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Antique Japanese Bronze kintaro and the bear
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Antique Japanese Bronze kintaro and the bear

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1283630
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Quality Japanese Bronze of Kintaro, a child of superhuman strength who was raised by a hag on Mount Ashigara. He made friends with the animals on the mountain and became a loyal follower of Minamoto no Yorimitsu under a new name: Sakata no Kintoki. Kintaro is popularly known for capturing Shutendouji, a demonic terror of the region of Mount Ooe. Today, Kintaro is celebrated on Children’s Day (May 5th), where Japanese parents decorate the room of their newborn son with Kintaro dolls in hopes it will help the child grow to be strong. Made from bronze and finely detailed. Kintaro in Japanese translates to “Golden Boy.”Overall in great condition. Taisho Period Dimensions: 8" Long X 4" Wide X 8 1/2" High