This porcelain sculpture, Appearance of Kwannon to a Man, (1995), was donated to the Kinsey Institute in November 1996
by the artist, Akio Takamori, and his wife, Vicky. The artist, who recalls reading Alfred Kinsey's publications on sexual behavior in the human male and female in his father's library in southern Japan as a teenager, is pleased to have his work represented in the institute's extensive collection of erotic art. The sculpture depicts a man engaged in sexual fantasy who is visited by the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kwannon.