Tuesday, April 17, 2018

(1564) Even more variations on the motif of Daruma...


...i.e. the doll-toy that also functions as a talisman because however you drop it, it stands upright. Here shaped as various animals and with Edo period clothes...


...shaped as container for oracles (like those in the fortune cookies; in Japan they are called "omikuji"/"おみくじ")...


...and in the shape of another talisman, the rake called "kumade" (熊手) which we have mentioned many times because of the Tori no Ichi (酉の市) festival/fair in November. 

(For a bigger version of these pictures both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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