Friday, August 14, 2009
Collection of Japanese Paintings of Cephalopod Toys
Roly-poly toy // Bottom: Bell/whistle (both from Aichi prefecture, 1932)
The Ningyo-do Bunko Database is a huge online collection of watercolor paintings by Kawasaki Kyosen (1877-1942). The collection consists of over 5,000 still-life images of antique toys and folk crafts from across Japan, including a few lovely octopus-themed items. [Nota Bene: The text is all in Japanese.]
Via Pink Tentacle.