Night of Higanbana - Onmyoji Fanart Contest 2021

In a field of red spider lilies, butterflies dance from one bloom to another. Legends say that these glowing sprites are the souls of the dead, forever searching for a place to rest. Upon the bountiful ground, which once was ravaged by war, a lone lady stands, arms stretched to the skies. With the ghostly entity behind her back, the lady collects the souls fluttering in the wind. Higanbana, named after her red flowers, is the bridge between death and the heavens.
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This is an illustration for SP Higanbana from Onymoji.

“Death dances beautifully on a crimson sea”

“Death dances beautifully on a crimson sea”

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