ドイツ旅行のお土産に!見ているだけで楽しくなるドイツ伝統、ザイフェン村の木のおもちゃ

photo credit:Edward Saito 

 職人の国と言っても良いぐらい、独特の工芸技術製品の多いのがドイツです。

ドイツにはロマンチック街道を始めとする街並みの美しさもあって、多くの人が海外旅行先に選んでいますよね。

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そんなドイツのおみやげにおすすめなのがこのザイフェン村の木のおもちゃです。

ザイフェンは元々は鉱山で、そこで働く父親が子供たちの為に人形を作り出した事からこの人形作りが始まったのだそうです。

そんなザイフェンの人形はクリスマスには引っ張りだこ、独特の味わいがある色々な人形があります。

 

 

ザイフェンの人形にはいくつかの人気の種類があります。

一番手軽で人気なのが煙り出し人形です。

これは人形のお腹にお香を入れて、口から煙を吐くという仕掛けになっています。

単純ですが、愛嬌ある人形の姿と、口から漂う煙との取り合わせの妙がたまりません。

また、くるみ割り人形も人気です。

がっちりとした顎を持つどこかユーモラスなくるみ割り人形を見ながら、バレエの演目の一つであるくるみ割り人形を思い出すのも楽しいですね。

そして、クリスマス時期に競って購入されるのが大掛かりな仕掛けおもちゃのクリスマスピラミッドです。

これはクリスマスに飾られるおもちゃで、ろうそくを立てる事で羽根が回転して人形が回るというおもちゃです。

聖書のいち場面や、日常風景などが描かれます。

 

2.ザイフェン村のおもちゃを買うならここ

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ザイフェン村はドイツのザクセン州、ドレスデンから南に50kmほど向かったチェコとの国境近くにあるエルツ山岳地帯の中心にあります。

人口3000人程の村で、その内の2000人程がおもちゃ産業に関わっているというおもちゃの村として有名です。

自然が豊かで観光地としても素晴らしい村で、更にあちこちにおもちゃ工房やおもちゃ屋さんがあるので、村がまるまるおもちゃ屋さんのようです。

前述した種類のおもちゃ以外にも沢山の木のおもちゃが置いてあり、そのほとんどがほのぼのとした朴訥な温かみのあるおもちゃです。

お部屋に飾って眺めていれば、きっとほんわりとした気分になれるのではないでしょうか。

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  • Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  • I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  • I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  • The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  • Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  • If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  • Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

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