We had a blast with our Shikishi Workshop this past Sunday. Everyone made their own unique shikishi, from text to collage to 3D.
We also encouraged everyone to submit to the JACCC 13th Annual Shikishi Exhibition:
Display Your Hatsu Dayori
According to the Japan Post group, over 2 billion letters were delivered on January 1, 2010. These Hatu Dayori, or “First Letters for the New Year” is the theme for this year’s theme for the 13th Annual Shikishi Exhibition on January 1 – February 27, 2011. The shikishi paperboards will interpret the theme, expressing messages, wishes, and aspirations for 2011, as well as references to the Year of the Rabbit, and the rich display of creativity and originality will become the collective voice of our diverse community.
Shikishi are Japanese congratulatory cards of standard size, which has been used in Japan since the twelfth century for painting and writing poetry. Today, these shikishi are given as gifts to make a memorable or special occasion. Past participants have included celebrities, local personalities, politicians, writers, artists, priests, activists, and writers.
All entries must be submitted by December 27, 2010 to:
c/o: The Power of Community Video Contest
244 S. San Pedro St., Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA. 90012
The use of standard size shikishi paperboard is the requirement for participation in the exhibit. There is also be a $10 suggested entry fee.
Shikishi can be purchased at local Japanese markets, or you can request one from the JACCC while supplies last.
For more information about the exhibition call Gavin Kelley at (213) 628-2725
Available Shikishi at Hiromi Paper:
Before the Shikishi making frenzy
Jay Lizo, workshop teacher, starts on his first collaged Shikishi
His second work of the day, on our Tanzaku board, is available to view and purchase in our store.
Here, Birch Paperwood is used