Exhibitions
  • SOLD OUT❢Akie, Amabie, 2020, approx.1.57 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches (4 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm), Acrylic gouache on found natural stone
  • Sold Out❢Asako Tabata, Amabie, 2020, 10.7 x 8.7 inches (h27.3xw22 cm), Oil on canvas
  • Koki Tsujimoto, Kiccho Amabie - Momonami, (On Pink Wave), 2020, 10.7 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches (h27.3xw16xd1.8 cm), Mineral pigment, suihi/mud paint, gold leaf, silver leaf on Japanese paper  mounted on wood panel
  • SOLD OUT❢Emi Katsuta, Amabie Mommon, 2020, 8.3 x 5.5 x 4.3 inches (21 x 14 x 11 cm), Resin and cloth
  • SOLD OUT❢machumaYu, Amabie, 2020, 10 x 4.9 inches (25.5 x 12.5 cm), Acrylic on Japanese paper
  • Ruiji Aiba, Bobblehead Hakutaku, 2020, 2.4 x 2.8 x 4.7 inches (6 x 7 x 12cm), Ceramic
  • Ami Yamashiro, The Angel Who Heals, 2020, 10.7 x 9.5 inches (27.3 x 24.2 cm), Oil on canvas
  • Sold Out❢Yoji Kumagai, Amabie, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.7 inches (33.3 x 24.2 x 1.8 cm), Mineral pigment, suihi/mud paint on Japanese paper (Kumohadamashi paper) mounted on wood panel
  • Yuko Murakoshi, Amabie, 2020, 8.86 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches (22.5 x 12 x 0.5 cm), Mineral pigment, gold leaf on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel
  • Yuko Murakoshi, Strange Animal – An Encounter, 2020, 8.86 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches (22.5 x 12 x 0.5 cm), Mineral pigment, gold leaf, gold paint on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel
  • Sold Out❢Akifumi Okumura, Codex of Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 6.2 inches (22.7 x 15.8 cm), Oil on canvas
  • Sold Out❢Eri Iwasaki, Amabie-chan Contains COVID-19, 2020, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.2 inches (11.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 cm), Mineral pigment, gofun, gold leaf, gold paint, oxidized silver leaf on cedar wood panel
  • Enoki Toshiyuki, Ward off Pandemic, Amulet of Amabie, 2020, 10.9 x 9.5 inches (27.2 x 24.2cm), Ink on Japanese paper board
  • Enoki Toshiyuki, Ward off Pandemic, Amulet of Amabiko, 2020, 10.9 x 9.5 inches (27.2 x 24.2cm), Ink on Japanese paper board
  • Sold Out❢Yuki Yatsu, Amabie, 2020, 10.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (27.3x19x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel
  • Yuki Yatsu, About Praying, 2020, 10.7 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches (27.3x16x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel
  • Sold Out❢Yuki Yatsu, A Break in Clouds, 2020, 10.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (27.3x19x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on silk, mounted on wood panel
  • Ayako Nakamura, Amabie Desended, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 inches (33.3x24.2cm), Acrylic on Japanese paper
  • Hiroshi Kanzaki, Amabie, 2020, 5.5 x 3.3 x 3.7 inches (14 x 8.5 x 9.4cm), Camphor, paint, metal leaf
  • Haruki Yamaba, Glowing Amabie and Spirits, 2020, 16.4 x 21.2 inches (41.6 x 53.8 cm), Japanese ink, ink, mineral pigments, suihi pigments, suihi paint, gofun, sunago pigments on paper
  • Kei Sugiyama, Amabie & Amabiko In a Room, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.75 inches (33.3×24.2×1.9 cm), Natural pigment, color pencil, black tea on paper
  • Kenki Tsujimoto, Spring Goddess, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.75 inches (33.3×24.2×1.9 cm), Acrylic, gold leaf on wood panel
  • Sold Out❢Ryu Kitazawa, Painting of Sunlight, 2020, 13.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (33.3x19x2 cm), Gold mud paint, silver mud paint, gold leaf, mineral pigment, ink on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel
  • Sold Out❢Ken Shiozaki, Zhong Kui Catching Evils, 2020, 16.1 x 12.5 x 0.8 inches (41 x 31.8 x 2 cm), Pigments, metal mud paint, gold mud paint on Japanese paper mounted on wood
  • Haruomi Izumi, Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches (22.7 x 22.7 x 3 cm), Natural mineral pigment on linen
  • NEW!! Sold OutShunsuke Ochi, Amabie For Ornamental Purpose, 2020, 16.53 x 11.7 inches (42 x 29.7cm), Giclee print, edition of 5.
  • SOLD OUT❢machumaYu, Amabiko, 2020, 5.6 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches (14.4 x 9.8 x 1 cm), Acrylic on canvas
  • NEW!! SOLD OUT❢Taro Tasaki, Amabie the Goddess! 2020, 2020, 5.5 x 4.9 x 13 inches (14 x 12.5 x 13 cm), Ceramic
  • NEW!! SOLD OUT❢Yukiko Hata, Amabie in Okama, 2020, 10.7 x 8.7 inches (27.3 x 22 cm), Oil on canvas
  • NEW!!Shinya Tamai, Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches (22.7 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm), Ink, mineral pigment, dye on Japanese paper
  • NEW!!Sadanori Fukui, Living with Coro, 2020, 7.2 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches (18.4 x 13.4 x 2.2 cm) , Hand-made stone pigment, hand-made shell pigment on walnut wood
  • NEW!!Eri Iwasaki, Amabie-chan Contains COVID-19, 2020, 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches (h9.8 x w5.7 x d0.9 cm), Mineral pigment, gofun, gold leaf, gold paint, oxidized silver leaf on cedar wood panel
