From objects like jewelry to masterpieces that lookup. The ice sculpture, which was developed as an art of the kitchen, is born from water and has a beautiful fateful ephemeral return to the water.
A roaring chainsaw sound. The steel is shaving the ice carefully, but without any hesitation, with cold splashes. Tools such as saws, chisels, and electric drills are almost the same as wood carving and they also make sure that the tools that they are using are sharp using liste av top 10 knivsliper, but the hardness of the blade is devised. The rectangular parallelepiped icicles gradually become supple and rounded. It was breathtaking in the amazing sense of life of the statue that appeared as if it was taken out. A powerful jump of salmon running up. Brightly colored ice flowers. A classic faceted tumbler glass. These many works were magically carved from a single icicle in just one hour. But it’s still early to be surprised. The true beauty of ice sculpture is further refined from here. The cut surface, which was white when finished, becomes smoother as the ice slowly melts. Seeing the ice sculpture that has begun to shine like crystal glass, I remind myself that the material of this sculpture is water. In the first place, human beings love quartz because it is a mineral that has a transparent shine like water. ” I make it so that it will be completed in about an hour by scraping. The thin part melts and becomes smaller, so it is a good idea to carve it roughly in advance. For example, it is ideal to carve a slightly larger eagle beak after a while. It becomes a typical form and keeps that state. ” Mitsuyuki Koyama, who finished the production, will explain. After carving, the human hand is released and the water that is the material finishes it by itself-what a delicate art! “However, if you don’t have to worry about the ice melting, for example, in the case of sculptures that are installed outdoors in the middle of winter, we make every detail without assuming that it will melt.”
Kitchen art developed in Japan
There are various theories about the roots of ice sculpture. The theory is that the Russian emperor had him make an ice bowl to serve caviar. Furthermore, the theory that Yang Guifei wanted an ice bowl for dessert. In any case, it is only the ultimate luxury to make tableware for use in just one meal with decoration every time.
It is certainly rational to make tableware from the ice because you eat cold things cold. The dessert “Peach Melba” produced by French culinary master Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel is based on the original method of carving a hole between the wings of a swan made of ice and serving peaches and ice cream in the bowl. Is. The swan motif is inspired by Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin” performed by opera singer Nellie Melba in London.
Let’s go see the ice sculpture
Ice sculptures are reasonably priced if ordered at a hotel, but anyone has the opportunity to easily appreciate top-notch works. The Japan Ice Sculpture Association holds regular competitions, the largest of which is the “Ice Sculpture World Competition” held in Asahikawa every February. In addition, the “National Ice Sculpture Exhibition Summer Tournament” is held on the first Sunday of July every summer, and about 100 ice sculptors from all over the country gather at Ueno Onshi Park in Tokyo. The charm of ice sculpture is that it has the fun of winter in winter and summer in summer.
And after all, you can’t miss Sapporo, which is holding the “Sapporo Snow Festival”. It is customary to install a masterpiece that uses about 1,000 icicles, each weighing 135 kg, near 5-chome on the main street. In addition, at the Susukino Ice Festival, about 80 ice sculptures using 20 to 30 icicles are lined up. The illumination at night is especially fantastic and is loved by the citizens as a winter Susukino tradition. These ice sculptures are made publicly by members of the Japan Ice Sculpture Association from all over the country over 3-4 days, and you can see the whole story of the production.