Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. And why don’t we do it all with Love Live, while we’re at it?
Being a tombstone-engraver and gravesite-builder may not be your typical, longed-after profession, but Japanese Twitterer @t_hide3 takes it in stride—and he uses his business-honed talent to create unique tombstones that any Love Live fan would, um… die for.
▼”My work is done! Before the display gravestones got thrown out, I decided to try making an ita-stone design on one. I think I’ll keep this one on display for a while♪”
@t_hide3 makes a reference to itasha, those glaring eyesores (to some) that trundle the streets of Japan painted in all of their anime glory. If you have a Love Live itasha in life, why not have a Love Live ita-stone in death?
仕事終了！作業場の展示墓石処分する前にちょっと痛墓石的なの造って(彫って)みたw ちょっとの間作業場の前に展示しとこぉかな♪彫面に白入れてますw http://t.co/kArNaEHtDU—
ひで (@t_hide3) July 04, 2015
You may recall mention of @t_hide3’s work previously but, while awesome, intricately-carved gravestones don’t really have a place in everyday life, and really can’t be enjoyed by the receiver of the product until they’re six feet under… Or cremated, as is the case in Japan. So, @t_hide3 has taken his engraving skills to something a little more widely available: glass bottles.
やっと最後の１本！にこにー彫れた(^^) μ’ sボトル揃ったぁー(ง •̀ω•́)ง✧ かなり個人的な自己満w https://t.co/nTu73hJebR—
ひで (@t_hide3) February 29, 2016
His handiwork has earned him a lot of attention and followers on Twitter. Here is what some netizens have to say…
Of the gravestone:
“I want to buy this! I refuse to be buried in anything other than a Love Live cemetery.”
“This is a work of miracles! And it’s even cooler that you used your own talents to make it!”
“Are you a god? This is amazing!”
Of the bottles:
“This is a masterpiece! Your talent is amazing (o_o)”
“This is amazing! Good work!”
“You’re a genius.”
“You could totally sell these!”
We’re looking forward to see what other creations @t_hide3 comes out with next on his Twitter!
Source and images: Twitter/@t_hide3