Treasures from Japan

Jonna’s brother, Cliff and his life partner, Shigeru (both more than wonderful), travel to Japan regularly. This small grouping represents two of the countless treasures they’ve brought back to us over the years.  The scale is really quite small.  The porcelain geisha is just 4″ tall.  I have the nagging feeling that the plate is probably upside down, but loved the way it worked with the figure. Sumimasen! (So sorry!)  Shot in my Escondido, CA studio with a Nikon D300 and Nikkor 60mm macro lens. 

p.s. Cliff tells me (a) the doll is a court lady, not a geisha and (b) the plate is right side up! s.

Art object photography by Steve Rossman.

Cliff & Shigeru, above-mentioned wonderful guys

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6 Responses to Treasures from Japan

  1. What beautiful gifts and that is a great picture of those two handsome men!

  2. steverossman says:

    They are, aren’t they?

  3. Judith E. Moore says:

    Since I’m Japanese in my heart, I find this particularly beautiful! Your photo gives me the feeling that I’m seeing it in person! Thanks!

  4. Jan C Spencley says:

    Beautiful pieces. Grew up with lovely Japanese pieces (my mother loved them). Had a collection of dolls when I was a child that I really believe was my mothers because I was not allowed to play with them. Takes me back. Oh, and I love the picture of Jonna’s brother and his partner – smiling with every part of their faces – do not know them, so thank you for sharing.

  5. steverossman says:

    Thanks, Jan! I was a little sad to hear that you couldn’t play with your own dolls. On the other hand, you couldn’t break ’em… Be well. See you soon.

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