Enpa (En school of sculptors) (円派)

Enpa is a school of busshi (sculptor of Buddhist Statues) which started from the mid Heian period and lasted until the Kamakura period. The founder was Chosei, who established Sanjo Bussho and engaged in activities around Kyoto, and was a disciple of Jocho. In the time of Myoen and on, the mainstream of the school was moved to Nara and Kamakura, and the school declined.

Derivation of the name

Because many of the busshi had the name with the letter En, the school was named so afterward.

Major busshi


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