What is Carving The Divine about?

    Carving the Divine is a documentary film that offers a rare look into a 1400-year-old Buddhist woodcarving tradition and the practitioners struggling to preserve its legacy in a rapidly changing Japan.

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     Available in English subtitles.  

  • "Carving the Divine is more than a movie about amazing wood sculptors of Japan. To me, the movie is about the Master-Apprentice, or the Master-Disciple relationship, and how this is still being transmitted in the traditional manner.....stern, but yet ultimately kind, in training the apprentice to be a true artist in both skill and spirit."


    Rev. Marvin Harada


    The Bishop and Co-Director,

    Center for Buddhist Education

    Buddhist Churches of America

  • Meet Our Invincible Creative Team...

    Yujiro Seki

    Award-winning Director, Cinematographer, Editor,

    Subtitle Translator, Writer, and Producer

    Anthony Capitan

    Story and Subtitle Editor

    Nicholas Pike

    Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer

    Jonathan Miller

    Hollywood Sound editor, Best known for his work on Independence Day and Trainspotting as well as his longtime collaboration with the late Michael Jackson.

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