October 22nd, 2019

krazy koati

She brings out the crustacean in me

And I'm writing this before the big Cedar Point trip, trying to give myself a bit of margin after we get back, which is why I'm doing a photo dump rather than writing an essay. Tomorrow I'll probably get back to telling the story of my life.

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Mask of a tengu; as I recall another sign pointed out how tengu started out being terribly fearsome creatures but kind of shifted into being protective figures.


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And here's a view up into that Chinese dragon, where you can see the structure that holds it open and full and still flexible.


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The dragon went on a long way, sprawling through a couple of rooms of the exhibition.


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Lone abandoned puppet in the space behind a tiny theater. Its purpose and narrative: unknown.


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Looking from the back sections of the Chinese dragon over to the western dragon seen at the front.


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A cloak with a pair of embroidered dragons on it.


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And here we get back to that dragon up front. Time to walk around the exhibit again and see if we missed anything cool.


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Still kind of want to hug the Barong ket, really.


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bunny_hugger is not impressed by the Saint George here. Her affinities lie naturally with the poor dragon.


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Glyph of an Ahuizotl, an Aztec mythological dog-like water figure who'd grab and drown humans given the chance.


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Looks like the manatee's still fine hanging out. I didn't notice earlier the comic foreground of the mermaid or might have gone for a picture myself.


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And one last look from the hips of that western dragon from up front. Note: I was not touching it.


Trivia: Badeker's first color map was of Jerusalem, in the volume on Palestine and Syria. Source: On The Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, Simon Garfield.

Currently Reading: Live TV From The Moon, Dwight Steven-Boniecki.

PS: Reading the Comics, October 19, 2019: Just The Casual Mentions Edition, the comic strips I tried not to go on about at great length. It kind of happened anyway.