Antique Japanese Takeda ningyo of a Kabuki actor in the role of a wandering Samurai with one sword at his hip, a staff in his left hand and an armor backpack at his back. The head carved of wood covered in gofun, inset hair, modeled top knot and painted features in the traditional kabuki mie expression of a frowning expressive face. The figure wears layers of kinran kimono with the top two sleeves thrown back billowing at his waist, the revealed sleeves are of chirimen crepe silk, his right sleeve embroidered in gold wrapped couched thread depicting the tied marriage rocks at Futami in Ise. Also fine embroidery work is seen on the cuffs of the rest of the garments. The figure stands dynamically on a tree stump with the right leg extended forward and the toe raised in classic kabuki style. all situated on a traditional Takeda stage style base having a matching embroidered inset panel. Minor signs of wear, hair loss, pigment loss and age otherwise fine condition. Measuring overall 12-1/4 in. high x 7-1/4 in. wide x 5 in. deep. 10 oz. (270g.) Edo period, circa 1840.