Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Japanese New Year Stamps

My mother's Christmas package had my favorite 2015 New Year stamps on it. Famous Japanese artists and calligraphers are asked each year to create their interpretation of the word, "sheep." Some are modern and stylized while others hark back to ancient crypographs. The red ones connote seals rather than calligraphy. This zodiac animal is associated with gentless and I hope this year brings plenty of that!