Artwork Explained: Oni

June 02, 2021 1 min read

Artwork Explained: Oni

Introducing the Japanese Mask inspired Oni apparel range. This beautiful collection features the most intricate of artwork that transports you to a mythological Japanese wonderland filled with the most fascinating characters including fierce samurais, Oni's, Men Yoroi wearing warriors fighting with war fans and more! 

This wearable work of art was also created by the talented artist Karol Michalec in case you missed his Artist Spotlight, here's a quick bio to get to know him better:

"My work often includes decorative patterns calling back to eras of humanity's greatest societies - ancient, mysterious, mythical and rich in not just visual language but secrecy. Spells, knotwork, magical symbols and runes being some of the elements I reach for; creating a visual feast that's highly elaborate and intricate. A single drawing can take days to finish!" -Karol

Traditional Japanese masks are primarily used as decoration and usually sold at shrine festivals and events. Some of these masks are worn by actors during performances and some Shinto dances. These masks are usually based on characters in Japanese Mythology. Some of the masks featured in this artwork include: 

The Oni Mask (Front & Sleeve on Hoodie): 
Oni are demons in Japanese Mythology who usually have an angry red face, sharp teeth and horns.

Men-yoroi Masks (Fan fighters & samurai on back of hoodie): There masks were  armored masks worn by warriors and samurai. They were decorative and customizable according to the wearer’s preference. 

We hope you love this design just as much as we do! We can't wait to bring you so many more show stoppers! 

-Lunafide Team <3
Oni Gallery Image

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