feebee

"The Beast Known as Kotobuki - Ox -"

An ox and the other 11 animals.

Each of the 12 animals of the zodiac are carefully carved.

The colors envisioned by the artist are printed one color at a time.

Each print is signed by the artist.

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

This piece was inspired by “A Beast called Kotobuki” by Shigemitsu Enrousai, an ukiyo-e artist of the late Edo Period. The auspicious creature that embodies the characteristics of all the animals of the Eastern zodiac has been painted by Enrousai and other ukiyo-e artists. As a motif, it resonates with the theme of “reverence, life and death, the cyclical nature of life” that feebee has expressed through her work. Various elements are entwined with one another as they rise and fall in a continuous cycle. The 12 animals of the zodiac also revolve, one animal taking center stage each year to create the calendar. This piece was created for the Year of the Ox and features a creature with a Ox's head and the other 11 animals, awaiting their turn, masterfully incorporated into its body.

Series:"The Beast Known as Kotobuki"
"Rat", "Tiger", "Rabbit"

Price 40,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)23.0×23.0cm
PaperEchizen kizuki hosho washi (produced by living national treasure Ichibei Iwano)
Product DetailsDimension of frame: 39.8×39.8cm
Specification of frame: Approx. 2.0kg, wood, acrylic resin
Delivery timeWe will ship the order within 7 business days under normal circumstances.