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Applying thin gold leaf on a wooden sclpture of Boddhisatva, Kirikane

Otsuka Kasen2016

The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN
Kyoto , Japan

Artisan proceeds to the operation holding a brush in each hand. Gold leaf stripe is wrapped around the moistened tip of the brush held in the left hand. The tip of the brush held in the right hand is soaked in the glue dissolved in water, and the gold leaf stripe is delicately applied according to the pattern. Then, by adjusting the stripe little by little, the garments of the Buddhist statue are given a three-dimensional effect.

Details

  • Title: Applying thin gold leaf on a wooden sclpture of Boddhisatva, Kirikane
  • Creator: Otsuka Kasen
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Subject Keywords: Kirikane
  • Rights: © Otsuka Kasen, Photo: © Kuwajima Kaoru
  • Medium: Gold

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