Akira Kurosawa


Crying Maitreya by Akira Kurosawa

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Known as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa was also a painter in his youth. His passion for painting was carried forward into his filmmaking career, hand-painting the storyboards for his movies.

Inspired by one of Akira Kurosawa’s famous artwork, this 10-inch Crying Maitreya is made from polystone, beautifully realised in glorious 3D. The bronze-effect icon mimics the painterly style of Akira Kurosawa's original artwork, giving the sculpture a modern touch.

This premium fine art collectible made its debut at YO'HOOD 2018. Only 88 pcs of it will be available for online pre-order.

10" Polystone premium art collectible
Comes with custom wooden base 
Limited edition of 88
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Born in 1910 in Tokyo, Japan, Akira Kurosawa considered to be one of history’s most influential filmmakers began his career in the arts as a painter. Throughout his storied career as a film maker, Kurosawa never gave up on his hobby as a painter, hand painting the storyboards to his films. Inspired by both Japanese and Western influences, Kurosawa creates wholly unique pieces of art. These meticulously crafted art pieces would go on to form the visual backbone of his renowned filmography.


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