Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Check out that new header!

We decided that orange bar had to go. Hope you enjoy the new design!

The two little Ouchi dolls are famous in Yamaguchi Prefecture. They represent a happily married man and wife, and are an example of typical art from this region of Japan. A friend told us that back in the day, if a woman was upset with her husband she would show it by simply turning the little female doll to face away from the male one. Though it seems a bit silly (and really passive!), it may actually be true.

Of course, the header picture is not of real dolls, but rather a spray painted image of them. We really liked the juxtaposition of this historic art and, essentially, graffiti. Enjoy!

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