[Image: Kenji Toki | official site]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is exhibiting a special Gundam Zaku model. It is lovely.

Made from traditional Japanese lacquer, the piece was created by Kyoto-born artist Kenji Toki, who specializes in exploring new ways to work with lacquerware.

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The Zaku’s New York exhibition made the TV news in Japan.

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Via Kenji Toki’s official site, here are photos of 30cm Zaku. As you can see, the lacquer makes this the most beautiful Zaku model ever created.

[Image: Kenji Toki | official site]
[Image: Kenji Toki | official site]
[Image: Kenji Toki | official site]

Toki crafted several lacquerware Zaku mobile suits.

[Image: Kenji Toki | official site]

The Gundam Zaku will be exhibited at the Met until February 2018.