飛騨の円空 - 千光寺とその周辺の足跡
Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) 2013
- (Used Book) large format
size : 19.8 x 29.8 x 1.6cm 675g
condition : EX+
language : Japanese
A catalogue of a special exhibition of Buddhist statues by Enku, an avant-garde Buddhist master who is a peer of Mokujiki.
Enku (1632-95) is said to have carved 120,000 Buddhist statues in his lifetime, traveling to sacred mountains in various regions. Enku used wood from the mountains and forests of the places he visited to create his Buddhist statues without much effort. The surface of many of his statues is unpainted, and the cut surfaces, knots, and chisel marks can be seen as they were when the wood was split. These simple and gentle statues of Enku have been loved by villagers since the Edo period (1603-1868) and still attract many people today. In this exhibition, we will display 61 Enku-Buddha statues from Senkoji Temple in Gifu, including "Ryomen Sukuna Zazo" (two-sided儺), and 100 other statues from Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. Some of the statues have the names of the mountains Enku climbed, such as Mt. Hida's Enku Buddha standing in a forest. The exhibition room will be filled with the air of the Hida forest.