"MARIA-ISHI" - This collection comes out in January--when the Fontanini nativity gets puts away--and stays until early the end of summer--it's a series of cardboard houses by Howard Lamey depicting an idealized/stylized Japanese/Asian village. Some of the houses have a hole for a light like a traditional vintage Christmas putz house. The accessories are a mix of old and new---but mainly old--pieces made in Japan, occupied Japan, or Hong Kong.The round fans are new made in China. The large wooden dragon comes from Bali. This village has changed throughout the years but the houses (AND LITTLE WOODEN GEISHAS) by Lamey always remain.
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