This Dad Carves a Wooden Sculpture of His Daughter for Her Birthday Every Year
By Hanako Montgomery
It all started when Tomoaki Ichikawa felt unfulfilled about his artistry.
As an aspiring painter, Ichikawa frequently used his imagination. He’d feel mentally exhausted by the end of the day, putting vision to paper, but he noticed that his body was never tired. Looking for a new challenge and inspired by one of his friend’s works, he turned to wood carving and chose to use his daughter as a model.