Friday, 12 May 2017

With Summer Rushing Towards Us,

it is time to find the buckets and spades and head to the beaches,

and start making sandcastles, or in this case sculptures, earlier this Month Hosaka competed in the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival along with 22 other international professional sand sculptors, the theme for the contest was “Hero” and Hosaka spent 3 days sculpting a figure of Musashi Miyamoto, which was awarded 1st prize on May 6th. Hosaka depicted the 16th century expert Japanese swordsman seated down in a calm position, sword tucked under his belt, 

 You can see some of Hosaka’s past work on his website but these are just a few from it, 

 the artist continues to be active in and around Japan, according to an interview, he’ll be at the Sakaide Minato Matsuri on May 18th creating a salt sculpture (which will go on view on the 27th), 

 then on July 15th he’ll be at the Ishikarihama Sand Park. He’s also available for group workshops where he’ll teach you everything there is to know about sand sculpting, but as usual check all of the dates before travelling,

and these are all of the tools he uses, in the ultimate display of perusing perfection, Hosaka even collaborated with a Japanese chemical company to create his own environmentally friendly Sand Art Glue, that substance he uses to spray on his sculptures once they’re complete, amazing.

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