Youzan Miura



1973 Born in Miyashiro, Saitama

1996 Graduated from Waseda University's Faculty of Political Science and Economics and entered a company, but quit to become a Busshi or Japanese sculptor specialising in Buddha. 

1999 Studied under Professor Watanabe learning about Buddhism for 13 years in Shiga Prefecture. He learnt to make and repair numerous Buddhist statues.

2011  Took the name 「Youzan」.

2012 Became independent and moved to Kyoto to work.

Large Projects include: 

Engyo-ji Temple, Otsuchi-cho, Iwate Pref.

Bunoji, Sasayama City, Hyogo Pref.

Restoration of Munpo-ji Temple, Fugen-an Temple, Kashihara-shi, Nara Prefecture

Nara Prefecture Sakurai City Jizoin Restoration (10 statues)

Various restoration of Buddha statues all across Japan.

Holds workshop on sculpturing.