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Large Tortoise Wood Carving

18 Feb

ImageI stumbled upon this amazing piece of wood craft whilst exiting an onsen in the Kofu region. The detail on this artwork was astounding. The man hours and incredible focus on detail was something to behold. I have posted a large resolution image so you can see the detail…such as the baby tortoises climbing all over their mother. I did not see one person stop to appreciate such wonderful craft….there is so much of it in Japan, maybe people become a little blase about such things. Shame. Look out for this kind of talent when you visit here.