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