Saturday, November 9, 2013

inspiration for new years cards

Here's a cool link to some samples pages of the November issue of the Japan Etegami Society monthly magazine. It features ideas for New Years Etegami with horse-dolls and images sent to the magazine by readers. 2014 is the Year of the Horse. 


  1. Thanks for sharing these inspirations! Is there a special significance to the horse figurines?

    1. Else, those figurines represent the traditional folk arts of different areas of Japan. Each year, the folk who make these figurines design a new one to represent the following year's zodiac animal. It's traditional to display the appropriate zodiac doll in one's home for the duration of that year.