About me

Gizan Katoh

Buddhist 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>

・ 2008 ~ Exhibition at Takashimaya (Nihonbashi, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, JR Nagoya), Mitsukoshi (Nihonbashi Main Store)
・ 2016 “Hakuin Exhibition” (Tohoku History Museum)
・ 2017 ~ “Amazing Craftsmanship! Exhibition” Mitsui Memorial Museum (Tokyo), Gifu Prefectural Museum of Contemporary Ceramics (Gifu), Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum (Yamaguchi), Toyama Prefectural Ink Museum (Toyama), Abeno Harukas Museum (Osaka)
・ 2019 “JIGEN / Kato Gizan” solo exhibition (Nihonbashi Takashimaya X Gallery)
・ 2020 Exhibited “JIGEN I” at Christie’s NY (Japanese / Korean art)
・ 2021 Exhibited “Ji” in Christie’s NY (Japanese / Korean art)

(Other charity activities, etc.)
・ 2011 ~ Buddha statue dedication project (Activities to pray and requiem Buddha statues to the disaster area in Tohoku with Buddhist master Miura Yayama)
・ 2019 Typhoon No. 19 Charity Exhibition (Shinjuku Takashimaya)
・ 2020 -Signs of a new era-Charity project (Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore)