Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Last Accessory You'll Ever Need: Kawaii Gravestones

Japanese graves tend to adhere to a tasteful and compact design, their elongated headstones adorned with flowing sutra. Likewise, a red capped Jizo statue means you have stumbled upon a child's grave. But Japan has since modernized, loosening Buddhism's mortuary monopoly.
Stone carvers use sculptures of famous characters to show off their skills and capitalize on the pop culture market. While a familiar sight at playgrounds and day cares, these adorable scamps can occasionally be caught moonlighting as grave markers.
I have no mouth and I must scream.
His pocket connects to a 4th Dimension of oppressive darkness.
Possibly the worst selling Anpanman figure to date.
Of course these pop grave stones are far from the norm, but it's all about having options! Special thanks to the blogs I cribbed these images of Hello Kitty, Doraemon, and Anpanman from.

1 comment:

  1. 神様仏様アンパンマン様ってか?