Shiho demonstrated her painting skills at the 2016 NBS Convention hosted by WRBA , with her original design celebrating the show theme “Mining in the Button Mountain”. She donated this unfinished button to the NBS auction. See the step-by-step photos of the colors being added back in her studio in Japan, the photo of the finished button, and the artist’s profile in the WRBA November issue.
(photo on left: Shiho Murota and the Denver Post cameraman/videographer… I can’t find his name but he spoke with us in Japanese.)
NBS members can also look forward to a mini article describing these Japanese treasure symbols in the December 2016 NBS Bulletin.