[Ginza TSUTAYA SHOTEN] A re-development of a wooden sculpture that reproduces the finest masterpiece of Japanese sculpture, “National Treasure Shorinji Kannon,” will be released on May 8. March 18 (Wed)-Online reservation started.

Online sales are limited to Ginza TSUTAYA SHOTEN online store.

Ginza TSUTAYA SHOTEN (Ginza GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku) will start pre-order sales of wood carving re-development of "National Treasure Shorinji 11-side Kannon" from March 18 (Wednesday). This work has been officially certified by Nara Shorinji, holding the National Treasure Shorinji Eleven Side Kannon, which is said to be the best masterpiece of Japanese sculpture, and has been reproduced with unprecedented quality.

Ginza TSUTAYA SHOTEN (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) proposes "Living with Art" by connecting art with Japanese culture and living through books. In order to convey the profound charm of Japanese art, we will propose a new redevelopment of woodcarving, the national treasure, Shinrinji Eleven Side Kannon, which is said to be the masterpiece of Japanese sculpture.

  • Work summary

  • This work is based on detailed materials provided by Shorin-ji Temple and is produced using advanced wood carving and coloring techniques. The graceful proportions are completely reproduced, and the changes in the image over time are also captured.
    The boxed box of the paulownia box that contains the work is printed in a square form written by the priest Kuramoto for this Buddha image.

    It is sold only at TSUTAYA BOOKS and will only be available at the following stores.
    * Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (sold at stores and online stores)

    * Nara Tsutaya Bookstore (sold only at stores)

  • What is the National Treasure Shorinji Eleven Side Kannon?
  • The model of this work, "National Treasure Shorinji Eleven Side Kannon," is a Buddha statue created in the Nara era and is said to be the best masterpiece of Japanese sculpture. Exhibited as a Buddha statue representing Japanese culture at the special exhibition "National Treasures Shorinji 11-side Kannon Miwayama Religion Mihotoke" scheduled to be held at the Tokyo National Museum from June 16 to August 31, 2020 Will be

  • About purchasing works
  • ・ Online reservation start date: Wednesday, March 18
    ・ Store reservation start date: Wednesday, April 1
    * Delivery to customers who make a reservation will be shipped within 2-3 days after release on May 8 (Fri).

    Click here for reservation and purchase → https://store.tsite.jp/ginza/blog/humanities/13558-1253410316.html

  • Detailed explanation
  • Name: [Limited to Tsutaya Bookstore] Shorinji Officially Recognized National Treasure 11-side Kannon Statue
    Series: wood carving Buddha series Size: 350mm in height 150mm in width 150mm in depth
    Material: Hinoki
    Reservation start: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Release date: Friday, May 8, 2020
    Price: 400,000 yen (+ tax)

    [Notes on the work]

    * The works are finished by hand, and a high level of uniformity is achieved, but there are no identical works. There are some individual differences in grain and expression.
    * The work photos are taken randomly from actual works.
    * There may be a slight error between the displayed size and the actual size.
    * The work may differ from the actual color on the WEB screen.

  • store information
  • Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore

    Address: 6-10-1 GINZA SIX 6F, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
    Phone number: 03-3575-7775
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