Takayama Spring Festival in Japan
The carving on the lower stage of this float is thought to be one of Takayama's most distinctive masterpieces of art. In the final years of the Edo period (about 150 years ago), Matsuda Sukenaga originated the carving of netsuke using Hida's finest specialty, yew, and without paint, he brought out the natural beauty of a single piece of wood.
Photo May. 15. 2008
Cross-eyed viewing Parallel Viewing