*Note: Music preformed by Wesleyan Chinese Music Ensemble 2018 Fall – 白牡丹 White Peony
Chinese Goddess: Bai Mudan (白牡丹; literally White Peony), also romanized as Pai Mu-tan, is a character from Chinese mythology. She is described as the most beautiful courtesan in the city of Luoyang and a reincarnation of the Peony fairy.
About the Artist: The title of this art piece is Seductress, 2013, created by Hush an exciting urban artist who combines street art with more traditional art practices. … The artist originally trained as a graphic designer at Newcastle School of Art and Design. His work has since taken him abroad and the artist has become fascinated with international street art and graffiti.
*Note: The traditional wagasa is made with renewable materials such as Japanese paper, string, and bamboo. A layer of oil coats the umbrella to make it stronger. The history behind the Wagasa is interesting to learn more follow the link below.
The music is titled Oil Paper Umbrella played on a piano close your eyes and you can hear the rain echo
Geta (下駄) are a form of traditional Japanese footwear that resemble clogs and flip-flops. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground.
About the Artist: This is a superb Original Japanese woodblock print entitled “RETURNING HOME” dating back to 1915. It was made by Fritz Capelari, who was the first Western artist to design prints for the Shin Hanga publisher Watanabe Shozaburo.
*Note: Sometimes you find unique groups, when looking for other songs. That how I inadvertently came across this song Star Light Star-shine by Steam Powered Giraffe they certainly are different enjoy the video. 🌎✌🏻💙
Steam Powered Giraffe (SPG) is an American steampunk musical comedy project formed in San Diego in 2008, self-described as “a musical act that combines robot pantomime, puppetry, ballet, comedy, projections, and music”. Created and led by twins David Michael Bennett and Isabella “Bunny” Bennett, the act combines music and improvisational comedy on-stage, although their studio works focus almost solely on music. You can learn more about then at this link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_Powered_Giraffe