. In Japan people believe that if you rub a part of the image of Binzuru, and then the corresponding part of your own body, the ailment there will be cured
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The statue is of Binzuru Yakushi Nyorai or Pindola Bharadvaja, is made of wood,and dates from the Edo period . In Japan,  Binzuru is the most widely revered of the sixteen disciples of Buddha.  He is reported to have excelled in occult powers. In Japan people believe that if you rub a part of the image of Binzuru, and then the corresponding part of your own body, the ailment there will be cured