……I am so enjoying sharing with you my trip to Japan, here’s the next instalment ……
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First evening in Japan ringing the bell
Day Two: 1 Bonsai , Day Two: 2 3/5/7 ceremony, Day Two: 3 shopping, Day Two: 4 Craft Centre
After the Craft Centre we were back in the coach seeing the imposing modern architecture go by
till we got to the Amuse Museum
There were many wonderful displays in this Museum, but the exhibition that captured my attention was one of whacky, glitzy, fun paintings by Kaneda Hanaki. I just LOVE them.
I didn’t quite know what to think of them at first, I don’t usually go for paintings with animals
but those grumpy cats got me and wouldn’t let me go!
I’m so glad I took so many photos because the more I look at them the more I like them – they are fun
and I felt a little uncomfortable at the time taking all those photos without buying something, but back then I had not really got to the point of loving them enough to take that step. Going through the photos again now, I realise how they have stayed with me and might well inspire some textile work in the future.
This is the one I particularly likeThere is something about a hare in high heels! And it is so obviously Japanese as they are both wearing kimonos, and then there is the glitter! Oh I do SO love it.
Writing this post inspired me to email the Museum and ask if this one is still for sale. They got back to me and it is!!!!!
They have spoken to the artist and she will send it to me – I’m very excited! And I am so pleased to be supporting this fabulously talented artist. I’m hoping they will send me some information about her and her work. I’d really like to know the stories behind the paintings.