Maternity Eternity 13/15

Ekotumi
2 min readDec 21, 2023
Japanese maternity photo / 10 months belly / Nude art

The stable period, 2 months. I asked questions to doctors several times. “Can I start to play sports? Dance?” Although they all said you could, I could not trust it. It means I couldn’t trust myself. But I felt a new life grew everyday a little by little and I wanted to express it as an artist. Finally, I decided to start to practice for dance again. I scared to believe only one trainer because I may blame s/he when the bad thing happens. Two maternity trainers and one stretch trainer would teach me. I was surprised that so many training menu was looked hard for my belly. Every trainer told “it’s all right, but if you feel scared you don’t need to do this menu.” It was nice to me. Even the similar poses, it’s totally different by the breathing and the point of pressure. It was amazing for me. It was re-learning how to use my body, though I danced so many times and so many years. A little by little, I could feel joy than anxiety of pregnancy.

A luck-pusher. After one month from the starting trainings, I was looked like “I never feel anxious by pregnancy”.

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Dance with 9 month belly**

“You are still sleeping”

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NFT Art / アート作品
“ Maternity Eternity “

https://opensea.io/collection/maternity-eternity-0

Artist : Ekotumi
Photo : Richard Lee

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Ekotumi

Artist, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, performer and novelist inspired by Japanese mythology. Since 2015, performs in concerts over the world, beginning with Europe