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Japanese Studies: Wakaba-hime by Wafuru Japanese Studies: Wakaba-hime by Wafuru
The back story: Meier Hall is where all of the foreign language, economics, and other such related classes are taught, so I spend a lot of time there. There are large boards for each of the cultural studies programs, and I always thought the Japanese studies board was a little ugly. So, when the Japanese club was asked last semester to come up with a new design, I jumped at the opportunity.

Wakaba-hime (named after Wakabakai, the Japan Club) was one of six designs I presented, and everyone liked her best, but we had to think of how to incorporate old culture and pop culture, so one of the Japanese students studying here suggested that the top layer of her kimono should be a collage.

We finished it in February, and I'm happy to say that we have the most attractive studies board in the entire hall now. We just don't have much information on it (which isn't up to me), and it's in a spot in the hall that very few people go... oh well.

Still, I was very worried about how it would turn out, seeing as this is my first work that large and I had to work with construction paper for the first time since elementary school. Some parts bug me, but I'm very pleased with the overall result.

So, credit where it is due:

Me(c): original design, organizing the project (including bugging people for material and telling them what to do), drawing/coloring/cutting out the figure, a few of the collage pictures, putting together the collage and putting it up.

Others in the club(c): Contributing a lot of pictures to the collage, helping put together the collage, one person having the idea for the collage, and another for helping me finish off the whole piece, keeping it safe in his dorm, and helping me put it up, and bringing materials for everyone to use.

Others: My friend for actually having giant pieces of white paper
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jbramx2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's really cool Waffle-chan! :D :clap: You guys did awesome work! :)
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SqueedilyBeepBeep Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
wowwies. thats amazing! ^^
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Iceblock42 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I'm going to have to walk by Meier to check it out sometime soon. Awesome job!
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futeki Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is really cool! Nice work on the hair. but what is in her hand?
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Wafuru Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
You can't exactly tell in the picture, but it is a cell phone. ^^
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stalker-rachel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Writer
Ooher that's so neat Bri! <3
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