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Parts of Japanese folk puppet

Parts of Japanese folk puppet

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1343181

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Wakayama, Isumi
Chiba 298-0001

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Very rare and unique parts of folk puppet used in the show in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku region. Meiji-Taisho period in early 20th century.
Refined make of each, so that more like each independent object itself than just a part composed for body.
This is the native mingei of Japan.

Mask – approx. 18cm (7.08in)
Extended arms – approx. 45cm (17.71in)
Extended legs – approx. 70cm (27.55in)

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