Wood Prayer Printing Block


In stock

Folk Arts


This particular piece dates back to the late 19th to early 20th century and prays for a peaceful bodhisattva to save people from suffering. Someone seeking a prayer would travel to a Buddhist temple and purchase the prayer from the monks. They would then stamp the block on paper and give that to the family as the prayer. This block is what the monks would use to stamp the paper.
Prayer (Middle Column) - "A peaceful bodhisattva that listens to the voices of the people of the world and saves them from suffering" (Hohai Namu Heiwa Kanzeon Bosatsu Ou Go No Yu)
Temple Location (Bottom Right Column) - "Heiwa Kanondo Rokosan", Hyogo Prefecture
  • Buddhist Sect - Nichiren
  • Cherry Wood
  • Early 20th Century
  • 11-1/2" x 4-1/8" x 1/2" (height, width, depth)

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Customers Also Like

If you do not see what you are looking for please let us know. We may have what you are looking for offline or on it's way to us now.