Nine-tailed Fox

 

Apr 2004
Acrylic, Wood
150×119cm






九尾の狐
既成仏教の権威を破壊した織田信長が信仰していたとされる異形の破壊神、外道最強最大の魔神「第六天魔王」の架空の乗り物 (本来は八匹の龍とされる[『太平記』より])という設定のシリーズ。

This series depicts the three mythical beasts (according to the "Taiheiki" they were originally eight dragons) ridden by "The Sixth Demon," the greatest of the heterodox gods. Oda Nobunaga, who strove to destroy the established Buddhist faith, supposedly worshipped these gods of destruction.