||Iron, painted gray army cot, with collapsible legs, strung springs.
||Mattress of blue and white striped ticking tied with string and leather. "WRA" (War Relocation Authority) stamped on top. Some evidence of old mildew.
||Khaki-colored army blanket
||Patchwork pieced quilt made of a variety of wool squares (approx. 5 1/2 x 6") blanket backing brought over to front on one end. "La Moille, Ia, Unit No. 250" embroidered on one square. Neutral colored front is tied to backing.
||Pieced patchwork quilt made from wool squares, 3 X 3". Gray, light red, and cream plaid cotton flannel backing brought to front at both ends. Brown, blue, yellow, green and gray front is tied to backing at intervals with yellow yarn.
||Pieced patchwork quilt made of wool squares, 4 x 4", striped, Brown, blue, pink, green, and gray upper is tied to backing at intervals with blue yarn. Green and pink striped backing brought to front. Frayed and stained.
||Woolen army mittens knitted in heather gray and white wool, ribbed cuffs, embroidered flowers of pink and blue/lavendar with green leaves on back, thumb opening only.
Donor's father sent mittens from Missoula Internment Camp to Minidoka, her mother embroidered them
||Yellow pin with W.C.C.A. Center printed on it. "586-B, Mess (Mens?) Whse, 1-A" written on pin in ink. Worn by Amy's brother Ben, who worked in a warehouse at Camp Harmony. The pin allowed him to move from one area to another.
||Red circular pin with the number 400 printed on it in black. Clasp on back. Use unknown.
||Heart shaped pin made of shells in the shape of a flower. White shell borders, pink flower petals, yellow shell center, adhered to heart-shaped piece of wood with a safety pin in back.
||Circular pin made of shells in the shape of a round flower; white shells with pink tinges, glazed, circular cardboard backing with a green tie in back.
||Shell pin in the shape of a round flower, white shells with pink tinges, solid pink toward center, single yellow shell center, glazed, two paper green leaves, one on each side, adhered to round piece of wood with a safety pin in back.
||White paper luggage tag, hole on left side with white string, WCCA - Form S-4, faded "A Sec" written in in, "Name: Hara S", "Family No. 11353", "To be attached to hand ba"(printing cut off).
||196 Library catalogue cards with title of books in written in Japanese, catalogue numbers and names of borrowers. Cards are typed or written in English.
||Balinese dance/drama mask, possibly the character "Rangda", also known as "Dewa Durga", but more likely one of "Randa's" servants or subsidiary witches. A carved wooden mask painted black with white detailing lines, gold eyebrows, bulging white eyes with yellow and black surrounding circules, red mouth with large white teeth, four fangs protruding from the corners of the mouth. Three white tusks or horns protruding from the center of the forehead, a long tongue (about 18") of paper painted gold with flamelike cut out edges, three inset mirrors (about 1" in diameter). [One of the three mirrors is missing] backed by several layers of stiffened red cotton fabric. The right ear is painted black with gold and white detailing and in the lobe is a large wooden plugpainted red with gold detailing. [The left ear is missing]. The mask is attached to a paper skul cap which is edged and partially lined with black cotton fabric. To the skull cap is attached awig made of horse hair inserted through 19 braided cords. On top of the skull cap are several other braided caords to which horse hair is knotted. On top of the skull cap there is also a red dyed stiff paper cut out in a flame-like pattern.
||A and B. Chinese hand puppet, probably from Taiwan. A: Painted, carved wooden head, face painted bright yellow, green eyes, red mouth, white teeth, two vertical red stripes between the eyes up the center of the forehead. Black coarse hair falling below the shoulders, heavy eyebrows, moustache and beard of synthetic hair. A crown of four stiffened doubled over loops of 1" wide grey cotton fabric trimmed with gold and red braided cord decorated with blue plastic beands. In the top center of the forehead is a cluster of five pink beads. At each side of the head are pink plastic beads strung on wire curved down from the side of the head then up above the top of the head at the end of which are tassels, grey on the right side, brownish pink on the left. The head is mounted on a conical, hollowed out piece of wood painted yellow to which is fastened a muslin body to which are attached carved wooden hands, painted white, and two tubes of floral pattern grey fabric stuffed and fitted with carved wooden feet, painted black with white soles. B: Over the body is a robe of black silk(?) fabric lined with muslin. The robe is tied at the neck with blue ribbon. Robe decorated with star shaped patterns of gold and silver threads with sequins. Gold-colored, braided cord fringe. Center front: 2 decorated strips of gold, brown tape.
||Square of red silk on a paper backing. Four hand painted, five-toed dragons, outlined in black with silver detailing, on the diagonal. Around the dragons are cloud patterns, in black and silver, and fire symbols in gold outlines, possibly representing the breath of the dragons changing into moisture and fire. A five-toed dragon represents the imperia family. Overlaying the dragons in large, heavy black ink strokes, is the Chinese character for happiness. In the center, under the calligraphy is a circle, probably the flaming pearl, another symbol of power. Red Chinese characters on back. HISTORY OF THE PIECE AS WRITTEN ON THE REVERSE SIDE: "Character Good Luck. Written after audience given by Empress Dowager Tsu- Shi for General Miles, U.S. Army, who gave orders to stop looting palaces in 1900 after Boxer Rebellion. Given to Mrs. Ragsdale, who attended audience with Mr. and Mrs. Conger and Mrs. Miles." "Written by the Empress Dowager of China; presented to me at the audience given to Mrs. Miles, wife of General Miles (1903), Commander in Chief. Two characters were given to each lady present and we saw the empress dowager write all the 18 characters. The Chinese said that she had never allowed anyone to see her write or paint." Written by Mrs. J.W. Ragsdale, grandmother of donor. (see donor file)
||Japanese folding fan with bamboo ribs and off-white paper. Picture of a Japanese lady in a bluekimono with a wave pattern and a green and orange checkerboard patterned obi. She holds a folding fan with kanji on it and stands in front of an outdoor curtain with same kanji. (kanji not identified ...rice field under a roof). On the reverse is an advertisement in English and Japanese for Higeta Soy - M. Furuya Co. Given to customers.
||Found shape fan with bamboo handle. Underwater scene in pale green with rocks, 3 fish and seaweed in natural colors. Kanji "heihachibu" with artist's name in red. On the reverse is stamped "Valley Food Mart, 605 Main St., Seattle, 4, U.S.A.". A red stirng interwoven with bamboo splits. Imported from Japan, stamped with advertising for Seattle Co., Valley Food Mart
||Japanese paper fan with bamboo handle; covered with white paper with silver floral pattern background. Orange lily with purple pistles, green and blue leaves and 2 buds. On the reverse is stamped: "Gyokko-ken Cafe, J. Fujii Prop., Chop-Suey & Chow Mein, 510 Main St. Seattle 4, Wash., Tel Main 3662". Same printing in Japanese. At the bottom is "Made in Japan". Imported from Japan and stamped with Seattle company's name on reverse
||Paper fan with black lacquered wooden handle Front: Printed scne of 2 Japanese ladies catching fireflies by the light of the moon. In the summer there is a firefly festival. One lady stands and holds a fan used for catching the firefly. the kneeling lady holds a tiny green wire cage for the firelight. Behind the ladies is bush clover and in the foreground are hibiscus. Back: Red mon of an M inside a diamond shape. "M. Furuya Co., 216 Second Ave., So., Seattle, Wash., U.S.A. Importers and Experoters of Japanese and American Merchandiseand Products with branches in Yokohama, Kobe, Vancouver, B.C., Portland, Tacoma and 2 branches in Seattle". Same information in Japanese characters. At bottom of handle is a gold string with red tassel.
