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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Art 美術

Today I went out to the dollar store to get some giant envelopes to send stuff to Canada. I happened upon some artwork that I swore I had seen before on candy as Koume and loved the artwork enough to set it as my screen background for a while, but I didn't know who had done it. Now I do, a man by the name of Hayashi Seiichi. It's a blend of traditional and modern style and it is awesome - finally, Japanese artwork that LOOKS JAPANESE.
今日は百円店に行ってカナダに送る為に十分大きな封筒を探していた。それで、小梅という飴の袋で確かに見たことあると思っていた(実は、電脳の壁紙は彼女の絵だった)が、誰が描いたか全然知らなかった。今は知っているー林静一という男の方。伝統と現代の式を混合して素晴らしくなる。やった、日本っぽいの日本美術!

I also found a page with the same hybrid style for Chinese artwork, called gongbi. I think I'll use it in a China introduction presentation for my schools. I showed that famous "world at night" picture and most kids said "China!" when I pointed to Korea, so I think a little education is in order.
同じ式の中国美術のページ工笔画(ゴンビ)という絵のページを見つけた。なんか学校で中国を紹介しようと思っているのでその絵を使おうかな。その有名な「地球の夜」の写真を見せて韓国を指すと生徒の皆「中国!」と答えたのでちょっと教育させなくちゃかな。

6 Comments 論評:

  • Hey, I know Mr. Hayashi's work. Love that artist. His art is so serene and traditional-looking, but they've got some subtle modern touches that make them look clean and stylish. I love the willowy look of his figures.

    By Blogger MNJetter, at 12/19/2005 8:28 AM  

  • ははは・・・。君はカナダにいた頃から小梅ちゃんが好きだったね!

    By Anonymous 美爾依, at 12/19/2005 12:09 PM  

  • I'm going to Tokyo on Friday, I'm going to check out Kinokuniya and see if they have any collections.
    わい、小梅大好き!最近新しい飴が出たよ(もちろん限定;もう終わったかな?)。小梅のいとこの・・・まずい、名前を忘れちゃった!

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 12/19/2005 1:49 PM  

  • Wow! You'll go to Tokyo? You'll enjoy christmas illumination!
    By the way, I also like that pictures and koume. But I haven't bought for a couple of years...I would often buy it because I like that and their messages written on the package. I'll buy it soon.

    By Blogger AUKY, at 12/20/2005 7:36 PM  

  • Did you happen to see the apple-flavoured ones featuring Koume's cousin, 小松 or something like that? They're all a little too すっぱい for me but I love to read the stories! I wonder if there's an illustrated collection of all of them.

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 12/20/2005 9:56 PM  

  • It's 小彩. I bought it when I found by chance at parking area expressway. I like that, too.

    By Blogger AUKY, at 12/23/2005 7:34 PM  

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