Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kouryuu Center Crafts




The International Exchange Center had another crafts display in the first floor lobby. This one featuring lots of straw and textile creations.


A straw ship based on the Chinese 7 Lucky Gods.


These are a variant on temari, which are embroidered thread balls that Japanese children make.


A family of shrimp.


Jizo statues. While based on the figure of an Indian Buddhist monk, the Japanese version is usually dedicated to newborns and the unborn.


Any guesses?






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