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Toshiharu Sakagami
 

<Introduction>

Date of Birth: May 12, 1984

City of Origin: Ichihara City, Chiba


<Resume>

Graduated from Anesaki-Higashi Junior High School

Graduated from Shigakukan High School

Trained in the art of Inami Wood Carving, one of the Toyama prefecture's traditional crafts

Studied under a professional Buddharupa sculptor for 5 years

Moved the atlier to Kanazawa-City, Ishikawa.

Present


<List of Budda Statues delivered on commission from Buddhist temples>

  • A Kongouka-Bosatsu (the Buddhist saint of songs and dances) for Saizoin Temple in Katori-City, Chiba Pref.

  • A Mizunami Hannya-Butsumo (Japanese divinity embodying the perfected divine wisdom) for Iouzan Fukurakuji Temple, Yamaguchi Pref.

  • A Jizou Bosatsu (the Buddhist Bodhisattva, or enlightened being, characterized by its great compassion to save the damned) for Kayadasan Kannonin Choufukuji Temple, Chiba Pref.

  • A Mizunami Hannya Butsumo Iouzan Fukurakuji Temple, Yamaguchi Pref.

  • A Kousouzou (the statue of a Buddhist high priest) for Saishouji Temple, Tsu City, Mie Pref.

  • A Jizou-Bosatsu for Kouenji Temple, Tokyo


I craft and deliver more than 20 pieces of Buddharupas per year on commission from temples and individual clients across the nation.


My craftsmanship has thankfully been recognized internationally and today I even receive orders other than Buddha statues.


  • The 15th year memorial trophy for the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan, the most renowned motorcycle race held at Twin Ring Motegi <MotoGP Moto2 Moto3>

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