2022年4月16日 (土)

Emerging from hibernation takes frogs to cherry blossoms season.

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It had been cold yet early in April in Aizu. We found a frog staying still in mixed dead leaves and fresh leaves in the garden of the 100 year frog collection museum. 

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But before blooming cherry blossoms he is going to be awaken like the cray art frog in a bed and get a move on. I had boght this miniature frog about 30 years ago at Covent Garden in London. It always makes me feeling warm in Spring to think that many kinds of frogs are living in this earth and we can find frog items around the world.

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2021年11月16日 (火)

This is an Az-zulecha Frog made in Portugal.

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This frog ornament is made by Portuguese traditional tile art named Az-zulecha. Az-zlercha means mosaic piece in Arabic lunguage. The tequnic of Portuguese Az-zulecha was imported from Sevilla in Spain where it had been brought by Muslim in the Middle Ages.Currently we can find various Az-zlech ornaments. This frog is one of them. By the way what specie of frog is the model of this frog? May be it is living in Portugal. Don't you think it is a frog like Iberian Water Frog by a following illustration, do you?

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illustrted by Masru Shibata

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2021年10月30日 (土)

Frog designed pottery for mosquito coil incense stick

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This is a frog designed pottery which we put mosquito coil insense stick in. In Japan pig designed pottery was popular for the  same ways, but I found and bought the froggy one in Tokyo in 1980's. It was a popular product and not expensive.

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2021年5月10日 (月)

“A flower vase with a frog formed object”collection

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These are antique flowe vases. We can see at least one frog on each of them. A frog and a flower need water for living.

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2021年1月11日 (月)

Frog items related on Japanese calligrapher Ono no Tofu

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We are introducing the frog items related on Ono no Tofu(or Michikaze), Japanese calligrapher who lived in the Heian period(794-1185). It is said that when Tofu felt inadequate about his calligraphy he saw one frog try to jump on a willow branch again and again until it reached the willow. And he realized that he needed diligent as this frog.

Now we can see his depiction in Hanafuda cards, dolls of Tofu with an expression of a frog and implements jusut expressed a frog jumping to willow branch.

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2021年1月 2日 (土)

Happy New Year 2021!

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2020年12月27日 (日)

Chinese tea set with frog motif

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This is a Chinese tea set with frog motif. We can see a frog on the lotus leaf designed on the lid of the tea pot.

 

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2020年11月16日 (月)

Frog motif items in Costa Rica

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These frog motif items were made in Costa Rica.Costa Rica is known for one of biological diversity countries. We hear that more than 140 types of frogs including very beautiful colored frogs inhabitting there.

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2020年3月 7日 (土)

A frog bringer of good luck

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They were made in Shigaraki pottery in Japan. They are bringers of good luck for business.

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They love bath room.

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Frogs can’tlive without water. Bathroom is wet area for our life. It also may be their most favorite place. We want to enjoy frog motif bath goods.

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«A chorus of frogs