In Matsuhisa Sourin Buddhist Studio,
we accept making various kind of buddha images
not only offers from temples but also personal ones.
You can consult us anything for example making big buddha statue enshrined at hall of temple or small buddha statue one can keep around them for worship.
Heart of worship doesn’t relate to the size of the statues. So please feel free to ask us anything.
Please tell us your request.
We will discuss deeply listening to customers or worshippers. According to the discussion we will offer you the plan reflecting your opinion or request as much as we can based on our abundant experience and achievement.
You can visit this studio.
It will help customers and worshippers come up to their images and requests by watching the actual place where buddha statues are produced.
Just finishing is not a goal for buddha statues.
We make best effort for the “time with buddha statues” after it is delivered to our client.
With the same attitude, We work on making kirikane, buddha painting and buddha statues repairing.
Choosing the way of process
Choosing the way of finishing
*We will make the record of repair process
*Check if there’s something or not within the buddha statue
Kirikane, introduced from the continent together
with buddha statues
Coloring is the final stage of making buddha image or buddha painting, and Kirikane is the supreme skill at the finishing stage. The fusion of these 2 traditional skills decorate buddha beautifully and express “Kirikanesai”:the world of the most beautiful decoration.
Now, beyond the buddhism art, Kirikane itself become one of the field of craft. By using motif of modern sense which doesn’t use classical pattern, we make craft works just as container of incense or rosary.
Shousouin-kirikane is distinct from other style of kirikane, in regard to the point that it uses not only kirikane but also coloring and complex of them.
Matsuhisa Maya is representative of Shousouin-Kirikane and become the first craftswoman of Kirikane. She established the style of kirikanesai, so in this studio she is called not kirikane craftswoman but kirikanesai craftswoman.
She is creating potential of kirikane, and making many trials which don’t just follow the way of classical skills or patterns. For example she came up with the idea to use the modern way to bond leafs, to use platinum leafs to give variety to kirikane, and to make arranged pattern based on classical ones.
She was born as Matsuhisa Sohrin’s eldest daughter. After she graduated Heian Jogakuin, she learned designs around various field(mainly commercial designs). After that she started to work Kyoto Buddha Statue Sculpture Institute. And started to become kirigane craftsman. She worked for kirigane and coloring of all her father Sohrin’s works and invented the skills with the trends of times, and established the style of Shousouin-kirigane.
Iwaya-avalokiteśvara statue and Siten’nō(Four Heavenly Kings) statues at Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto (4.85m height) Amitābha tathāgata statue at Shiten’nō-ji, Osaka Godai-Myō-ō(Five Great Wisdom Kings) statues and Tathāgata statues of five wisdoms at Narita-san Shinshō-ji, Chiba etc