Japanese antiques, 11-26-2011

Heian Buddhas anyone??

I have seen these pieces every time I go to look at antiques at Mr. Kawase’s shop. I only took a closer look at them this time because there was a show at the Miho Museum, the catalog of which  is in the photos. I can’t say much about the 3 pieces other than they are from the Heian period. My favorite is the seated one.

The light was low, I didn’t have a tripod and didn’t want to use flash. The last piece has an offering in front of it, it is given offerings everyday.

About togeii

I have lived in Japan for 19 years doing ceramics almost the whole time. I have a wood burning noborigama and a long snake kiln.. I
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