The statue depicts Braham wear costume as the monk. Originally Taishakuten was stated as God of war (Indra) of Hindu and Zoroastrianism and Guardian at Buddhism. His sculpture rises his left hands high making 90-degree angle with his body and relaxed his right hands. He gestures sign of Vitarka mudra that this variant of Dharmachaka mudra stand for intellectual debate at both the hands. Braham was a god of Hindu god, too. Braham appears as the creator of the universe. Early Buddhist texts describe several different Brahmas coexisting in the same universe; some of them think they are creators of the world, but they are corrected by the Buddha. His sculpture has same action with Taishakuten status but Bonten status opposite side with Taishakuten status. The both of statues is twisted into a knot that resembles a seashell (Kapardin), a style that is primary characteristic of early figural image of Buddha in north India. The both of statues have a elongated earlobes symbol of Buddha but the both of them do not have the Urna. This raise to me the question that imagination of Buddha changes a little when Buddhism came to Japan or it was a simple mistake of artist.
In the Nara period, Japan have great influence of culture, politic and special religion of China. Japan at the period, Japanese upper classes patterned themselves after Chinese, including adapting Chinese written character. Buddha became to dominate religion in