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Miyajima Torii Ukiyoe is a creation by the artist Ken Kawashima. Category Construction, Edifice, Monument, Classic, image. This is my 3D Ukiyoe vision of the famous Miyajima floating gate at the Itsukushima Shinto shrine, in the city…

Miyajima Torii Ukiyoe

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Ken Kawashima
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This is my 3D Ukiyoe vision of the famous Miyajima floating gate at the Itsukushima Shinto shrine, in the city of Hatsukaichi in the Hiroshima Prefecture, as it was back in 1875 (Tokugawa period). The gate existed since 1168, but the "yotsuashi" (four-legged style) version only came seven centuries later to help adding stability since it is standing on mud and is partially submerged on water during high tides and typhoons.

The Miyajima Torii is made of camphor wood and stands 16 meters high. At low tides peoplec can access it by foot straight from the Miyajima island. It is common practice for visitors to place coins in the gate's legs cracks and make a wish. Collecting shellfish near the gate is also popular at low tide, and at night, the gate is illuminated by powerful lights from the shore.

Note: Ukiyoe are series of stylized woodcuts and paintings produced between the 17th and 20th centuries in Japan, featuring motifs of landscapes, historic tales, and pleasure quarters. It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan, which achieved great popularity during the 2nd half of the 17th century in the metropolitan culture of Edo (now Tokyo).

Inspired by the Ukiyoe art of Hokusai and Hiroshige. Scene was composed in Poser, rendered in Vue, with postwork in Paintshop Pro. Hope you like it and thanks for coming by!
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Uploaded 30 March 2010 at 05:34am
Created 2 September 2010 at 12:00am
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