Hoshi ni Negaiwo: Mizuha (Wish Upon a Star: Mizuha) with diamonds
Wishing upon a star.
A form of prayer that hasn’t changed since ancient times.
Memory of a blue prayer.
People 1,000 years ago, we in the present, and people 1,000 years from now
all look to the stars and offer up a precious prayer for someone.
※ “Wish Upon a Star” is Toto Akihiko’s life work, an evolving piece and a prayer for world peace.
The first installment, made for Yogen-in in 2010, is displayed alongside Tawaraya Sotatsu’s important cultural property “Karajishizu (Chinese Lion).”
This was the first work in the world to incorporate diamonds in a piece of karakami art.
The award-winning Belgian Grunberger Diamonds used in the karakami piece are high-quality natural diamonds handpicked for their unparalleled beauty and honed by combining the original cutting method “Grunberger Precision Cut ®,” with the “heart and cupid” combination for sparkling gems.
Karakami Artist Toto Akihiko