Education and major works of Kokei Eri
Education
1943 Born in Kyoto as the eldest son to Master Sohei. Named Yasunori.
1962 Graduated from Hiyoshigaoka High School, Kyoto, in sculpture.
Began study under Masters Horin Matsuhisa and Sorin Matsuhisa.
1965 Began career. Devoted himself to sculpture of Buddhist statues under the guidance of father, Sohei Eri.
1983 Exhibition, "Three members of the Eri Family" Shima Gallery, Minami Aoyama, Tokyo.
Exhibition and demonstration, Japanese Cultural Festival, Geneva, Switzerland.
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1988- Taught; "Traditional Arts and Crafts of Kyoto" at Seika University.
1989 Made a statement to go back to the origin in making in sculptures,to use cypress as a material, lacquer for base, crystal for eyes.

Received title as Master sculptor of Buddhist statues from Sanzen'in
1990 Joint exhibition with Sayoko Eri at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo.
Takes sculptor's name "Kokei".
1991 Taught; "Buddhist Art" at Ryukoku University.
1993 Joint exhibition with Sayoko Eri at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo.
1996- Lecturer at Doshisha Women's College.
1997 Participated in the demonstration and symposium of the exhibition, Japan Society, New York, U.S.A.
Joint exhibition with Sayoko Eri at Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo.
1998 Demonstrated at the Cleveland Museum of Arts, U.S.A
1999 Joint exhibition with Sayoko Eri at Brighton Hotel, Kyoto.
2001 Visiting Professor at Ryukoku University. Received title as Master sculptor of Buddhist statues from Ryukotokuji.
November 5`13 Exhibition, "Kokei and Sayoko Eri: Buddhist Statues and Kirikane`from the origin to the future`" Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo.
November21`27 Exhibition, "Kokei and Sayoko Eri: Buddhist Statues and Kirikane `from the origin to the future`" Takashimaya, Kyoto
Received title as Master sculptor of Buddhist statues from Ryukotoku-ji.
Major works
1974 Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha, Horyuji, Hiroshima Prefecture
1977 Seated Image of Shakyamuni Buddha, Horyuji, Hiroshima Prefecture
1978 1978 Standing Images of the Four Celestial Kings under the direction of father, Sohei. Ojoin, Osaka Prefecture
1979 Seated Image of Sho Kannon(Bodhisattva)under the direction of father, Sohei. Nanzenji, Kyoto Prefcture
1980 Images of Twelve Deities, under the direction of father, Sohei. Ichihata Yakushiji, Aichi Prefecture
1981 Lion mask for ancient Gigaku dance for the ceremony at the completion of the restoration to the Great Buddha Hall, Todaiji, Nara Prefecture
1983 Four models illustrating the construction of image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha, Geneva Municipal Museum of Ethnology, Geneva, Switzerland
1984 Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha, Calgary, Canada
1985 Various Buddhist statues(except for image of Priest Nichiren) under the direction of father, Sohei. Kuonji, Minobusan, Yamanashi Prefecture
1986 Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha, Jikoji, Antwerp, Belgium
1987 Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha(twelve-foot high) under the direction of father, Sohei. Higashiyama Joen, Kyoto Prefecture
1989 Standing Image of Fudo Myo'o(Acalanatha), Sanzen'in, Kyoto Prefecture
Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha, Gagaku Hall of Shogyoji, Fukuoka Prefecture
Continuously making models illustrating the construction process of Buddhist statues, Nara National Museum since 1983
1990 Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha)Buddha, Seated Image of Priest Kakue, Ryukotokuji, Saga Prefecture
Seated Image of Sho Kannon(Bodhisattva), Zenpoin, Nagano Prefecture
Image of Great Master Mumon Yamada, Shofukuji, Hyogo Prefecture
1991 Seated Image of Ex-emperor Goshirakawa, Hojuji, Kyoto Prefecture
1992 Seated Image of Yakushi Buddha, Saifukuji, Kagoshima Prefecture
1994 Seated Image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha, Seigantoji, Wakayama Prefecture
1995 Standing Image of Sho Kannon(Bodhisattva), Rinkoin, Miyagi Prefecture
Seated Image of Sho Kannon(Bodhisattva), Kogakuji, Yamanashi Prefecture
1996 Seated Image of Shakyamuni Buddha, Choshoji, Tokyo
1997 Sitting Image of Kishimojin(Hariti) Deity , Toshodaiji, Nara Prefecture
Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha, Ten'yuji, Hokkaido
Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha, Visitor's Hall of Nishi Hongwanji, Kyoto Prefecture
Standing Image of Amida(Amitabha) Buddha, New Lecture Hall of Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin, Kyoto Prefecture
1998 Nyoirin Kannon Bodhisattva, Sanpoin, Wakayama Prefecture
Seated Image of Shakyamuni Buddha, Rinkoin, Miyagi Prefecture
Seated Image of Sho Kannon (Bodhisattva), Yosenji, Akita Prefecture
1998 Seated Image of Kongosatta(Vajrasattva) and Canopy, Fugen'in, Wakayama Prefecture
2000 Portrait of Priest Muso, Eihoji, Gifu Prefecture
Image of Yakushi Buddha, Wood panel carved with Twelve Deities Canopy, Kosanji, Wakayama Prefecture
2001 Seated Images of Priest Zendo and Priest Honen, Kuhon'in , Nagasaki Prefecture
Standing Image of Fudo Myo'o(Acalanatha), Seated Image of Priest Kakue, Lighting of the Guest Room,
Ryukotokuji, Saga Prefecture