A tori is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance to a Shinto shrine. During a holiday to Japan several years we visited Lake Biwa, a large freshwater lake in Shiga Prefecture, northeast of Kyoto. We were mesmerised by the beauty of the lake and the tori representing the Shirahige Shrine. This shrine is 1,900 years old and visitors flock to this location to capture a view of the tori against the sparkling water of Lake Biwa. ”Shirahige” translates into English as “white beard” and blesses visitors with a long life.
I decided to make a mosaic on sandstone of the tori as a memory of our visit to Lake Biwa and of course, more importantly, to bless our family and visitors with a long and happy life. This outdoor mosaic should look great in our newly established zen garden.
These are handmade items, made to order. Images are samples / examples only. Please read the Product Information below.
Ceramic and glass tiles are used to create a mosaic piece of art with options suitable for outdoor and indoor. We create the mosaics on sandstone pieces, on canvas with oil or acrylic background, or on a cement fibreboard.
The mosaics are hand created after your order is placed for your chosen material and size. It takes approximately 3 weeks to complete. You will be notified when your mosaic is ready to collect. If your purchase is urgent, please contact us and we may be able to accommodate your request.
After your order is placed and before we commence work, we will contact you to discuss and confirm the design and size requirements, particularly if your artwork is to be on canvas with a painted background.
N.B. As these are handmade items, there may be slight variations in colour, size, design, and background.
Commissions available on request if you would like a design not listed on our website.
Our standard mosaic sizes are below.
I can also work with your size requirements or your supplied material if you have sized and sourced the perfect piece.
Sandstone sizes are approximate as we typically use natural sandstone pieces.
Large - 100cm x 50cm
Medium - 60cm x 75cm
Small - 50cm x 50cm
Our canvas options come complete with an acrylic painted background (oil paint on request).
Large - 101cm x 101cm
Medium - 91cm x 91cm
Small - 61cm x 45cm
The cement fibreboard is a great standard material for both indoor and outdoor use.
Large - 90cm x 90cm
Medium - 60cm x 76cm
Small - 45cm x 45cm
Due to the nature of these items, we do not currently offer shipping as standard - they can be collected from / we can deliver to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
If you would like shipping, please contact us for a separate quote to see what can be done.