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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Kazarimono 2006

It's that time of year again... Kazarimono time, or "display objects" time. It's an annual tradition here in Takayama going back some 200 years. Basically, each year there's a contest to display everyday objects in accordance with that years theme. They're like homegrown versions of Duchamp's urinal readymade. This year it's "dog" (being the year of after all) and "smile". Last year it was "bird" and "walking". You can get the fuller skinny on it from last years post.

Here's a few entries from this year that caught my fancy.

A dog sled team.

Guard dog.

Seeing eye dog.

A rather succinct entry for "smile".

Another entry for "smile" (it's an antique mirror).