Kaikei: the name behind the gods

Art May 23, 2017

Kaikei: the name behind the gods

by Matthew Larking

Kamakura Period (1185-1333) Buddhist sculptures often come down to us under the individual names of makers (when known) though they were often fashioned in workshops by multiple hands. A significant 13th-century work would employ a dozen or so team members and assistants and draw ...

Daigoji Temple celebrates its collection

Art Aug 7, 2014

Daigoji Temple celebrates its collection

by Matthew Larking

World Heritage Site, Daigoji Temple, was founded on the summit of Mount Kasatori in southeastern Kyoto when the monk Rigen Daishi Shobo (832-909) is said to have discovered a spring from which flowed the "ultimate taste, representing the highest state of Buddhist wisdom." From ...