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Tankei (湛慶 1173 – June 13, 1256) was a Japanese sculptor of the Kei school, which flourished in the Kamakura period. He was the student of and eldest son of the master sculptor Unkei.

Famous Works


  • Hiromichi Soejima, « Japan, §V: Sculpture > (iv) Kamakura period (1185–1333) » [archive], Oxford Art Online, université d’Oxford. Consulté le 3 août 2012
  • Hisashi Mōri, Sculpture of the Kamakura period, vol. 11, Weatherhill, coll. « Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art », 1974 (ISBN 9780834810174), p. 70
  • Victor Harris et Ken Matsushima, Kamakura: the renaissance of Japanese sculpture 1185-1333, British Museum Press, 2010 (ISBN 9780714114514), p. 36-37