Japanese sculpture
The sculpture of Japan started from the clay figure. Japanese sculpture received the influence of the Silk Road culture in the 5th century, and received a strong influence from Chinese sculpture after...
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Kiyomizu Rokubei
Kiyomizu Rokubei is the name assigned to the head of the Kyoto-based Kiyomizu family of ceramists. With over 240 years of history, the studio is now into its eighth generation. It is currently headed ...
Tarō Okamoto
Tarō Okamoto (岡本 太郎, Okamoto Tarō, February 26, 1911 – January 7, 1996) was a Japanese artist noted for his abstract and avant-garde paintings and sculpture.
Taro Okamoto is the son ...
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Suiseki
Suiseki (水石) are small naturally occurring or shaped rocks which are traditionally appreciated. They are similar to Chinese scholar's rocks.
Chinese scholar's rocks influenced the development...
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Hōgyū Jizō
Hōgyū Jizō (放牛地蔵) are Japanese stone statues; mostly of Ksitigarbha and other kinds of stone statues made by Buddhist monk Hōgyū (around 1672-1732) between 1722 and 1732 in Kumamoto, Japan. When ...
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Daibutsu
Daibutsu (大仏; kyūjitai: 大佛) or 'giant Buddha' is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Tōdai-j...
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Shaka at Birth (Tōdai-ji)
The standing bronze statue of Shaka at Birth (銅造誕生釈迦仏立像, dōzō tanjō Shaka butsu ryūzō) at Tōdai-ji in the city of Nara in Japan, along with the lustration basin in which the image stands, are ...
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Moto-Hakone Stone Buddhas
Moto-Hakone Stone Buddhas (元箱根石仏群, Moto-Hakone sekibutsu) is a grouping of stone sculptures and associated tō (pagodas), dating from the late Kamakura period and located in the former village ...
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Unit 88-9 (Kiyomizu Masahiro)
Unit 88-9 (Kiyomizu Masahiro) is a glazed stoneware sculpture by contemporary Japanese potter and sculptor Kiyomizu Masahiro, also known by the professional art-name Kiyomizu Rokubei VIII. This piece ...
Jūroku Rakan Iwa
The Jūroku Rakan Iwa (十六羅漢岩) or 'Sixteen Rakan Rocks' is a monument to the local fishermen in Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Carved from the volcanic rock by a Buddhist monk between 1864 and 18...
Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Open-Air Museum (箱根 彫刻の森美術館, Hakone Choukoku no Mori Bijutsukan) is Japan's first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has collect...
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Jōkei (sculptor)
Jōkei (定慶) was a Japanese sculptor of the Kei school, which flourished in the Kamakura period. Aside from his artwork, Jōkei left little record of his life, so sorting out the details of his biogr...
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Isshin-ji
Isshin-ji (一心寺) is a Pure Land Buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan. Starting in the Meiji period, thirteen images have been formed, each incorporating the ashes of tens of thousands of devotees. The a...
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Decorated kofun
Decorated kofun (装飾古墳, sōshoku kofun) is the term used for kofun or ancient Japanese tombs ornamented with painted or carved decoration. The tombs take the form of tumuli or earthen mounds pil...
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Enkū Museum
Enkū Museum (円空館, Enkūkan) is a museum dedicated to Japanese monk and sculptor Enkū in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Enkū was born in Mino Province, present-day Gifu Prefecture, in 1632 and di...
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Ksitigarbha
Ksitigarbha (Sanskrit: क्षितिगर्भ Kṣitigarbha) is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth...
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List of National Treasures of Japan (sculptures)
In the mid-6th century, the introduction of Buddhism from Korea (Baekje) to Japan resulted in a revival of Japanese sculpture. Buddhist monks, artisans and scholars settled around the capital in Yamat...
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Dainichi Nyorai (Enjō-ji)
The seated wooden statue of Dainichi Nyorai (木造大日如来坐像, mokuzō Dainichi Nyorai zazō) at the Shingon temple of Enjō-ji in Nara is the earliest and best-substantiated work by Japanese master scul...
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