This is unbelievable craftsmanship. Ryosuke Ohtake, a 25-year old sculptor, created a realistic lobster sculpture with legs and a tail that moves.
This type of sculpture is called jizai okimono (view flickr collection). According to the Tokyo National Museum, they “are realistically shaped figures of animals made from iron, copper, shibuichi (copper and silver alloy) and shakudo (copper and gold alloy). Their bodies and limbs are articulated, and can be moved like real animals. Among these ornamental figures, models of birds, fishes, snakes, lobsters, crabs and insects, as well as imaginary beings such as dragons, are common.”
According to Colossal, this was not only Ohtake’s first official jizai okimono, but also because jizai okimono is usually made out of a metal not wood.
Check out the video to see how real this wood carving moves.
To see more of Ryousuke Ohtake’s work, checkout his facebook page.