• en
vkm studio



This was another one of the paintings I did at the same time in 1999. I was inspired by a kaeru (frog) metal windchime, but did the painting from imagination. I wasn't entirely happy with it, but I did have fun with the blades of grass along the river bank.

I donated this painting to the Japanese American National Museum for their 2007 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction, but got it scanned before then so I could make reproductions.

Based on this original

uploaded by vkm
In Japanese, kaeru means either “frog” or “to return.” Frogs are considered good luck charms for travelers and others. This kaeru windchime hangs peaceful and serene from a branch over … More »

Login or register
to contribute to the Nikkei Album

Welcome to the NEW Nikkei Album!

We've launched Nikkei Album in beta, so everyone can now start uploading and creating their own albums. There may be things that don't work quite right yet. Please email us to report any errors.

Browse the Nikkei Album

Get updates

Sign up for email updates

Journal feed
Events feed
Comments feed

Support this project

Discover Nikkei

Discover Nikkei is a place to connect with others and share the Nikkei experience. To continue to sustain and grow this project, we need your help!

Ways to help >>

A project of the Japanese American National Museum

The Nippon Foundation