devotional 

hand gestures

(mudra)

These specific formations and movement of the hands and fingers are part of the rituals performed in front of the deities by Shingon adepts. Mudras are also associated with particular deities and are part of the iconography for representing them.

meditation mudra

Amida

mudra for worshipping Amida

‘fear not’ mudra

Sakyamuni

‘fist of wisdom’ mudra

Dainichi

mudra for worshipping Dainichi

mudra for worshipping Fudō

mudra for worshipping Jizō

mudra for worshipping Miroku

various mudras