Yosuke Yamamoto is a Japanese sculptor born in Osaka and the author of several wooden statuettes that represent characters of his mother country such as warriors and monks, but also dragons and traditional temples.
He was awakened to the art of sculpture from a very young age, and from his teens he studied under Shin Tsutsui and Kyouji Kishida. He has been responsible for handling new sculptures for danjiri (dashi, taikodai, yagura, and jinjabukkaku) in areas all over Japan, as well as participating in large-scale repair.
All available items are striking by the accuracy of their features and the sensation of movement that Yamamoto manages to give them after dozens of hours of hard work.
Here are some of the amazing traditional wooden sculptures by Yosuke Yamamoto.