Imported from Japan and marked for advertising
||Flat fan with slender wooden handle. Front: Paper fan with woman in blue kimono looking through opening in bamboo blind. She holds a fan with bamboo on it in one hand and parts screen with the other. She has elaborate hairdo with comb and pins. There is a semi-circule of gray ush clover around her feet. There is a signature and red mon (family crest) on the left side. Back: "The Maneki, Japanese Dishes Exclusively, We serve 'sukiyaki', 212 Sixth Ave. So., Seattle, EL 0373" (Maneki means beckoning cat)
||Flat fan with wooden handle. Front: Fan printed with beach scene. Two ladies in foreground, one wears blue kimono with white design of bush clover. The other lady wears a red bathing costume, bathing hat and high-heeled shoes. She carries a towel. In the middle distance is a large beach umbrella with figures under it. A lady in bathing suit stands beside it waving. On the right side is a lady wearing a bathing suit walking toward the water. In the background is the sea with 3 tiny sailboats with islands and rocks behind them. Some grasses in the immediate foreground. Back: "Utee Grocery, 1437 Jackson St., Seattle, Phone CA 9695" and some kanji. Also "Made in Japan".
||Beige paper fan with wooden handle Front: Redbrown suzuki (pampas grass) with gray stems and leaves. Tiny black dragonfly. Black Japanese characters in decorative strokes. Back: "The Maneki, Japanese dishes exclusively, We serve sukiyaki, 212 - 6th Ave. So., Seattle, Wash., Phone EL 0373". Also written in Kanji. In English "Made in Japan"
||Flat fan with bamboo frame covered with paper. Fan has a wooden handle painted in red brown color. Front: Off white background with purple blue bell flower (Kikyo) design with shaded green leaves. Brown cricket on silver blade of grass. Five silver blades of grass in all. Indistinct pale beige brush strokes across background. Red label in Japanese at top of handle. Back: "Gyokko-Ken Cafe, 508 1/2 Main Street, Phone EL. 1204". Repeated in Japanese. Stamped with "Made in Japan"
||Flat bamboo fan covered with paper Part of bamboo frame is exposed. Bamboo handle with string loop at the bottom. Green thread is interlaced through bamboo spokes and dangles at each end. Front: Printed design of blue and lavender iris with leaves of 2 shades of green. An insect with a blue body and gray wing and legs dangles from an iris petal. Black kanji signatureand red hanko (stamp) is at the upper left. Off-white background. Back: Indistinct stamp "Bush Garden, MU. 3163, 402 Maynard Ave. Seattle". Imported from Japan, stamped with company name, given to customers in Seattle
||Flat bamboo paper-covered fan with bamboo handle Front: Summer scene of thatch roofed farmhouse and outbuildings with bridge over inlet, lake with ducks, boat by shore. Much greenery including bamboo. Black kanji signatureand red hanko (stamp) on right side. Pale blue mountain in the background. Paler blue sky. Back: Kanji of store name written vertically. In english: "Higo Variety Store, 602-608 Jackson Street, Seattle 4, Washington Main 7572", also "Made in Japan"..Imported from Japan, stamped with company name, given to customers in Seattle
||Flat bamboo paper-covered fan with scrolled black wooden handle with gold string tied at the bottom with red silk tassle. Front: Kimono clad woman holding parasol standing in front of iris garden with circular inset scene behind her. Off white background with gold dots, Kimono is gray with red sleeve lining. Obi is white with gold and blue design tiedwith red cord. Her parasol is light brown with a design of gold butterflies and white flowers (pinks). The iris are dark blue with gray and gold leaves. The scene in the inset is a blue lake with pavillion on the end of a pier, tiny boat with people, white and blue iris. Rock and tree to the left. Buildings on opposite shore. Pink and yellow sky. Circle is outlined in gold with 2 birds flying at edge. Blue, gray and brown fabric semi-circle around top of handle. Back: Large pink M in pink diamond triangular band. "M. Furuya Co., 216 Second Ave., So., Seattle, Wash., U.S.A., Importers & Exporters of Japanese & American Merchandise & Products". 2 boxes listing branches. Same information written in kanji. Imported from Japan, printed with company name, given to customers in Seattle
||Paper fan with thin bamboo handle Front: Colorful autumn scene of "maiko" (apprentice geisha) looking toward Kiyomizu Temple (Kyotot) with fall leaves in middle ground. Leaves are orange and yellow. Maiko's kimono is blue with yellow leaves. Her obi is green with red, blue and yellow design. Building are white with yellow roofs. Blue mountain in the background. Blue semicircle around top of handle. Back: "Paramount Cafe, 518 Jackson St., Seattle, Phone EL. 9728" "Made in Japan". Imported from Japan, printed with company name, given to customers in Seattle
||Flat paper fan with thin bamboo handle Front: Print design of woman in perriot costume showing head and neck ruffles. She wears a blue and orange checkered hat with blue band and bow on the right side with orange pompom on a string. Neck ruffles are yellow banded in blue, orange and yellow. The background is blue green with blue semicircle where handle overlaps paper. Back: "Paramount Cafe, 518 Jackson St., Seattle, Phone EL 9728" "Made in Japan". Imported from Japan, printed with company name, given to customers in Seattle
||Flat paper fan with bamboo handle Front: Pink hibiscus with dark green buds and leaves. Pink bush clover with lighter green leaves and grasses. Brown and black insect on bush clover leaves. Black kanji signature with red hanko (name stamp). Light green background with silver edging. Back: "Cherryland Florists, Tel. EL 9401, 905-907 Jackson Street, Seattle, Wash." "Say it with Flowers" "Made in Japan". Imported from Japan, printed with company name, given to customers in Seattle
Cricket and blue flower on front
On back Gyokko-ken Cafe
508 1/2 Main St
||Ojizosama - Stone Doll Made of soft oya-ishi stone carved with a robe and hands folded in prayer. Wrapped in batting, then placed in a beige crocheted "sock". Over this a knitted sleeveless vest of pink wool with a gray border and with a stand-up collar in the back. Held by a pink crocheted string. Has a silk bag in a floral pattern of red,pink, yellow, green and gray with scattered quilting; flap on top and gold cord tied in a bow. Wears a bib of the same fabric tied around the neck. On head is a large green cotton floral pattern hat with a dark green band around the edge; round-shaped and gathered with a small bell attached. "Ojizosama" is the patron saint of pregnant women, children and travellers. He is seen by the roadside and temples, sometimes in groups. Housewives make bibs, hats and other items of clothing for him. A: stone doll, B: batting, C: crocheted body sock, D: knitted vest, E: string, F: bag and string, G: bib, H: hat
||Clay figure in long gown. Two holes on either side of the sleeves. The head is a separate piece. May be a pottery tomb figure.
||Allegorical Silk Brocade Weaving of Nikko. Show 6 waterfalls near top (one is the famous Kegon Falls). Below is Toshogu Shrine which is the mausoleum of the Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu. It is set on a mountainsidewith tall everygreen trees and maples. Weaving shows noblemen on the steps and samurai and his servant on the walk below. 15 stone lanterns in a row. Below and to the left is the red bridge which only the emperor may cross. At the bottom of the tapestry are 8 rectangles bordered in orange hsowing: phoenix, birds anf flowers in brown, yellow, yellowish green and orange with gold threads. The background is khaki with a darker green in the evergreens and lighter green in the maple leaves. The roofs are gray and the buildings are orange with gold threads. Bridge is red with gold bosses and post tops.
||Red satin embroidered hanging. Background is red satin with satin stitch embroidered flowers done in stylized design. Pink, coral, red, maroon and white. Red silk knotted fringe along bottom with 41 tassles. The backing is of cotton fabric doubled over at the top for a rod. Lining shows at the top.
||"Hanbok": traditional Korean women's costume made of synthetic gauze with woven good fortune medallions.
A: "Chogori" (jacket): curved sleeved short jacket tied with a blue tie. V-neck with blue border edged with stiff white edging. Sleeves have a tri- angular inset from under the arm extending towards cuff. Light blue green body. Sleeve hem has wide blue band.
