The Sculptor, YABUUCHI Satoshi, studied the preservation and restoration of wood cultural object, concentrating on Buddhist sculpture, for six years at the graduate school of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.At around the age of thirty, he combined the skills he mastered through this experience with a rich knowledge of his sucjects, to produce works that epitomize the world-views of Buddhism or natural religions while exuding an atmosphere of warmth and serenity. In particular, the world he creates through his "doji"or child motif has established a unique niche for him in the Japanese art scene, these works being highly regarded both artistically and commercially. He has also produced bronze works, based on his wooden sculpture, that have been placed in public places at over one hundred sites throughout the country where they are much loved by the local population. In addition to sculpture, YABUUCHI Satoshi is also active in the fields of flat art, video and writing. In 2004 he became a professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where he has made considerable achievements in the preservation of culture properties. He intends to continue to expand his diverse activities for years to come.