Mineral pigments, Japanese ink, transparent watercolor, acrylic, pen, foil on Japanese paper
162.0 x 130.0 (cm)
63.8 x 51.2 (inch)The twofold weaponry of tigers, their claws and fangs, gives them a characteristic vertical and horizontal aggression which recalls the shape of a cruciform spear. Within the interior of its uncomplicated form, there is the hidden sharpness of a certain kill. The red tiger, with associations of a talisman, penetrates and pierces through every difficulty even more than the spear can. It is expressed here, deep in thoughts of turning to strike in victory.