Little Book - Smell of spring / Drawing by Natsuo Ikegami

10.5 cm x 14.8 cm
monochrome, 32 pages
2011 the first edition

Last page has been hand stamped and given my signature
Zine - small circulation publication of original

Price: $9.00

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cover sample signed


On March 11 2011, A massive earthquake of magnitude 9 and tsunami struck the north-east coast of Japan.
I have been drawing pen and ink drawings of cats everyday. The next day after I heard about the news of the earthquake, I felt empty and didn't feel like drawing and I thought I needed a rest for a while. But, when I thought about the people who were affected by this tragedy, there were so many feelings and thoughts rushing through my mind like I had to work harder, I felt like praying, someone were waiting for my drawing....etc.
Finally, I decided to keep drawing.

I thought I could draw flowers...
I had been drawing cats and flowers of spring from March 12 to April 11.
I made this book with my flower offering. I hope the day will come when victims enjoy spring from the bottom of their heart.

Natsuo Ikegami
April 24, 2011

200 yen of the sale of this book will be donated to Red Cross Japan

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