STORY Apr 8, 2016
There is a Russian souvenir called matryoshka. It is a nesting doll, and if you open it, smaller dolls come out one after another. It is cute and enjoyable, a classic product of the Russian souvenir.
Yes, I think basically "cute" is OK. Sometimes, however, while I am opening one after another, not so cute dolls come out. Can you imagine how I feel when I find a terrible doll coming out?
I feel affectionate of the moment when its creator feels like giving up and gets desperate with the doll getting smaller and smaller. This is why I tried to look for matryoshka getting more and more terrible.
Houshimaru Ono（小野法師丸）Born in 1973 in Tokyo. Living in Saitama Prefecture. The photo was taken when he was cosplaying as a package of snacks. This hairstyle is unusual, and his brain is not usually exposed.
Look for the matryoshka which has gone somewhere
Matryoshka is an adorable and interesting nesting doll. I think it is popular in the world as a Russian souvenir. Sometimes, however, I come across the one which is not so cute, seen carefully.
I don't know why this matryoshka was in my house.
I feel that a revolution may occur.
The photos show a matryoshka that was in my house before. Maybe it was a set of five dolls. As shown in the right photo, from the first to the third ones are the same appearance. But the next one comes out in a completely different appearance.
I wonder if it is monkey-ish. Or is it because it is small? It appears that the craftsman has given up the design that he was attached to.
And the fifth doll comes out like this.
Oh, my God!
It looks as if he gave up everything all at once. Quite rough.
When I see such a rough doll, the decisiveness is swelling the other way round. I feel human generosity. I even feel I can be very kind to others. I usually don't feel anything to see dolls, but this doll gives me such feeling.
I remember taking this photo several years ago. But the matryoshka has gone somewhere during the bustle of moving, and it is a shame that I cannot find it. I might have thrown it away. I remembered you after a long time, but I cannot see you.
The taste of the doll becoming more terrible as it becomes smaller. There should be another such matryoshka. I will look for it.
For this reason, I first visited a jumble shop dealing with import accessories. There are various matryoshka dolls lined up in the matryoshka corner. I asked the shop staff for the permission to check them.
A cat also appeared.
Cute for an old man.
Oh, cute .... The shop was fashionable shop in whole, which backfired the purpose. Every one of the lineups has a good taste and is cute.
It is OK. But it is not what I am looking for. However, if I keep opening each doll to the end, the appearance of the smallest doll may change.
I continued opening with the hope, but all of the matryoshka coming out were cute. They never give up being cute even though they are becoming very small, and they are still adorable. No, this is not what I wanted for.
I think it is fine as a work. This time, however, I want to see the matryoshka accepting its fate with giving-up.
After checking matryoshka dolls, I bought the one which seems to meet my expectation.
I bought it not because it was cute.
Even the first doll is small.
I don't know if it is the official one, but it seems to be made with the motif of the popular character "Cheburashka", which appears in a Russian picture book.
Awesome, this is also cute. But I bought it not because of this reason.
The second and third dolls are surely cute.
This is probably not cute!
The dolls coming out are characters such as a crocodile and a lion, appearing in the story. They are also cute, but the doll coming out from the lion was a little different. See the right photo.
It appears to be a character of an old lady appearing in the story. Good taste. As a picture on a doll, however, I cannot deny that it was drawn skillfully. This is not what I want.
The size of the dolls has become much smaller so far, but this matryoshka is a set of five dolls. I wonder what appears next...
I opened the old lady and...
This is the final form.
Quite a small doll came out. It looks like a mouse.
It is very small.
But I cannot say this is terrible.
It is pretty small and I can say it is pretty terrible. But its face and hands are drawn simply but in detail. Oh, this is also cute, which is OK, but not terrible.
This is not what I am looking for this time, with the point that it is properly made. I will look for a more terrible matryoshka.
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