Newly Discovered Phantom Masterpiece of Unkei & Kaikei
Unkei and Kaikei created legendary Buddhist sculptures in the Kamakura era. They are well-known for their masterpiece "Kongo Rikishi" in the Great South Gate of the Todaiji Temple, Nara Pref. NHK has followed the research on their newly discovered work for a year and a half. State-of-the-art non-destructive inspection technology has found an enormous amount of ancient documents and treasures inside the sculptures.