B: "Ch'ima" (skirt): long, full, lined skirt of blue fabric gathered into a shaped band attached to two white straps. Open at back and fastened with a tie.
||"Onna Daruma" Doll Oval shaped solid doll wrapped in silk brocade with a white background having chrysanthemum flowers in blue, red, jade and pink, stems and foliage in gold thread. An "obi" of gold and red metallic fabric is tied in a bow in the front. It has an under kimono of silver metallic fabric under which other under kimonos of white and red silk crepe. The doll's face is of "gofun" (a paste made of ground shell) with painted lips and inset eyes. It has dark hair of synthetic fiber. In "The Image and the Motif - Japanese Dolls" by Lea Baten it states that this type of doll is also known as "Hime" or "Princess Daruma", a play on the name Ehime, the prefecture where Matsuyama city is located. Label on bottom of doll indicates it is from Matsuyama.
||Rusted metal mesh basket (or net) used for oyster farming, two handles, tapered shape, bottom loose.
||Pair of tall rubber boots which fold to shorter height, black with green trim Black handles on either side of inner book, white lining.
||Pair of black rubberized gloves, white ribbed wrists bands.
||Oyster shucking knife, egg-shaped wooden handle, tapered letter-opener style blade
||Glass cream bottle, 1/4 pint, narrow neck, wider body, circular impression on outside bottom.
||Plasticized olive green rain jacket with hood, two inside pockets, zippered closure, jumbo short sleeves
||Oyster shells, gray and white, barnacle encrusted, from Eiichi Yamashita's oyster farm
||Whistle made of metal with loose round ball of light material inside. At the end of the whistle, set on a hsort circular base and laid on its side, there is a cylindrical attachment with a metal ring through it. The ring is cut so it can be opened. The metal of the ring still retains its shine while the metal of the main body of the whistle has a dark discoloration. The flat top adjacent to the mouthpiece of the whistle is engraved with "signal police" in capital letters with an eagle with outstretched wings on the top of a globe below.
||Shiny metal, U.S. Army dog tag. Rectangular in shape but with rounded sides. The tag has a small curved cut in its upper left side and a circular opening for attachment in the middle of its far right side. "Luke, Wing C./394-71226 T44- 4 A" in typeset has been pressed into the metal along the top edge of the tag. In the lower right corner, the letter "P" is indented in the metal also. On the back of the tag, one sees the now-reversed letters raised. A slight ridge of metal also encompasses the outer edge of the tag and the outline of the circular attachment opening. The metal is darker along these raised ridges and within the typed depressions. The tag also is bent in the lower left area and just to the right of the center of the tag.
||A. Military medal. At the top, it has a pin with a flat rectangular metal backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward. Folding over the first piece by about 1/16". Held between the two metal pieces are the two ends of a ribbon: one end folds over the flat backing of the pin, extends down about 1 3/8", gathers, through a metal ring with about a 1/2" diameter to form a u-shape at the bottom of the ribbon, and then folds upward so that the other end is attached to the metal pieces. The ribbon is orange-yellow in color and has three vertical striped bands: a central band which is blue, white and red striped, flanked by two bands which are striped white, red, and white. The ribbon has horizontal ribbing also. About 1/3 from the top of the ribbon is a horizontal row of three metal stars which come to a point in the center. Each star has two metal prongs extending from the back which pierce through the ribbon and then fold downward to attach the star. A circular metal piece with a 1 1/4" diameter has a knob at its top with a hole to attach to the circular ring so that the metal piece lies flat with the ribbon. Two men each with a rifle and halmet in the foreground, a palm tree flanked by other tree trunks and a group of additional men in the middle ground, and three shops and three planes in the background. Along the upper edge of the circle, it reads "Asiatic Pacific Campaign," the words also being cast in the metal. On the reverse side of the circular metal piece are cast an eagle standing with wings at its side on a flat rock, the words "United States of America" in the upper right area, and "1941/1945" in the lower left area. This side also has a raised ridge around the outside of the circle and the dark outline of a triangle on the knob at the top. This back side also has small black spots, discoloring the metal, on the eagle's upper body and near its head and discoloration at the bottom of the circular piece also. Measurements: 1.5" x 2.75".
B. Military pin associated with the medal. It has a pin with a flat rectangular backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward, folding over the first piece by about 1/16". Held between the two metal pieces are the ends of a ribbon which wraps around the outside of the second metal piece. The ribbon is horizontally ribbed and orange yellow with stripes like the ribbon of the medal. The pin also has three stars like the medal.
C. Blue Box. Serves as a holder for the medal. The lid to the box is attached to the bottom part of the box by a sticker at one of the short ends of the box. This sticker covers most of this end and then folds down to adhere to the very bottom of the box. On the short end of the lid, the sticker is white with blue print oting the stock no., the type of the medal as "Medal; Campaign and Service, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Complete," and the company making the medal. Measurements: 2.125" x 3.75".
||A. Military medal. At the top, it has a pin with a flat rectangular metal backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward, folding over the first piece by about 1/8". Held between the two metal pieces are the ends of a ribbon: one end folds over the flat backing of the pin, extends down about 1 1/4", gathers through a metal ring with a 1/2" diameter to form a u-shape at the bottom of the ribbon, and then folds upward to that the other end is attached to the metal pieces. The ribbon is horizontally ribbed and vertically striped white, black, red, and white. About 1/3 from the top of the ribbon is a metal band pinned to the ribbon, cast with the word "Japan". The band has curved ends. A circular metal piece with a 1 1/4" diameter has a knob at its top with a hole to attach to the circular ring so that the metal piece lies flat with the ribbon. The front side of the circular metal piece has been cast with a scene with a stone bride flanked by two watchtowers and a hill in the background and the words, "Army of Occupation" at the top. The reverse side of the circular metal piece has been cast with a scene with two boats with sails in front of a mountain with clouds. At the bottom of this side is a schematic wave pattern and the year "1945" also. Measurements: 1 3/8" x 2 3/4".
B. Military pin associated with the medal. It has a pin with a flat rectangular backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward, folding over the first piece by about 1/16 ." Held between the two metal pieces are the ends of a ribbon which wraps around the outside of the second metal piece. The ribbon is horiztonally ribbed and vertically striped white, black, red and white like the ribbon of the medal.
C. Blue box which serves as a holder for the medal. The lid to the box is attached to the bottom part of the box by a sticker at one of the short ends. The sticker covers most of this end and then folds down to adhere to the very bottom of the box. On the short end of the lid, the sticker is white with blue print noting the type of medal as "Medal, Campaign and Service/Army of Occupation, World War II, Complete", the stock number and the company making the medal. The part of the sticker adhering to the bottom of the various areas where the blue has faded or worn away. Measurements: 2 1/" x 3 3/4".
||A. Military Medal. At the top it has a pin with a flat metal backing which has a small hole in the lower left corner and in the lower right corner and a long narrow opening at the top. The metal surrounding the sides of this opening is curved. A piece of ribbon gathers trhough a metal ring with about a 1/2" diameter to form a u-shape at the bottom of the ribbon which is thus folded in half with the ends meeting at the top. The ends of the ribbon wrap around the top of the pin's metal backing, through the narrow opening at the top and their corners are then sewn together, being attached also to part of the body of the ribbon which is folded back upon and to the metal backing through the holes in the corners of the metal piece. The ribbon is horizontally ribbed and vertically striped with a central redd band flanked by two rainbow colored bands. A circular metal piece with a 1 3/8" diameter has a knob at its top with a hole to attach to the circular metal ring so that the metal piece lies flat with the ribbon. The front side of the circular metal piece has been cast with an image of a standing woman holding the two parts of a broken sword, one in each hand. She also has one foot standing on a helmet which has a sun coming out from behind it. The rays of the sun estend out behind her. The words "World/War II" also flank her sides. On the reverse side of the metal piece is cast around the outside of the circle "United States of America 1945 1941" in a clockwise placement. The center reads "Freedom/from Fear and Want" and "Freedom of Speech and Religion" with a piece of a plant lying horizontally between.Medal measurements: 1 3/8" x 3".
B. Military pin associated with the medal. It has a pin with a flat rectangular backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward, folding over the first piece by about 1/16". Held between the two metal pieces are the ends of a ribbon which wraps around the outside of the second metal piece. The ribbon is horizontally ribbed and vertically striped in the same manner as the ribbon of the medal.
C. Lid to the Blue box. It has a white sticker on one of its short ends with blue print which notes the type of the medal as "Medal, Campaign and Service/Victory World War II," the stock number, and the company making the medal. The short end opposite to this one has a semi-circular cut, centered along the bottom edge. On one of the long sides of the lid, approximately half of the side has been detached from the lid and remains connected only at the corner. Various areas of the blue have been worn away and are now white.
D. Box bottom. It is blue except for the bottom interior which is off-white. Various areas of the blue on this piece have also worn away to reveal white. Box measurements: 2 1/4" x 3 3/4".
