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  • Kobe Doll  Water melon eater
  • Kobe Doll  Water melon eater
  • Kobe Doll  Water melon eater
  • Kobe Doll  Water melon eater
  • Kobe Doll  Water melon eater

神戸人形 西瓜喰いKobe Doll Water melon eater

No KD-006
Artist 吉田太郎|Taro Yoshida
Size 11 x 6 x 7 cm

神戸人形は別名「お化け人形」とも呼ばれ、不気味かつ、どこかコミカルな姿で知られております。
明治から現代にいたるまで、二度の消失を経験しながら、そのたびに復活してきた神戸人形は、地元の神戸のみならず、世界中のコレクターに愛されています。
特に、独特の世界観を持つカラクリはふといつでも手に取りたくなるような魅力があります。

この作品は「西瓜喰い」と呼ばれ、左手でスイカを切りながら、右手で切ったばかりのスイカをむしゃむしゃと食べています。カタカタという音を立てながら器用にスイカをほおばる様子がとてもコミカルです。

Kobe dolls are also known as "spook dolls" and are known for their eerie and comical appearance.
From the Meiji era to the present day, it has been lost twice, but it has been revived each time, and it is loved not only by local Kobe but also by collectors all over the world.

This work is called "watermelon eater", and the doll cuts the watermelon with his left hand while munching on the watermelon that he just cut with his right hand. It is very comical to dexterously squeeze a watermelon while making a rattling noise.

JPY15,840