Friday, May 8, 2015

happy birthday, Buddha/Shaka from Yuriko's paper heARTwork

konnichi-wa and welcome back, fellow heARTists!

it’s the 8th day of the 5th month, and we’ve returned with more of Yuriko’s heARTwork.

but first, to all you Buddhists out there: what day do you celebrate Buddha’s birthday? in Japan, he’s called Shaka and, since they use the Gregorian calendar, his birthday is April 8—same as Yuriko’s!

this year, countries like Korea and Nepal that use the Lunar calendar celebrated Buddha’s birthday on May 4—same as Yuriko’s daughter’s!

now, how did we manage to do that?

here are some of Yuriko's paper heARTwork pieces to entertain you further.

these ohashi (chopsticks) covers are made of paper, thread and bits of cloth. the hiragana says “o-te-mo-to”, which also means chopsticks. but since this is not a blog about learning to speak Japanese, we’ll just leave it at that.

ohashi covers

here's a fan made from a dress pattern and bamboo.

fan made from dress pattern and bamboo
these are kasa (umbrellas) made of folded cigarette papers--a huge fad in Japan in the 1970’s.

kasa made of folded cigarette papers
no joke, we hung this on our holiday tree.

holiday clothesline
apologies to all true vegan Buddhists, but we used expired fish to make these on rice paper.

fish on rice paper
fish on rice paper 2
and, of course, the ubiquitous origami cranes. 1,000, you say? you must be kidding. here are seven.

ubiquitous origami cranes
until next time, check out Yuriko’s heARTwork in oils at this website:

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