Jidai Samurai

Jidai Samurai

A participant __dressed as a samurai (‘warrior’)__ at the 2010 Jidai Matsuri event. Jidai Matsuri (‘Festival of Periods’) held annually in every September  is among one of three biggest festivals in Japan, featuring peoples in elaborate costumes of different historical eras. This particular participant was dressed in samurai costume of Edo period. I was focused more to his expression than to his elaborate costume (that’s why the detail is rather unrefined). Done in 4hrs, using photographs as reference. I slightly modify his expression to convey a strong yet wise character.Watercolor on paper, 38x57cm. Done in 6 hours.

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