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This was another one of the paintings I did at the same time in 1999. I was inspired by a kaeru (frog) metal windchime, but did the painting from imagination. I wasn't entirely happy with it, but I did have fun with the blades of grass along the river bank.

I donated this painting to the Japanese American National Museum for their 2007 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction, but got it scanned before then so I could make reproductions.

Based on this original

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In Japanese, kaeru means either “frog” or “to return.” Frogs are considered good luck charms for travelers and others. This kaeru windchime hangs peaceful and serene from a branch over ... More »

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