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65' is quite big. You'd need a small stadium to fit that in! :P
Looks and sounds great! I have such respect for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. The dedication and respect these guys show bring to the craft (and each other) is something you rarely see elsewhere. I spent a couple of years in Japan and it was an awesome experience. Had some traditionally brewed saké too, in Takayama. ¥100 ($1) a cup at the yearly autumn festival. So much saké, so much fun. Looks like Shirai-san really managed to capture the essence of it.
Edit: here's a link: http://www.hida.jp/english/events/takayama-festival/takayama-autumn-fest...
Art has always been commissioned by the wealthy and powerful. These days, that's corporations rather than aristocracy and the clergy. Interesting shift nonetheless!
Looks absolutely fantastic!
I really enjoyed this series, Justin. Mad props! Part III was worth the wait :)
You'll get there. They say it takes 10 years :)
Also, chasing vapid 'likes' on social should not be your goal. Making great art should be the goal. Putting in effort and realising your vision.
Do you have a vision? A story to tell?