Tag Archive: crane

Paper Crane and Cherry Blossoms

In Japanese culture, the crane symbolizes longevity and good fortune, while cherry blossoms represent the ephemeral nature of life. I recently rediscovered some stylized cherry blossom (sakura) art that I had drawn a… Continue reading

Paper Crane

The paper crane (orizuru) is a classic Japanese origami design. This illustration began as a February 2017 pen and ink drawing of my hand-folded paper crane. The drawing was scanned at 1200 dpi… Continue reading

Hanafuda Pets

Hanafuda (Japanese “flower cards”) is a favorite from childhood. My parents grew up in Hawaii and taught me to play¬†Hawaiian-style Koi Koi (or Sakura) using these cards. I’ve reworked a couple cards that… Continue reading