Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (1)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (3)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (4)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (6)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (5)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (2)

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki Memento Mori (7)

Japanese artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki uses Japanese wood carving techniques to create giant sculptures from large blocks of camphor wood. Each sculpture impressively stands anywhere between 5 and 17 feet tall. His characters are fused with death, looking as if they are either burdened with it or embracing it, truly embodying memento mori on a massive scale.

View more of Yoshitoshi Kanemaki’s incredible work at Behance and Fuma Contemporary.

 

 

[spotted by Kirt]