Thursday, February 5, 2009

Traditional Kokeshi Doll


When my family lived in Japan several years ago (my father was in the Air Force), my parents encouraged us to enjoy the culture of the area. The Japanese are rich with culture and tradition! We visited the Big Buddha, we attended ice festivals and salmon festivals and snow festivals and all sorts of festivals, we visited Tokyo, we ate Japanese foods in Japanese restaurants and from street vendors, and we basically had a wonderful time there. We also collected quite a few souvenirs. I have a scroll doll, a Morioka Horse, health balls, and this traditional Kokeshi doll. I chose her for my picture because she's so pretty, and I love all the intricate little details. My mom has an entire collection of these darling little dolls.

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

I love this photo. It's so simple, yet so visually interesting at the same time. Beautiful, beautiful... and how exciting to live in Japan for a time! Wow!

candace said...

I love your story and I love the picute. I love the angle you used. Great Job!

Breezi said...

I love this picture! It's a great angle.. great color...
Interesting to look at. Thanks for your story!

Melinda said...

Cool picture. I was always a little jealous that, while our dads had the same general profession, your family went cool places while mine stayed in the same place. I love your little souvenier!

Mindy said...

What neat experiences! That kokeshi doll is so cute!

Rachel H. said...

This is a really great angle! I love it! And such a cue subject. You did a wonderful job--impressed!

princess jen said...

I LOVE this angle. You made the photo more interesting to look at and captured some great detail.

Shanda Call said...

I also love the angle. It looks like it's HUGE. Nice job! Colors look great and really pop

AprilF said...

Very neat! What a cool tradition!