Atsushi Tomoe

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Buddha statue maker carves deeper niche for art on YouTube

National Jan 24, 2016

Buddha statue maker carves deeper niche for art on YouTube

A young Japanese busshi, or carver of wooden Buddha statues, has been posting videos of his work on YouTube, hoping to explain his craft to the world. Toshiharu Sakagami, 31, has posted some 150 videos online that have garnered more than 230,000 views. Sakagami had wanted ...