I made a full live stream of the creation of this render, and for some reason the stream completly bugged. Maybe some things are better left untold. Here is the result nonetheless. Blender 3.2 CYCLES X
The modeling tutorial came out nicely though: https://youtu.be/_smDSsEryu8
The background is geometry nodes
The wood is displaced.
Some post effects added here and there, like vignettes and glows.
I loved the viewport view, some japanese vibes.