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.


Seph said...

"Ice, Ice, Meiji"?


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.