Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Shosha Art and Craft Museum, Himeji City
There were numerous sculptures around the gardens at Shosha and this quite lovely restaurant building. The display is of Buddha figures by Shimizu Kosho who was (and probably still is) the Head Abbot at the Todaiaji Temple in Nara. Shimizu Kosho is a wonderful calligrapher, carver and potter and was one of our supporters when Fujii Sensei, Estelle and I had our exhibition in Osaka in 1984. We first saw his work on our visit to Japan in 1978.