Celebrate The Year of The Ox

Norton Simon Museum Art-Making Activities | Year of the Ox  

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox, an animal that symbolizes prosperity through courage and hard work, with this puppet-making project. Gather inspiration from the oxen hard at work carrying cargo along Japan’s historic Toōkaidoō road in the woodblock print Otsu: Hashirii Tea House by Andoō Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) to create a moveable ox puppet using cardboard and collage. Visit NortonSimon.org, click Learn and choose Art Activities.