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Ms.CrystalShip's loves1274 of 5265Hand carved mouse from JapanTajima moulded and hot worked vase
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    Posted 5 years ago

    racer4four
    (601 items)

    When I look at this bowl I think it could only be Japanese.
    I am not good explaining this but it seems to have a very theatrical presence and for me looks like a prop for Kabuki, or a graphic for a Japanese comic or poster.

    The beautifully deep yellow, punctuated by a rich red is eye catching enough, but they had to add more! The back of the bowl has been pressed to make deep angled grooves that give the bowl a fantastic geometric effect. It is also very tactile.

    The bowl is not square or even symmetrical - it appears to us lop sided even.
    Believe me, that would have been deliberate.

    I love this one. So different, so Japanese.

    Roughly 22cm square (8.5in)

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Sorry for the long post but I had no one to tell and was so pumped when I heard the tale. Lol take care.
    2. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Middle pic looks like a rising sun.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Have fun there!
      It does look like a dawn sun - or setting sun on a bushfire day!
    4. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Looks like something you'd see in the Japanese gangster movie TOKYO DRIFTER (1966), directed by Seijun Suzuki. GREAT PIECE, Karen. [;>)
    5. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Not to be confused with the newer U.S.A. car movie, Tokyo Drift.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      It's a BEAUT !!! !! !!!
    7. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Blade. I looked up the movie - love the graphical nature of it. And guess what? The main character is called Kurata!
    9. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Kevin. I always appreciate your take on things.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Thanks Trey - almost looks like a sign hey!
    11. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Blade, sorry I meant the mob boss is Kurata.
    12. Gruff Gruff, 5 years ago
      I definitely think that Asian glasses underrated. Nice piece
    13. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Oh. Wow. I absolutely adore it! The color, the shape, the design. Fantastic. Fabulous.

      Only -- I do want to straighten it. lol. :P :)

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