<for some reason I called this character the blue chinaman although there was nothing at all blue-ish about his origins.../>
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<the original design method of defining the figure with a few simple lines was reflected in the animation style. The character first emerges from a stylised cloud, also derived from the jar.../>

Chinese jar
North China 13-14th century AD
Cizhou stoneware, slipped, painted and glazed

<the blue backpainting fades out at the edges of the photograph in the background.../>