Children's reading book from Czech traditional festival"Masopust" +Japanese Shintoism mythology "Kojiki"
For the purpose of this project is sharing cultural difference related to nature and pagan.
The illustrations that I’ve created since being here have been influenced from two concentrated sources. The first being the sense of Japans natural religion, which I am accustomed to, and the Czech folklore and pagan celebration before Christianity. The Czech Republic has kept and continued these Pagan traditions, in particular Moravia. The second concentration of sources has been on narrative illustrations and how to create them effectively.
Then I thought these narratives and storytelling are old traditional customs which are inherited
and have remained a part of this region through celebrations/ festivals. Therefore I wanted to find the correlations and variations of feeling and behavior to nature between Japanese and the Czechs through research of traditions and mythology.
We then decided to use the Japanese harvesting as a pair of gods whose name are Inari as a main character in the story.
Supported by Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, written by Anna bobrekova