Oji shozoku enoki Omisoka no kitsunebi Silver
Year: 2021 Medium: Pigmented ink on silver paper Dimension: 30.9 x 21.6 x 0.3 cm / 12.2 x 8.5 x 0.1 in Edition: 8 (5 remaining) Signature: Hand-signed by artist, back This work includes a certificate of authenticity, and black frame. Inspired by Hiroshige Utagawa - "Oji shozoku enoki Omisoka no kitsunebi" This work depicts the modern-day Oji Inari Shrine with the same composition and the same title as Hiroshige's "Oji Soshoku Enoki: Foxfire on New Year's Eve", No.108 (last) from "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". It depicts the same night scene of foxfire tradition on New Year's Eve (December 31) as Hiroshige's work. In the Edo period, foxes gathered around an enoki tree were depicted fantastically, but today there are no enoki trees, and foxes gathered around telegraph poles are depicted in a video-game-like manner. Oji Inari still watches over our lives as it always has.