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Buddha of Infinite Light
© Senko Takahashi

1000: Buddha of Infinite Light (Senko)

A portrayal of a statue of the Amida Buddha, radiant as in the title, and making his associated mudra gesture, with the thumb and forefinger forming a circle.

The original title for this work kishin, or "radiant god", is rather odd, since properly speaking there are no gods in Buddhism. But this is just one of a series of paintings by the artist named as "gods," the others all being fantasy figures of a quite different genre.

Born in Tokyo in 1966, Senko Takahashi had his first joint exhibition in the Seibu department store at the age of only 17. After attending Tama Art University, he worked as a graphic designer in New York, and on returning to Japan in 1990 continued his career with many exhibition successes. He also appeared on TV in the role of an expert describing the techniques of Leonardo da Vinci.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101158 (10-1158 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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