Friday, July 5, 2013

Desert Kokeshi 5 砂漠のこけし5

Last week I brought my Togatta kokeshi to the city of Doha, the capital of Qatar, a small, very rich country on the Arabian Gulf. I'll share those pictures over the next few days. Meanwhile, here's another shot of the kokeshi out in the desert as the trip began.
I just learned recently that this kokeshi's maker, Mr. Agatsuma Nobuo 我妻信雄さん, passed away on 9 June at the age of 80. He wouldn't have known that his creation is now living out in the Arabian Desert, but if he had I wonder what he would have thought?

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