Statue of Hida no Takumi Mokkaku Dainyojin and a printing block
Statue of Hida no Takumi (a Hida carpenter), who had long been revered by the people
The statue of Mokkaku Dainyojin features Kara no Shiwa, a Hidanotakumi carpenter, who had long been revered as a master-sculptor in the Muromachi Period.
Kara no Shiwa was a skillful sculptor, and an anecdote has it that he went to China on his self-made mokkaku (wooden crane), and displayed his technique, which was considered so excellent that it likened to the work of God.
With a height of 46.3 cm and a shoulder width of 20 cm, the statue has a face with high cheek-bones, and is said to accurately express human facial features.
The printing block was prepared when the statue of Mokkaku Dainyojin was carried to Edo to be unveiled in 1795.