Meaning of JŌCHŌ in English


died 1057, Japan

Japanese Buddhist sculptor.

The son and pupil of a sculptor, he worked primarily for the Fujiwara family . He was awarded unprecedented honours for sculptures executed for Kyōto's Hōjō Temple and for the Fujiwara family temple in Nara. He was instrumental in improving the social standing of Buddhist sculptors by organizing a guild, and he perfected the so-called kiyosehō , or joined-wood technique. His only extant work is a carved Amida (Buddha) figure (с 1053) in the Byōdō Temple at Uji.

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