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Kemari â Japanese devotional hanging hina doll

Kemari – Japanese devotional hanging hina doll

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1980: Item # 1333835

Please refer to our stock # 685 when inquiring.

An unusual type of ‘tsurushi-bina’ (hanging stuffed hina dolls) in Shinshu region, as a form of devotion based on Koshin brief of “57th of the sexagenary cycle”. Showa period, 20th century.
A motif of kemari (ancient Japanese footbag), with the implication of yin-yang duality and a disembodied spirit of tree (= ball) as a figure of monkey (like ‘migawari-zaru’ (hanging monkey effigy)).

approx. 20 x 14 x 14cm (7.87 x 5.51 x 5.51in), string 32cm (12.59in)

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