In 1975 Shimizu Kosho was chosen Abbot of Todai-ji Temple in Nara. He remained in this position for only a rather short time, resigning in 1981. For the remaining nearly twenty years of his life Shimizu Kosho was dedicated to the life of an artist: He became a prolific and eccentric painter, calligrapher and figurative potter.
Bronze sculpture of the so called Horse Head Kannon (bato kannon), the protector of animals.
Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
Height 21.8 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Original box (tomobako)