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Keiko Queen of Tashirojima

Keiko Queen of Tashirojima

A story about a cat named Keiko. Keiko is the queen of all cats on Tashirojima Island, Japan. Keiko's master, Satoko, passes away so Keiko and her followers have to organise a funeral, this includes burying her, collecting fish for the wake, and building a temple.
All of the artwork is created using only textile materials, with methods such as free-hand machine embroidery, applique, and embellishing.

Tashirojima Cat Island Japan
Cat Stomping Funereal
Collecting Fish For Sushi Cats