Bodhicitta(Seeking for Enlightenment)

Size: 259×582cm

Date: 2003

Mediums:Mixed media


Buddhist gods from the Kunisaki Peninsula fill the giant canvas. Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture (Kyushu) is known as the birth place of Buddhism-Shintoism syncretism. People have respected and worshiped god from ancient times, leaving numerous stone-carved Buddha images around the peninsula. The ‘Bodhicitta’ refers to a mind that seeks for enlightenment. The fiery red face of the Amitabha and the proud figures of Yamantaka and Acalanatha reflect Kinutani’s deep religious beliefs and his strong wish for salvation.