Sculptor Tatsuo Miyaiima lights a Buddhist tale for California shoppers

By Susan Stapleton
Japanese sculptor Tatsuo Miyaiima's artwork “Hoto” is on display at the Shops at Crystals. (Al Powers)
CALIFORNIA---Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyaiima has his work on display in the United States for the first time. The sculptor, called one of Japan’s most influential artists over the last two decades, brought his work “Hoto” to the Shops at Crystals. “Hoto” translates from Japanese into “treasure pagoda,” a nod to a Buddhist story about a jeweled tower that rises from the earth, floating in the air and covering half the Earth. Miyaiima often takes Buddhist tales and translates them into his own works. [link]