Monday, November 08, 2004

Arts, East Asian, Sculpture

Sculpture did not enjoy a great infusion of creativity during the Edo period. More obviously mannered and stylized interpretations of Buddhist deities and worthies were regularly produced. There were, of course, some sculptors of exceptional talent. Shoun Genkei (1648 - 1710) is renowned for his production (1688 - 95) of a set of 500 arhats (disciples of the Buddha) at Gohyaku Rakan Temple in

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