Drypoint etching, 100×150, May 2020
Series: Japanese phantoms
Following Amabie and Jinja-hime, I made a Yogen-no-tori drypoint etching print. This bird was first noted in Kaga Province (now Ishikawa Prefecture) in 1858. It’s a black bird like a crow with two heads, one of which is white. The idea is almost the same as the Amabie and Jinja-hime: looking at the figure in the morning and evening was thought to be effective against plagues.
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