I stopped by this sculpture of an owl for a while. What do you feel from the powerful flap of the owl ?
This Blakiston's fish owl grabbed my heart and the title was 「獲」 which means "hunt" in Japanese.
It seemed that the owl had already caught a salmon.
Please do not think but just feel the wind she is feeling.
I felt a plenty of love and comfort in this sculpture.
Have you ever seen and eaten this creature ?
This is a mantis shrimp, squilla or Oratosquilla oratoria landed on the Port Atsuta where I visited .
Its arms give the fatal attack to the aqua creatures like the scythe of the Grim Reaper.
My wife and I prefer much bigger mantis shrimps fried with bread in Thailand or Hong Kong but it was the season of this shell fish.
Please visit Atsuta Area of Ishikari City on the west coast of Hokkaido;)
It was a beautiful day filled with sunshine and the smell of early summer.
I visited Atsuta Area of Ishikari City , former Atsuta Village on my business jaunt.
I was recommended to pay a visit to seafood shop ran by a fisherman.
I will post the seafood I bought there next time.
I felt the wind of early summer for the first time this year;)
This sculpture of an owl has the pattern like crests on its body and wings.
Is it completely symmetry ?
Were you impressed by these sculptures ?
Based on the description on the board, all the wood-carvings were made by Mr. Masamitsu Takiguchi.
The foyer of the hotel was used as the gallery of his works.
He graduated from Tokyo University of Education affiliated by Hearing Impaired High School.
He received the Lipreading Award from Tokyo University of Education Professor Emeritus, Dr. Shinichiro Tomonaga.
He has donated his wooden relief works to Akanko elementary School, Kushiro City Museum and Lake Akan Visitor Center.
This is one of them.
What do you feel from these engravings ?
To be continued.
We were heading to the spa in the original building of Hotel Tsuruga that has the Lake-View Roof Spa Garden on the top.
I would like to know how much money the resort group spent on the wood-carvings to play upthe culture and atmosphere of the indigenous people of Hokkaido Ainu.
All the settings were designed to ease the pain brought by the cutting-throat, dog-eat-dog business world.
(Cladophora ball, Lake ball, Moss Ball). They float up in daytime and sink in the evening in the lake.
To be continued.