Goro Kakei

Taken from "The Bible Through Asian Eyes", 1991
Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady

TOP: "Job" (Photo: Toura Misawa)
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Goro Kakei of Japan sculpts in a dramatic forceful style which halts us and makes us reflect on life. The Japanese poet, Asao Shima, wrote of his work , "When I encounter the work of Goro Kakei, I experience a profound silence. From the very practical viewpoint I feel very grateful for any kind of experience that submerges us into the depths of silence even for a minute, in our busy and hectic modern life.

Goro Kakei is a unique artist. He has a very passionate purity very far away from any gesture of self-promotion. Probably more than anyone else, he is aware of the fact that he is looking up from the deep abyss of this world. From this point of view we can understand his strictness regarding himself and his compassion towards others."

In "Job" Kakei catches the mood of suffering and distress. It was cast in 1961.


Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady. Job. The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. pp.54-55. Print

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The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. p.55 Print
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