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Obon by Nimrais Obon by Nimrais
My piece for the RARE2014 Anthro Calendar! This year it's all about festivals from around the world and I was assigned to the japanese Obon Festival which is traditionally held in August (also in July in some regions).

"Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one's ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the ancestors' spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples. At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world." Source: www.japan-guide.com/e/e2286.ht…

Pre-ordering of the calendar has already closed, but you can order a limited amount of copies from the participating artists (this will be announced). For more info about the calendar visit the website: www.anthrocalendar.com
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Rozh-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
something I would put as wallpaper
awesome ^__^
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WillowFox Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful image, amazing textures and lighting.
Very well done.
Also, This is how I feel like some of my Amazon orders are shipped to me.
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pyrofur Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
bushy foxes and wonder setting
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:iconynishii:
Ynishii Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hauntingly and beautifully. A real Nimrais :) It accompanies the souls of the ancestors back to the source. I have seldom seen more emotion in one Image. Thank you for painting that.
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Nimrais Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful comment and compliment! <3 This means so much to me! *bows* :)
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shepherdXkingstone Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
this is just unbelievably awesome!
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NevadaCoyotle Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such amazing artwork!I love the reflections and
shadowing.Kitsunes have so much history with
japanese foklore don't they?
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drumming-rain-song Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning piece! I'm absolutely in love with this!
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EBE246 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY MORE FROM NIM. ^_^ me like.
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Kelaiah Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
This makes me think of "Redwall", "Kung Fu Panda", and "Tangled" all in one. In other words, this is uber awesome. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:w00t:
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:iconvee-kay:
vee-kay Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most awesome artwork I've seen in recent years! Spectacular, and so serene!
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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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ChloeTheFox Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so amazing!

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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconchloethefox:
ChloeTheFox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!
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Darkgreendracon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
WOW! This one is so stunning! Kudos to the artist(s) whomever made it ;^; I have got to collect these wonderful calenders ;^; So much  splendor!
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful atmosphere in this, I love it~ :love:
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10animallover10 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
This looks pretty awesome ! I like the whole atmosphere of this festival and teh fact it has Kitsunes :)
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:iconiametoh:
IamETOH Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ausgezeichnet! :D
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:iconvicpin:
VicPin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, dude. Beautiful!!!
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:iconklutz19:
KlutZ19 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Spectacular, it looks incredible. =^w^=
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:iconvaalandil:
Vaalandil Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!
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:iconmethowwolf:
methowwolf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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improbablesage Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   General Artist
The color scheme of this is beautiful!
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xKiraKirax Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this picture is so relaxing and sweet. Reminds me of something from spice and wolf... So beautiful
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:iconfoxy-yazoo:
foxy-yazoo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I love this so much! The lighting is so perfect, and of course foxes and Japanese culture are always a favorite XD
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Shirogitsune Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Absolutely stunning detail!
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:iconbonabopn:
Bonabopn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
zomg foxes!
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:iconamtrak:
AMTRAK Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Outstanding.
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:icontfe99:
TFE99 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice
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:iconwildhells:
Wildhells Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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IINaruto-KunII Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
<3 beautiful. 
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Lin--Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Absolutely amazing!!!
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FerianMoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ordered the calendar, but one thing I can't really find on the site is when they will get to us? :3 Do you know the date they'll be shipped?
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:iconnimrais:
Nimrais Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you watch the anthro calendar group here on DeviantArt, you should get updated on the shipping status. You can also like the calendar on Facebook to get the news :)
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Dimensionsatire Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I did this at a Japanese festival for the dead, can't remember the name, I did /not/ know it was a Buddhist tradition. The things you learn. Stunningly beautiful with a heartwarming feel. It's just...relaxing looking at this.
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QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
It looks so warm... I LOVE it!
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
wow!
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Sylvan012 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Truly lovely. Fantastic!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Hello :wave:
    You've been featured in my weekly Anthro Poll.
    Have a nice day :dalove:
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Berneri Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing job!
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