NARA (Kyodo) Horyuji Temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, reported Sunday that a statue of Manjushiri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, has apparently been stolen.

The statue, about 74 cm tall, was found missing from the Nishimuro, the west monks’ quarters that have been designated a national treasure, by a temple staffer who went to open the structure’s doors at around 8:30 a.m., according to police.

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