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It's all about the cookie!


Painting Details

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Dimensions 36 × 24 × 1.50 in


Canvas Type

Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Madame Butterfly, who is happily celebrating the New Year, wonders through the festival of lights looking for her “fortune”. While the Japanese New Year is officially January 1st, the traditional cultural date is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Their New Year is a chance for sinners to atone for 108 sins, according to Buddhism.  It’s interesting to see how the two cultures are interwoven.  Did you know the true origin of the fortune cookie has been disputed several times in the courts, and that they first showed up in the late 1800s from Kyoto, Japan, not China.  After every painting, I celebrate by having a fortune cookie!  I take the fortune tucked inside that delicious little nugget and hide it somewhere on my painting.  Many times you can’t see it (but it’s there) and now the fortune is yours!

Framed: Yes

The artwork comes pre-wired on the back for hanging, signed on the front and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from the artist.

The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

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