Art and Words from the Heart
(Last updated 2018/01/14)
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Orange Fox - $17
The label shown says "fox" in Japanese, but I can also substitute is with something else.
Orange Koi - $17
(The tone of orange and patterns in the paper vary)
In Japanese, the word "koi" means carp, which also means "love". Therefore carps are symbolic of love and friendship in Japan. The kanji character on the left one refers to the carp; the one on the right says love.
Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
Each animal can be bought with or without string. The labels at the bottom are the animal names written in Japanese kanji (some of which maybe different from Chinese). But like any other bottle, you can personalize them as you wish (e.g. "Happy Easter!")
You can see some other example labels here.
Each person's associated animal is
dependant on their year of birth, and the cycle repeats every twelve years:
Lucky 8 Dog -
八 "Hachi" means 8 in Japanese. The same character is also used in Chinese. This idea was inspired by a true story about a dog named Hachiko, and the fact that 8 is a lucky number in Japanese and Chinese culture; while Lucky is a common dog's name in western culture. Learn more here
Monkey Option 2 -
Coloured Animals -
Animals using nicer colourful paper, or that need to be custom coloured by hand may cost extra
Blue Pisces with black label and necklace string - $30
This was a custom piece that I made on request for a customer
The label at the bottom says "Isshō no tomodachi" (一生の友達) meaning "Lifetime Friends" (a Japanese way of saying "Friends Forever")
This is an adaptation of the
ordinary fox model that I came up with. I can use labels that says "kyuubi"
(九尾 - nine tails) or "kyuubi no kitsune" (九尾の狐 - nine-tailed fox) or any other
custom label as you please or depending on an occasion.
holding a paper crane; with a black label - $50
This is the model I donated for an auction to help the victims of the the earthquake disaster in Kumamoto, Japan. This item is not longer available, however I am happy to make a new similar model upon request.
Learn more about the piece above here
More animals are coming and I'm always happy to take requests!
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