Something I Did Not Expect To See In Perkins Cove, Maine

At the Blue Willow Gift Shop —

“Antique novelty ashtray, made in Japan. No scratches.”

The basic structure recalled this much more familiar Japanese joke ashtray, where the smoke comes out of the nostrils and eyes:

novelty-ashtray

But this one was an outright monstrous yokai with a deformed head and four eyes, everything stained deep-nicotine brown. I shoulda bought it. Can’t find an image …

 

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