Source: YouTube Japanese Rock Balancing Artist’s Masterpieces Appear To Defy The Laws Of Gravity 2016-11-25 Fri 2018-04-18 Wed Most people will look at a rock and just see a rock, but Japanese rock balancing artist Kokei Mikuni sees them as possible components of a masterpiece. Carefully balancing one rock on top of another, he creates works of art with just the use of his hands and various combinations of rocks taken from nature. Mikuni says he first began stacking rocks during trips he took to see waterfalls, which was his hobby at the time. What started as a simple way to entertain himself turned into a new hobby, and he is now a full fledged rock balancing artist whose works have captivated audiences worldwide. A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Oct 16, 2016 at 3:48pm PDT A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Oct 8, 2016 at 5:47pm PDT A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Oct 2, 2016 at 3:28pm PDT Rock balancing is an art form that's prevalent throughout the world, and has recently been becoming more widespread in Japan. Said to have Zen elements, rock balancing consists of taking rocks from nature and balancing them in various positions. Despite most works looking as though they've transcended the laws of gravity, the precariously stacked rocks are done so without the use of any tools. Most Mikuni's creations are made by rivers, oceans, and mountains, and he regularly shares them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and his website. His videos show the long but meditative process of stacking rocks of all different shapes and sizes, and although the only materials necessary for this art form are rocks, the sheer creativity and artistry of Mikuni's works are evident in his masterpieces. A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:40am PDT A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Oct 25, 2016 at 2:38am PDT A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Oct 21, 2016 at 4:56pm PDT But as with everything in life, rock balancing comes with its fair share of failed attempts. However, the rocks are beautiful even when they're collapsing. Rock balancing is truly a calming and beautiful form of art, and it might not be long before it spreads wider among budding artists in Japan and the rest of the world. A photo posted by Kokei (@rocksportrait) on Sep 21, 2016 at 5:00am PDT By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Rockbalancing Demonstration 2016 【Rock's Portrait】 / The Collapse Of Rockbalancing / rocksportrait Tags: Art / Facebook / Instagram / Japan / Photography / Rock Balancing / Rock's Portrait / Zen grape Japan Art Japanese Rock Balancing Artist’s Masterpieces Appear To Defy The Laws Of Gravity Related Article Japan Fisherman’s Festival In Hibiya Park Is Serving Up Amazing Seafood From All Over The Country Introducing the Top 5 Beautiful Na no Hana Yellow Fields in Kanto Japan These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them To Revitalize A Small Mountain Village, Japan Is Filling It With Zombies New Japanese Kit Kat Flavor Peach Mint Chocolate With Rum Aims To Convert Mint Chocolate Doubters Photography Imagining Our World Without Smartphones–Is This Our Society Today?