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Thank you so much for the great feedback on these cute little Cat Buddha statues!
Buddhism originated in India, and was absorbed by various cultures as it traveled along the Silk Road until reaching Japan around the 6C. The sculpting of Buddhist statues was also popularized around the same time, beginning a tradition that continued for over 1,400 years to this day. On the other hand, Japan has more recently produced its own unique subculture that the country can proudly claim as its own. Could fusing these seemingly opposite cultural elements produce something new and interesting? Madness? Blasphemy? Well, it might be the beginning of a new cultural tradition! Japan was once a final station for Buddhist culture. Now, from this small island on the brink of Asia, Neo-Buddhist sculptor Sanjōshishi Aritada (三条獅子有忠) proposes to create a fusion of Buddhist statues and Japanese subculture. His motifs, based on bold and daring designs, are built into fine, delicate shapes. His representative work is a 3D sculpture of mandala, which is based on motifs of the unruly Buddhist Wisdom Kings of Savage Beasts as well as the Zodiac. He continues to expand his works' already widespread acclaim as his lifework. Currently, his works are displayed in such places as Design Festa and Wonder Festival, as well as various art galleries and department stores. 👌shop at NINJAYA.com & tap to shop
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