Thursday, August 28, 2008

In the Margins

The big things about Japan are pretty cool, but what's also fascinating is the tendency of some things Japanese to be 'painted in the corners', often in ordinarily meaningless places. I was reminded of that when I saw a toothbrush that's owned by my buddy's Japanese nieces:

Just a little bunny that brightens up a fairly utilitarian device (but not so gaudy as to be kitschy). As well, they had a cup from a show that I had derided before, and I might think less of their mother were it not for the fact that they were all so incredibly nice.

On a semi-related note, I found this amusing picture below from this site while searching for a better picture of the toothbrush (since my camera sucks at close-ups):

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