Karakuri

The creation of our own little letterpress shop (www.districtdogsdesigns.com), sparked my renewed interest in art around the world.  Surfing the web for inspiration for our upcoming Easter cards I stumbled upon this little video http://vimeo.com/24412432.  Karakuri are hand-made Japanese puppet ‘robots’ from the 17th – 19th century.  Check out the patience with which this gentleman produces this delicate artwork!  Not many Japanese doing this anymore….
Annex Karakuri Exhibition Room(ja:からくり展示館)

Image via Wikipedia

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About koolimut

dog-lover (my Frenchie); yoga-fan; wanna-be graphic designer; doesn't know how to swim but is learning to sail; enjoys food & cooking; bookworm; can't live without music; loves sunny days; runs a small letterpress shop with hubby called District Dogs Designs

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