The Great East Japan Earthquake of 11th March 2011. On that fateful day, the disaster-struck Tohoku region was hit by a severe cold spell brought on by heavy snowfall.
This piece, "Sumiya-Rei" ("Ink Night - Zero"), depicts the emotions of the victims, like a 'sumi-e' ink painting overwhelmed by a sense of powerlessness, and the passion that burns like a flame for the souls that were called to Heaven and the recovery of those left behind.
The artwork was created to the theme of Bach's 'Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in d minor BWV.1052'.Listen 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.
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.