E. Stiff paperboard which fits into the box to attach the medal for keeping. It has a blue velvet-like surface. At its top is a round tab which folds downward, 3/8" from the side with the tab is a cut in the board with a circular hole at teither end for the attachment of the medal's pin.
||A: A bronze star medal. At the top it has a pin with a flat metal backing which has a small hole in the lower left corner and in the lower right corner and a long narrow opening at the top. The metal surrounding the sides of this opening is curved. A piece of ribbon gathers through a metal rectangular ring which is cast with the bronze star. The ribbon forms a u-shape through this ring and folds in half with the ends meeting near the top of the medal. One end wraps around the top of the pin's metal backing and goes through the narrow opening. It is sewn to the other end of the ribbon which extends up to the metal backing and to the metal backing itself through the two holes in the corners. The ribbon is horizontall y ribbed and has a red background with a central, vertical blue stripe. The blue stripe is framed by two thin white stripes, and the outer edges of the ribbon are also white. A 5-pointed bronze star ,with a smaller raised star in its center cast as one piece with the rectangular ring, hangs from the ribbon. The back of the star has "Wing C. Luke" inscribed within a circle of raised words reading "Heroic or Meritorious Achievement". Measurements: 1 1/2" x 2 7/8".
B: A military pin associated with [A]. It has a pin with a flat rectangular backing. This rectangular metal piece then fits into another flat rectangular piece of thinner metal whose long sides bend upward to hold the other piece in. Held between the two metal pieces are the ends of a ribbon which wraps around the outside of the second metal piece. The ribbon is horizontally ribbed and vertically striped in the same manner as the ribbon on medal. Measurements: 3/8" x 1 3/8".
C: A lapel pin formed of a flat circular disk with raised edges and a vertical metal part which rises from the center of the disk and supports a flat rectangular strip of metal, resting on its broad side. The disk and the support are worked from the same piece of metal; the strip at the top has been separately attached. The rectangular strip also has rectangular sections it it, inlaid with a sequence of colors the same as the ribbon of the metal. The circular disk fits into a button hole and the strip of metal then extends above the hole for display. Measurements: 1/2" x 5/8".
D: A stiff paper card printed in black. It has the words, "Department of the Army, Washington, D.C." with gold eagle holding other symbols at the top. The rest of the card reads, "It is an honor for me to forward this decoration", signed Frank Pace, Jr. Secretary of the Army. Measurements: 3" x 5".
E: The case for the bronze star metal. It is black with gold wavy lines forming a double frame on the outside of the cover, gold lines edging the vertical sides of the top and bottom of the case, and a gold wavy line around the edge of the inside of bottom part of the case. The inside of the cover is lined with yellow satin. The inside of the bottom part of the case is covered with yellow velvet-like material and has been divided into parts with a raised section at the top measuring 1" x 3". Measurements: 3.5" x 6.5".
All items are in good condition. The card [D] has yellowed slightly around the edges.
||U. S. Army discharge lapel pin. Shiny gold-plated metal lapel pin, formed of two circular disks connected on their borad sides by a cylindrical metal piece attachedto the center of each disk. The bottom of teh lwoer disk has a slight ridge along its outer edge and a slightly raised circle in the center. The top of the upper disk has a ring around its outer edge and an eagle with outstretched wings standing within the ring. The eagle's left wing is shown in front of the ring, while the eagle's right wing is shown behind the ring. The top half of the ring is plain; the bottom half of the ring is striped, alternating raised, smooth, vertical bands with slightly depressed, vertically striated bands. Some of the gold-plating has come off on the eagle and part of the ring of the upper disk and on the bottom of the lower disk. The lwoer disk with the cylindrical metal piece appears to be cast in one piece with the upper disk adjoined later.
||U. S. Army discharge lapel pin. Bronze lapel pin formed of two parts: (A) is a ring with an eagle cast in metal with a pointed screw perpendicularly attached to the center of the back of the eagle; (B) is a metal disk with corrugated sides and a hole in the center which screws onto the other piece. One side of the disk has a raised smaller concentric disk attached to it. The ring of the first piece is divided into two parts with the upper half decorated with horizontal etchings, surrounded by a raised ridge and the lower half vertically striped, alternating plain bands with vertically striated bands. The eagle stands within the ring. It has outstretched wings and its left wing is shown in front of the ring while its right wing is shown behind the ring. The ring and the eagle were cast as one; there is some openwork within the ring. There is some discoloration in various areas on the piece.
||Small metal pin. Formed of pin attached to flat gold-plated metal front. Front of pin has a central black outline of a rectangle with black outline of a horizontal oval inside. Beneath the rectangle is a triangle whose tip touches the middle of the rectangle's lower side. Two outspread wings extend from the sides of the rectangle. The wings have been cast in slight relief and show the wings' feathers spreading outward. Centrally engraved on the back is "1/10". The piece has darkened at the areas where the actual pin attaches to the metal front.
||Small metal pin with gold plated front in the shape of a shield or crest. Front is edged in gold with a large area of purple inlay whose shape follows the outline of the crest. Attached on top of the purple is a smaller shiny gold-plated crest with a slight thickness and slightly raised in relief. This inner crest is cast with four Ionic columns which fill the lower part of the crest. Vegetation lines the bottom of the crest also. The columns support a register with the letters "AEISLMA" Above the register, filling the rest of the crest, is a cnetral emitting rays. The back of the pin is engraved with "Sterling" and "1/10". The back also has much discoloration especially where the pin attaches to the metal front and in the space beneath the pin, in between the two points of attachment. Spots of the gold plating on the smaller crest have also worn away.
||Gold University of Washington charm in shape of a vertical rectangle with concave corners. The top of the charm has a centered ring attached to the amin body of the charm. Through this ring then is a loose oval ring with a cut in it for attachment. The front of the main body of the charm has been cast with a raised, ridged edge, the words "University of Washington" in raised letters at the top, four Ionic columns in a row below, and the word "Columns" beneath the columns. The background has a stippled rough texture. The back of the charm is smooth but engraved by hand with "W.L. '49" in the middle and by machine with "1/10" at the bottom. The lower left corner of the back has some discoloration, as do the thin sides around the charm.
||Gold-plated metal charm in the shape of a vertical rectangle. The top of the charm has a centered ring worked from the metal of the main body of the charm. Through this ring is a loose circular ring, with a cut it in, for attachment. the front of the main body of the charm is cast with four aeolic columns in a row supporting a gold band with the word "Board" inlaid in purple and standing on a gold band with the word "Control" inlaid in purple. Attached on top of the middle of the two inner columns is a disk with scalloped edges. A band of purple with "University of Washington 1861" in gold encircles the outer edge. Within this circle has been cast a gold crest with four columns. The crest is edged by two bands of vegetation. The back of the charm is smooth and flat except for the name "Wing Luke" engraved by hand and the numbers "1/10" engraved by machine. Areas of discoloration occur on the back side also.
||Gold metal tie clip formed of top metal piece with ends curled under connected to a longer piece of metal with a downward curve by a short piece of metal which wraps around the first two pieces and holds them tightly together, one lying flat on top of the other. The top side of the metal piece with the curled ends has a roughly cast design of a row of horizontal lozenges with triangles fitting into the upper and lower spaces between. Some discoloration occurs, especially on the edges of the piece. Also the lower metal piece, which is longer, is not bent in a smooth curve.
||Metal printing plate attached to finished light brown wood backing. The metal has a drawing cut into it in reverse with both smooth lines and areas for dark, solid printing and rough, texturized areas for shading and different gradiations of printing. The drawing shows two figures: one, shorter and rounded with a mortar board on, wearing glasses, holding a tape measure, and raising his other hand to his head as if scratching his head while thinking, and the other figures with "new lawyer" written on him, wearing a suit jacket too small and that has a tag reading, "the average law school education". In the background is a long rack of clothes and a mirror. The lower right corner shows in reverse "Wing Luke", the creator of the drawing. The printing plate can be pressed with ink and then presed on paper to print the drawing. The wood has some spots of discoloration on its back.
||Signature stamp formed of carved wooden piece with rubber plate attached to bottom. The wooden piece has been cut so there are two horizontal depressions, one on each side, along the length of the wooden piece. The top of the wooden piece also slants and has two long cuts along the length of the piece. Within the cuts has been placed the ends of a plastic cover which spans the space between the cuts and holds a white piece of paper with Wing Luke's signature stamped in black. The long sides of the wooden peice have been finished in a red-brown stain. The short sides of the wooden piece remain unfinished. A piece of nylon string is also tightly tied around the wooden peice where the depressions are. The bottom of the wooden piece has been cut to fit a long rectangular peice of spongy rubber which is the same length as the wooden piec. Attached to the top of this red rubber is a piece of black rubber formed as Wing Luke's signature in reverse so when stamped it appears the correct way. Most of the exposed side of the red rubber is black from the ink used to stamp the signature, and the two lower edges along the red rubber also has turned black from the ink.
