The Battle of the Twelve Animals scroll was my favorite. It tells the story of a battle between the twelve zodiac animals against the tanuki which is an animal like a badger or raccoon (translated to badger in the exhibit). There is a poetry contest between the twelve zodiac animals and the deer is the judge. When the tanuki sees all the attention the deer is recieving he decides he would like to judge the next poetry context. The other animals laugh at this suggestion. The tanuki becomes angry and fights against the twelve but they defeat him. He attacks them again at night while they are asleep and the tanuki win. This is the scroll that is in the MET exhibit.
In the end the twelve zodiac animals defeat the tanuki who is enlightened and becomes a monk.
I loved the depiction of the animals in the scroll and the clothing they wear, the colors are so bright.
I am working on some rings with garnets and topaz. I am trying out a new technique for me that I learned about recently. I am embedding stones into the wax to cast them together. I am really excited about this process and I am looking forward to how seeing how they turn out.
coffee shop, started and finished The Hunger Games, which Ben has been trying to get me to read for two years, for some reason I thought it was about vampires, it is not, botanical gardens, beautiful weather, Japanese garden, magnolias, daffodils, Korean food, Bim bim bop, new rings, bubble tea, yogurt, my favorite soup