Incent Burner “Seiryu (Blue Dragon)” and Great Vase “Hakuhouou (White Phoenix)”
These treasures were dedicated to Todaiji temple in the old capital Nara to commemorate the memorial service to celebrate the success of the Showa Daishuri (great renovation in Showa period) to repair this most known Japanese temple famous for the Hall of the Great Buddha.
Their themes are “the providence of the nature” and “reincarnation.”
They will be everlasting along with the history of Todaiji for next hundreds or thousands years.
With his unique creative mind, Chosa depicts a tree turning into a “dragon” to fly to the sky on the incent burner Seiryu, while illustrating Mt. Fuji, the king of flowers, white camellia, and the king of birds, phoenix, together with all things in the universe on the vase Hakuhouou.
Using rokusho (verdigris) to symbolize the climate of Japan, the typical techniques of metal carving such as kebori (hairline carving), nunome (blanket texture pattern-making), and uchikomibori (inlaying carving) are used to describe these things in the works.
The scenery of Showa Japan in the minds of Japanese was implemented in these works for the great renovation once in several hundred years.
These works are decorated with pine trees in New Year seasons every year.
Seiryu (Blue Dragon) Incent Burner H410×W390×D350