Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year

Nezumi, gold
Originally uploaded by origami3d_cranes
2008 is the Year of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac so I decided to make some pieces representing the new year. This kanji represents the Japanese word "Nezumi" which means mouse, or rat. I ended up doing this character in both silver and gold. I also made an ACEO (art cards, originals and editions) of a little mouse for the same reason.

To kick off the new year I will be at the New Year's Ohana Festival at the Japanese Cultural Center in Moilili. It will be held on Sunday, January 13th. This will be my third year there. The craft fair is actually across the street from the Cultural Center, on the large baseball field, and they will also be having food booths, kids' activities, and a stage -- they usually have dance performances, mochi pounding demonstrations, and taiko drumming.

It's a lot of fun. Last year there was even a shuttle that ran between the Center and the University of Hawaii, because the parking structure next to the Stan Sheriff Center was open to festival-goers, which is great because the street parking in the area is pretty limited.

If you're in the area that day, stop on by and say, "Hello!"