Friday, November 19, 2010

Trip to the bazaar


And bought a few gifts! Japanese Christmas ornaments on the right and a Kokeshi doll with scroll (the scroll unrolls so you can write things or have your friends write things to save for posterity) on the left with a jade elephant.

If I hadn't just moved here and vowed, after unpacking all those boxes, never EVER to buy things again, I think I could have gone a little crazy there. Beautiful beautiful traditional Japanese art and furniture and antiques. I may go back tomorrow (remembering my camera this time) so I can show you some of the amazing things.
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Kate Douglas said...

LOVE your photo, and like you, I would have had to tie my hands behind my back to walk out without buying! (Remember hearing "look with your eyes, not with your hands" when you were little?)

Made me think of some of the beautiful things I still have that my father brought home after serving in Japan.


Mana said...

I'm so jelous! The bazaar sounds like some much fun just for the social experiance of it.

Charlie said...

Beautiful! And I love the idea of the doll with the scroll.

Jeannie Lin said...

Cute! At least things tend to be very small in Japan, right?