Phoenixes in MEIJI shrine

I came across the gold and silver phoenixes in MEIJI shrine gate.


These are designed by contemporary artist KOHEI NAWA who is famous for 3D art and curved by traditional techniques scalper in Kyoto.

Phoenix sculpture

It’s because these designs are very complicated by 3D machine to form the shapes.

Gold phoenix
Gold phoenix
Silver phoenix
Silver phoenix

I think there are the fusion of modern design and traditional craftsmanship.

Gate and phoenixes

Unfortunately it’s finished the display on 3rd November.

Artist Kohei nawa

Anyway there are many art exhibitions in MEIJI shrine all year around. If you visit Japan, check the events of MEIJI shrine!!
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