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Japanese Vintage Textile Nobori For Boy's Festival-2

Japanese Vintage Textile Nobori For Boy's Festival-2

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1126874

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a nobori (vertical banner) which was post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for expressing the hope that each boy in the family will grow up healthy and strong. The iris leaves are put in the bath on the day as their flagrance is believed to drive away bad air. The banner has motifs of sword and iris which are katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) tsutsugaki. In good condition except for some stains. The former half of the 20th century. 33.5cm x 2m80cm