Chinese / Japanese Style Pins

Discussion in 'Disney Pin Discussion' started by MerlinEmrys, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Heyo! So I was looking over one of my boards and notices I have a small set (please note, it's not a COLLECTION) of Asian-inspired pins. Yes, yes, some Mushu has snuck in, but for the most part, they're all working within a certain aesthetic. I've always loved this style, so I took a casual look through pinpics and there are some cool pins!

    But getting those search terms just right is tricky, so I figured I'd see what are some of you guys' favorite pins that feature Chinese or Japanese styles or themes! :3

    Some themes to consider are:
    Zodiac / Lunar New Year
    Koi fish / Koi streamers (Koinobori)
    Japanese Archways (Torii)
    Calligraphy
    Kimono
    Asian food (like sushi!)
    Chinese coins
    Dragon / Lion Parades (Dance)
    Japanese Drums (Taiko)
    Lucky Cats (Maneki-neko)
    Good Fortune Charms (Omamori)
    Fortune Cookies (I know, I know, they originated in USA)

    I'm sure there are plenty others, but that's what I've got so far. :) Looking forward to seeing what you guys spot! :D
     
  2. PixiePost

    PixiePost Previously SoraPandora

    Rating - 100%
    145   0   0

    Dunno if this is what you’re looking for, but I really like this Minnie:

    [​IMG]

    http://www.pinpics.com/pinMT.php?pin=56420

    I have a few favorite pins from Japan, but they’re not Japanese themed.

    I love Lucky Cats! Wish they’d do a set of Disney cats in Lucky Cat form.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    cadien and MerlinEmrys like this.
  3. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

    Rating - 100%
    26   0   0

    I was collecting Zodiac / Lunar New Year for a bit. That's about it from this list for me.
     
  4. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Which set were you going for? I completed the mystery set a bit ago and it's definitely the focus point of the board. Hahah!

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
  5. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Awww! What a lovely Minnie! <3

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Gelatoni

    Gelatoni Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    I have quite a few Chinese New Year pins and love Tanabata pins from Japan.

    A really interesting set is the Chinese surnames (the calligraphy ones on the page here: http://pinpics.com/search.php?keyw=chinese+surname). They're no longer sold in Hong Kong but still available in Shanghai. 20 surnames and 10 Disney characters means that there's a total of 200 pins in this set. The surname is removable though so you technically can mix and match.

    I'm not a big fan of the zodiac pins or Chinese New Year pins with simplified Chinese or English on them.
     
    pilcrow likes this.
  7. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    74   0   0

    I really liked the Chinese New Year set that fit together to form a circle. I was
    thinking about getting it, but...I don't collect that. :)
     
  8. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    The set looks sooooo cool together. :) it basically satisfies my desire for a Chinese Zodiac set. XD I didn't like the wdi one.

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
  9. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    74   0   0

    It does look really awesome together, but...I don't "need" it. :)
     
    MerlinEmrys likes this.
  10. Spr175psu

    Spr175psu Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    64   0   0

    I had no idea there were so many! Now I'm curious which surnames I picked up while I was there. I got a Chip, Dale, and Stitch and will have to compare them with the pinpics.

    I really like the characters in the traditional attire, like the tang suits. That's why I can't wait to go to DLR for Lunar New Year since Mickey and Minnie meet in those outfits.

    [​IMG]

    (Sadly not my picture yet)

    [​IMG]

    (Sadly not my pin yet)

    And I really like the drummers, since I am/used to be one. So that understandably is one of my favorite shows at Epcot and the Mulan float with the drummers was one of my favorite moments on my trip.

    Merlin!! Now I have another collection that I want to start!

    [​IMG]
     
    MerlinEmrys likes this.
  11. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
    DeputyDonald and Spr175psu like this.
  12. krand1276

    krand1276 Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    40   0   0

    Wait, what? You said yours wasn’t a collection.;)

    I’ll have to go into my collection and pull out something.
     
  13. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
    DeputyDonald and krand1276 like this.
  14. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

    Rating - 100%
    26   0   0

    I was doing the LEs WDW was putting out each year. Pinpics #52535 is an example of one. I have most of them but there are one or two I didn't get and I think WDW stopped making them before year #12 so will never be a complete set. I'll probably trade them off at some point.
     
    MerlinEmrys likes this.
  15. krand1276

    krand1276 Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    40   0   0

    The zodiac set is the first Disney set I completed.

    The Chicken Little is one of the first pins I traded for here on DFP.

    I'm not sure where I got Figment from.

    And the koi is a set of Hard Rock pins that I've been working on for a few years.

    I have more, but it would take me a while to find them in these boxes.

    Btw, Merlin, there is a school of thought that fortune cookies were actually started in Japan, then brought over to San Fanscisco with immigrants. Read it somewhere in the past week. Don't know if it's true, but I found it interesting.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
     
    pincrazy, DeputyDonald, Ajk and 3 others like this.
  16. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Oh my golly that Chicken Little is epic (words I never thought I'd type....)

    And I've heard that about the fortune cookies, and I tend to agree with it personally. :)

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
    krand1276 likes this.
  17. krand1276

    krand1276 Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    40   0   0

    I LOVE the Chicken Little pin.

    Being half Japanese, I'm happy to take credit for something so awesome (on behalf of my half culture, of course).

    Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
     
    Spr175psu and MerlinEmrys like this.
  18. arielsdinglehopper

    arielsdinglehopper Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    7   0   0

    Such a fun thread idea! The Asian style pins are always so detailed and pretty.
     
  19. Abyssinian28

    Abyssinian28 DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

    Rating - 100%
    41   0   0

    In addition to just collecting the characters and themes that I like that just happen to be pins made in those parks...

    I collect the characters in kimono or around sakura. A lot of them come in under the name matsuri (like hina matsuri, or girl's festival), but just searching "Japan" gets most of them, too. Sometimes I just search Tokyo or TDS/TDL.

    I also collect the TDS Game Prize Pins, but they're not usually Asian in theme, so that's probably not of interest. :)

    TBH, though, my favorite pins are just pins that they do of my favorite characters or themes. Japan has some amazing small Halloween pins.
     
    MerlinEmrys and krand1276 like this.
  20. a4matte

    a4matte Poor Unfortunate Soul

    Rating - 100%
    29   0   0

    Does the WDI/D23 series of Princess Floral Fans count?
     
  21. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Oh yeah, I hadn't considered those!

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
  22. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Oh! And right on cue! :D got some fun mail day! And it's even an AP!

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     
    Spr175psu and slbrabham like this.
  23. slbrabham

    slbrabham Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    32   0   0

    Cute Ping!
     
  24. tiffychann

    tiffychann Well-Known Member

    Rating - 100%
    10   0   0

    I bought these when I visited Tokyo Disneyland back in 2007. This is currently my favorite set because I love the detail and variety of colors, and the fact that I could only get these in Tokyo. I wish there were more pins of characters other than Fab 5 who wear Asian-esque outfits. It's nice to see characters wear something different for a change.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    slbrabham likes this.
  25. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

    Rating - 100%
    460   0   0

    Yeah, I definitely noticed a lot of Fab 5, which gets old fast. But Pluto with thay drum is ADORABLE.

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page