This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “containers“.
For this week’s challenge, Ben has asked us to “give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things”.
A while ago I was traveling around Kyushu, Japan’s southern island. We had just visited the Moai in Miyazaki Prefecture (deep countryside!), and decided to stop at a cafe for lunch. The last thing I ever expected to see – in some cafe in the middle of nowhere – was something like this. These sparkly, shiny glass objects caught my eye and I was mesmerised. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing!
The first is a ‘vase’ – the price tag says ￥2,310,000 (about $24,000). The second is a ‘cup’ – with a price of ￥1,995,000 (about $20,000). I later found out that the genius behind these works of art is a Miyazaki-local, world-renowned glass artist by the name of Kuroki Kuniaki. He’s show cased his work in many places like Paris, Venice, Rome, Athens, Taiwan, Denmark, Egypt, Australia and the US! A pretty big deal! I feel lucky to have seen these exquisite works of art with my own eyes.
More on his stuff here if you’re interested >> http://www.glass-art-m.com (Japanese site)