Tomitake 36 Scenic Kanagawa Okinami Ura is three-dimensional with Lego.
I had an image in mind for the theme I wanted to create for many years, but this time I was finally able to make it. Since it is three-dimensional, it is a work that can be appreciated from different angles.
As of today, it is on permanent display at the HANKYU BRICK MUSEUM, Hankyu Third Avenue in Osaka! pic.twitter.com/fHEXvxfYDT
– Junpei Mitsui / Jumpei Mitsui (@Jumpei_Mitsui) December 11, 2020
Mitsui described on his Twitter the process of recreating the art in sculpture form, noting that he made a sketch, mainly to determine the balance on being a “plane.” He said he also read several articles and watched hours of YouTube videos on the air to make sure he was getting the correct shapes and forms.
The piece is of course inspired by the original Japanese artwork, created in the 1820s and often considered one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art.
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