||Flag or pennant in the shape of a triangle, woven from 100% cotton with a blue background and white letters, "Wawona". The letters fill most of the flag and decrease in size as the triangular shape of the glag comes to a point. The material is slightly coarse, not tightly woven, and fairly translucent. The two long sides of the flag have been hemmed with two rows of stitches along the edge. A white 7/8" border of the same material as the flag has been sewn, again with a double stitch, along the short side of the flag. At each end of this border is a hole with a metal circular frame formed of two pieces of metal which fit together and have been pressed together with the flag material in between. In the lower area of the back of the white border are a yellow sticker with "Capitol Brand 100% Cotton/by Emberson Flag Mfg. Co./21 Hawthorne St. San Francisco" printed in black and the numbers "12 x 18" printed in black directly on the white border material. The word "Wawona" appears woven in reverse on the back side of the flag. The flag has three folds, generally evenly spaced along the lonf sides of the flag, and a fold in the lower left corner of the flag. Near the middle of the lower edge of the back side is a black spot on the blue material.
||Burmese brass gong shaped like hat with turned up edges. It is flat, about 1/4" thick. There is a hole near top in order to suspend it. There is no hammer.
||Brass scales in carved wooden box. A: Box, B: Scales Box front has 2 circular areas with elephants facing each other. There is a leaf motif from base of circles which continues to top center of case. The case is split, the top portion pivoting from a nail at the right end of the case. At the left end a thin brass strap folds over the left end of the lid to hold it in place. The scales consist of two brass pans about 1 1/2" in dia. suspended by 4 cords about 4" long from a metal balance beam which is 4 1/2" long. At the center of the balance beam is a pointer 1 3/8" long which slides through 2 sides of a hanger l 5/8" long.
||Carved Wooden Box with Four Brass Weights A, B: Box One side of circular box is level to form a base. The lid is 5/8" in height, slides from left to right in carved grooves. The face of the lid has a large carved hansa bird. C, D, E, F: Weights The box holds four brass weights in the shape of hansa birds. C: 1 5/8, D: 1",E: 7/8", F: 5/8". The birds stand on a small round base. The hansa bird is believed to alight in a certain place where the people would build a temple. The female bird was protected by the male by sitting on top of her. May have silver in the brass alloy. (Donor)
||A marionette puppet in the character of Hanuman, the monkey king from the Ramayana in the HIndu tradition. Carved wood jointed body and head. Gold painted headdress, face painted red green, yellow with pointed gold ears; painted green and gold fists painted red shoes. The costume has a plain green top with decorative yoke and cuffs of stiff red material covered with sequins and braid with a glass bead in the middle of each. Brocade green "dohti" skirt/pants with "apron" of the same red stiff material decorated with sequins, braid and glass beads. Yellow lace sash. A wooden crosspiece is attached to the puppet by cotton string.
||Burmese Puppet with Strings and Wooden Holder Puppet has a wooden body, carved wooden arms and legs which are highlighted with red and gold paint, a carved wooden head with features painted in black and red, a high crowned hat painted red with yellow rim and gold leaf patterns outlined in green. Doll is dressed in a red cloth robe with yellow trim down the center front, a green sash running diagonally across the body trimmed with multicolored sequins and red and gold cord. Has an under skirt of off-white fabric with vertical silver threads. There are eight control cords for the puppet attached to a wooden crossbar 2 1/4"x 3/4"x 1/4" through which 2 pegs 1/8" in dia. and 1 7/8" long project.
||Large rectangular hanging of red satin with embroidery, gold couching, and mirror-work
||Cover, Chair Seat
||Red satin embroidered chair cover. Top has a pocket which fits over back of chair.
||Cover, Chair Seat
||Red satin chair cover with embroidery. Top has a pocket which fits over chair
||Black colored cast bronze bas-rlief of mother and baby. Called "War Mother" The mother is seated and she holds the baby in her left hand with hand around baby's head. The baby's body rests against her leg. The mother's right hand covers her mouth and nose with only her right eye showing. "A more emotional work from 1947 was a plaster relief that Tsutakawa has some- times called 'Mother and Child' or 'Madonna and Child"....The massively robust figure types and their compression within a constraining format were very much in the old mode of so much prewar public sculpture--what he called 'World's Fair sculpture'. The subject, though, is postwar, for the very great compression all vears on the protection of the infant, and the woman's head and one visible eye are strained upward almost violently....the relief is about terror and helplessness. Specifically, he has said, it was about the atomic bomb, and he had originally called it 'War Mother'. (In the 1980s he had a small edition of bronzes cast from the 1947 plaster).... from GEORGE TSUTAKAWA by Martha Kingsbury, University of Washington Press
||Japanese male doll representing Emperor Jimmu .
A: Doll has green-laced armor made of paper and rayon; 5 sections hanging from waist and 2 sections, one on each shoulder. Should sections have white patterned paper at top tied with orange cord. The chest plate (muna-ita) is made of paper and paint and is suspended with orange rayon cord. Gold and green brocade upper robe is made of silk with tortoise shell and chrysanthemum design; light blue rayon pants tied at the bottom with white cords; an apron- like fur wrap; white satin belt braided at front; black boots; a necklace (magatama) made of glass and stone in white, yellow, green and blue with a metal mirror (green stone broken). Long hair is combed back with knots at top (unknown fiber), long black beard, 7 arrows in black quiver in back, a gold and black long sword (tachi) at waist. He holds a falcon on his hand. Body made of straw, face, hands and boots of wood. Glass eyes, face dipped in powdered oyster shell (gofun). Special doll fabric woven to fit scale of doll
Tape with #9 stuck to bottom has been removed
B: 13" bow made of bamboo and white cotton string, cloth at center bow
C: Gold painted papier mache falcon, H: .75", L: 2.375", W: 3.875", outspread wingsFigure of Emperor Jimmu (660-558 B.C.) According to legend, he is regarded as the founder of the present imperial family. He is credited with having fought against and subduing a rebel force.
A: Doll wears green laced armour made of paper and silk, 5 sections hanging from waist and 2 sections, one on each shoulder, shoulder sections have white patterned paper at top tied with orange cord. The chest plate (muna-ita) is made of paper and paint and is suspended with orange rayon cord. Gold and green brocade upper robe made of silk with tortoise shell and chrysanthemum design; light blue rayon? pants tied at the bottom with white silk cords; an apron-like fur wrap; white satin belt braded at front; black boots; a magatama necklace with a metal mirror. Long black fiber hair is combed back with knots at top, long black fiber bears. 7 arrows in black quiver in back. A gold and black tachi (long sword) on back at his waist. He holds a brass falcon on his left hand. the body of the doll appears to be made of stra. tha face, hands and boots arem made of wood. Glass eyes are set in and painted after they were dipped in gofun (powdered oyster shell). Special doll fabric was woven to create the correct scale for the size of the doll.
||High ranking seated Samurai figure with removable head, hat, sword and 2 cushions
A: Head, H: 7", W: 4", D: 4.25"
Black fiber hair gathered at the top of the head with white cotton cord wound around for 1", shaven forehead, long sideburns extend below the jawline, inset brown iris eyes, fierce expression, pink tinted gofun dipped head, black painted eyebrows, hairline, unshaven chin and upper lip, tightly purse mouth painted red, two wrinkles on bridge of nose, puffy under eyes, eagle shaped nose.
B: Body, H: 22", W: 16", D: 10.5"
Sitting posture, wearing purplish brown and gold silk brocade outer robe in a wavy design called tatewaku (representing snake, worn by aristocrats) and between the wavy lines is a gold lion decorated with tortoise shell design, white peonies with gold border. Two outer garments are open to the waist so that his chest plate shows. Hakama pants are made of the same material, tied at the waist with white damask belt in a bow at the front. Next undergarment is only visible at the collar: white and gold silk and paper brocade. Beneath is body armor. Three off-white silk collars visible beneath the armor. Chest armor is made of paper mache with a gold border and woven two toned blue and white cord. Below this is a 3 rows of gold corrugated breast plate pieces laced with flat green braid, suspended by shoulder straps fastened with silver boss in a flower shape. Faded gold cord knotted lanyard extends on either side at the shoulders to his lap. Gold colored armor plate made of paper mache covers the backs of his hands, laced with black cord; blue crepe padded string wrapped around both wrists and tied in a knot holds the armor. Underneath the gold armor pieces extending up to his elbow and black chain is navy blue and silver brocade in water designs.
