Japanese idioms

Ai ai gasa

Umbrella lovingly shared by two people.

Literally “love-love umbrella” for the scene of two persons under the same umbrella under the rain.

Two Ronin hats pictorially woven together by me. Ronin straw hats were worn by exiled, traveling or masterless samurais to keep their identity and reputation protected.

A combination of acceptance of the other and will to remain side by side, as if sharing umbrellas, sharing exile and shame. Unconditional love.

TechniqueWatercolors Winsor&Newton and Black Indian ink
Format26x19 cm 300gsm Watercolor paper