The Ridiculously Amazing Sand Sculptures Of Toshihiko Hosaka

Toshihiko Hosaka has been sculpting masterpieces for over 20 years and his latest entails beach sand.

He challenges what we know about sand by contouring the sculptures as if they are clay– without any adhesive.

His trick to getting these intricate and impressive sand sculptures to stay put? A hardening spray. This widely accepted tool keeps the granular particles intact and prevents the sun from eroding the sculptures.

You can see his latest pieces from the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival where he spent three days sculpting a figure of Musashi Miyamoto, which was awarded 1st prize on May 6th.

Hosaka also carved a 16th-century Japanese master swordsman seated in an upright position with his sword under his belt. The theme for the contest was “Hero.”

You can find more of Hosaka’s work on his website. Be sure to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.

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