Nikkō and Gakkō accompany Buddha sculptures throughout Japan. Nikkō is the "Bodhisattva of the Sun Light" and Nisseimanishu is his representation as a nichirin (日輪- Sun disc) with a black three-legged crow drawn inside.
This symbol is known in China as Sānzúwū 三足烏 (lit. three-legged bird) and appears in Chinese artwork dated to the Yǎngsháo period (5000 BC to 3000 BC). In Chinese mythology and ancient philosophical texts, this bird is intimately related to the Sun. It has three legs, according to the Huáinánzǐ (淮南子 - II century BC) Chinese text, because three is the emblem of Yang and the supreme essence of Yang is the sun.
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