#182 Rakan Satsuma

Beautiful old Satsuma depicting the “Rakan,” the highest rank of the Buddha disciple, the ones preserving and proclaiming the Buddhist law. These disciples are typically attended by servants. Other examples of this button are shown in Nishida and Allen’s book “Satsuma Buttons and Buckles,” p. 186. Reverse shows self shank, signature mark, Japan location mark. Est. selling price is $60-100.