ABOUT THE PIECE \
Inspired by the Japanese kabuki play "Benten Kozo" featuring five honorable bandits. The main scene of this play is when Benten takes off his disguise (of a high-class lady) triumphantly revealing his cherry blossom full-torso tattoo! These rascals are always up to some type of scam or heist, but you can't help but cheer for them.
Benten has a white snake on his kimono in the next scene, which is why I've included it on the figure here. He is surrounded by chrysanthemum florals (Kiku) which signify the last part of his full name: Benten-Kozo Kikunosuke.
JUURI is a Tokyo-born Japanese+American artist currently working from Oklahoma City.
Her colorful figure-driven work is inspired by traditional Japanese themes (bijin-ga and yakusha-e) mixed with a modern fashion photography feel.
Her murals and art can be seen all over the US as well as overseas.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.