2/2017

KUTANI MANEKI

(KONEKO/KURONEKO)

“縁起物”にまつわるオメデタイ商品を取り扱う縁起物百貨店と一緒につくったクタニシール子猫の国産ソフビ人形。右手と首、尻尾が可動する。同じ原形を使用して九谷焼の人形も製作。

国産ソフビ人形
1960年代には一大ブームを迎えた日本のソフビ産業だが、現在では数社が残るだけとなった国産のソフビ人形。全てが手作業で、大量生産が困難な為、価格が海外製品と比べて高い日本製ソフビだが、今では“MADE IN JAPANソフビ”の価値を求め、海外アーティストらも日本にオーダーをかけに来る程その価値は格段に高いものとなっている。


Design:Keigo Kamide
Sculptor:Kanzo Shibata
Client:ケンエレファント

http://engimono-store.com

https://kenelephant.co.jp

http://kutaniseal.com


 

KUTANI MANEKI(KONEKO / KURONEKO)

These are the Japanese sofvi figures of the Kittens co-created by KUTANI SEAL and Engimono (lucky charms) Department Store. The right hand, neck, and tail are movable. Kutani ware figures were also made using the same prototype.

 

Sofvi Figures Made in Japan

Whereas Japanese sofvi (soft vinyl) figures industry was at its peak during the 1960s, only a handful of companies still produce them in Japan today. As they are all handmade with quality, they are more expensive than their foreign counterpart due to the difficulty of mass-producing. “MADE IN JAPAN” sofvis are considered to be highly valuable to the point where even artists from overseas would come to Japan just to place the order. 

Design:Keigo Kamide

Sculptor:Kanzo Shibata

Client:kenelephant

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