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Custom Bellhop Fish.

 

SUBTEXT PRESENTS KOKESHI : NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 17

Opening Reception Saturday, November 3rd, 6–10pm

 

SUBTEXT

680 W. Beech St. No. 1

San Diego, CA 92101

T: 1 619 876 0664

F: 1 619 234 2062

www.subtextstore.com

  

In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national

holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic

endeavour – Subtext and guest curator, Christina

Conway, have carefully selected over 70 artists from

13 different countries to customize traditional

Japanese Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a

traditional folk art form of Japan, dating back to

approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen

during the winter months for sale to tourists, they

have come to symbolize Japan to people around the

world. Traditional Kokeshi dolls have distinctive

characteristics connecting them to their specific

region of origin. All traditional dolls are made of

wood with a slender body, roundish head, handpainted

features and no arms or legs.

 

Participating Artists Include:

Audrey Kawasaki, Julie West, Marcos Chin, Brandi

Milne, Calef Brown, Camilla Engman, Catalina Estrada,

Fiona Hewitt, Gina Triplett, Jeremiah Ketner, Joel

Nakamura, Julie Morstad, Koralie, Stéphane Tartelin,

and many more.

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