All About Japan

Reflective Paintings of Water Ripples


Seeing the survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake restoring their communities and wiping away their grief had a profound effect on artist Yoshihito Kawase. “Rather than illustrating the direct impact from visiting the destruction for myself, I decided to create a work to portray my experience of the disaster, memory of the lost lives, and the optimistic outlook to rebuild.”

For more captivating images of Yoshihito's work visit Spoon and Tamago below.

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