Fukano: The Festival of Rice - Print - 13x19"
Fukano: The Festival of Rice - Print - 13x19"
Fukano: The Festival of Rice - Print - 13x19"

Fukano: The Festival of Rice - Print - 13x19"

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This is a painting I made that is inspired by that Fukano, a Japanese whisky that's made of rice. When I was working on this painting my sister said, “Is that you? That’s narcissistic!” Hehe. She’s funny. Well, I can’t travel as much as I’d like, so I just like to imagine that "cartoony me" has her shizz together; she travels all over the world and has health insurance! Teehee.

The dress is somewhat transparent because there’s an on-going debate about what is classified as Japanese whisky. Some companies source their juice from other countries, but can have a Japanese label on it. Others say that Fukano isn’t whisky because it’s made of rice, but it’s all made in Japan. I don’t necessarily have strong opinions on this topic —as what’s right or wrong. I just like and enjoy hearing people’s POV and seeing their perspective. I always love people who push boundaries and create a dialogue about any topic. It makes me rethink about whisky, and it keeps me on my toes.


The umbrellas represent the Mizuakari Festival (Festival of Lights) in Kumamoto Prefecture. Apparently this festival originated back in 71-130 AD. Legend states that Emperor Keiko got lost in a thick fog near Kikuchi River and locals led the way to safety w/torch lights.


On the top corner it’s the Kumamoto Castle, which dates back to 1467. .

I really love French vintage posters and I am trying to create some paintings inspired by them. I hope you like it.