Photographer's Note

This bronze statue is one of the last pieces of sculptary by Japan's greatest sculptor, Seibo Kitamura.
He visited Kawaguchiko at the age of 101 and speant 2 years making this statue.
He was affected by the lake and its surrounding area and I guess the view of Mt. Fuji and this statue is a result of the feelings he had for the place.
The vase portion of the statue is supposed to be the Lake Kawaguchiko as the fountain of wisdon, hope, life and plenty. The "Source" of life.

The 2 females around it are set to represent positive and negative. The woman on the left represents positive and the woman on the right represents negative.
The eternal drama of these two opposites come together to become one in the 'Source' flowing into the vase and out symbolizing the never ending occurance and renewal of life.

This note - or rather a more elaborate note was next to this statue.

I think I got most of it right. The interpretation of the statue is not mine, its of the sculptor.

This, by the way is number six in the Lake Kawaguchiko series. If you look closely you can actually see parts of the lake on either side of the picture.

Hope you guys like.

Critiques / Comments / Workshops improving this picture are very welcome.

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