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JOCHO (<i>died</i> 1057), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
JOCHO (died 1057), Sculptor

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Japanese, 11th century, male.

Active in Kyoto.

Died 1057.


At the end of the 9th century Japan was distancing itself from the influences of the Chinese Tang dynasty (618-906) and creating its own national art (wa-yo).

Tradition places the sculptor Jocho at the origin of profound changes which would transform the style of sculpture and the social status of the artist. He can be traced back to

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