Thursday, December 24, 2015

‘Bake-Kujira: The Phantom Whale’ by Candie Bolton and Toy Art Gallery Coming in 2016!

Candie Bolton’s latest sofubi design is a brilliant take of a mythical Japanese ghost, named “Bake-Kujira The Phantom Wale.” According to the legend, a Bake-kujira is primarily a skeletal ghost of a whale that has been hunted and killed by humans. Some stories have also said that the unrested spirit was accompanied by unusual hosts of fish and birds. The sight of a Bake-kujira in the sea brings a curse to the person that spotted the spirit in the form of famine, plague, fires, and other kinds of harm.

In this design, Candie has made the folklore the star by featuring what seems to be the ghost of a narwhale, while including other physical elements of the mythology in between. Bake-Kujira was sculpted by macsorro and will be produced into a sofubi by Toy Art Gallery. The sofubi will be 11 inches tall and will be released sometime in the early half 2016.

Provided in the post are images of the prototype, as well as the display shown in DCON 2015. The Rave Corner will provide more updates as soon as they are available!

Credit:  Candie Bolton

All images are copyrighted by Candie Bolton 2015. All rights reserved.

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