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!

Washi dolls made by Kyoko Hazama.

Washi dolls made by Kyoko Hazama.

(Source: pbcgov.com)

A group of washi dolls (a girl, a fennec fox, and two squirrels) made by artist Kyoko Hazama (nee Kyoko Okubo).

I was actually able to see this doll (and many others) at an exhibit of Hazama’s works at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, Florida. If you live in or are visiting South Florida in the near future, I highly recommend seeing it.

A group of washi dolls (a girl, a fennec fox, and two squirrels) made by artist Kyoko Hazama
(nee Kyoko Okubo).

I was actually able to see this doll (and many others) at an exhibit of Hazama’s works at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, Florida. If you live in or are visiting South Florida in the near future, I highly recommend seeing it.

(Source: miami.com)

A kimekomi Kaguya-hime doll.

A kimekomi Kaguya-hime doll.

(Source: panoramio.com)

A hariko (papier mache) rabbit from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture.

A hariko (papier mache) rabbit from the Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture.

thekimonogallery:

Pair of Japanese Ichimatsu-ningyo dolls in original Costumes, Showa Era (about 1930”s), Japan

thekimonogallery:

Pair of Japanese Ichimatsu-ningyo dolls in original Costumes, Showa Era (about 1930”s), Japan

A Kyoto doll made by Shisui Sekihara. This doll is wearing a red and black uchikake (outer robe) decorated with cherry blossoms over her other kimono.

A Kyoto doll made by Shisui Sekihara. This doll is wearing a red and black uchikake (outer robe) decorated with cherry blossoms over her other kimono.

(Source: park.org)