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Kaikei [An Amida Butsu]locked

(fl Nara area, 1183–1223).
  • Hiromichi Soejima


Japanese sculptor. He is associated with the Kei school of Buddhist sculpture and is thought to have been a disciple of Kōkei. The first reference to Kaikei occurs in the Lotus Sutra (Jap. Hokkekyō or Myōhō renge kyō; 1183; Ueno priv. col.), transcribed by Unkei...

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