Every crafter knows that the right craft tools can give them the freedom to bring their artistic vision to life.
The two magnificent animals on this painting are Karajishi, lions of foreign land. Karajishi is one of the iconographic symbols of power in Japan that is believed to drive off evil spirits and represents strong authority and ability. Even though no one ever saw the real beast before arrival of the modern age, Japanese artists had been inspired by descriptions heard by the Chinese to create the mythological figure which looked like a mix of a dragon and a dog.
In the previous two blog posts of “A Look Into Etegami - Japanese Water Color Crafts,” a brief description of Etegami and its Instructor Sachiko Hanashiro and her class activities were presented. In this Part 3, we are going to introduce some extracts from her interview on how Etegami has changed her life.
Everyone make New Year resolutions. Get that raise you deserve, spend more time with your family, stick to your diet and lose those last 10 pounds. Why not try something new for the new year and maybe start a life long hobby? Take the first step with one of our exciting traditional Japanese arts and crafts projects!
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