arabori 荒彫
KEY WORD : art history / sculptures
Lit. rough cutting. The second stage in the making of a wooden statue. The first stage is to cut a large block of timber the size of the finished statue *kidori 木取. Then in arabori, the general form of the image is shaped with an ax or round chisel. This is followed by fine cutting, known as *kozukuri 小造り, and finishing, shiage 仕上げ. Sculptures that are left in their arabori, or kozukuri state without going through the finishing process are known as *natabori 鉈彫.

*mokuchou 木彫 

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