Unissograff artwork design "MONONOKE Orochi"
Framed print "MONONOKE Orochi" hanging on a wall example image
Unissograff art class in Tohoku
Aftermath destruction left by tsunami in Tohoku
Child painting in Tohoku
Stranded boat in Tohoku after the tsunami
Painting made by a child in Tohoku
Child painting in Tohoku
Paintings made by children in Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku
Original rakugaki art drawing from Tohoku

043 "MONONOKE Orochi" framed print for TOHOKU

Regular price £115.00
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A sister piece to "Fantasy AQUARIUM".
Life (serpents) bursts forth into the dark world that hides behind the light.
Their heads raise, staring at the source of life before them.
There is no sense of time, here in this dream world of foam.

["Yamato no Orochi", or often simply "Orochi" (八岐大蛇 or やまたのおろち in Japanese) is a famous eight-headed and eight-tailed serpent in ancient Japanese mythology, similar to the Hydra from Greek mythology, with bright red eyes and a red belly. It was so large that its body covered the distance of eight valleys and eight hills. Fir and cypress trees grew on its back, and its body was covered in moss. The story goes that the Orochi was slain by the storm god Susanoo (pronounced "Susa-no-o") and the legendary sword Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, which came from the tail of Yamata no Orochi, along with the Yata no Kagami mirror and Yasakani no Magatama jewel, became the three sacred Imperial Regalia of Japan.]

"MONONOKE Orochi" is an artistic representation of Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi's modern piece "Piano Concerto No.6 "ZEN"".

Unissograff simple logo imageListen to the song on YouTube here.


The artwork is a collage of the rakugaki art drawings - based on the theme of "what I love most about my hometown" - made by children in Tohoku who lost their homes to the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, together with pictures drawn by Unissograff artist ca37.

This beautiful digital framed print is hand prepared to order by craftsmen in London, UK (please expect up to one week for delivery).*¹
Alternatively, this artwork is also available for purchase as a digital download.*²

Unissograff is art that would be incomplete without children.

*Donation Support*

20% of the net proceeds from each purchase is donated to NPO Baby Smile Ishinomaki, who jointly managed the Rakugaki Art workshops with Unisograff artist ca37 in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi prefecture.

You can view the original rakugaki art drawings from the Tohoku art classes at this link:
Unissograff link symbolTohoku original rakugaki art album.

 

*¹ Delivery times may vary depending upon your location. Please see our Shipping Policy for details.
*² The purchase of a Unissograff digital download (a 30x30cm high resolution tfi file) entitles you to a 10% discount off any of our custom order items.

Designer Framed Prints

Designer Framed Prints

  • Choose from black or white frame
  • Box frame design (35mm width)
  • Size, border and orientation options
  • Crystal clear and shatterproof acrylic pane
  • Museum standard giclée print on 280 gsm fine art paper
  • 5 year guarantee (if kept out of direct sunlight)
  • Handmade in London, United Kingdom

Care Instructions

Out of direct sunlight and inside a frame behind protective glass colour prints can last without significant colour change for 200 years, black and white prints for 400 years.
In order to keep it in optimum condition, we recommend hanging it out of direct sunlight. If your frame gets a little dusty over time, you can wipe it with a dry or slightly damp cloth.

Product size chart

FRAMED ART PRINTS

8x8" 12x12" 16x16" 24x24" 8x10" 12x16" 16x24" 24x36"
Frame
size
23 -
23 cm
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9 -
9 "
33 -
33 cm
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12.9 -
12.9 "
43 -
43 cm
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16.9 -
16.9 "
63 - 
63 cm
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24.8 -
24.8 "
23 -
28 cm
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9 -
11 "
33 -
43 cm
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12.9 -
16.9 "
43 -
63 cm
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16.9 -
24.8 "
63 -
94 cm
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24.8 -
37 "
Print
size
20.3 -
20.3 cm
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7.9 -
7.9 "
30.4 -
30.4 cm
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11.97 -
11.97 "
40.6 -
40.6 cm
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15.9 -
15.9 "
60.9 -
60.9 cm
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23.9 -
23.9 "
20.3 -
25.4 cm
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8 -
10 "
30.4 -
40.6 cm
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11.9 -
15.9 "
40.6 -
60.9 cm
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15.9 -
23.9 "
60.9 -
91.4 cm
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23.9 -
35.9 "
Visible
print
size
19.1 - 
19.1 cm
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7.5 -
7.5 "
29.2 - 
29.2 cm
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11.4 -
11.4 "
39.4 - 
39.4 cm
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15.5 -
15.5 "
59.7 - 
59.7 cm
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23.5 -
23.5 "
19.1 -
24.2 cm
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7.5 -
9.5 "
29.2 -
39.4 cm
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11.5 -
15.5 "
39.4 -
59.7 cm
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15.5 -
23.5 "
59.7 -
90.2 cm
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23.5 -
35.5 "

Overall size of wooden frame
Overall size of printed paper
Size of visible printed paper
Overall size of wooden frame. Overall size of printed paper. Size of visible printed paper.

 

ORNATE FRAME ART PRINTS

12x15" SWEPT FRAME
FRAME SIZE 39 - 46.5cm / 15.3 - 18.3"
PRINT SIZE 30.48 - 38.1 cm / 12 - 15 "
VISIBLE PRINT SIZE 29.1 - 36.5 cm / 11.45 - 14.37 "

Overall size of wooden frame
Overall size of printed paper
Size of visible printed paper
Overall size of wooden frame. Overall size of printed paper. Size of visible printed paper.

[Donations generated by Tohoku artwork]

NPO Baby smile logo image

The origins of Unissograff™ can be found in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake which occurred on 11th March 2011 and we continue to donate to charities that work tirelessly to support mothers and children that are still affected even now, some ten years on.

Stranded boat in Tohoku after the tsunami

Some of these donations are made to NPO Baby Smile Ishinomaki, who jointly managed Rakugaki Art workshops with Unisograff in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture.

Unissograff artist ca37 presenting artwork to people in Tohoku

Baby smile Ishinomaki is an aid organisation formed for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami by a mother of two who was herself a victim of the disaster, having experienced the horrors while still pregnant with her second baby (her older child was only two years old at the time).

Initially, right after the disaster, their aid focused on providing support to the pregnant women and mothers with babies up to pre-school age who were living in neighbouring area of Ishinomaki, a coastal fishing town in Miyagi prefecture which suffered devastating damage.
They continue today, offering emotional and parenting support for mothers in the region, many of whom remain in temporary housing, who are still affected by those traumatic events and the hardships that followed.

https://www.forbabysmile.com/english

Babysmile and Unissograff Tohoku images
Some of our products which donate to NPO Baby Smile Ishinomaki:
UNISSOGRAFF Fantasy AQUARIUM 02 magic heat changing mug

UNISSOGRAFF Fantasy AQUARIUM 02 magic heat changing mug

UNISSOGRAFF Framed Print Fantasy AQUARIUM 01 for TOHOKU

UNISSOGRAFF Framed Print Fantasy AQUARIUM 01 for TOHOKU

Unissograff link symbol If you would like to know more about Baby Smile Ishinomaki, or anything else on this site, please feel free to get in touch with us.