Encourage those who suffered The Great East Japan Earthquake
“Kinka Doji Riding the Waves Accompanied by Fujin and Raijin”
OTOMO Katsuhiro’s ceramic relief was set up in The International Arrival Lobby of Sendai Airport. It is 8.7m wide, 2.8m high, and the title of the work is “Kinka Doji Riding the Waves Accompanies by Fujin and Raijin” which depicts Kinka Doji (a child of Tohoku region) astrides a mechanized goldfish, flanked by Fujin and Raijin (the gods of wind and lighting) rising above the billows and beckoning the auspicious clouds. The artist himself is from Miyagi prefecture (Tome city), and wanted to send a message of encouragement through this artwork to those who suffered the March 11, 2011 earthquake. “If children enjoy touching this work, it is my pleasure” he said.