Friday, July 20, 2007

Doll

What’s with Japanese dolls? Before leaving Japan, most of my friends / relatives asked for a Japanese doll as their pasalubong. Since I am too lazy to carry these bulky souvenirs, and I don’t have enough yen left, I only bought one for my aunt. Some of them settled for Japanese doll key chains.

These dolls are famous as omiyagis (souvenirs). Perhaps they symbolized Japanese women -- fragile, graceful and elegant. (Well, that’s how totomai define Japanese women). Or they just look pretty good when displayed.

Going back to the doll I gave to my aunt, it became my model when I am bored. She’s very cooperative by the way, lol and doesn’t complain. Each shot of hers is like taking a photo of another doll. I like her multiple personas. Don’t shoot me, I was almost crazy during those times.

This porcelain became my inspiration too. I was able to write a poem just by glancing at her. She volunteered to be my metaphor. Heartbreak!

Well, its about time to introduce her to each one of you, my handy model, Sayuri-san.



When you go to Japan, don’t forget to check some souvenir shops and grab one, of course you need not go to expensive ones.

/totomai
07/19/07

4 comments:

  1. your definition of Japanese women is remarkable. you are very respectful, tukayo :D

    oh btw, if you'll be here before the 27th of this month, you might wanna grab the free tickets i'm giving away (details on my blog, hehe... plugging) and see a show by (some) Filipino women. :)

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  2. @tukayo, hehe, syempre biased ako sa japanese women. may past kasi e hehehehe

    mukhang wala pa ako nyan diyan. 1 year ako dito hehehe pero salamat. anong show kaya yun hehe

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  3. I want a Japanese doll! And an authentic katana. Playin' :D

    The poem is haunting. Mabuti palang source of inspiration si Sayuri-san.

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  4. @ May - hehe. dapat nagpabili ka sa akin last time hehehe.

    yup, the poem was written after a break up huhuhu

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