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Jōchōlocked

(b Heian [now Kyoto], ?late 10th century; d 1057).
  • Samuel C. Morse

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Japanese sculptor. He perfected the joined woodblock technique (yosegi zukuri), whereby sections of wood were hollowed, carved and assembled (see Japan, §V, 1, (ii), (b)). This facilitated the rapid, large-scale production of monumental images in the atelier and encouraged the development of the workshop (...

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