Not easy, is it?
The lovely specimen in the wooden saké box is a painting of a goldfish. Actually, it’s about a gazillion paintings of a goldfish. Artist Riusuke Fukahori builds these 3-D wonders by pouring a thin layer of clear resin, painting a slice of goldfish, pouring another layer of resin, painting the next layer, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat…
Yeah. I know. How does he even know what part of the fish/pond weed/bug leg/fish poop is in that exact deepness of the water?
I just. Can’t. Even.
You can see these for yourself if you scamper over to Yokohama before next Monday (the exhibition at the Sky Building ends on Sunday the 28th), but if you’re geographically challenged, here’s a peek at the amazing eye candy on display:
If you’d like to see more art by Riusuke Fukahori, there are more lovely pictures here. If you’d like to see this exhibit in person, it’s FREE, and open through Sunday August 28, 2016, on the 10th floor of the Sky Building (スカイビル）right near Yokohama Station. Weekdays it’s open from 10:00 – 21:00, weekends 10:00 – 23:00.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!