Artistic Career

Master Craftsman of Buddhist Statue, Watanabe Souun

1957 Born in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. Real name:Toshiyasu
1977 Aspired to be a sculptor as the second generation of wood engraver Watanabe Souun.
1977

Entered Tokyo Zoukei University of Art and Design sculpture department.

Studied in Hirakushi Dencyu Wooden Sculpture Research Institute.

Studied under Mr. Ito Reitaro.

(Member of association of new production. Senior Visiting Professor of Tokyo Zoukei University. The Kushigi carving Institute staff member))

1981

Graduated from Tokyo Zoukei University.

Studied under Mr. Shinkai Tokutaro.

(Councilor of The Nitten and the disciples of the best of Mr. Yamamoto Zuiun)

1983

Studied under Mr. Somekawa Eisuke.

(Japanese Art & Buddhist Painter)

1984

Studied under Mr. Nishimura Fusazou.

(Mr. Nishimura is a craftsman of Buddhist statue. Nitten member, studied under Mr. Kimura Kakukou)

1989

Independence.

1997

"Watanabe Shuangyun Buddha statue" sculpture exhibition in Ginza Gallery Miharaya.

2000

Wood Carving Exhibition in Nihonbashi Takashimaya.

January 14 to 20, 2004

Exhibition of contemporary sculpture in Shinjuku Odakyu.

February 24, 2004

Governor's Award successor Traditional Craft Industries, Tokyo 2003.

February 01, 2008

Awarded the certificate of appreciation of "Tokyo to Dentou Kougeihin Sangyou Kourousha (Tokyo traditional crafts industry contributor)".

2009

Sculpture Sculpture Exchange Exhibition organizers Adachi, Japan and Korea.

South Korea currently held at the Embassy of Japan Silk Gallery.

Marquis Memorial School 21 Corporation sponsored culture (for carving Buddha statue) Lecture.

2009

Sculpture Sculpture Exchange Exhibition organizers Adachi, Japan and Korea.

South Korea currently held at the Embassy of Japan Silk Gallery.

Marquis Memorial School 21 Corporation sponsored culture (for carving Buddha statue) Lecture.

April 1, 2010

"Modern Craftsman of Buddhist Sculpture" lectured in Rotary Club Mukojima.

August 25, 2010

NHK-BS drama "Ayashiki Bungou Kaidan - Hana"

original story "Hana" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

Written and directed by Mr. Lee Sang.

make the buddha statue for in the drama program.

November 17, 2010

Excellent skilled person, Tokyo (Meister Tokyo) Governor Awards.

February 13, 2012 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum " TOKYO CRAFTS & DESIGN " has won the "2013 GOOD DESIGN AWARD " . The " Crafted wood loupe" has been certified as a "G Mark" product.
December 1 and 7, 2017

Watanabe Souun was in charge of a public lecture course in Adachi-ku.

Main works and restorations, after independence

Nerima-ku, Tokyo

Kanzouin

"Buddhist Painting"

Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Tamonji

"Vairocana","Maitreya"

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

Muryouin

"Vaiśravana"

Chiba City Folk Museum

"Chiba Tsunetane"

Kuki city, Saitama

Henjouin

"Avalokiteśvara"

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

Houdennzi

"Sanpouson","Rāgarāja","Acala"

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

Kuenji

"Zhiyi","Saichō"

Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Ryusenji

"Ryōgen","Aoki Konyou","Zenzai-doushi"

Kitamoto-City, Saitama

Jumyouin

"Bhaisajyaguru"

Kawasaki City, Kanagawa

Houenji

"Butsugan"

Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima

Saion-ji

"Amitābha"

Hachioji City, Tokyo

Takao-san Yakuo-in

"Oo-Tengu","Ko-Tengu"

Others "Amitābha","Mahasthamaprapta","Guanyin","Manjushri","Samantabhadra","Prince Shōtoku","Nichiren","Sen no Rikyū","Nenjibutsu","Takasago","Seven Lucky Gods"
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