ONLINE EXHIBITION

除災招福 JO SAI SHO FUKU
(WARD OFF CALAMITIES, INVITE GOOD LUCK):
GODS AND YOKAI IN TIME OF PANDEMIC

HARUKI YAMABA

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Praying Amabie and Small Creatures, 2020
Suihi pigments, gofun, sunago pigments and pen on paper
Artwork: 5.3 x 5.3 inches (13.5cm x 13.5cm) 
Frame: 10.9 x 10.9 inches (27.7 x 27.7cm)

FROM THE ARTIST:
 

I painted Amabie and his fellow creatures as they gathered in a forest, being blessed under the starry sky. I hope that peaceful everyday life will come back to each one of us soon. 

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Glowing Amabie and Spirits, 2020
Japanese ink, ink, mineral pigments, suihi pigments, suihi paint, gofun, sunago pigments on paper.
16.4 x 21.2 inches (41.6 x 53.8 cm)

FROM THE ARTIST:
 

The original Amabie sketch looked adorable to me. It is one of Yaorozu no kami (eight-million gods), so I paint it as a goddess or spirit. I depicted the world full of light. Amabie and spirits are collecting light. I believe everyone is doing the best that they can do now. One of the things I can do is paint. I hope this painting gives you peace of mind.