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….