Unique Wooden Antique Lucky Travelling Buddha

While on my vacation, my fellow treasure hunters in the Philippines contacted me about an interesting discovery which is a unique and antique “Wooden Lucky Travelling Buddha”. Of course, they don’t know anything about the Buddha until I told them that it was a lucky Buddha used by most Feng Shui experts to attract positive chi energy. For those who knows nothing about Feng Shui, this Buddha is known to bring “good blessings”.

The wooden Buddha was discovered by a certain individual who claimed that he mysteriously dreamed about it. A spirit contacted him through his dream telling about the hidden Buddha and its location which is at a certain hidden cave. So he went into the location and dug the spot according to his dream. He was astounded when he found a concealed entrance to a cave.

Near the entrance, he discovered a wooden Buddha.

Here are the following photos of this interesting wooden Buddha (You can click on the images to enlarge it):

Front View

Back View

Right Side View

Left Side View

Top View

According to the person who found this wooden Buddha, he took it inside their house. And as a result, his family suddenly experienced some kind of illness putting the blame to the wooden statue. Thus, they took it out of their house and stored it somewhere safe outside.

Could Diamonds be Hidden Inside the Wooden Buddha?

“If General Yamashita or his other fellow Japanese Imperial soldiers hid this wooden Buddha, there must be something valuable on it such as diamonds”. This is the most common perception of everyone about the statue so they decided to drill it on every part of its body.

They actually drilled the head, bottom, sides and it’s back. As you can see on the photos above, the drilled holes are visible. However, none has been hit by the drill which seems to prove that the Buddha just consist of pure plain wood.

Speaking about the wood, this Buddha is made out of “Diospyros Blancoi” tree. The local Filipino term is “Kamagong”.

The Wooden Buddha is a Japanese Treasure Sign

In my own opinion, this wooden Buddha is a Japanese treasure sign. It actually represents “Happiness and Wealth”. This wooden statue simply indicates that inside that cave is a buried Yamashita or Japanese treasure that will surely bring happiness and wealth to the fortunate individual who uncovers it.

A laughing Buddha is a deity that belongs to the Chinese culture. And according to Feng Chui experts, the best place for them to be placed is at the spot where the image is overlooking at the entrance. This is exactly how this wooden statue was placed inside the cave according to the person who discovered it.

The size of this wooden Buddha is around 1 feet tall and 16 inches wide.

View Comments (12)

  • Anonymous says:
    • Anonymous says:

      Sir, how much is the worth value of an antique Buddha?


      There are several factors involve in pricing a certain antique Buddha. You have to know that there are several kinds of Buddha representing different form of positive aspects of life. When it comes to its physical form, it will be inspected for damages. This means that if it sustained a lot of damages then this will affect its price. Aside from the physical form are the materials used in constructing the image. There are actually more factors involve unless you can provide a photo for me to have a better assessment to provide estimate of its value.

  • Anonymous says:
    • It seems to me that with all the drilling on the Buddha has indeed sustained significant damage bringing its value down. Could X-Ray been a better choice? What are you estimating for the value of this object at this point? This is a Buddha that I would normally be interested.


      I totally agree that X-Ray could have been a better choice. Anyway, I will try to ask the owner of this Buddha for its price.

      Update: Please contact me on my FaceBook page if you are still interested on this antique.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Sir Elmo do you know his to defuse a bomb? Or do you know someone how to defuse a bo mb coz we have seen already the item but we cannot retrieve because it was surrounded by 16 medium size bo mb.

    • No I don't but there are two members of my team who knows how. Unfortunately, they don't provide services on their skill.

  • Anonymous says:
    • Sir Elmo,

      I am from Leyte. My hometown is Anahawan Southern Leyte near the town of saint Bernard. Sir, my uncle and his company discovered a turtle sign in the island of Panaon this island said to be the camp of Japanese Imperial empire during WW2.

      The turtle according to him is pointing straight to the direction towards to the big and huge rocks and this huge rocks are many and beside this huge rocks, are mountains at the back of it. The turtle sign are complete have head and tale. And they try digging it to the foot of the huge rocks but they never found a thing. And so they leave it. Until now, no one knows where is the exact location of the deposit.

      Sir what is the sign stands for? How to find the thing? Is there any entrance to go inside the huge rocks. Hoping for your reply.

      Thanks a lot.

    • In my own opinion, there is a tunnel or cave entrance that is being blocked by those huge rocks.

  • Sir I found a Buddha about 6-7 inches.

    It is made from soft stone or I think cement and can be easily broken. The physical form is the Buddha is praying. No feet and it dress like mama marry.

    I found it blending in small stones.

    It has no feet like Ghost "manananggal".

    • That Buddha you found is a marker which confirm the presence of a hidden Yamashita treasure around that area. What I would like to know is for you to describe the area where you found this object. Can you also describe those small stones where you exactly recovered it.

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