We are so honored to help launch Macy’s Winter Holiday Window Display! Live carving performance on the first day of snow for NYC☃️ A truly magical night it was😉
Our annual partnership with Arts Brookfield led to another wonderful live carving performance at Grace Plaza. This year's theme was "Sea Life"; this included a shark, turtle, hermit crab, octopus, and even an Aquarium Ice Wall Photo Op!
Photo Credit: Jeremy Gordon
New York in Akasaka - Hoppy Beverage commissions OKAMOTO STUDIO to create a massive ice bar, a graffiti ice wall, and live carving performances.
Okamoto Studio's live carving performances with Arts Brookfield at Grace Plaza is always a cherished yearly tradition. This year was a Safari Animal theme; this included Lions, a Zebra, a Hippo, and many more!
Photo Credit: Yoshio Itagaki
Travel Channel along with Pop2Life commissioned Okamoto Studio to have a live carving performance near the Flatiron Building in Manhattan. This was to promote the first episode of Travel Channel's 4-part series, Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti. Okamoto Studio crafted several yeti sculptures, including two 8-foot and 7-foot life size Yeti sculptures along with a few Yeti busts.
Original Penguin, a sportswear clothing brand owned by Munsingwear, had a commercial shoot with Shintaro Okamoto at Okamoto Studio. Shintaro briefly became the face of Original Penguin, and even sculpted out the iconic logo in the studio.
Mashable paid a visit to Okamoto Studio and interviewed Shintaro Okamoto on the craft of ice carving and the story and history of our studio. They also captured great footage of ice carving in our studio.
Holiday Window Showcase 2015
Barney's New York Holiday Window - Barney's New York and Okamoto Studio collaborate to transform the Madison Avenue Flagship windows into a CHILLIN' OUT visual narrative, complete with 35-foot fully functioning ice locker which serves as a live frozen workspace.
Photo credit: Rick Barroso, Yoshio Itagaki
Okamoto Studio collaborates with Diet Coke for an activation piece set on Florida State University's campus.
Okamoto Studio carved and assembled more than 18,000 pounds of ice to promote the season premiere of Showtime's, Shameless in the shape of the show's hashtag. This was on display not only in New York City but also in Chicago.