Thursday, January 31, 2013

Present from Rotterdam

I found these girls playing marbling in the Meriken Park in Kobe. They look so adorable. In my childhood, I often played Japanese-style marbling with my friends. Sweet memories.
The sign says these were presented by the port of Rotterdam. Thank you for sending happy ladies.


  1. Lovely! It is fun to see such gifts from city to city or port to port. We have lovely sculptures from Japan and Italy among others here in Cincinnati, USA.

  2. This is such a beautiful sculpture. And I even like it best after reading that marbles were introduced to Japan from Holland. It's a gift with so much meaning behind it. Oh I used to play with marbles too when I was little.

  3. I thought when I saw the children that they looked very european but of course they are coming from rotterdam. Nice to see.