Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kaikei Buddhist exhibit enlightens visitors

The Standing Amida (Amitabha) Nyorai at Todaiji temple in Nara, which has been designated as an important cultural asset
NARA — Kaikei, one of the nation’s representative sculptors of Buddhist statues from the Kamakura period (late 12th century to early 14th century), developed a sophisticated form of sculpting that was followed by artists of later generations. An ongoing exhibition in Nara presents the various attractive aspects of Kaikei’s sculptures, helping visitors see why Japanese have been fascinated by the master’s works. Currently being held at the Nara National Museum through June 4, “The Buddhist Master Sculptor Kaikei: Timeless Beauty from the Kamakura Period.” [link]