Jan 12, 2009

Ice, Ice, Meiji

Earlier today I went strolling through a display of ice sculptures in Tokyo's Meiji shrine. It was crowded and highly neat. A few pictures:


Several of the statues had limbs and bits falling and melting off. It was cold, certainly, but still above freezing. This lady here is just one arm and a head away from becoming a Samothrace. Well, almost. Maybe she could be a Samothrace groupie or something.


This is a dragon. Dragons are fucking awesome. This dragon has three heads, and therefore rocks all the harder.



This is Thunder Chicken. He is swathed in majestic sunlight.


There seemed to be a an overabundance of birds in the shrine. Birds and wings. About every third figure was either a bird or some kind of naked lady with wings. Now, I like both birds and naked ladies with wings, and I didn't really notice at the time. But going through the pictures I couldn't help but think "Damn, that place had a shitload of things winged."


See! Look! It's another bird! The place is a veritable frozen avian convention.


"I'm melting! I'm melting!"


I like the sunlight on this one. That is all.

3 comments:

Seph said...

"Ice, Ice, Meiji"?

Seriously?

SonicLlama said...

Don't pretend you don't love it.

Word to your mother. Let's get out of here.

Kristin said...

Nice photos, Joe.