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Spring 2008

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In Japanese culture, Tsuru (crane) and Kame (turtle) are an important pair of auspicious symbols. In this pair of Baby Tabi, I depict a picture of Japanese worldview with the auspicious pair. As the bottom of the picture, in the turtle baby Moccasin, there is a turtle in the ocean, and over the turtle, there is a pine, a Japanese auspicious plant. As the top half of the picture, in the crane baby Moccasin, a crane flies gracefully over the pine. And the top of the picture, there Is the sun shining upon the world.