Spot Crazy or Mizu tama

Yayoi Kusama is a well-known and loved Japanese artist. Her work has been exhibited around the world and the dot continues to be a central theme. As far as the ubiquitous polka-dot and Yayoi Kusama’s dot obsession, it is one of those chicken or egg coming first questions. You can’t deny that there are really a lot of polka-dots in Japan. Once you start noticing them, you see them everywhere. The water drop or mizu tama in Japanese is the origin of the pattern here. I have always loved polka-dots. To me they say, let’s have fun, clothes don’t have to be so serious. I especially like wearing them in socks and stockings.

Here are just a few that I have managed to photograph.