This is a painting for our new book “Ancient Japan Sketches”. It comes out this December.
This painting was actually inspired by an old japanese fairytale called “Kaguya Hime”. It is about a childless couple who finds a baby inside an enchanted bamboo—they raised the baby as their own, and called her Kaguya Hime, who grew up to become an extremely beautiful girl, and later revealed that she was actually from the moon.
It was a nice little story that made me imagine this cute little girl.