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A major contribution to a neglected facet of Japanese art and religion, one of historical importance. Mrs. Kanda selects one lineage of forms, the deity Hachiman, which throws light on the entire phenomenon of the role of figural imagery in Shinto.Ketsumiko Okamia#39;s facial expression lacks the conviction of the earlier statue in Matsunoo Shrine. ... Izanami no Mikotoa#39;s representation is especially close to a Kichijoten statue in Daigoji (Plate 35) believed to have been completed in 1130.

Author:Christine Guth, Christine Guth Kanda
Publisher:Harvard Univ Asia Center - 1985


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