Sep 4, '23

“Eternal Affinity”

On my recent trip to Kyoto and the installation “Eternal Affinity” by the wonderful glass artist Yukito Nishinaka.

“Eternal Affinity” is a unique piece of artwork created and located at the entrance of the Honen-in Temple in Kyoto, which has been in existence for over 340 years.

Nishinaka’s installation is a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese rock garden, also known as a karesansui and his work is a symbol of rebirth and sustainability.

The glass rocks used in the installation were created by melting and reshaping recycled glass bottles. Each glass rock is meticulously crafted to resemble the natural rocks, typically found in a karesansui garden, often referred to as a ‘zen garden.’ The result is a beautiful and unique artwork that reflects both traditional Japanese culture and modern sustainability practices. 🇯🇵🍀💚

Visit Nishinaka’s – san studio website, where you can purchase some of his beautiful objects.

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