Origin : Japan
Made of : porcelain - potery
Classification : things / shapes
Maker : ?
About "Animal-person Caricatures - Chōjū-giga" (chōjū-jinbutsu-giga - 鳥獣人物戯画) :
Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (Chōjū-giga in short) is a famous set of picture scrolls that belong to the Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto. The pictures depict funny scenes where animals (rabbits, monkeys and frogs) act like human beings. These anthropomorphic stories date back to the 12th and 13th century. The Chōjū-giga is often considered as the first Manga.