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Tori Busshi [Kuratsukuri no Tori; Shiba Kuratsukuribe no Obito Tori]locked

(fl early 7th century).
  • Donald F. McCallum

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Japanese sculptor. He is associated with the inception of Buddhist image production in Japan and is generally considered to be the first great master of Japanese Buddhist sculpture (see also Japan, §V, 3, (i)). Tori Busshi is believed to have worked on the most important monumental sculpture of the Asuka period (...

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