Virtual Worship by Hikari Shimoda - Eyes On Walls

Hikari Shimoda

Virtual Worship by Hikari Shimoda

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This is a Limited Edition print numbered and hand signed by the artist, In Stock and Ready To Ship!!!

  • Signed and numbered edition of 300 prints.
  • 21x27 inches
  • Bright White Acid Free 230gsm Premium Matte paper.
  • Hand Embossed.
  • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. 




     During the pandemic in Japan, the image of the goddess "Amabie" has become popular in Japan. Dating from 1846, she is a legendary Japanese mermaid with three legs, who allegedly emerges from the sea and prophesies either an abundant harvest or an epidemic. Many Japanese do not believe in such a god. However, when something goes wrong, we often pray to God and in this case, anything that helps us. We call upon God in a difficult time. People should be the ones who fight infectious diseases, but this psychology of wanting to rely on a greater power in a difficult situation is common throughout the world. I've combined the image of ""Amabie"" with a 'magical girl' who has been the constant savior figure in my works for a long time. She depicts the modern day belief system and false hope that anything can be solved with the help of God.

  Hikari Shimoda


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