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Mother’s Cushion

Yasuko Okamoto
Taiwan 2021

Artist from Japan

My mother, 82 years old, has lived in Japan, doing housework for her family for 60 years.

No retirement, no weekend. That’s very common for Japanese women of that generation. Her family feels at ease thanks to her contribution. She is like a comfortable sofa for her family but she doesn’t have her own chair.

I would like to offer her a comfortable cushion, hoping she can take a rest sometimes.

I decorated it in pink because she loves to go out dressing herself up.