Maitreya, or Miroku Bosatsu in Japanese, is a famous bodhisattva and a key symbol of Buddhist meditation. Now you can recreate a large statue of Maitreya with the Miroku Bosatsu Miatreya Bodhisattva Papercraft Model by Ocher, part of a superb series of new "21st century papercraft" kits.
This self-assembly model is challenging and will take several days to complete. However, the result, a sitting, meditating Maitreya, is stunning and will teach you about Buddhist iconography, as well as seriously testing your construction skills.
The Miroku Bosatsu Maitreya Bodhisattva Papercraft Model features:
- Size (when complete): around 82 x 29 x 35.5cm (32.3 x 11.4 x 14")
- 84 A4 sheets
- Self-assembly: model requires you to make it yourself
- Tools required: glue, scissors, paper cutter
- Instructions: Japanese (but with diagrams)