Japanese Folk Toys: The Playful Arts by Lea Baten Japanese Folk Toys: The Playful Arts by Lea Baten

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Japanese Folk Toys: The Playful Arts by Lea Baten

$100.00

A book to dazzle you with the incredible inventiveness and diversity of Japanese folk toys. Known since antiquity as fetishes and fertility bringers, they are invested with every virtue clear to the heart of mankind. From north to south, each region reflects its unique characteristics mirrors myths and materials in the typical toy, and colorful artifacts intended to tempt the passing pilgrim or traveler. All have a persona history rooted in fact or fantasy, but their most meaningful message is silent, one contained in the omiyage, and a memento of a journey.

Excellent hardcover condition in its original shrink wrap.

Dimensions: 8-1/2” x 10-1/4”