Miniature 3D koi fish Japanese world

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Miniature 3D Koi fish
Miniature 3D Koi fish

There are so many Koi ponds in Japan everywhere and you can enjoy seeing beautiful Koi fish swimming.

We use Koi fish paintings on many art crafts, such as Kakejiku hanging scrolls, Kimono patterns, dishes, etc, as Japanese good luck symbols.

Japanese people have a strong connection with Koi fish since ancient time.

Especially, “Nishiki goi” koi fish is beautiful and highly valued.

Red & white color (sometimes with black) Koi fish is a popular Nishiki goi.

Golden color Koi fish is also a kind of “Nishiki goi”, and is believed to bring us a wealth.

So making miniature 3D koi fish is very important for me.

I can create a miniature 3D beautiful Japanese world in jewelry with them.

Also, Using this good luck symbol Koi fish, and adding power stones, I can make the jewelry a powerful good luck charm.

I love to imagine people wearing my good luck jewelry and being happy!

miniature 3D koi fish making

miniature 3D koi fish making

miniature 3D koi fish good luck jewelry
miniature 3D koi fish good luck jewelry

miniature 3D koi fish good luck jewelry

miniature 3D koi fish good luck jewelry
miniature 3D koi fish good luck jewelry

3D painting Japanese world art in jewelry

How to make 3D Japanese painting jewelry
3D painting Japanese world art jewelry
3D painting Japanese world art jewelry

I always love to express Japanese beauty and symbols in art, such as paintings and jewelry.

Making Japanese scenery in 3D paintings in accessories is one of my favorite ways of expressing them.

Using resin allows me to make 3D world, by applying paintings in different layers.

It takes time and energy, but the slow procedure of making 3D painting jewelry excites me all the time.

And when it’s done, my affection to these jewelries becomes the special one.

Drawing good luck Japanese symbols, such as Mt. Fuji, Sakura cherry blossoms and Koi fish, and adding power stones,   I can make these jewelry into special good luck items.

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

How to make 3D painting Japanese world jewelry

Japanese traditional Emakimono 絵巻物 scrolls and landscape scenery scroll

Making Emakimono style Japanese scenery painting art scroll
Emakimono style landscape Japanese scenery painting art scroll
Emakimono style landscape Japanese scenery painting art scroll

Japanese EMAKIMONO style hanging scroll

First of all, what is EMAKIMONO??

Emakimono – “E” means “pictures”, “makimono” means “scroll” in Japanese.

Emakimono is a Japanese traditional horizontal scroll which tells stories with pictures.

Japanese traditional Emakimono 絵巻物
Japanese traditional Emakimono 絵巻物
Old Emakimono
Old Emakimono

From right side, we unroll the scroll to the left, and illustrations tell you Japanese narrative.

So Emakimono usually is a few meters long, sometimes even 20 meters long!

The oldest Emakimono that still exists is believed to made in Nara period, AD 710 to 794.

oldest EMAKIMONO
one of the oldest EMAKIMONO

I made Emakimono style scroll with Japanese scenery painting.

Making Emakimono style Japanese scenery painting art scroll
Making Emakimono style Japanese scenery painting art scroll

To make this unique scroll, I used Precious Kimono silk obi belt for both ends.

It is woven with silk and making gorgeous patterns.

precious Kimono silk obi belt
precious Kimono silk obi belt

In the center painting area, I used white silk kimono fabric.

white silk kimono fabric
white silk kimono fabric

This white silk fabric is thin and soft, so I attached Special Japanese paper called “urauchi youshi”, on the back to make it stronger and harder.

This special paper has glue on one side and by ironing, I can attach this paper to the silk fabric.

I made this scroll with 2 meters long, so this can be hung on the wall in the rooms easily.

This Emakimono style horizontal scroll allows me to draw Japanese landscape scenery.

Painting landscape Japanese scenery
Painting landscape Japanese scenery

I really love to draw Japanese symbols, especially Mt. Fuji, Sakura cherry blossoms, Bamboo, and Koi fish.

Those symbols express Japanese beauty, and every time I draw them, I find myself being in love with them more and more.

In the past, I painted these symbols a lot on Usual Kakejiku hanging scrolls (Vertical scroll), but especially this horizontal scroll has enough space for me to draw all in here.

That’s what I wanted to make.

Drawing Japanese Koi pond

Japanese calligraphy painting of Koi pond Kakejiku hanging scroll
Japanese calligraphy painting of Koi pond Kakejiku hanging scroll
Japanese calligraphy painting of Koi pond Kakejiku hanging scroll

Most of Japanese gardens have Koi pond.

Koi pond is the symbol of Japanese garden.

There are stones around Koi pond, sometimes there is even a stone bridge over the koi pond.

Pine trees, bamboo trees and other trees are around the pond.

In the water, usually colorful koi fish called “Nishiki goi” are swimming.

The color is gold, white, silver, red, orange, black, etc.

And especially red & white combination koi fish is highly valued.

We consider Koi fish as a good luck symbol.

Koi fish is believed to bring us a good luck as well as prosperity.

Just looking at those koi fish swimming in the water is very soothing.

Drawing koi fish has the same healing effect as meditation does to me.

They are beautiful and always give me the enthusiasm to draw them.

extra large Koi pond Japanese calligraphy painting Kakejiku hanging scroll
extra large Koi pond Japanese calligraphy painting Kakejiku hanging scroll
Extra large Koi pond Japanese calligraphy painting Kakejiku hanging scroll
Extra large Koi pond Japanese calligraphy painting Kakejiku hanging scroll

Sensitivity of Japanese painting, Ink painting art “墨絵(Sumie)”

Japanese painting calligraphy Ink art Kakejiku wall decor ZEN circle with Mt Fuji and bamboo
Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor
Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor

When I started doing calligraphy again, I did not think about painting.

Ink painting (墨絵 Sumie) is well known in Japan, and my grandmother used to do Ink painting art, so it was familiar to me too.

Plus I liked painting since I was small.

But my experience was only oil painting, and no Ink painting art experience.

When I started painting using ink, I realized how deep and intricate Ink painting art was.

Only using water and ink, gradation of black color to thin grey color can create amazing picture.

I was amazed by its simplicity yet, beauty and sensitivity.

The smell of ink is relaxing too.

I started drawing bamboo first.

Bamboo is the Japanese symbolic trees and great theme for meditation.

Then I received the request from customers.

“Can you draw Koi fish?”

I started drawing Koi fish, and found out this was more fun.

Koi fish is the symbol of Japanese beauty, and is believed to bring us a good luck.

I really love painting Koi fish.

Now my drawing themes are more.

Mt. Fuji, Sakura cherry blossoms, Pine trees, crane birds, etc.,  all expressing Japanese beauty.

When I draw more of these themes, I find more of Japanese beauty.

And I realize how grateful I am, as being a Japanese, being connected with Japanese culture and beauty.

Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor Koi fish and bamboo art
Japanese painting calligraphy art hanging scroll Kakejiku wall decor Koi fish and bamboo art