AngeliqueA thin robe IIIA sister work of "<a href="" class="internal">Emergence of <i>tennyo</i> (celestial maidens)</a>", drawn after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011, which also hit the hometown of the author.  The image depicts <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, with different backgrounds around the world holding flowers of hope.  Red-and-white <i>botan</i> flowers (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)The left counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  To cherishGladiolus<i>Kawadzu-zakura</i> (Cherry blossom)Orchid cactusThe right counterpart of a pair of folding screens.  <i>Sasa</i>, or bamboo grass, is said to bloom only once in every sixty years to a century.  <i>Kanreki</i> (還暦), a term derived from the Chinese sexagenary cycle, is often used for the anniversary of 60th birthday in Japan, to which the title of this image of <b>sasa flowers</b> is attributed.  Orchids<i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)Germinal Fear VILILYThe valley of soaring flowers of hopeRosesBeing gorgeousAn red-and-white attired camellialilyA cat and a flowerEmergence of <i>tennyo</i>, or angels, in contemporary fashion<i>Botan</i> flower (<i>Paeonia suffruticosa</i>)A flowerTremor of Wings