When Buddha felt that he had come to the end of his earthly existence, he called all the animals to gather around him, but only twelve of them came to give their final goodbyes.
One of these was the monkey, who brings openness, tolerance and innovation. He is the symbol of these bookmarks 2016.
Intelligence, curiosity, playfulness and eccentricity: the chinese zodiac attributes these characteristics to the sign of the monkey. They are all expressed in Hashimoto Kansetsu’s paintings that we’ve interpreted in this bookmarks.