I think it is Asian. It came from a closet filled with Buddha figurines from a China shop. Not all figurines were Chinese though and not all represented Buddha, I also saw some Japanese stuff and stuff that I think came from Thailand. This one was different from the rest though, there was only one item that looked a bit like it and that one represented "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". I asked the man in the shop and he said they probably came from Nepal, but he wasn't sure. I don't think it is Japanese, because it is wearing an orange robe.