Right hand is gripped with thumb and finger together and left hand fingers are slightly bent; made of carved wood covered with white gofun. On his feet are fiber "bear fur" shoes with decorated gold and purple brocade toes with leaf design. Shoes made of wood painted black and on the soles is a textured black substance and instep has vine decorated paper cover bordered with beige woven cord
Long sleeves are open in the front showing beige silk damask lining. The end of the sleeve is decorated with faded yellow braid which is knotted once with loose ends.
C: Pillow, L: 10.125", W: 4.5", D: 1.75"
Long cushion, padded with cotton wadding, wire inside used inside right sleeve to hold it in place. Dark beige silk shantung cover sewed together on all sides.
D: Pillow, L: 11", W: 6.5" at one end, 4.75" at the other, D: 1"
Odd shaped cushion, padded with cotton wadding, wire inside used inside left sleeve to hold it in place. Off-white satin silk material.
E: Eboshi Hat, H: 1.875",W: 1.25", D: 2.75"
Made of paper mache painted with black lacquer, crinkley texture, holes on either side at front or yellow twisted cord, 25.5" long
F: Sword, L: 11.5", W: 1", D: .625"
Made of wood and metal, copper alloy tip at end of scabbard and 2 metal bands at lower portion, 2 metal bands under metal sword guard; white crushed rock finished handle with carved metal decorative pieces, handle tip has fish shaped decorative piece, mouth holds a gray and blue cord with knot and metal tips.
Japanese male doll representing a Feudal Lord (Daimyo). The fur covered boots indicate the person depicted lived before the end of the Heian period (794- 1185 A.D.)
A: Stand of black lacquered wood trimmed with gold paint, 5.5" post.
B: Bow of black lacquered wood wound by red painted fine reed in intervals with black cotton bow string (tsuru)*
C: Arrow with brown and white feathers and white and green thread wrapped around the tail end (yahazu) of arrow and below the feather; with red lacquered wood turnip shape (kabura); with a flat metal spear head (hirane)
D: Bow string reel is made of paper painted in gold, tied to (c) with orange cords at 2 places
E: Black lacquered case, L: 6", W: 3/4", D: 1" has dragon fly design in gold, suede band with stenciled flower design (see middle of bow also) b,c,d,e are tied to (a) with purple silk cord which has white and purple tassels at the ends.
||Doll's Curved Long Sword (Naga-Fukurin-No-Tachi)
The scabbard is made of brown lacquered wood with 5 metal rings (fukurin), metal scabbard end (ishizuki), metal hand guard (tsuba). The handle is covered with off-white colored drops with metal dragons attached on 2 sides. A metal band with hammered design is wrapped immediately above the hand guard (tsuba). A metal ring with a brown cord has 2 metal decorative pieces at the end. 2 brown cords (12.5" long) are attached at the top 2 metal rings of scabbard. The lacquer is chipped and peeled.
||Male doll's Military Fan is made of green starched gauze linen fiber with plum blossom design, trimmed with paper of pressed bubbles and painted black. The 6.175" wooden stick is partially glued and secured by the black painted paper trims at the center; the lower part functions as a handle and is not painted. A strip of paper is wrapped at the bottom of the fan.
||Emperor and Empress dolls for Girl's Day display (Hina Matsuri)
A&B: Emperor doll with clothing of silk brocade, primarily rust-colored with floral patterns in green, gold, blue and black. He is sitting with arms extended forward in a semi-circle, his kimono sleeves extending back and to the side. The lower part of the kimono is also extended out to the sides. The hands, feet and head are of painted wood and the head (B) can be removed. The doll is stuffed with excelsior and covered with paper and then the outer fabric. The fabric is worn and deteriorated in many places. The hands and feet are chipped and broken. H: 10.5", W: 10", D: 4.5". Hat & accessories missing.
C&D: Empress doll has a 7 layer kimono primarily rust-colored with floral pattern. She is sitting with arms extended in a semi-circle and sleeves drape down. Lower portions of kimono are padded and flare out at sides and back. Various colored layers at bottom of gold, green, yellow and orange. Padded portions are stretched and glued to under paper layer, excelsior stuffing covered with paper and fabric which is worn and deteriorated. (B) Head and hands made of painted wood, fingers broken off. Hair on both dolls is painted on. Fan missing
E: Headdress H: 6", W: 5.5", D: 1", gilded stamped metal, phoenix finial, wire extensions with stamped metal cherry blossoms, coral beads, 3 on right side, 2 on left.
||Emperor Doll (Dairibina-royal couple doll) A & B:
Doll wears an unusual robe of Heian style, worn outdoors. The outer robe is gold silk brocade with floral and crane design. Six under-kimono show at the neck, all varying shades of gold. His outer robe has a square neck, center panel and wide sleeves. At the edge of sleeves, an under-kimono of gray, gold and white in a checkerboard pattern, then a deep gold kimono, next a narrower sleeve of lighter gold and under that is a purple robe. He has a black horsehair belt with a loop at the back which holds a looped piece of stiff fabric which is attached at the top of the belt, extends up to neckline, folds over, goes back under loop again and extends beyond floor. The stiff fabric is black on the underside and gold on the front with black edges. At the front, beginning at lower waist is 3 layers of stiffened brocade looped over and then sticking straight out. The under piece is gold brocade with gold edging. On top is smaller piece of brown brocade with gold edge and smaller piece of orange brocade on top. Doll wears pale gold silk leggings with orange brocade
Empress doll C & D: H: 5.5", W: 8"
Female doll wears an outfit of 5 layered robes. Outer robe is orange silk brocade with gray floral design. At the neckline can be seen 6 layers of under robes in pale gold and one in darker gold. Her robe is kimono style with wide sleeves. Her outer orange robe has a thin band of gold along the sleeve edge. The next robe is gold brocade with a thin gold edging. Next are 2 pale gold layers, a pink layer, a pale gold and a wide darker gold sleeve. A wide purple band with orange thread stitches down the cneter extends from over her shoulders, looped at the waist and ends hang down on her waist. In the center below her waist is a separate bow of yellow fabric. The purple bands are attached to a stiff khaki brocade square at her back. Attached over her shoulders to the purple bands are gold knotted cords that hang down in front and end in 2 pinky red tassels. Pale beige fabric strips are attached to sleeves with knotted cord and tassels. At back the padded hems of her five kimono protrude. On top is a beige gauze piece attached under khaki brocade. Trouser-skirt (hakama) of orange silk. Hair tied back with pink and gold and purple thread. Head and hands have been dipped in crushed oyster shell (gofun), glass eyes, 2 dots on forehead. E: Headdress of thin metal, hangings of coral beads, tied with gold silk cord
||Small male doll representing a seated nobleman, probably for Girl's Day festival display. His head, dipped in gofun, has finely carved features, shiny white face, painted eyes and mouth, painted black hair and is inclined forward. His painted wood right hand is raised toward his face and his left hand is concealed by his kimono sleeve. He wears a black eboshi hat of rigid fabric (a cap shape with a tall extension in the back). His upper kimono is beige silk brocade with floral patterns in gold, orange, blue and green; black waistband in back held with small copper nails; lower part of robe is lined with black paper. His hakama pantsare of gold silk damask with floral patterns. In the front hangs a narrow apron (hirao) of brocade which ends in a thread fringe. His under kimono of white and gold brocade show at the neck and wrists. The costume is faded mostly in the front and the mauve lining of the upper kimono is frayed. His hat is slightly worn in the back.
||Emperor Doll sitting cross legged H-15.25", W-19"
A: Separate head made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun (crushed oyster shell) with painted black eyebrows and 2 dots on forehead, red painted mouth, glass set-in eyes. Black silk hair is pull into a top knot bound with purple thread. Some hair has fallen out. B: Body with outer robe of black silk damask with design of 3-petal flowers in water or clouds, wide stand-up collar fastened with a knotted fabric button and loop, off-center opening with narrow purple edging, wide sleeves with narrow purple edging, pale orange damask and white damask under robes show at sleeve edges and collars, front lower panel (hirao) is blue brocade on the bottom, smaller piece of off-white, blue, gold brocade, on top smallest piece of gold brocade, ending in a blue and white fringe. Black lacquer belt with round and square buttons at back, covering a white damask rectangle bordered in black. Arms are crooked forward, painted wood hands, one cotton covered foot protudes in front. C: Shaku (symbol of authority) shaped like a folded fan, in unpainted wood. D: Hat - black lacquered Kanmuri fabric; small round shape on top of crown with stiff upright shape with rod going through it. Blue cord with tassels at ends is wrapped around upright piece and tied under chin.
