MIYABORI

Carving Divinity

Format: 4K
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: Japanese | English subtitles
Rights: All Rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters.

Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is exploring landmarks as well as workshops of Miyabori master carvers to unveil this Japanese hidden treasure which has might have inspired Hokusai’s Great Wave.