The title of this wall painting is ‘Mikawa Ichi’. Although it looks like a ‘contemporary art’ but actually it’s a riddle and the answer is ‘Mikawa Ichi’(三川一). It’s easy to tell by observe the spacing of the colors.
I met ‘Mikawa Ichi’ in Kiyuna dairy farm when I was wwoofing (free accommodation, no salary with 6 days’ work) there in Ogimi, Okinawa, Japan.
Mikawa Ichi comes from mainland Japan and he is a traditional Japanese boy. He is serious, punctual and detail mind and came to experience Kiyuna dairy farm during school holiday.
I want to draw a painting with ‘a higher sense in art’ and the name of ‘Mikawa Ichi’(三川一) just like a picture puzzle so I decide to draw it.
It is a big and funny adventure to get enough colors for this colorful painting with so less color paints leave in the old warehouse in the diary farm.
I own a big thank you to Kiyuna mom and Kiyuna dad who let me graffiti their wall and thanks Mikawa share his beautiful name with me!
2012年3月於日本 沖繩 大宜味村
March 2012 in Ogimi, Okinawa, Japan
Kiyuna dairy farm is so beautiful!
Mikawa with a rare big smile!