Budai, Temple of the Azure Clouds, Peking

Budai, Temple of the Azure Clouds, Peking

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: WC01-133. Budai (Hotei; Pu-Tai), the God of Contentment or Happiness, or the Laughing Buddha. Another photograph of this statue was published on page 60 of 'Peking' by Heinz v. Perckhammer (Berlin, 1928), and captioned "Pi-yun-tse, God of Happiness". It is probably that the statue was at the Temple of the Azure Clouds (Bi Yun Si; Pi Yün Ssu; Biyunsi), an Indian-style Buddhist Temple in the Western Hills, Peking (Beijing).

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1912-1914

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections