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.
The light is wonderful but I took this photo too late at night.
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.
love his little face, roar !
so kawaii !
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.
stuffed chubby happy Boar
very charming Dragon and
another Boar from material...
bobble head Rabbit
a very happy Sakura Dog.
On a cabinet in the kitchen
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