"Mi Bag- Snake" from Eto Bags-12 Zodiac & Mt. Fuji series Home

Spring 2008

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In "Mi Bag-Snake”, I depict a sacred white snake in the river of Heaven (the Milky Way). In Japan snake is said a spirit of water or a messenger of a god of Water. Also I express three sacred symbols of both Native American and Japanese cultures. All of them symbolize cultural cosmology; the top one is the sacred directions symbol in Native culture, the middle one is the symbol of Yin and Yang, and the other is a spiral symbol representing the creation power in Japanese culture.