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Hakata Ningyo Japanese Clay Doll, Tea Master "Rikyu"

Hakata Ningyo Japanese Clay Doll, Tea Master "Rikyu"


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1960: Item # 130985
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This is a Rikyu doll, one of the Hakata clay doll made in the Fukuoka, Japan. Rikyu (Sen Rikyu) is a 16th century influential tea master who perfected the Cha-no-yu, way of tea. He served two historically powerful figures, Nobunaga (Oda) and Hideyoshi (Toyotomi), and eventually being forced to commit Seppuku by Hideyoshi. Sen Rikyu is a given name by the Emperor. 10 inches tall. The stand is not included with the doll.