SOLD OUT❢Akie, Amabie, 2020, approx.1.57 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches (4 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm), Acrylic gouache on found natural stone Sold Out❢Asako Tabata, Amabie, 2020, 10.7 x 8.7 inches (h27.3xw22 cm), Oil on canvas Koki Tsujimoto, Kiccho Amabie - Momonami, (On Pink Wave), 2020, 10.7 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches (h27.3xw16xd1.8 cm), Mineral pigment, suihi/mud paint, gold leaf, silver leaf on Japanese paper  mounted on wood panel SOLD OUT❢Emi Katsuta, Amabie Mommon, 2020, 8.3 x 5.5 x 4.3 inches (21 x 14 x 11 cm), Resin and cloth SOLD OUT❢machumaYu, Amabie, 2020, 10 x 4.9 inches (25.5 x 12.5 cm), Acrylic on Japanese paper Ruiji Aiba, Bobblehead Hakutaku, 2020, 2.4 x 2.8 x 4.7 inches (6 x 7 x 12cm), Ceramic Ami Yamashiro, The Angel Who Heals, 2020, 10.7 x 9.5 inches (27.3 x 24.2 cm), Oil on canvas Sold Out❢Yoji Kumagai, Amabie, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.7 inches (33.3 x 24.2 x 1.8 cm), Mineral pigment, suihi/mud paint on Japanese paper (Kumohadamashi paper) mounted on wood panel Yuko Murakoshi, Amabie, 2020, 8.86 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches (22.5 x 12 x 0.5 cm), Mineral pigment, gold leaf on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel Yuko Murakoshi, Strange Animal – An Encounter, 2020, 8.86 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches (22.5 x 12 x 0.5 cm), Mineral pigment, gold leaf, gold paint on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel Sold Out❢Akifumi Okumura, Codex of Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 6.2 inches (22.7 x 15.8 cm), Oil on canvas Sold Out❢Eri Iwasaki, Amabie-chan Contains COVID-19, 2020, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.2 inches (11.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 cm), Mineral pigment, gofun, gold leaf, gold paint, oxidized silver leaf on cedar wood panel Enoki Toshiyuki, Ward off Pandemic, Amulet of Amabie, 2020, 10.9 x 9.5 inches (27.2 x 24.2cm), Ink on Japanese paper board Enoki Toshiyuki, Ward off Pandemic, Amulet of Amabiko, 2020, 10.9 x 9.5 inches (27.2 x 24.2cm), Ink on Japanese paper board Sold Out❢Yuki Yatsu, Amabie, 2020, 10.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (27.3x19x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel Yuki Yatsu, About Praying, 2020, 10.7 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches (27.3x16x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on Japanese paper, mounted on wood panel Sold Out❢Yuki Yatsu, A Break in Clouds, 2020, 10.7 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (27.3x19x2 cm), Ink, gold leaf, gold mud paint, gofun, natural mineral pigment, dye, suihi paint on silk, mounted on wood panel Ayako Nakamura, Amabie Desended, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 inches (33.3x24.2cm), Acrylic on Japanese paper Hiroshi Kanzaki, Amabie, 2020, 5.5 x 3.3 x 3.7 inches (14 x 8.5 x 9.4cm), Camphor, paint, metal leaf Haruki Yamaba, Glowing Amabie and Spirits, 2020, 16.4 x 21.2 inches (41.6 x 53.8 cm), Japanese ink, ink, mineral pigments, suihi pigments, suihi paint, gofun, sunago pigments on paper Kei Sugiyama, Amabie & Amabiko In a Room, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.75 inches (33.3×24.2×1.9 cm), Natural pigment, color pencil, black tea on paper Kenki Tsujimoto, Spring Goddess, 2020, 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.75 inches (33.3×24.2×1.9 cm), Acrylic, gold leaf on wood panel Sold Out❢Ryu Kitazawa, Painting of Sunlight, 2020, 13.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches (33.3x19x2 cm), Gold mud paint, silver mud paint, gold leaf, mineral pigment, ink on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel Sold Out❢Ken Shiozaki, Zhong Kui Catching Evils, 2020, 16.1 x 12.5 x 0.8 inches (41 x 31.8 x 2 cm), Pigments, metal mud paint, gold mud paint on Japanese paper mounted on wood Haruomi Izumi, Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches (22.7 x 22.7 x 3 cm), Natural mineral pigment on linen NEW!! Sold OutShunsuke Ochi, Amabie For Ornamental Purpose, 2020, 16.53 x 11.7 inches (42 x 29.7cm), Giclee print, edition of 5. SOLD OUT❢machumaYu, Amabiko, 2020, 5.6 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches (14.4 x 9.8 x 1 cm), Acrylic on canvas NEW!! SOLD OUT❢Taro Tasaki, Amabie the Goddess! 2020, 2020, 5.5 x 4.9 x 13 inches (14 x 12.5 x 13 cm), Ceramic NEW!! SOLD OUT❢Yukiko Hata, Amabie in Okama, 2020, 10.7 x 8.7 inches (27.3 x 22 cm), Oil on canvas NEW!!Shinya Tamai, Amabie, 2020, 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches (22.7 x 15.8 x 1.8 cm), Ink, mineral pigment, dye on Japanese paper NEW!!Sadanori Fukui, Living with Coro, 2020, 7.2 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches (18.4 x 13.4 x 2.2 cm) , Hand-made stone pigment, hand-made shell pigment on walnut wood NEW!!Eri Iwasaki, Amabie-chan Contains COVID-19, 2020, 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.4 inches (h9.8 x w5.7 x d0.9 cm), Mineral pigment, gofun, gold leaf, gold paint, oxidized silver leaf on cedar wood panel

