Fuku (Happiness)

Hiroto Norikane


"Fugu" (Blowfish) is called "Fuku". "Fuku" means "happiness". Owl (Fuku-ro) also good luck motif. Norikane said "this print contains full of my wish or hope. After disaster (aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami), we do not hear good news. I wish everybody will be happy." He wishes his print brings happiness and good luck. Blow fish with gold leaf sprinkles seems to cheer us up. Two owls have adorable expressions. This is absolutely heart-warming art.

Technique: Etching
Paper size: 13 and 3/4 inches wide by 20 inches tall. (34.5 x 50 cm)
Image size: 9 inches wide by 15 and 1/4 inches tall (23 x 38.7 cm)
Sheet number: 4/75
Date: 2012
Signed: Handsigned by artist on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition. A few very faint ink spots on the margin which will be easily matted out.