The new series of the glass bench "Water Block" - the golden-brass bench was exhibited at Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto.
"Water Block" is the shape, which was born at the moment when the glass is solidified. It expresses the beauty of randomness that nature brings out and forms beautiful ripples that water creates. It is permanently exhibited at the Impressionist gallery at Musée d’Orsay in Paris together with masterpieces of Mannet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne and Renoir.
In this new series, the glass bench was newly made in brass and it was created by the exquisite casting technique of traditional Buddha statue making in Japan and its craftsmanship which has been inherited over years.
In this making process, brass was melted in 1100℃ furnace into a sand mold, and polish a casted brass by experienced craftsmen carefully to be the golden-brass bench.
Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji is located in Kyoto, which was formerly the imperial capital of Japan in 794. It was built as a symbol of Kitayama culture by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the 3rd general of Ashikaga shogunate during Muromachi period of Japan, in 1397. The spaces of 2nd and 3rd floors of this Zen temple building are covered with gold foils, and the building is designated as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, which are World Heritage Sites.
The exhibition was not open to the public, but it was the first art exhibition held there privately.
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