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Kirikane Buddhist paintings
Miura city, Kanagawa Pref.

TRAVEL 2014 30mins Episode(s): 1 english Japanese
Kirikane is a decorative technique used for Buddhist statues and paintings.
It requires high skills of cutting layers of gold leaves as thin as a hair, and placing them delicately onto Buddhist statues or paintings to create motifs.

Chika Hasegawa is a young artist in Kirikane who has a workshop in Miura city, Kanagawa prefecture. Her goal is to create beautiful and fine Buddhist paintings like the ones seen in the Heian period (from 794 to 1185).

This documentary focuses on the techniques and beauty of Kirikane.

*Part of the 'Beauty of Japan' series.


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