• Painting: oil and acrylic on cardboard
  • Size: 42Hx32W inches

This reinterpreted and thematically multifaceted character in Japanese lore was thought of in the Edo period as a boy appearing when one walks on rainy nights. He is a symbol of hope, and although he possess something in both hands, he has often been understood as a tofu-kozo, or a boy bearing food, in this case, tofu. Kozo is literally “boy,” but the symbol of one’s childhood in its dreams and hopes, reawakens them in the darkness of the storm. Like so much of Japanese lore, the Amefurikozo is opaque in its rendering, keeping in line with the strong tradition of the Japanese character, of determining one’s story and applying it unbending ethical imperatives. It is the one who breaks through the storm, the rain, accomplishing its ends as to accord with its convictions. The rain may come, it may not, but unequivocally, it is our imperatives that address its challenges as they come. 

This painting is available only on 36Hx24W inches canvas prints. Original painting not for sale.

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