Jizai Okimono is a Japanese sculpture craft that involves creating realistic and fully articulated models of animals and natural life. The practice hails from a period in Japan (1700′s late-Edo) when artisans switched their craft to sculpture after facing a decline in the demand for weaponry.
Ryosuke Ohtake’s created waves in the art community after completing his first official jizai okimono, a lobster, which is considered to be one of the most difficult subjects to recreate. Take a moment to browse these images of the completed work, and to see the lobster in action, see the video below:
for more images, see Ryosukes Facebook page here.