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May 4, 2016
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“Spring Display”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

“Blooming cherry blossoms, peaceful waterfalls and traditional Japanese architecture welcome the spring season to Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, now through May 14.

Upon entering the Japanese-themed spring display, guests will embark on a journey of the senses beginning with a symbolic tea house nestled among raked golden sand and cherry blossom trees in the East Garden. The 12-foot-tall house, made from bamboo and natural material and ornamented with mineral copper accents, honors Japan’s cultural tea tradition, dating back to the ninth century. Inside the tea house, a mesmerizing hand-made wreath named Senbazuro Nest, complete with 1,000 Origami cranes, will delight the eyes and mind. Each delicate and colorful crane symbolizes peace, good health and longevity. Intricately hand-painted with cherry blossoms and cranes, 14 colorful parasols float above the garden, visible from every vantage point.”

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Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”  is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.”

Text from Bellagio News Room and Wikipedia websites.

Daily Frame contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Her artwork is exhibited at Jana’s Red Room.

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