ARTFUL ANIMAL

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We believe that creativity enriches people’s lives.

By offering original ideas and objects on our platforms, we are committing to helping our global community stay connected to artistry/originality/invention in all of our everyday lives. Growing that community is our vision and mission. During this troublesome time, we believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 2020 is the year of the rat. It is also the year a global pandemic took over. The notorious pandemic from the 14th century “The Plague” is theorized to have spread into Europe by rats via a ship. After it brought an unprecedented number of deaths, Europe transitioned into the Renaissance, a revolutionary period for the arts and philosophy. In spiritual China, rats represent richness and abundance. One could compare the times we live in to the hard transitional period before the Renaissance.

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SHUHEI Yamatani

Thirty six years ...

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