Kuya was a famous Japanese priest from the tenth century who wandered the land doing good. The most iconic image of the holy man is the statue from Rokuharamitsu-ji in Kyoto with the six syllables of "nembutsu" literally depicted as coming out of his mouth. Once assembled, this Kuya Japanese Priest Papercraft Model portrays the itinerate Kuya singing his teachings on the road to salvation.
Anyone interested in the history of Japan or Buddhism, or with a serious enthusiasm for papercraft models will definitely enjoy putting together this challenging large model. Produced by Ocher and part of its superb series of new "21st century papercraft" kits, the results are stunning to look at, bringing the past to 3D (paper) life!
The Kuya Japanese Priest Papercraft Model features:
- Size (over completion): 65 x 32 x 26.5cm (25.6 x 12.6 x 10.4")
- 29 A4 pieces
- Time to assemble: 48-60 hours
- Tools required: glue, scissors, paper cutter
- Instructions: Japanese only (but with diagrams)