Carving Divinity

Format: 4K
Duration: 52’
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Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines.

It’s an obscure and underrated form of art that has been offered a new lease on 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 that might have inspired Hokusai’s Great Wave.