Hina Matsuri Empress Doll E: H: 13", W: 19", D: 13.5"
Separate head made of wood paste dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), hair of black fine silk thread gathered and bound in the back in a style called tareshigami, extending 6" down back. F: Body. 12-layer kimono called junihitoe; outer garment called uchikake suspended from shoulder straps of green silk brocade with gold and silver floral patterns; straps are fastened to a back piece of off-white silk damask with a checkboard pattern overlaid with floral medallions. The uchikake is of beige silk with printed circular medallions depicting iris, maple leaves, chrysanthemums, wisteria, dianthus and cherry blossoms. Outer kimono of dark blue silk brocade with a greek key pattern in gold with floral medallions in gold, blue, green, orange; cuffs of faded orange heavy silk with woven clouds, phoenix, flowers in gold, purple, green, blue, beige. Under kimono layers vary in color and pattern as seen at neck. Lower skirt of kimono is plain weave orange silk. Under kimonos padded at back. G: Crown, Chinese style H: 4", W: 7", D: 2.5", Stamped metal, chrysanthemum in front, coral bead in center, rectangular finial and bird suspended, Dangl- ing metal and beads from wires on side. H: Folding fan of cedar, L: 4:, W: 1/2", D: 3/8", 14 slats tied with cord
||Hina Matsuri Doll Couple
Seated Emperor doll. (A-E)
A: The removable head is molded of wood paste and dipped in gofun (egg-shells) Painted black hairs and eyebrows, red mouth and glass eyes. Black silk thread hair tied in topknot with purple thread.
B: Robe is woven with a cotton orange warp and brown paper strip weft; supplementary weft floral designs in rust, white, purple and green. The robe has a squared neck at the front panel with 5 white dots with khaki cord around edge attached with orange thread. At the neckline are 3 white linen under robes; next is paper and orange thread robe and last is a paper and white thread robe. Wide stiff sleeves are padded and have long white stitches at cuff. Undersleeve of paper and white threads, then orange fabric and then smaller cuff of paper and white thread fabric. The hirao panel with white dots is edged with orange and the section below the waist is striped enclosed in a raised border of painted brown paper with a glued rectangle of brown paper and orange thread in a floral design. At back is white cotton glued on with a band of brocade crossing at waistline. "Hana Go" five flower is printed on bottom of doll and some initials.
C & D: two white painted wooden hands broken from doll.
Seated Empress Doll (F-I)
A: Head is made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun; painted eyebrows and two dots on forehead, red lips, glass eyes. Black and brown human hair pulled back with tarashi (ponytail) wrapped around paper, tied with thread
B: Robe of cotton orange thread warp and brown paper weft with supplemental cotton weft in red, green, yellow, purple and white floral design. At neck are 5 gray brocade under kimono, one purple and one of paper and cotton warp. Front of upper kimono has a crossed squarish band and front panel; below waist is a stiffened "apron" with red border, white cotton border, red inner rectangle with crossed paper strips. Black cotton strip down back crossed at waist and upper shoulder with paper strips. Stiff padded sleeves have edging of red and brown strip, and a brown and beige strip and a protruding padded sleeve of brown and beige.
C: Crown of thin metal, formerly gift, with large open circle on headband. Chinese style with phoenix on top with Buddhist flame and phoenix tail feather behind. At sides are dangling beads and small metal squares. Tied under chin.
D: Fan of thin wood slats fastened at bottom with wooden peg. Top is connected with peach and green cotton threads.
E: Black painted paper mache hat with chipped paint, Kanmuri style in poor condition, H: 1.625", W: 1.375"
||Empress Doll used for Hina Matsuri display
A: Separate head is made of wood paste and painted white with black hair, two dots on forehead, eyebrows and red mouth, glass eyes. The face is cracked from the nose to the left lower cheek. The black hair is very brittle, gathered in back and extend into 3" tied pony tail.
B: The body of the doll in seated position has flesh painted wooden hands held out in front with both elbows crooked. The outer robe is woven of red, orange, brown, purple and white cotton thread and khaki colored paper in striped design. Sleeves are padded and have a red crepe silk edging with embroidery and couched cord floral design. Paper and cotton woven straps attached to shoulders and waist with faded red knotted cords hanging from straps and sleeves; four off-white collars at neckline; red crepe skirt Gold printed white paper glued to doll's back with a white gauze lower extension with printed red flowers. A back train of three padded layers, 2 covered with gold printed white paper and one of gold printed red paper.
C: Crown of stamped metal in Chinese style. Phoenix at top with its tail feathers in a flame aureole surrounding a conch shell. Below a horizontal metal floral strip. Head piece has a chrysanthemum on front of head band. Red and glass beads with small metal pieces hang from sides.
||Hina Matsuri Emperor Doll
A: Separate head set on wooden peg, made of molded wood paste, painted, inset glass eyes, black fiber hair drawn up in a top knot bound with taupe colored thread on top of head.
B: Body - Outer kimono of olive green cotton damask with floral patterns, front of sleeves has a strip of loosely woven yellow thread on a brown paper backing, narrow black band and orange-red silk strip. Front "apron" of two layers of paper backed loosely woven cotton thread in varying patterns, ends in brown cotton fringe. Lower body covering of loosely woven cotton with vertical stripes of purple, green, brown, olive and yellow. Down center back is wide strip of white paper with printed floral patterns, narrow black paper belt. Under sleeves of loose woven cotton with narrow stripes of purple, red, beige, brown and green. Bottom is wood covered with thin white paper. Hands and one foot showing are crudely carved white painted wood.
C: Sword, 11.5" long of wood, paper wrapped handle is white with black bands, painted gold cardboard hilt and black bottom, painted black blade/scabbard.
D: Tatami pedestal, 13.25" x 7.5" x 2", unfinished wood based covered with woven rice straw with binding, in back is red cotton fabric, in front is silk. Front covered with striped cotton fabric with painted geometric patterns.
||Emperor Doll in seated position with arms crooked forward
A: Head made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun (crushed oyster shell), black painted hairline, eyebrows, red paint on lips is missing. Inset glass eyes. Black fiber hair pulled into top knot tied with thread. Large ears
B: Body has no hands or feet. Outer robe of kamiko, cotton warp, paper weft floral design in green, tan, blue and orangey red; square neckline, wide sleeves with bands of red silk crepe, brown and white striped kamiko fabric, purple and brown striped fabric, white cotton running stitches above bands; front bib section of robe has red silk crepe trim and stiffened apron with raised edges in layers of green and tan, striped white and tan and a center square of red cotton with white silk criss-crossed thread. At neckline shows six collars of underrobes (white, red, white, white, purple, brown/white), White cloth tape applied to back of robe. Lower body is covered with white and tan kamiko fabric. Wood bottom.
C: Orange silk cord tied around neck ending with red and white tassels.
||Hina Matsuri Empress Doll
A: Head, separate, made of molded wood paste dipped in "gofun" (crushed oyster shells), black painted hairline, eyebrows, two dots on forehead, painted red mouth, inset glass eyes; black fiber hair with brown hair underneath, tied in "tamamusubi" style, white thread on top of head, colored thread in back.
B: Body in kneeling position with no hands and feet showing. At neckline are 7 white silk damask undercollars. Stiffened blue gauze damask straps overlap in front with a white silk damask bow and are attached in back to a piece of paper and cotton woven fabric. An orange silk damask sleeveless top and sleeve strips have floral design. Outer kimono of green silk brocade with white medallions and gold line design; wide padded sleeves with white damask bands in Buddhist cross design outlined with red silk piping large red silk crepe cuffs with embroidered phoenix in 2 shades of blue, white green and orange. Back shows padded layers of four white damask and one green kimono with red silk crepe lining; piece of red printed white gauze attached at waist covers these padded layers.
C: Crown of stamped metal has on top a phoenix shape with aluminum Buddhist flame, circular body has a chrysanthemum on front. Peach colored and blue beads and metal shapes dangle from wires attached to sides and top.
D: Head, separately set on a wooden peg, made of molded wood paste dipped in "gofun", painted black eyebrows and two dots on forehead, painted red mouth, inset glass eyes; black silk thread hair drawn up and tied in a top knot held with a purple cord bow.
