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578: (28/365) Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Posted by wonko on January 28, 2017 in 365-2017, bird, seasonal |

The Chinese Zodiac is rich with myth and legend, most cultures are full to the brim with such fancy. Chinese New year is based around the Lunar cycles, as such seem oddly placed to us westerners: Moon cakes, yum cha, char sui hanging in a chinese butcher’s window, the red of firecrackers, the noise and […]

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577: (27/365) Chinese Lunar New Years Eve

Posted by wonko on January 27, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

Chinese New Year seems more complicated then celebrating the end of a calendar year, my research suggests that today is Chinese New Years Eve: This year the symbol is a Rooster, well more correctly a fire rooster, and this is the first in a series of folds designed by Mi Wu that perfectly capture the […]

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569: (19/365) Japanese Macaque

Posted by wonko on January 19, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal, seasonal |

Emergent behaviour is fascinating, apparently where these Japanese Macaque monkeys live gets snowy in winter, they have learned that sitting in thermal pools near bathhouses (Onsen) is one way of staving off the cold: This isĀ Fumiaki Kawahata’s Japanese Macaque – a model I had intended to fold ages ago because it was in a Tanteidan […]

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