Lot 69: DOGU, Jomon Japan

doguLot 69:

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)
it was aliens

A few of the many previous reports Japanese alien on the 3Yen include:

Fishy flags

Today the Japanese carp banners—Koinobori—are out flying in force for Children’s Day national holiday…


left_long quotebar 24x260pxKoinobori 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)


Green dogless dog…only in Japan

left_quoter_14x24That way madness lies. A tsukemono (pickled cucumber) dog.right_quoter_13x24
tsukemono-dogMulboyne — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) April 17, 2015

Previous reports weird wiener reports on the 3Yen include:


Japanese ‘primal anxieties’?

left_quoter_14x24Hideaki Kawashima summons primal anxieties of removable skin, made more relevant by the rise of virtual, second livesright_quoter_13x24
Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery
Kawashima_3 Exhibition at Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles): Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal

Prior Art*?

From the 1985 film, “Brazil”, the perpetual facelift of the character Mrs. Ida Lowry played by Katherine Helmond (IMDb.com)


Blooming trippy springtime Japan

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…
nhk-animation-openingClick to play.

Japan’s famous OCD artist is the world’s ‘most popular’

Polka-dot pooping pink batshit crazy Yayoi Kusama is the
world’s left_quoter_14x24most popularright_quoter_13x24 artist, ri-i-i-ight.

left_super long-quotebar 24x360Yayoi Kusama is named the most popular artist in the world
The Independent / 02 April 2015
Yayoi Kusama’s trademark polka-dotted sculptures and mirror installations proved a huge draw, with up to 9,000 flocking to her touring exhibition a day – making her exhibitions the most visited in the world in 2014. The Art Newspaper yesterday released its annual figures for the most visited exhibitions
The arty antics of Yayoi Kusama (who has spent significant time in asylums) has been covered in the 3Yen many times before including:
  • Kusama Princess of Polka Dots (3Yen / 2012/05/28)
  • Polka dots for Japan! (3Yen / 2012-07-16)
  • Are we having ‘FUN FUN’? (3Yen / 2012/02/27)
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Pink Polka-Dot Bikini
      (3Yen / 2009/04/08)
louis vuitton japan polka dots lv topless

  • A Japanese ‘Happening’ 1965 (3Yen / 2006/11/13)
  • J-Praemium Imperiale for Halloween (3Yen / 2009-04-08)



Yatagarasu — the national mutant of Japan

The national bird of Japan is the mutant three-legged crow (3Yen 2009-07-27). Therefore, the crow fashion below is “traditional.”

Crow Cape

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