ONLINE EXHIBITION

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

SHINYA TAMAI

Amabie, 2020
Ink, mineral pigment, dye on Japanese paper
8.9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches (22.7 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm)

FROM THE ARTIST:
 

Amabie appears in old folklore as a yokai that can predict pandemics. It was also believed that people will be saved from calamities by looking upon it's recreated image. I hope we all can go back to living normal, peaceful lives soon.

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