Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In the Spotlight: Omine Seibin at The Hall of Beauty and Peace

This is one of the masterpeices that stops me in my tracks, everytime I see it.

There have been many occasions where I've visited the Stone Lion of Tomori.

There was an Essay for Apogee Photo Magazine.

And, the photos taken for the Then and Now Series.

Omine Seibin's art takes you back to the times when life on Okinawa was different.

My photography doesn't do the artist justice.

You have to see it in person in Okinawa's Hall of Beauty and Peace. 

Find directions to see the original Stone Lion Statue HERE.


Unknown said...

Very interesting painting no wonder you stop there every time.

RyukyuMike said...

Yes, it is an interesting and captivating scene.

Unknown said...

Would love to see the real thing. I'm sure there must be a story attached.

RyukyuMike said...

You're right. Plenty of history behind that statue. It's the original Shisa. First on built on Okinawa, I think.

Sabrina said...

That is so interesting. On one hand it kind of creeps me out a little, on the other hand it seems kind of tranquil. Weird that one pictures inspires both feelings...

RyukyuMike said...

The artist does well, then. Wish I could achieve that with a camera.

Ryan said...


RyukyuMike said...

For sure.