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Fuyu: Dancing On The Wind

The Japanese word for winter is Fuyu

This symbol is a Mon.
A mon is a Japanese family crest.
This particular mon is one of a fan.
This motif is hand-painted repeatedly throughout the kimono as a pattern

Every winter she greets the cranes flying by her window.
Flapping her fans like the wings of a crane she joins them
Dancing on the Wind.

Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and color pencil

Original size: 14" x 28"

Created 1996 Copyrighted 1997
by Elizabeth Koval Maffeo

1995-2004 Elizabeth Koval