chibe-chan95:

Some Kokeshi. The Kokeshi are a type of traditional Japanese dolls, originating in the Tōhoku region. Made by hand in wood, have a simple cylindrical body and a large spherical head, with a few stylized lines to define the character of the face. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is the lack of arms and legs.

chibe-chan95:

Some Kokeshi. The Kokeshi are a type of traditional Japanese dolls, originating in the Tōhoku region. Made by hand in wood, have a simple cylindrical body and a large spherical head, with a few stylized lines to define the character of the face. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is the lack of arms and legs.

This doll, made by Shisui Sekihara, is wearing a plum colored kosode kimono decorated with embroidered chrysanthemums and a pale green uchikake decorated with embroidered leaves.

This doll, made by Shisui Sekihara, is wearing a plum colored kosode kimono decorated with embroidered chrysanthemums and a pale green uchikake decorated with embroidered leaves.

(Source: park.org)

Awa Odori dancers made from washi paper.

Awa Odori dancers made from washi paper.

A pair of kimekomi monkeys in ikat-patterned vests.

A pair of kimekomi monkeys in ikat-patterned vests.

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(Source: flickr.com)

Hariko (papier mache) owls.

Hariko (papier mache) owls.

(Source: tsuchi-doll.jimdo.com)

A kimekomi doll with tea implements.

A kimekomi doll with tea implements.

An Ichimatsu doll made by the Kyugetsu Doll Company. This doll is wearing a gradated orange furisode decorated with pink cherry blossoms and gold flecks. This doll also wears a blue and gold brocade obi, a red shibori obiage, a bright red shigoki obi below her obi, and a red and gold obijime.

An Ichimatsu doll made by the Kyugetsu Doll Company. This doll is wearing a gradated orange furisode decorated with pink cherry blossoms and gold flecks. This doll also wears a blue and gold brocade obi, a red shibori obiage, a bright red shigoki obi below her obi, and a red and gold obijime.

swimmiesofdoom:

our lovely jen, pencil jen, told us about this artist, who is named kyoko okubo!  she makes these out of paper! 
we like this one because it reminds us of a story about a penguin in a zoo in china who recently laid not the usual one, but TWO eggs, and both hatched, which is a problem for penguins as a rule!  except in this zoo there is a gay penguin couple, who were very happy to adopt the extra baby!  so now there are no extra babies and everyone is happy and tended to!  yay!
here is a penguin taking care of a human fry!  click to read a wonderful blog and to see more of ms. okubo’s art!

swimmiesofdoom:

our lovely jen, pencil jen, told us about this artist, who is named kyoko okubo!  she makes these out of paper! 

we like this one because it reminds us of a story about a penguin in a zoo in china who recently laid not the usual one, but TWO eggs, and both hatched, which is a problem for penguins as a rule!  except in this zoo there is a gay penguin couple, who were very happy to adopt the extra baby!  so now there are no extra babies and everyone is happy and tended to!  yay!

here is a penguin taking care of a human fry!  click to read a wonderful blog and to see more of ms. okubo’s art!