Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture) (1F)

Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture)

Japanese ivory sculptor ‘Ishiwatari Hogetsu’ written

Exhibited on the first floor of the main building is “Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture),” which was built on a hilltop in a low-lying area by Terumasa Ikeda in 1609, the castle is also known as the White Heron Castle and lauded for its magnificence. The half-hipped gable of the donjon, windows arranged in pairs, and the supports of the roofs were constructed during the peak of castle building in Japan. All of the structures, including the stonewalling, are designated as national treasures. The piece is a reproduction of the castle reduced in scale to 1/50(Width: 250cm; Depth: 150cm; Height: 190cm; Weight: 155kg) of its original size and is the first art of its kind to be made in Japan with ivory.

Features of The Pieces

Features of “Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture)”

In the main building, a mirror is fixed on the top of the case of “Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture),” so the audience can see the courtyard in front of the donjon that is otherwise difficult to view.

Exhibit place
AGAPE Otsuru Museum 1st floor

Floor map

1F

1F Exhibit
Special Exhibition commemorating Agape Ohtsuru Museum’s 2nd Anniversary
アガペ大鶴美術館ニ周年記念特別展示
Himeji Castle (The world’s largest ivory sculpture)
世界一大きな象牙彫刻姫路城
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The museum shop is located on the 1st floor.
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