After my last post Hello Japan-November Challenge from In Spring It Is the Dawn I thought it might be fun to take photos of a few Japanese and Chinese things I have collected.
A volcanic ash figure of Jizo next to woven Lucky Bamboo which is Chinese and originated in Taiwan.
A closer view of Jizo with a red paper ribbon which I put around his neck as I don't have any bibs or hats.
Another view of Jizo with from left to right: Hello Kitty from a McDonalds children's Happy Meal, a clay figure of a Terracotta Warrior from Xian China, a Japanese metal cookie box with a carp, a blue antique Chinese tea cup and in the background a printout about the Jizo shire in Kita-Shinjuku.
Closer view of Jizo and Happy Bamboo.
A ceramic raccoon dog, Tanuki , and a smaller volcanic ash Jizo figure.
Hello Kitty figures I've collected in various regions of Japan.
Hello Kitty phone straps of from left to right: Osaka Castle Kitty , Onsen Kitty, Ninja, and Shinkonzen Tokyo Hello Kitty.