Art Project


We create new ways to appreciate Japanese Buddhist art

Prior to the Meiji Period  (the late 19th and early 20th century), Japan had no concept of fine arts. The Japanese idea of beauty was about practicality, which meant that traditional arts combined beauty and functionality. Japanese Buddhist art is a primary example of the beauty aspect, and this is the reason why so many examples of Buddhist art have been named National Treasures or Important Cultural Assets of Japan. Much of Japanese art has been created using traditional art techniques developed by way of Buddhist culture. 
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As religious implements, Buddhist ritual objects are imbued with practicality, yet at the same time also feature multiple artistic elements. By applying the technique and know-how that we have gleaned from the manufacture of Kyo-butsugu Buddhist ritual objects—which has been passed down from ancient times to the present day—we believe we can create unique Japanese art suitable to the modern lifestyle.
Buddhist ritual objects are made to touch people’s hearts. At the Kyo-butsugu Yoninkai, our Art Project is all about bringing this world-class aspect of Japanese culture to the world and adapting the Japanese concept of beauty to fit modern living spaces. In this way, our ultimate goal is simply to fulfill people’s hearts and minds.

Enjoy the spectacular world of art created by the Kyo-butsugu Yoninkai.

Art Products

Here are the latest examples of interior art objects that we produced. From ornaments that add a sense of comfort to interior spaces to practical designer products, the techniques and know-how of Kyoto-style Buddhist ritual objects are uniquely incorporated in the production.
Memorial Flower “Johka” (gold-leafed)
Memorial Flower “Johka” (colored)
Soul Power (Demon's face)
Orin lamp
Tayuta - “Healing Smoke to See”
Incense burner “Tsuki-ni-usagi” (Rabbit in the moon)
Incense burners: gingko, maple, lotus leaf
Maruko (contemporary incense burners)
Relief of Sho-kannon Bodhisattva
Mind Stage “Holy Cave”
Mind Stage “Polar Lights”
Mind Stage “Ardent Passion”
Ryu-no-hisomu-kabe (The wall where the dragon lurks)
Shippo cloisonne teacup saucer
Nostaigie Kikka16 (Chrysanthemum flower)
Nostalgie‐Reiwa, Dragon
“Cap” wall-mounted lighting
“Collon” wall-mounted lighting
Akari Uri-bisen H Orange / Bisen Deep Blue
Sterling silver plates
Maki-e glass art Shikunshi: ran, kiku, ume, take (orchid, chrysanthemum, plum, bamboo)
Daikokuten Inori (the deity of wealth)
Silver bomboniere
Maki-e watch “Kirameki”
Silver kumo-fudakake (cloud-shaped talisman rack) and pin