DAIBUTSU

This stationery brand hails from the ancient Japanese capital – Kyoto where, among numerous sights, you will come across magnificent collections of Buddha statues (daibutsu).

The design is centred around a charming idea – what would it look like if Buddha partook in our daily lives? The Daibutsu stationery, thus, features the legendary sage sweeping the floor, doing laundry or taking a nap! These heart-warming illustrations are sure to cheer you up.

The stationery also features Maitreya – a bodhisattva who is yet to appear on Earth and achieve enlightenment, a future Buddha; Asuras – the constantly quibbling and famously jealous demigods who can’t resist a good fight; Guanyin – the supreme cosmic authority on compassion.