Japan has been an important theme in my work over the last two years. I like drawing scenes with many people, so I was inspired from a famous photo for this artwork. It's a Japanese festival, the Hadaka Matsuri, where thousands of naked men gather in a dense crowd and get purified with cold water before going to the temple. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. The paper is 11.6x16.2 inches.

- Orlando Marin-Lopez

Japanese Hadaka Matsuri

Ink artwork on paper

Signed on front

10" h x 14.6" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.



Orlando Marin-Lopez
Barcelona, Spain

Getting to Know Orlando

Using India ink and watercolor, Orlando Marin-Lopez conveys a poignant sense of humor through his intricate drawings of Japanese urban life. He assimilates the delicate nature of Japanese printmaking into the contemporary world. He uses the lines of brickwork and infrastructure to masterfully guide the eye through his compositions. Orlando, who is also a writer, views drawing as writing’s visual counterpart. The specific details Orlando illuminates function as the narrator of the composition. From sake bottles on window sills to minute inscriptions on storefronts, Orlando’s specificity of detail gives the sense of totality in his documentation of the city.