A busy day in Little Japan

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A spring day in the village of Little Japan, sometime during the Sengoku Jidai (‘Warring States’) period. In the shade of the cherry-blossom trees, a yellow-clad monk stands on the temple verandah and greets an old-timer ambling past. Nearby, a mother is dragging her bawling child to market, while a well-dressed lady waits near the monument in the centre of the square.

Behind them a geisha practises her moves with a pair of fans.  Two workers hurry past, one laden with goods balanced on a pole, the other carrying a mattock to work in the fields.  On the street corner, two samurai  show each other the latest moves with their swords.

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I’ve been quietly plodding along with my samurai project, and over the last week or so have painted these Perry civilians. Today I set them up on my desk, along with two houses from 4Ground, and the temple from Fukei/Plastcraft Games.

Now it is a matter of getting back to painting more of the samurai and ashigaru soldiers, to destroy the peace in this idyllic little Japanese village scene!  A hint of this can be seen in the picture below, as a couple of my Kingsford samurai figures arrive on the scene.

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5 thoughts on “A busy day in Little Japan

  1. Wow, love the civvies, love the buildings…love it all. What is about all things Samurai that is so damned fascinating?

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