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Junko Mizuno at Moshi Moshi in Portland/OR

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy by Suzanne on July 6th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

Kappa Lady Botan by Junko Mizuno

Junko Mizuno seems determined to launch yet another gruesome attack on American taste buds and optic nerves with her devilishly cute nymphets from hell.

The Kappa Show opened at Moshi Moshi Gallery in Portland a few days ago and will be on show till August 5, 2008.

Junko Mizuno explains the title as follows:

"Kappa are water spirits in Japanese folklore, often depicted as tortoise-like humanoids with green skin, beaked faces and
shells on their backs.

A cavity on the top of their heads is filled with water and is said to be their vulnerable spot - when it's dry, they lose their energy and power. [...]

They are loved by people as a cute character despite the fact that they are rumored to drag humans into the water and pull out their guts through their anuses."

Sweet! o_O

On show: July 3 - August 5, 2008

Address: Moshi Moshi Gallery, 916 West Burnside, Portland Oregon 97209, USA, tel: (503) 227 8253.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 11 AM - 6 PM


Buy Kappa Lady Botan (c.f. above - if you have the odd $4,500 to spare...)

Artist's website

Opening reception pics

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