“Mizuha” is a piece born from the desire to be with the water deity.
This artwork is based on Toto Akihiko’s concept to work with all the gods and spirits in igniting the energy of ripples. 

In Japanese mythology, the turtle is a messenger of the gods who is destined to become a dragon. In this work of karakami, the turtle carries the prayers of the people into the heavens where he becomes a dragon and grants the prayers while protecting world peace.

Summer 2020
Karakami Artist Toto Akihiko

RIHGA Gran Hotel Kyoto
#01 Kira Karacho Toto Akihiko Interview Video (in Japanese)

Mizuha|RIHGA Gran Hotel Kyoto