In 1997, I was visiting my uncle in Florida when a friend who had attended an art school in Japan brought me a Japanese glass animal statue.
It was a strange animal, an anthropomorphic rubber monkey, a cross between a chimpanzee and a tiger, its head protruding from the top of a tree.
I asked my uncle what it meant.
“This is Glass Animals,” he replied.
“They are the artists that are making them.”
Glass Animals is the Japanese version of the Disney film Glass Men.
Glass Animals has become an iconic Japanese animal in recent years.
Glass animals are usually used in the Japanese art world, but the Japanese also use them as props and props in movies, like the 2013 live-action remake of the Japanese anime, Glass Animals.
Glass Animal art is more than just cute.
Glass Men in Toy Story, Glass Dogs in Tangled, Glass Birds in Avatar, Glass Cats in Finding Nemo, and Glass Rats in Toy Shop have all made international art-world splash, as have the animated films Glass Animals and Glass Animals 2.
Glass Art, Glass Artifacts, Glass Animal Glass Animals 3: The Beginning was released in Japan on March 17, 2018, and it’s now available on VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray.
Glass Arts, Glass Artsifacts, and other Japanese Glass Animals include: A live-tweeting glass cat in the popular series “Kagayaki,” an animatronic Glass Animal sculpture that was modeled after a cat named “Catch” and an interactive glass sculpture of a baby dolphin.