Art Meets Taboo in the Tradition of Japanese Tattoos
The merciful Boddhisatta Kannon often appears in many different forms, both female and male. Here, Yoshitoshi contrasts the serenity of the white-robed goddess with the violence of the waves breaking on the rocks where she sits. The yellow halo glowing softly behind her illuminates the sky and the sea, so dazzling that the crescent moon shines only moderately in comparison.
Japanese, 1839-1892, Edo, Japan, based in Japan