Kuninaka Kimimaro

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  • Died: 774
  • Japanese: 国中公麻呂 (Kuninaka Kimimaro)

Kuninaka Kimimaro was a prominent Buddhist sculptor of the 8th century; he is particularly known for having overseen the construction of a number of sculptures for Tôdai-ji, made at the time of that temple's founding.

He was the son of an immigrant from Paekche (Korea) who relocated to Japan in 669.


    • Mason, Penelope. History of Japanese Art. Second Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. p88.
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