Shuko Kawase


Otsukare - (Japanese) - In recognition of your hard work, suffering and fatigue. This is one of the most used phrases in the Japanese culture. It is used between colleagues, business associates, classmates, family members, and even at the department store for customers. In our current situation of the global pandemic, I wanted to use it in a drawing to acknowledge the hard work, suffering and fatigue experienced by everyone living through these extraordinary times. There is nobody who doesn't deserve this recognition. (Colored pencil and marker on watercolor paper. 6.5x7 cm / 2.6x2.8 in. March 20, 2020. Barcelona, Spain)
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