Thursday, 6 November 2014

OKIMONO

#sydney #okimono #jizaiokimono #japaneseart #dragon



Okimono is a word that gets translated as Object of Art Statue Statuette Ornament but basically means put up (on display) Thing Oku +mono due to the Japanese custom of displaying small objects in the tokonoma alcove.

One variety of okimono I've also been fascinated by are the articulated statuettes like this one. Yes that dragon is not one solid casting !