Monday, March 28, 2011

Sakura Painted Pony


50% to Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
CLICK HERE for auction.


'Sakura' is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. These spring flowers hold special meaning in the Japanese culture where their ephemeral beauty symbolizes the transient nature of life.

Japan gifted the United States 3000 cherry trees in 1912 which are planted in Washington, DC. This is about the time of year when they start to bloom drawing thousands to our capitol longing to view their beauty. The blossoms here often symbolizing hope, springtime and renewal.

 

9 comments:

Dom said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Wow.

TARYTERRE said...

I grew up near the cherry blossoms of D.C. This is so-ooo beautiful. What a wonderful thing to do for the people of Japan.

Jessie McCandless said...

Beautiful!!

Zan Asha said...

A beautiful piece of art and a beautiful sentiment! Just wonderful Jen!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's just beautiful! What a great thing to do with the money from the auction.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love your painted ponies and am so pleased to see you are donating to Japan. Having lived there for 5 years my heart cries for the land and the people.

Spiritartartist said...

Lovely & very generous of you Jen! ♥

Kristin Forbes-Mullane said...

gorgeous! I really love the blue and pink together :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is stunning! The symbolism of the cherry blossom is all the more meaningful. Theresa