@hiroandoofficial @studiocrazynoodles @galeriejaacobpaulett; This rare and important sculpture in the round is by famous Japanese Pop artist Hiro Ando.; This rare and important sculpture in the round is by famous japanese pop artist Hiro Ando. Tanabata, ??, meaning 'Evening of the seventh', it celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, according to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.; In present-day Japan, people generally celebrate this day by writing wishes, sometimes in the form of poetry, on tanzaku, ??, small pieces of paper, and hanging them on wish Tree. Hiro ANDO's gleaming steel wish tree pay homage to a number of different concepts, including love, wishes, playfulness and beauty, all while explaining the constellations; Ando is internationally acclaimed for his sculptures and paintings with unexpected colors and surface treatments that conflate modern Japanese icons such 'Hello Kitty', the Cat, the Panda, with traditional Samurai Warriors and the Sumo Wrestlers, creating a very contemporary dialogue between the past and present, East and West in very contemporary and unexpected ways that have made him one of the most notable Japanese Contemporary artists of his 1980's generation; Shipped from France