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.

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