When art conservationists restore Buddhist artifacts, it’s not uncommon to discover messages left behind by their former owners.
Through these notes, learn how the Buddhist conception of the afterlife influenced the outlook of artisans and their patrons as well as the art they produced.
Instructor: Akiko Kubo
Akiko Kubo began her career in Japanese Buddhist cultural restoration in 2000. She specializes in the symbolism and preservation of traditional wooden Buddhist artifacts and buildings, including the kintsugi restoration method with lacquer and powdered gold. Akiko has helped restore more than 100 carvings and regularly lectures on the subject.