Sunday, June 12, 2011

Catfish (Namazu) Sculpture for the earthquake in Japan

 This is a Zbrush Sculpture I made for a class in Calarts. The 2011 Tohoku earthquake(東北地方太平洋沖地震) that hit Japan made me wanna make this. In Japan, "catfish" is often time related to earthquake and people say that an earthquake happened when a cat fish gets angry. In this sculpture, the huge catfish got sealed into a mountain rock right before it got angry. I really sorry for the thing that happened, and I really hope all the people in the northeast area of Japan will be fine some day.

From various angles


  1. I run a viral benefit/awareness blog, Namazu is my mascot:

    Would you mind if I feature your sculpture there? With backlink and everything, of course!

  2. oh!sorry for late responce!
    Ofcourse, thank you very much!^^

  3. No problem, better late than never. Could you maybe tell me what is written on the stone and the paper spell?

  4. oh,ok.
    On the stone it says, "Earthquake" in japanese letter "jishin".

    The word on the paper spell just simply means "seal".
    It is something in the Shintoism.

  5. This is amazing!! I love it so much :) keep up your good works!