Creepy/Cute - A Kewpie Quickie
image: Rose O’Neill, creator of Kewpie dolls
As summer begins to die down, the mornings start to have a chilled edge that burns off in the afternoon sun and the evenings, almost imperceptibly, are growing darker, earlier - I am always reminded of the county fairs that start opening up in conjunction with upcoming autumn season. It’s hard to say why this is because honestly I think I’ve only been to one such fair in my entire life. I think I can probably pin this association on stories in books and an active imagination.
And though I’ve never actually won anything on the fairgrounds in the way of prizes from those impossible-to-win games ….autumn and fairgrounds always bring to mind those odd little cherub cheeked, unblinking Kewpie dolls that (I imagine) fellows obtain for their girlfriends when they manage to shoot a bullseye or knock down a bottle or whatever.
Display of the Ubiquitous, Popular Kewpie Dolls as They Stand Attached to Canary Topped Cane Sticks by Alfred Eisenstaedt