Reproduction of the Seated Figure of Yakushi Nyorai [Skt. Bhaisajyaguru] Belonging to Main Hall of Bandaisan Enichiji Temple in Fukushima Prefecture (2015–18)

​制作者:保存修復彫刻研究室 制作年:2015〜2020年

Enichiji Temple was an extremely large temple, founded by famous priest, Tokuitsu, in the town of Bandai, Fukushima Prefecture. However, as a result of wars and natural disasters it gradually fell into decline until during the Meiji period (1868-1912) it was finally abandoned. The principle image of the temple was a statue of Yakushi Nyorai, said to have been created in 807. It was destroyed by fire and restored numerous times until the final restored statue was lost in a fire in 1879. Later, detailed research of the temple’s grounds was carried out and Enichiji Temple became classified as being a national historical site. Recently, the Main Hall and the Inner Gate have been reconstructed. 

The Conservation Course’s Sculpture Laboratory spent three years reproducing the statue of the seated figure of Yakushi Nyorai that was to be enshrined in the Main Hall. In creating this work, various statues dating from the early Heian period were referenced. This panel shows an actual-size photograph of the reproduction of Enichiji Temple’s Yakushi Nyorai statue.

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​寸法を決定するための樹脂模型の制作

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​用材の仮組み​

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​復元金堂内での寸法の確認

木彫の制作

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​膝前の粗彫り​

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​体幹部の粗彫り​

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​木地が仕上がった状態​

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​漆の下地となる布貼り

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呂色漆塗り

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​光背飾りの設計​

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​光背の確認​

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​錆漆を研いだ状態​

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​呂色漆の研ぎ・塗りを重ねる​

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箔押し

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​金箔を押し終わった膝前

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​納入品の奉籠​

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​彩色を施し、古色前の状態​

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像内に納めた納入品​

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光脚の制作

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化仏の制作

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光背の古色

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​金堂への搬入

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裳懸座の組立​

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​化仏の組付け

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​組み上がった薬師如来像の前で​

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