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Kami// reimagines the Japanese folklore belief that a woman’s hair is interconnected to one’s spirit, soul, and energy. Many cultures have beliefs that hair has a spiritual significance, and it's the same in Japan. In this series I explore the cultural and historical significance of hair in Japan by painting strong women with flowing hair, while intertwining them with references to traditional Ukiyo-e block prints and modern Japanese subcultures from the Heisei era. 

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