Extremely Rare 18th Century Edo Period (circa 1780) Musha Ningyô (Japanese Boys Day Figures)
representing the famed brave warrior, Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611), who accompanied Hideyoshi on his
campaign against Korea. He is gloriously represented here, along with his attendant holding a banner of a Buddhist prayer, in this
spectacular Ningyô. Kato is wearing sumptuous brocades, a black velvet trim robe with gold
trim and is holding a spear with a sword at his side. He is seated on a military camp stool. Large Figure: 14 inches (35.5 cm); Small Figure: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Banner 18 inches (46 cm). From a widely renowned and published collection that has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum and Japan Society.