When we look back at books of ancient History, Fairy Tales and Folklore, we can discover how our ancestors endured and held it together in times of calamity. Japan is known as the country where the living coexist with myriads of gods, goddesses, and spiritual creatures called yokai. People believed every natural phenomena, every object, artificial or not, is inhabited by a spirit. There are gods who are causing natural disasters and yokai that are saving us. One such spirit creature, Amabie, predicts pandemic.  It is a mermaid or merman with three leg-fins who appears from the sea and predicts abundant harvest or pandemic. A woodblock print newspaper from 1846 reported that a glowing Amabie appeared from the offshore of Higono-kuni (today the Kumamoto Prefecture), told local officers that people would enjoy abundant harvest for six years, while suffering from pandemic.

Wood block print telling the appearance of   Amabie. Published in the early May, 1846(Late Edo period.) The Kyoto University Library (cited from Wikipedia)

Wood block print telling the appearance of
Amabie. Published in the early May, 1846(Late Edo period.) The Kyoto University Library (cited from Wikipedia)

The creature instructed the officers to draw an image of itself, and show the drawing to the people to save them from the pandemic. This story of Amabie and its whimsical image recently became an instant meme surging on the internet in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

SEIZAN Gallery is excited to announce that we will collaborate with artists to present our Online Group Show, “Jo Sai Sho Fuku (Ward off Calamities, Invite Good Luck) : Gods and Yokai in the Time of Pandemic.” The artists will reimagine and recreate images of spirits from old history books and tales including the amabie and others who saved human beings in times of calamity. Works will be presented on our website (www.seizan-gallery.com, www.art-japan.co.jp) and on social networks in the coming weeks.
We believe that art keeps us together in difficult times. It is more important than ever to stay in touch. We at SEIZAN will continue to stay strong, support our community, and provide art that is a source of comfort and inspiration.

10/04/2020(fri) - 

Exhibition Period:
This online exhibition will start from 10am, Friday, April 10, 2020 (JST)

Information of the artworks:
Detailed information of the artworks can be found here or in the album on our Facebook.
*Updated May 22, 2020

Shipping fee:
Domestic   : 1,000 JPY
International: 2,000 JPY
*Please not that shipping will be after May, however it may be rescheduled depending on the situation. Detailed information will be informed on our website and SNS once we have some updates.

Payment:
Domestic orders: Bank transfer and Paypal only
International orders: Paypal only

To order and for further information:
Kindly contact us via e-mail to info@art-japan.jp

Office hours:
Monday - Friday *Close on weekends and holidays.
We will handle processing of order we received on these days after the next business day
in accordance with order we receive.

A part of the proceeds will be donated for COVID-19 pandemic response.