A PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE BUST, DOGŪ
JAPAN, JŌMON PERIOD
Sotheby’s (13 May 2015): ¥190,368,693 JPY / $1,587,675 USD (hammer price with buyer’s premium)
Dogū (土偶)(lit., “clay figures”) are small humanoid figurines made during the late Jōmon period (14,000–400 BC) of Japan: Purpose unknown. (Wiki)
A few of the many previous reports Japanese alien on the 3Yen include:
Today the Japanese carp banners—Koinobori—are out flying in force for Children’s Day national holiday…
Koinobori is a Japanese event for children…jpninfo.com/2309
On May 5th is a day for children in Japan and that season is called “Tango no Sekku” (端午の節句)… http://t.co/kGks25AybW pic.twitter.com/9lsTewAfbE — Japan Info (@Japan_Info_) Feb. 23, 2015
Previous reports of Koinobori/carp banners and Children’s Day on the 3Yen include:
• It’s my day — Boy’s Day (3Yen / 2014-05-05)
• Japan’s carp flags are mutating! (3Yen / 2011-05-05)
• Early morning eyes of Children’s Day (3Yen / 2007-05-05)
″Sumo or cheerleading practice?″
See the Rest-of-the-Story in the full Youtube video of this exhibition match.
A few of the many previous 3Yen reports on the sillier side of sumo include:
That way madness lies. A tsukemono (pickled cucumber) dog.
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) April 17, 2015
Previous reports weird wiener reports on the 3Yen include:
…Hideaki Kawashima summons primal anxieties of removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second lives…
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles): Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal
—From the 1985 film, “Brazil”, the perpetual facelift of the character Mrs. Ida Lowry played by Katherine Helmond (IMDb.com)
The above is from the animated intro for the NHK program, “Flowers bloom in the Northeast.”
The program is tour of the Northeast of Japan with a “mysterious girl” that the public broadcaster, NHK, has aired as part of the reconstruction campaign for the Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Disaster of 2011 (Wiki).
You can view the entire animation at the official NHK website…
Click to play.
Japanese Passion Play at the Tokyo Lucky Hole
by Nobuyoshi Araki (Wiki)
The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”
Jimmu, Japan’s legendary first emperor…encountered a three-legged crow named Yatagarasu…believed to be a messenger of the gods, or an incarnation of the sun
—via Japan National Tourism Organization: Three-Legged Crows