Source: Inami Wood Carving Cooperative Japanese Company Makes Guitars Using Traditional Wood Carving Techniques 2015-11-17 Tue 2018-04-18 Wed Guitars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but Inami Wood Carving Cooperative in Toyama, Japan decided to fuse traditional Japanese wood art with this popular instrument to make some badass guitars. Chōkoku is a Japanese word referring to the engraving or carving of sculptures, and it has a very long history in Japan as a traditional art form. It has been around as far back as the 13th century, and is still cherished for the intricacy and warmth it brings to each work of art. Wooden chōkoku is one of the most common, and Inami Wood Carving Cooperative makes a wide range of art pieces in this art form, including their specialty guitars. These guitars have received worldwide acclaim, and when you see them, you’ll know why. They currently have 4 models available in their shop, and each are absolutely stunning. Dragon Sword Source: Inami Wood Carving Cooperative Sui-getsu (water-moon) Source: Inami Wood Carving Cooperative Shishi (mythical lion-dog) Source: Inami Wood Carving Cooperative Bird Source: Inami Wood Carving Cooperative If you’re skeptical that these guitars are all just for show, here’s a video of a man playing an enormous Dragon Sword guitar: The Dragon Sword is not just the biggest and baddest of the bunch so far, it’s also the most expensive. Going for over 17,000 dollars, most of us would have to settle for just strumming a few chords at the shop. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Inami Wood Carving Cooperative / takaokadensan/YouTube Tags: Art / Carving / Guitars / Japan / Wood grape Japan Art Japanese Company Makes Guitars Using Traditional Wood Carving Techniques Related Article Artist Behind Creepy Momo Image Destroys Sculpture These Cats Had Their Kotatsu Cover Taken Away, Now They Seek Answers As Adorably As Possible Gorgeous Cliff Top Bonsai Trees Show Off Marvelous Miniature Landscapes Exploring The Inside Of A Standard Japanese Business Hotel Room Learn How To Wrap Your Bento In Traditional Japanese Furoshiki Do Japanese Art Swords Surrendered after WWII Constitute War Loot?