Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Portrait


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    Satoshi Etoh
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I chose the biography of Shinto human sacrifice and the Buddhist Sokushinbutsu as the strongest expressions of faith. Japan has a complex mixture of Shinto and Buddhism. To express this, a woman wearing an old kimono was wrapped in a gold kimono belt like a Buddha and cleaned with water. Perhaps she believed in reincarnation and dedicated herself to God, and there must have been a strong faith in it. It looks very beautiful to me.