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Japanese Boy's Day Banner of Takasago
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Japanese Boy's Day Banner of Takasago

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1190243
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Antique Japanese tall banner for Boy's Day celebration, two mon (family crests), scene depicting a noted scene from a noh play called Takasago. The two old couples represent the wish for a couple to be together till the end. The rake represents raking in fortune and the broom for sweeping away misfortune and bad energy. A crane above and an ancient turtle below, both also symbolic of longevity. The banner is painted in mineral pigments on cotton. 190" high x 26 1/2" wide.