Oshie was one of the first traditional Japanese art classes I took while living in Japan. Oshie is a three-dimensional picture made from silk. Sensei Shoho Konishi teaches the art at her school in Osaka and also at The Community House and Information Center (CHIC) in Kobe.
I am a collage artist myself, so I jumped at the chance to study with her. To save time and expenses she precuts the silk pieces that make up the picture’s pattern. Using cotton stuffing, a hot iron and glue, the tiny edges are folded around the stuffing to give the piece a raised look.