Thisis seated with legs crossed in the position. His hands, garlanded with a prayer chain, are folded in front of his chest in a of veneration. The naturalistic appearance of the body and robe along with the individualistic facial features lend the figure a sense of liveliness.
The raised collar and the gesture suggest that this is a monk from theschool (Jap. Jodo). invocations with the help of a prayer chain is a common practice in this school.