Yatagarasu, the 3-Legged Crow God

Ink and Acrylic, 2022 (for sale)

Japan’s deity of guidance, sent by Amaterasu (or Takamimusubi) to aid Emperor Jimmu in Kumano. There are a number of possible meanings for the 3 legs, including representation of ancient Kumano clans (Enomoto, Ui, and Fujihaku Suzuki) or Chinese sun/Yang symbolism. You can visit beautiful shrines in Wakayama Prefecture full of Yatagarasu imagery or flaunt it on your Samurai Blue soccer gear.

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