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Floating Reflected Temples by Takahiro Iwasaki

A incredibly detailed scale replica of the Byodo-In Temple, floating in space with nothing but his own reflection. The real version is a 10th century temple near Kyoto, Japan. The mini version, called Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss), was built between 2010 and 2012, using Japanese cypress, which was also used to build the original in 1053.

Want to see it in real life? It's currently on exhibit as part of the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Queensland, Australia. (Till 14 April 2013)

Sadly, I, like many others, will have to do it with the pictures as the replica nor the real one is nearby.
Did you go and see it?


  1. Oh wow, hoe gaaf! Echt heel tof en mooi zeg!

  2. really stunning artwork. thanks for sharing!
    xx rae

  3. that looks amazing, the amount of detail that goes into that in the screen doors wow!!

  4. I absolutely love this! The Byodo-In is quite a famous piece of architecture; it stands for Phoenix hall, because it was built to simulate a winged bird in flight. The horizontal symmetry really captures the essence of standing across from the real building, which sits next to a lucid body of water.

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  5. Really beautiful! It's like floating on
    a invisible water c:


  6. Wow, so awesome! New follower, The Remembrall, xx.

  7. Nice, wish I could see the real deal! :]