Artist Kimura to Hold Paper Offering Ceremony at Zenshuji


Artwork by Wakana Kimura incorporating Buddhist elements.

Artwork by Wakana Kimura incorporating Buddhist elements.


An offering ceremony of Wakana Kimura’s newly acquired traditional Japanese handmade paper — on which the artist will later be painting a large-scale Buddha’s Nirvana scroll illustrating  the death of the Buddha — will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at Zenshuji Soto Mission, a 94-year-old Zen Buddhist temple in the Arts District of Los Angeles.

In conjunction with the ceremony, a ritual shooting of an arrow will be performed by Hirokazu Kosaka and the Los Angeles Kyudo Kai (archery group), which is celebrating its 100th year in Los Angeles.