| We enjoyed fireworks with next neighbor's 2 children|
This fireworks designed paperwork was made by pasting pressed flower "押し花 oshibana". We call this kind of work "貼り絵, harie". My husband had some motivations for starting to make this.
Firstly; he was so fascinated by the pressed flower of clovers which his ex-colleague's young boy made (link to my post). This work was made mainly by using the boy's 'pressed flower' of 4-leaf clover (5-leaf is upper right) except the biggest firework. My husband wished the boy to use his ability for his summer work. This was supposed to be the model for him. Unfortunately, he denied making it instantly. Seemed too hard for him p;)
Hoping to have a favorable response, he also showed it to our neighbor's boy 'who did fireworks together'. He said that will be the next summer's project, haha.
Secondly; when young, my husband had one sweet memory seeing a famous cutout artist called Yamashita Kiyoshi (山下 清） introducing his works. Here is one of his work. And these are the links about him and his other works.
He wandered throughout Japan making remarkable cutout works despite a mild speech impediment and some neurological damage. His life was dramatized as well.
I got run out of draft for the next post, so I will be able to concentrate visiting you, my friends p;) Wishing you all are having a wonderful week.
It got a bit late but decided to link this post to "Our World Tuesday"