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Japanese Antique Folk Craft Odawara Chochin Portable Lantern

Japanese Antique Folk Craft Odawara Chochin Portable Lantern


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1351232

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Odawara chochin made of wash (handmade paper), copper and bamboo strips. The name "Odawara chochin" came from it was invented by Jinemon in Odawara (in Kanagawa Pref. now) during Kyoho period (1716~36). It is also called "futokoro chochin" as it is portable in the breast (futokoro) or in the sleeves of the kimono when one goes out. This one belonged to the doctor's. The paper part is painted with kakishibu (persimmon juice tannin) for water-proof. In excellent condition except for some minor slits in the paper. Meiji period (1868~1912) Diameter:12cm Length with a handle:32cm