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Nogi-no-sekibutsu
(Nogi stone Buddha statues)

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History (Origins)

Nobotoke (Buddha statues displayed along rural paths and roads), jizo (Ksitigarbha bodhisattva) statues and other Nogi-no-sekibutsu were made during the Edo Period (1600–1868).

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

These Buddha statues come in a wide variety of styles and forms, including those with silky-smooth surfaces, those with visible marks left on the surface from hand-carving, and many others.

Contact Information

Yasuhisa Okubo
755-1, Tomonuma, Nogi-machi Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi, 329-0101
TEL: +81-280-55-0385

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