Kamakura Omikuji

Preston Lawing, Winona, MN USA

Information on the print:

Six blocks, seven colors, hand carved shina, printed on Awagami paper.

Comments from the artist:

When visiting a Shinto temple, you may receive a fortune (Omikuji). If it is bad, (Kamakura) you can tie it on a rope outside the temple and the priests will burn them at the end of the day, sending the smoke "back to heaven".
The written words are EARTHQUAKE and TSUNAMI. This print is saying "We do not accept this disaster as our fate, and we will continue to be strong."

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