This button commemorates the year 2021, a year of the ox that comes around every 12 years. On this large button bordered with oxen in a line, the four seasons of the year symbolized by the ocean wave motif are "packed in tight" (gyu-gyu in Japanese Onomatopoeia) along with ox (牛: gyu) on grassland on the overall diamond pattern. This is meant to be a visual wordplay, a rebus in the Japanese language. May the year 2021 be packed with prosperity and adventures. Visit Shiho's family farm on Instagram.
Lovingly hand painted by Shiho Murota. The button will be shipped directly from Shiho's studio in Japan.