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Wish upon a Tanabata Night
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Wish upon a Tanabata Night Painting

Rie Kono

Japan

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 17.9 W x 15 H x 0.6 D in

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July 7 is the day of Tanabata. The festival is based on a Chinese legend about the stars Hikoboshi(Altair of the Eagle) and Orihime(Vegar of the Lyre), a harmonious couple separated by the Milky Way, who cross the river and meet once a year on that day. It is customary for people to write their wishes on strips of paper in five colors, hang them on branches of bamboo trees and put them out by the eaves of their homes.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:17.9 W x 15 H x 0.6 D in

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“I would love to share my happiness and dreams with many people through my works. The balloon is an ideal motif for me because I believe the balloon delivers hopes and dreams to many people. I wish my works make you smile.” Rie Kono is a Japanese artist and based in a seaside city near Tokyo. She paints mainly acrylic on canvas or wooden board, but she also prefers to paint many other spaces such as old pianos, stairs, stones, bags, umbrellas, and so on. She is searching for spaces she can paint every day. Rie learned painting from her mother-in-law, Konomi. Konomi was a popular artist who paints balloons on her canvas in Japan. “She advised me to paint something fun for me. This advice has still influenced me strongly. I have started to paint balloons once she left because I love her balloon paintings and it reminds me Konomi herself. I think I am still painting with Konomi when I am painting balloons. I wish many people love my balloons as well as I loved Konomi’s.”

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