Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pictures

My husband dug this one out in some "bazar" (that is what second hand stores are called here) along with two other ones that I will show eventually. It is a photograph, a snap like from a puppet show, animated film or whatsoever. The frame is nice old one, so is the pretty aged paper mount inside. A traveling couple staring at the wanders of exotic Japan. How Europeans imagine Japan. Getting close. The lady holds a handbag with letters KLM. It is a souvenir from a travel to Japan, handed to a surprised inhabitant of Domažlice (a town where we got the picture) at the airport in Tokyo. Back in the 60s.
Any other ideas?

11 comments:

Francesca said...

How interesting that you should call a flea market "bazar"! Did you ever read "Orientalism" (in which Orient is actually more Middle East than the Far East)? That's what that image and your comments make me think of.

raining sheep said...

I have never see anything like it. It's quite awesome and like you, I really like that old frame.

Ritva said...

it´s so nice to find something unpredictable!
i really like those colors, bright yellow together with that blue!
it´s a photo that makes you smile, thanks!

Bohemian girl said...

Yes, the colors are kind of interesting, I think the picture faded over the years. It faded into perfect color scheme.
What I also like about it is thus discreet way of advertising.
It still keeps the feeling of a puppet show for me, however.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Nice... a good surprise ;)

ibb said...

Bazar!
As Francesca says it is curious to call flea markets that way. and more curious those discoveries. I loved to get lost in your city, was so incredible.

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Fine Little Day said...

The colors, love the yellow. What a great find.

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Anonymous said...

E-mail z Tokia, Japonska!
It is very interesting picture in '60 which is painted by European. Today I have visited your blog. first time, and was surprised at many items related in Japan that you have. Also your works are great!