Shopping for antiques while up in the Adirondacks, I came across a cute figurine of a Chinese girl carrying water. This reminded me of a prized possession of mine, a tiny statuette of an asian woman of indeterminate origin lying with her kimono-ish dress spread out before her. An old work friend gave it to me for a birthday around 10 years ago. Emblazoned across the bottom of her dress are the words "The Yellow Peril" a racist catchphrase for the supposed danger posed by Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century and Japanese in general during WWII.
I think I need to start a collection of anti-Asian figurines and memorabilia. More pics after the jump…
Sadly the feet have broken off on the statue.
The "punchline" of the statuette is when you turn it over, you see her buttocks underneath her dress.
Chinese water carrier girl.