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Mikako Tomotari Last modified date:2021.03.25

Professor / Art / Department of Content and Creative Design / Faculty of Design

1. Immersive video materials for standardized English-speaking tests: Development and ongoing application.  , [URL].
2. Evaluating Color Diversity by Color Entropy in an Equi-Color-Difference Space for Paintings Illuminated by Highly Color Rendering LEDs.
3. A Reconstruction Study of Hikosan Mountain Religion Art Influenced by the Haibutukishaku Movement: Gocho stone Pagdas, Sansho Gongen Objects of Worship and Fudomyoo Statues.
4. Mikako Tomotari (知足 美加子), A Study of the Buddhist Stone Reliefs of Mt. Hiko and the Influence of Shugendo in the Kyushu Region, Religion and the Arts, Leiden,Netherlands;Koninklijke Brill NV(ブリル学術出版社) , 10.1163/15685292-02104001, Volume 21, Issue 4, pages: 459 –489-12, 2017.10, Shugendo, which prospered during Japan’s Middle Ages, valued ascetic practices and fused mountain worship with Taoism, Shinto, Buddhism, Animism, astronomy, and medicine. However, since it was transmitted via oral tradition from one generation to the next, limited evidence can be found. Therefore, this essay analyzes 3D imaging data of stone reliefs found at Mt. Hiko, located in the Kyushu region of Japan, to discern whether the carvings depict certain deities and how the Sanskrit characters found in the moon circles represent Shugendo thinking. In addition, it examines how the influence of Shugendo art spread throughout the Kyushu region, Kiyomizu (Kagoshima Prefecture), and Aoki (Kumamoto Prefecture) as well as reassesses its cultural significance. With regard to the former, the results show that a relief of a seated Amitabha was engraved between two other deities: the Mahaasthaamapraapta and Avalokiteśvara. Concerning the latter, the findings reveal that these were the locations of Amitabha worship by the esoteric Tendai sect, which revered “the water” (rivers) and represented an association among Mt. Hiko, Kumano, and Aoki..
5. A Study on the Regeneration of the Shugendou Art of Mt. Hiko and Geographical Relative: the stone Buddhist Reliefs of Imakumanokutsu,Kiyomizu,Aoki..
6. Reconstruction of Shugendou Art Objects Using 3D Data: Focusing on the Imakumano Cave.
7. A Study on the Relation between the Sculptural Concept of Francisco Zúñiga and palpation from a Postcolonial Viewpoint.
8. A Study on a Sculptural Concept of Francisco Zúñiga from a Postcolonial Viewpoint.
9. Disability・Art・Communication, [URL].
10. A Study on the Otherness of Disabled Person and the Artistic Expression, [URL].
11. Nibutani Project, [URL].
12. A study of reality of CG in a theory of sculpture, [URL].
13. A structure of the Art conciousness in the situation of Postcolonial, [URL].