Budai Sculptures

Laughing Buddha is not worshipped or prayed to,

but just displayed as an auspicious symbol.


FORMOSA Art Feng Shui Budai
BUW-01 - Click on the photo for full size view



  • Material:     Juniper
  • Height:       62 cm
  • Width:        43 cm
  • Depth:        40 cm
  • Weight:    23.5 kg

History of Feng Shui Budai



The Budai (also called 'Fat Buddha) is believed to be a historical figure, a Chinese Zen Buddhist monk named Qieci who lived almost 1,000 years ago during the end of Liang Dynasty. In China he was known as Budai (or PuTai), which means cloth bag, named after the bag he always carried. He was a generous man who devoted his entire life in helping others, and is portrayed as a fat, bald man donning monks clothing, with a huge bulging belly, and wearing or holding a beads necklace.



What is Feng Shui Budai



Budai represents health, prosperity, happiness, and good fortune. These statues take several forms, and can communicate different meanings based on the symbolic meaning of the several objects he is possessing.


Several Name of Feng Shui Budai


Best identified by his projected belly and ever green grin, the Budai provides with several Feng Shui benefits for your home. Known by several names i.e. Ho Tei, Hotai, laughing Buddha and happy Buddha, he is a symbol of prosperity, good fortune and contentment.



Symbols Associated with Feng Shui Budai



Feng Shui Budai is often witnessed with a large sack. This sack is filled with blessings. It contains many valuables which he distributes open heartedly. The sack is the symbol of wealth, and the fulfillment of wishes. Budai holds a bowl above his head to get abundance from the heavens. The wish-giving fan represents joy. Budai waves the fan to drive away troubles. The Wu-Lou gourd, or gourd of enlightenment displays the joy of youth for long life. The wealth ball represents a pearl. It is a symbol of the biggest treasure of all, wisdom.



Benefits of Feng Shui Budai



Feng Shui experts recommend that placing the Budai in the living room or family room is of utmost benefit. The Budai should be placed facing the main door to the home. This way it will channel good fortune while direct misfortune out the door. This is also a nice area to enable the Budai to soak negative chi and vibrate auspicious energy.

Don't place him in the bathroom it will flush your wealth down the toilet!



Lucky Mascot in China and Taiwan



The Feng Shui Budai’s image is a constant fixture in homes in the entire China and Taiwan and you will not find a single Chinese restaurant where a Feng Shui Budai statue is not prominently displayed. His fat belly is rubbed for "good luck" and is believed to grant wishes to those looking for prosperity. It's said that the larger the Feng Shui Budai’s belly, the more prominently the wish will be fulfilled. The delightful image of the Budai will bring positive and strong energy to a room.


FORMOSA Art Feng Shui Budai
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  • Material:     Juniper pomegranate
  • Height:       32 cm
  • Width:        55 cm
  • Depth:        25 cm
  • Weight:      9.7 kg

FORMOSA Art Feng Shui Budai
BUW-03 - Click on the photo for full size view



  • Material:    Juniper
  • Height:       40 cm
  • Width:        36 cm
  • Depth:        20 cm
  • Weight:      6.3 kg

FORMOSA Art Feng Shui Budai
BUW-04 - Click on the photo for full size view



  • Material:     Juniper
  • Height:       60 cm
  • Width:        45 cm
  • Depth:        45 cm
  • Weight:    26.8 kg


Right Placement is Necessary


  • Placing the Budai statue at your desk is a great way to cut down stress. Let the Budai remind you of your requirements to experience happiness and witness a spirit of satisfaction and joy. Stress reduction is a key factor of Feng Shui and the placement of a Budai statue on the table can flash a positive energy for the struggling, stressed out people. Those who work at home can feel the double benefit of reduced stress and prosperity.
  • Many professionals of Feng Shui display the Budai on their dashboard. Driving, particularly in traffic during a commute, can be a stressful pursuit. Keeping the laughing Feng Shui Budai will offer you solitude and soak negative energy. Placing a Budai on a sack statue is ideal for this task.
  • Small business owners must place the Budai statue in their reception area as a guard of prosperity and good fortune. A Budai statue carrying gold ingots or placed on a pile of gold coins provides with the perfect message of wealth and good fortune for a business.


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