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.

  • Watch the film instantly!

     Available in English subtitles.  

  • Along with the version with English subtitles, we have released versions with Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, and Hebrew subtitles to start with. Please find your own language on the links below and watch Carving the Divine today!

  • "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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