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Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan


    Japanese sculpture has gone through many phases in its thousands of years of existence. The Kamakura period—from the late 1100s to the early 1300s—is considered the renaissance era of this art form, and was a time when sculptors mainly utilized wood and bronze in their creations. Asia Society has assembled more than 30 such pieces for this new exhibition, which analyzes the relationship between the “realism and the sacred empowerment” of the sculptures on display.

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