There’s quite a long story, full of the usual passion and tragedy and insight, centered around Emeishan itself. As we were intent on studying several of the Emei style boxing and weapons sets it seemed appropriate to get a small replica of the massive central statue shown above. In Old Chinatown in San Francisco for many years the place to go for such things was Master Sam Bo’s Trading Company in Ross Alley, Sadly, Master Bo died some years ago, and his store, long famed for its incense and statues, is not quite what it used to be. Or at least not quite what memory made it.

Another old standby is the Norras Buddhist Temple. However, there was a ceremony going on, so the search for advice led elsewhere.