The Oriental Furniture 6 in. Sitting Laughing Buddha Statue portrays the quintessential Buddhist folk deity, known as Hotei in Japan or Budai in China. Hotei/Budai was a 10th-century figure who brought happiness, contentment, and good fortune wherever he went. Today, throughout Asia, homes and businesses display statues of Hotei or Budai in order to attract and welcome good fortune. A popular gift in Asian cultures, this sitting Buddha makes a deeply respectful, traditional gift for birthdays, the New Year, housewarmings, or new beginnings. It's also traditional to rub your Laughing Buddha's belly while making a silent, pure-hearted wish.
What began in 1985 as a simple retail store in Natick, Mass., has now blossomed into Oriental Furniture, one of the largest online retailers of furniture, gifts, and accessories. The company combs the globe for beautiful, quality products, and imports items directly from around the world in order to reduce costs for customers. With a wide variety of products available, Oriental Furniture offers distinctive design solutions for the style-minded home decorator.