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Thursday, October 19, 2017


Exhibition Public - Asia

The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 26, 2017 To Nov 26, 2017


Detail: In Japan, no Buddhist sculptor is better known than Unkei. With his extraordinary artistic talent, he led a new era in sculptural expression, creating realistic works that appear before the viewer as though they were alive. For this Special Exhibition, Unkei’s masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan. These include works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations. In addition to presenting an overview of Unkei’s life as a sculptor, the origins of Unkei’s remarkable style and its transmission will also be explored through the inclusion of works by his father, Kokei, as well as his sons, Tankei and Koben.

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