Artist Spotlight: Jumpei Mitsui
I was talking about my recent trip to ACM here, and how I was inspired by the Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto exhibition. I went into a black hole of reading about Japanese woodblocks and chanced upon this masterpiece – The Great Wave off Kanagawa made entirely of LEGO Bricks by Jumpei Mitsui.
Jumpei Mitsui is the only LEGO certified professional builder in Japan and he has an entire museum to display his numerous work! The Great Wave off Kanagawa took Jumpei 400 hours and 50,000 thousand pieces to build! Though we can’t visit the museum, Jumpei has posted many making-of videos on his YouTube page.