Category Archives: Japanese art

Celebrate 25 Years of Japanese Art at Chigirie.com

The Trout Chigirie Collage Print

Friends and acquaintances who know me well understand why I love to fly-fish but they’re also aware I’m an advocate for responsible fishing, land and water preservation, and the healing effects nature provides. That’s why Trout Unlimited (TU) and Casting for Recovery (CfR) will each receive 5 percent of the proceeds from the sale of “The Trout” prints.

What Makes Japanese Paper Art Extraordinary?

Paper and Technique Chances are you’ve seen Japanese art somewhere – perhaps in a museum, advertisement, textbook or maybe you’ve visited Japan and had an opportunity to experience the country’s “ARTcentric” culture up close and personal. Classic Japanese art covers a wide variety of genres. One of the most famous crafts you might have seen is Origami, Japanese paper folding. That’s how I got my start – Mrs. Matsui’s Origami (handmade paper creations) is a business I […]

A specialty bookstore in Seattle changed my life

  Sometime around the mid-1990s, I was weary of the politics of public relations and marketing and gradually discovered art was much more relaxing and the freedom of self-employment was too good to ignore. That’s when I decided I needed a break and scaled down to a part-time temporary position as a secretary at a Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm. While working part-time, I formally launched “Mrs. Matsui’s Origami, (handmade paper creations),” a craft business dedicated to […]