I just finished a project of built-in shelves for some of the
Twelve Japanese Zodiac Symbols, I have been collecting.
I am still working on which ones to display
and which way they will look best.
On my first trip to Japan many years ago at Christmas, the New Year was Monkey.
I saw these paper mache figures, I had to buy them and I was hooked !
Yellow Tiger and Rabbit are paper mache
but the tiny roaring tiger is a clay bell for hanging
that I found at The Japanese Cultural Museum in LA.
My animal symbol is a boar,
holding a lucky charm arrow symbol for hitting a bulls-eye for things going as planned
Since I was a little child growing up in Arizona, I have always loved the Javelina
that populate this area.
Javelinas are not really boars but... for me close.
I display the symbol for the year, this year it was a Dragon.
I still need Snake, Horse, Sheep and Roster.
Thanks to my Japanese Son and DIL they keep sending me these
I am so lucky !
Thank You !
boar. . . parsnip
music. . . Dancing In The Street, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas