ANIMAL YŌKAI SERIES: ŌKAMI (WOLF)
Media: mixed media on Bristol
Actual size: 2,5x3,5"
Often revered like gods, the Ōkami are rare but powerful creatures. It is sometimes
said that there are two types of Ōkami, those that follow people in the wilderness
in order to protect them, and those that stalk them in order to devour them.
Alternatively, these may be different behaviors of the same wolves, depending
on the action of the person involved. Falling over is thought to invite a wolf's
attack, while not showing resistance to the wolves and asking for them to
spare your life will invoke their protection. People in Ōkami stories often
reward protective wolves with their favorite foods (salt or azuki beans
and rice) once they reach their destination, further ensuring
the positive relationship with these creatures.
Limited edition ACEO print, 2,5x3,5": $6