About me

Gizan Katoh

Buddhist sculptor / Sculptor

Born in Tokyo in 1968
In addition to Buddha statues, I also create sculptures based on Japanese classics, history, and Buddhism.
On the basis of “Japanese esthetics” rooted in history, tradition, culture, and ethnicity, as well as the fact that I am a “Buddhist sculptor,” I reflect on myself and seek universal beauty.

<Main professional activities>

・Creation of Buddha statues to be placed in temples
・〜2008: Exhibition at Takashimaya (Nihonbashi, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, and JR Nagoya) and Mitsukoshi (Nihonbashi head office)
・2013: “KANHIKARI ART EXPO 2013” (Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, and Kenchoji Temple, Kamakura)
・2016: “Hakuin Exhibition” (Tohoku History Museum)
・〜2017: “Amazing Craftsmanship!” Mitsui Memorial Museum (Tokyo), Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu (Gifu), Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art (Yamaguchi), Toyama Suiboku Museum (Toyama), and Abeno Harukas Art Museum (Osaka)
・〜2011: Buddha Statue Donation Project (a volunteer activity to offer prayers and Buddha statues to Tohoku disaster areas for the repose of victims’ souls with the Buddhist sculptor Youzan Miura)