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Bronze statue of Ippen Shonin by Yushi Ikeda 1962

Bronze statue of Ippen Shonin by Yushi Ikeda 1962

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Bronze Buddhist figure of *Ippen shonin, sculpted by Yushi Ikeda (1909-2006), May, 1962.
Masterwork of a rebel Japanese sculptor who resisted Japanese academism and kept on isolating from being member of any groups.
Attached with autographic wooden box.

approx. H 11 cm (4.33in), W 4 cm (1.57in), D 4 cm (1.57in)

*Ippen shonin (Saint Ippen, 1234-1289) - a Japanese Buddhist itinerant preacher who founded the Ji-shu (time sect) branch of Pure Land Buddhism and was loved deeply by the people through his pilgrimage.

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