Australian Wood Review

Carving the Divine

This is a film that has much to say on many levels. For anyone who practises a craft or an art, the depiction of dedication, perseverance and the challenges faced will resonate deeply.

Carving the Divine is a documentary shot over a six year period which looks at the traditions and practice of busshi, the Buddhist sculptors of Japan. Theirs is a strict discipline that entails the faithful and artistic reproduction of Buddhist deities. Each sculpture is painstakingly reproduced according

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