Wooden sclupture Kappa-A water imp(Sold out)
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All Items: Artists: Sculpture: Contemporary: item # 878271
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B1/F, Nihonbashi Yuwa Bldg., 3-3-8 Hongoku-cho,
Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kappa is a water imp from Japanese fork story. This article have unique silhouette, the line from the side of the item looks like a crane on the turtle which are lucky animals for longevity In Asia. Interesting conception and traditional carving technique of the artist harmonized well in this article.
The article is made from a single block of wood. Using different chisels, the item was carved delicately in detail. Surface of the article is colored with natural dye lightly, and the grain of the wood is not painted over intently to remain feeling of fine material.
The year of production: 2006
*Boxwood is high-quality wood, it have been used as comb and ornamental hairpin in Japan. It is the wood containing oil, so color of the boxwood item changes to beautiful amber patina due to the passage of time.
*Regarding property of wooden sculpture
Biography of Tokihiko Ishikawa
Born in 1958 in Tokyo, Japan.
The artist, Tokihiko Ishikawa has experienced restorations of traditional statues for a long time. His solid technique is reflected on not only firm molding but also unique expression of the articles which suits modern life-style.
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