From the Playground of the Gods: The Life and Art of Bikky Sunazawa

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ISBN-13: 9780967342986
Published: February 2005

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128 pages | color illus.
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  • About the Book
  • “Bikky Sunazawa’s art was unknown in North America and relatively little-known outside Hokkaido, Japan, when the Smithsonian opened its special Ainu exhibition [in 1999]. Conceived to explore the relationship of history, culture, and art of the Ainu people with other North Pacific native groups, the exhibition included a large section of contemporary Ainu sculpture, painting, graphic arts, and textile arts. The largest body of work was sculptures created by Bikky Sunazawa. . . . This is the first English-language book devoted to Bikky’s life and the most complete presentation of his principal artworks. . . . [It] is the most comprehensive treatment of the artist who became the pivot point in the development of modern Ainu fine art.” —from the Preface by William W. Fitzhugh

  • About the Author(s)
    • Chisato O. Dubreuil, Author