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Prickly Venus
« on: June 03, 2008 10:20:14 AM »

I think this is begging to be done in Amigurumi!

Would anyone be interested in an amigurumi swap related to the Japanese custom of Girl's Day?

Here are some research sources:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinamatsuri

http://www.saberdesigns.cc/dolls.htm (has dolls for sale, but i put this here for the excellent examples)

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/jshoaf/Jdolls/hina.htm

http://www.lotzdollpages.com/ljapfst.html

http://breezeb.tripod.com/dollsjapanese.html

http://www.fujiyamadoll.com/


I have seen these dolls interpereted in many ways, even as animals, and that really interests me. I have seen the "Imperial Couple" as cats and rabbits, for instance.

Perhaps we could start with the Imperial Couple, and in subsequent swaps could work on various other elements of the girl's day disply.
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Prickly Venus
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 10:56:10 AM »

an example of an amigurumi Japanese doll:

http://farm.avocadolite.com/member.phtml?id=5
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Prickly Venus
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2008 09:01:42 PM »

an interesting article about dolls sent to Japan in the 1920's

http://wgordon.web.wesleyan.edu/dolls/exch1927/recjapan/asahi/index.htm


they even had doll swaps way back then!
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