Samurai vs. Astro Boy

Bonansinga, Kate
April 2000
Surface Design Journal;Spring2000, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p22
Trade Publication
The article offers information on sculptor Kazuhito Kobayashi and his works on felt head dresses. It states that Kobayashi's sculptural felt head pieces reference the Japanese warriors from the middle ages, when the iron helmets depicted creatures of sea and land, and ornamentation of rabbit ears and horns, as well as a fictitious Japanese warrior, Astro Boy, which is half robot and half human. It mentions that his hats have appendages that imply animal anatomy or bionic limbs, and his works draw upon the history, art and literature of native Japan, where animals are symbols of protection and power. Some of his works include Trilobite, supporting an arc of plates depicting a miniature stegasaurous, Reindeer, sprouting nascent horns, and an untitled Aerodynamic/blue, depicting a bear.


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