Saturday, January 11, 2014

Binzuru Harada (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Binzuru Harada is one of the disciples of Buddah and is known for his wisdom and compassion. In his youth he had broken his vow of chastity and was forbidden to enter Nirvana. He lives on Mount Marishi and comes to the aid of men when they need help. People also pray to him if they are sick. They rub their hands on a wooden statue of Binzuru Harada in the place that is not well and they are healed.

In Dream Hunters, The Monk prays to Binzuru Harada when the Fox showed up on the doorstep of his temple at the edge of death.

Later The Monk encounters Binzuru Harada, who appears as an old man with a long white beard and bushy eyebrows, when he leaves his temple to seek help for the fox. Binzuru Harada beats The Monk with a stick for abandoning his temple, but then gives him a slip of paper and tells him that he needs to sleep with the token of The King Of All Night’s Dreaming beneath his head in order to save the life of the Fox. Binzuru Harada appears in Dream Hunters on page 66-69.

This is a wonderful portrait from Max. I like the moon in the background. It adds a sense of magic to the character.

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