Sunday, May 3, 2009
Here is a photograph of the window of little otsu in San Francisco, a store which sells independently produced books and other delightful handmade goods. According to their website, otsu is "an antiquated Japanese word meaning strange: quaint; stylish; chic; spicy; witty; tasty; romantic" depending on context. The mask/sculpture hanging in the window is evidently based on a character from one of the books they carry, Quietly Sure - Like the Keeper of a Great Secret! by Jo Dery. If you click the link above, there is a wonderful animation of the character. And if you live in San Francisco, stop by the store on Valencia Street.