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Joki  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active at the end of Kamakura era (beginning of the 14th century).

Sculptor.

In the sixth month of 1302, Joki executed a relief image of Kobo Daishi (778-835) for the Jingo-ji, Kyoto, in the manner of the prototype in the Kongocho-ji, Kochi (Tosa). He was granted the title ...

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Joshin  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Joshin was a Kamakura period dai busshi (master sculptor) who held the rank of Hogen (eye of the law, a religious title bestowed on artists). It is known that in 1308...

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Keien  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Keien was a dai busshi (master sculptor) and koshi (lecturer) in Omi province, who made the statue of Buddha Amida (Sanskrit: Amithâba) preserved at the Kongorin-ji temple (Shiga Prefecture), dated the 30th day of the fifth month ...

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Kosei  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active in Nara during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Kosei was the son of the sculptor Koshun. He had the title Nanto Daibusshi (head sculptor at Nara) with the rank of hokkyo. His work shows marked conventionalising tendencies. In ...

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Koshun  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Koshun was probably a descendant of Unjo (fl c. 1190-1200). He was the head sculptor ( daibusshi) for Kofuku-ji in Nara and had the rank of hoin (a religious rank granted to artists). Among his works are the ...

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Japanese, 14th – 16th century, male.

Active during the Muromachi period (1338-1573).

Sculptor. Masks.

No masks were masks used for traditional spectacles of the No theatre. Those of the Muromachi period are particularly well crafted and Magojiro is one of the greatest artists of this particular genre. One of his finest works is ...

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Chinese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Born in Tiantai (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Tao Fuchu was a well-known calligrapher and seal carver as well as a painter, mainly of bamboo, in the style of Li Kan (1245-c. 1320...