Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park
Four statues of Buddha, each in a niche made up by shafts supporting an ogee arch.
North side: Enthroned Buddha. Below the throne a relief representing a scene of worship with six figures;
East side: Buddha seated on lotus flower;
South side: Standing Buddha;
West side: Death of Buddha.
Inscription in Japanese are on pink granite plaques below three of the niches.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Carved niches on four separate faces||None||None|
|Reclining Buddha (west)||Stone / Gilding / Enamels||c. 3.70 x 2.75|
|Enthroned Buddha (north)||Stone / Gilding||c. 3.70 x 2.75|
|Buddha seated on Lotus flower (east)||Stone / Gilding||c. 3.70 x 2.75|
|Standing Buddha (south)||Stone / Gilding / Black lettering||c. 3.70 x 2.75|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||On river side of the park, overlooking Chelsea Reach|
|A-Z ref||76 D7|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||1984-85 Based on Japanese and Indian traditions constructed in 11 months|
|Year of unveiling||None|
|Commissioned by||Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii, founder of the Nippozan Myohoti Order|
|Duty of care||Wandsworth Borough Council|
|Listing status||Don't know|
|At risk?||No known risk|