Various paper kites.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Toys and Ornaments
- Dimensions :
Collected from Japan by Mrs Boyd-Bowman from Leicester; one of several individuals from around the world who knew of Peach’s interest in ethnic crafts and collected work for him.
T shaped Kite:
Represents Momotaro, The Peachling, a national children's hero.
Rectangle kite with face:
This possibly represents Bodhidharma (Daruma).
It’s a tradition in Japan, during the boys' Festival (5th day of the 5th month) and the (girls' Festival (3rd day of the 3rd month) to fly paper carps from a wooden pole in the yard or garden, one for each boy or girl in the family.