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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #350402
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Large Japanese antique oshi-e ningyo(doll), Geisha playing the koto: Matsumoto Oshi-e bina (hina ningyo in Oshi-e style) was originally made by the Samurai family who served in the Matsumoto Castle to supplement their income sometime in the mid Edo period (1603-1868). They became quite quite popular in the 1800s, 400 million dollars sale (in current currency) was recorded in 1888...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #357334
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Thick, coarse asa (hemp) kimono in beautiful condition: The collar is made out of an old cotton Kasuri, all hand done. Rare find from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

38 inches (sleeve to sleeve) x 36 inches (shoulder to bottom hem)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #359910
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A beautiful hand painted Uchikake kimono with pine trees and rocks in sumi-e black ink (dye) style, a symbol of winter, New Year and the longevity. The fabric is Shioze silk (thicker than regular silk), not shiney as satin silk. Very well preserved; no stains. It is evenly discolored to a creamy color and still wearable. Circa, late Meiji to early Showa, 1900 to 1940.

Dimensions: 51 inches (sleeve to sleeve) x 71 inches long

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #359919
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1837 VR item #359928
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Japanese antique hina dolls (ningyo), the muscician dolls from the late Edo period (1603-1868). All five dolls have dimples on their cheeks; one doll in the center is carrying an inro (medicine case) and another has a pouch on her back of the belt area -- shown in the last photo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #395809
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This quilt is made out of an old Japanese nobori banner probably from the Meiji period (1868-1912). The upper part of the banner, where the family crest (Mon) is dyed, was used for the border and two figures were sewn together side by side. The brown fabrics on each side of the design are the reverse side of an old obi sash. All hand-sewn except for the straight line where the panels were put together...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #396643
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The target shooting (Kyudo) set is of excellent quality; the woven wicker quiver with different weave patterns, the leather glove with decorated scrolling flower patterns and the notched end of the arrows are made from bone, the pointed iron tips and the shafts are bamboo, two weakened area in the string were mended, The quiver is 37 inches long, 2 7/8 inches in diameter at the top.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1837 VR item #400077
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The Zuishin dolls are a part of the Hina Ningyo doll set for Hina Matsuri, the Girl’s Day Festival in Japan. Though they are commonly called Daijin minister dolls, they are the figures of Toneri, the imperial guardsmen and escorts from the Heian period (794-1185).

It was said that the Zuishin dolls were already seen (created and added to the Imperial Hina couple) in Kyoto during the Meiwa era (1764-1772) while the musician dolls were created in Edo (current Tokyo) at the same time...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #405027
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Japanese samurai dolls, Yoroi and Kabuto (armor and helmet), swords, nobori and carps banner are all a part of the display used for the Boy's Day in Japan. The quality set like this will give a wonderful, rich flavor as a decoration to your home all year around. There is no Maruhei label label on the box but we are pretty sure that this was made by the Maruhei in Kyoto. The similar set that we had seen had the Maruhei label that indicates the set was made in early Taisho period (1912-1926)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #407610
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Antique Japanese doll, a head of a samurai festival ningyo(doll), rare find; dashi (festival float) ningyo or Kiku festival doll. The measurement of this featured head (used for Dashi float or kiku ningyo festival) is 11 1/2 inches from the top to the bottom of the neck (stick excluded), slightly larger than life size and light in weight. Most of the weight is within the bottom pole. The painted eyes are looking down, indicating the higher position of the doll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #407995
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The Tachi bina is an older form of Japanese Hina dolls from the early Edo period(1603-1827). The earlier Tachi bina were not made to stand up, instead they were made to lay down or lean on the display. The faces of this set appear to be old with a beautiful sparkle on white gofun crashed/ground oyster shell), probably from late Edo period. We are not sure if the clothing was redone later or not, the silk brocade has paper backing (with washi hand made Japanese paper)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #414515
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A Japanese Samurai doll (ningyo) with the look of a Daimyo: feudal lord in the Edo period (1603-1868). The Kamishimo with long hakama trousers were only worn for special occasions in the Edo castle. The samurai's blue top kimono is made out of a wash paper (a liner to his original kimono). There is a beautiful patina on his face which is covered with a gofun mixture from the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #420811
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Antique Japanese warrior doll, 20" Empress Jingyo ningyo(doll) set. Clad in armor is a beautiful young widow, Empress Jingo doll with her faithful minister, Takenouchi no Sukune, holding her baby Ojin. Over time, many of the baby dolls were lost or intentionally thrown away by later generations, probably because of the lack of historical understanding. An old Samurai holding a baby is simply inconceivable and uncharacteristic of a Samurai warrior...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1920 item #422798
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The Japanese samurai dolls are part of the display used for Boy’s Day on every 5th of May in Japan. The dolls are the figures of historical heroes or legendary people to inspire the boys in the family (probably husbands are also included today) in their manliness and hopefully discipline and bravery to go with them. Samurai’s Yoroi armor, Kabuto helmet with swords, bow with arrows are popular items chosen today for the day.

Very large doll for this kind...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1900 item #423038
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Japanese antique hina dolls, large musician ningyo from the 1800s. The hayashi musician dolls were added to the emperor and empress dolls (Dairi-bina), sometime in the mid to late 18th century. They were first made in Edo (today’s Tokyo) while the Zuishin, Court Guards (also known as ministrator dolls) were being created in Kyoto.

There are two types of costumes for the musician dolls, Kamishimo or Suou (su-ou)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #424761
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Antique Japanese wedding kimono gown, black silk brocade with flying cranes over pine, plum and bamboo (Sho Chiku Bai). They are celebrative motifs that are almost always seen in the Japanese wedding and New Year. The beautiful color combination of gold threads (wrapped in real gold leaf) and white shiny silk threads are woven into the background of black Shusu, satin silk with the contrasting color of a red silk liner. This is an absolutely gorgeous wedding gown. With the detailed phot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #424762
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Breathtakingly beautiful Japanese silk wedding kimono gown, Meiji/Taisho period, lined with the contrasting color red, very soft silk. It has a beautiful, rich texture woven in a mixture of flat, diagonal and shusu satin ori (weave). Under the sun, you can see the diagonal lines of woven gold threads crossing inside (photo #5). Gowns made in the early Meiji period are not only shorter but the colors are darker with a combination of earth tones (Shibui) comparing to brighter modern gowns. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #511589
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A powerful drawing of Shoki, a demon queller, is hand painted over two nobori banners (each has two panels sewn together) on a thick and loosely woven cotton. The size of two panels together is huge; approx. 66 inches wide (5.5 ft, 1.68 meters) and 166 inches long (13.8 ft, 4.2 meters) without counting the loops on a side and top!

Many Japanese custom start with the purification ceremony; beginning the year with New Year's ceremony followed by the Setsubun in February, which takes place be...