49 (h) x 32 x 22 cm
Shinzo, Shintō deity
Shinzō, in the Shintō religion of Japan, a representation either in painting or sculpture of a kami (god or sacred power).
The Shintō religion did not have a tradition of iconic representation, but under the influence of Buddhism a few anthropomorphic images began to be created in the Heian period (794–1185).
Notable examples are the late 9th-century wooden statues in the Matsunoo Jinja at Kyōto.