E: Body in kneeling position with arms crooked toward center, no feet showing. 7 white damask collars and one red and brown collar showing at neckline. Outer robe of green silk brocade with white medallions and gold line design with stand-up collars and off-center opening. Bands at sleeve edge of under kimonos, 1 red damask, 1 blue damask with gold medallions, 2 white damask in Buddhist knot design lined with blue silk (one is padded). Front "apron" of blue and orange brocade covered with 3 padded and tied borders, 1 red, 1 blue, 1 brown and a orange rectangle on top covered with gold thread. At back is fastened a black leather belt over a white silk rectangle in Buddhist knot design bordered with purple and brown material. White hakama.
F: Hat made of black lacquered paper in round cap shape with a rounded extension rising at the back and a crosspiece protruding from it, tied under chin with red cord.
||Two attendant dolls for Hina Matsuri display.
A: Body of old man seated doll; hands, legs and feet are painted wood. Bare- foot sitting with right leg bent under; left arm is raised to hold the halberd His outer robe is off-white silk with a square neck, sleeveless but with wide lined panels (mock sleeves) attached to the back of the armhole. The panel is lined with pale blue green silk with gold thread near edge and gold tassel at bottom. The back has a belt. Inner robe of brown, gold and tan brocade lined with beige silk. One pink and two beige collars show at neckline.
B: Head is made of wood paste and painted, glass painted eyes and painted mouth. White hair of silk thread pulled back at sides and knotted in back. Top of head is bare (shaved). Wrinkles carved into face.
C: He wears a hat of black lacquered paper in a high rounded shape with flat sides. Purple cord ties under chin.
D: He holds a wooden pole (halberd). Cloth with emblem usually attached to pole is missing.
E-F: young man seated. E: brocade robe of brown, gold and copper; right arm raised, left leg bent under; F: smooth face; black silk hair;
G: black lacquer paper hat; H: halberd missing cloth with emblem. Other details identical of old man doll.
||2 Hina Maturi Court Lady Dolls
A: Separate head on wood peg made of wood paste and dipped in "gofun", painted black hairline, eyebrows and two dots on forehead, red painted mouth, inset glass eyes; black silk thread hair gathered in back, tied in two places with yellow and pink threads.
B: Body in standing position with arms extending forward, painted wood hands, no feet showing. 4 white silk and 2 peach-colored silk collars showing at neckline. Outer robe of orange-red, brown and yellow brocade in tortoise shell and floral design, lined in orange silk. Under kimonos show at sleeve edges: 1 red, 1 white, 1 orange. Red silk hakama lined in white tied at waist with red silk sash basted with white silk thread.
C: Ladle: brass with carved floral patterns, long handle ending in cloud design, 2 pouring spouts.
D: Separate head similar to head A, hair in neater condition with white tie on top of head, navy blue, yellow and pink pony tail ties
E: Body is similar to B, but hands are closer together
F: Sake kettle held in hands: brass, long spout, wire handle, silver colored fan shape above spout, stamped plum blossom pattern
||Hina Matsuri Court Lady Doll
A: Separate head on wood peg made of molded wood paste, dipped in "gofun", painted black hairline, 2 dots on forehead, eyebrows, painted red lips, inset glass eyes; hair of black silk thread gathered in back and tied at front with yellow thread and in back with purple, pink and yellow thread in two places.
B: Body in standing position with arms outstretched in front, painted carved wood hands, no visible feet. 5 white silk, 1 peach-colored silk and 1 red silk collars visible at neckline. Outer robe of white and orange-red silk brocade in floral pattern, lined with orange red silk; 1 white silk and 1 red silk bands showing at sleeve edge. Red silk "hakama" tied at waist with red silk sash basted with white silk thread.
C: Sake server of metal with stamped pattern, long handle ending in cloud shape, single spout, decorative folded-paper metal shape and two coils attached across bowl.
||Pair of dolls: Ministers of the right (udajin) and left (saidai- jin) characterized by an old man and a young man
Old man doll
A: Pink painted carved wooden face and hands, painted red mouth, inset glass eyes, white synthetic fiber hair tied in a topknot, side whiskers and long mustaches. He sits on a black painted wooden cylinder and his arms are crooked in front of him. Outer robe is of purple and gold brocade in a cloud pattern with dragon medallions, square neck and wide sleeves. At sleeve opening is a white robe bound in black, an orange silk damask robe and a padded white damask sleeve. From waist is suspended a stiff panel of white and light blue zigzags with gold thread floral pattern in center on white background; panel is bound in gold thread and ends in a purple fringe. White damask hakama (pants) bound with orange silk. At the back is a stiff rectangle of white damask bordered in black under a wide stiff black belt. One black painted wooden foot attached. B: black wooden foot broken off. C: Metal symbol: flat with hole and point, cylindrical handle. D: Sword with metal curved blade and white handle with metal fittings center, ending in a point and has a cylindrical handle, held in right E: Scabbard is brown metal with painted gold decoration F: Hat is black painted paper, called Kanmuri with Koji back piece. G: Long red and black bow. H: 5 arrows stuck in brown holder, tied with ribbon. Left foot of A broken off.
Young Man Doll I: Head of doll is molded wood dipped in gofun, red painted mouth, black painted mustache, eyebrows and 2 dots on forehead, black fiber hair tied in topknot with blue thread. Outer robe is orange and gold silk brocade in floral design trimmed with black, square neck; at neckline and sleeve openings show white trimmed with black, orange silk and white padded sleeve edges; embroidered front panel of white and blue zigzags with gold floral design in center. White silk damask hakama bound with orange silk. At back is stiff rectangle of white damask bordered in black under a wide stiff black belt. Doll is seated on a black painted wood cylinder; arms are crooked in front.
J: Hat is black lacquered paper mache called a Kanmuri with Koji section sticking up at back; rod run through the koji; tie has flap of fabric with hair-like fiber attached.
K: Sword: metal blade with a white handle and metal fittings
L: Scabbard: brown metal with painted gold decoration
M: Bow: long red and black bow tied with white cord
N: 5 arrows stuck in a shiny brown arrow holder tied on with white and blue ribbon. The arrows are brown with white shaded to black imitation feathers
||Two musician dolls without instruments
A: Separate head made of molded wood paste, painted a slightly pink, painted red lips, painted black eyebrows, inset glass eyes; inset black hair (boy's style) one piece on crown, one in front, one on left side, right side is missing (see fallen hair in plastic bag), one at back
B: Body is in kneeling posture with arms crooked toward front. White painted wooden carved hands. Outer robe is a blue, white and black plaid with a nap lower back of robe on either side is faded orange silk; belt of same plaid material. Underrobes show at neckline: 1 orange, 1 dark blue, 1 light blue, 6 white. Sleeve of underobe of reddish brown and brown brocade, padded, shows beneath shorter sleeves of outer robe, one blue and one white sleeve edge show beneath. Doll is filled with straw and has a paper covered wooden bottom.
C: Separate head made of molded wood paste, dipped in gofun, crack on forehead painted red mouth, inset glass eyes, two knotted tufts of hair on either side of head, face is whiter than doll A.
B: Body is identical to doll body B, except that right arm is positioned lower paper is missing from bottom of doll
||2 Court lady dolls (Kanjo) for Hina Matsuri display
A: Standing doll with arms outstretched to the right holding a sake kettle in right hand and head turned to the left. Molded wood head and hands dipped in gofun (cracked), painted green spot on mouth, painted black eyebrows and hairline. Black hair is brittle and has fallen off (see E in plastic bag) Outer kimono of white silk damask in a floral pattern (Ko-uchiki), wide padded sleeves, four white collars and 1 light orange one show at neckline, 1 white and 1 orange show at sleeve edges. Robe is tucked into rust-colored silk gauze hakama (haribakama-stiffened with starch) which extends under feet, tied with same fabric sash with a white running stitch and green and gold obi stiffener behind.
B: Sake kettle (Diam: 3/4", H: 1 1/2"), of stamped metal with a pattern of bamboo leaves and floral elements around the rim; long spout
C: Identical to doll A except that her head is not turned as acutely and her hands are raised closer together in front of her.
D: Hair of doll C has fallen off (in plastic bag), hair is gathered and tied with two ties, the upper one of rolled paper stained brown and the lower one of fine white cord.
E: Hair of doll A
||2 Hina Matsuri male attendant dolls
A: Doll's head is made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun which is peeling off; bald head has painted black hair at back, black eyebrows and eyes, red painted mouth. Doll is sitting cross-legged and its white painted carved wooden feet are exposed; the arms are crooked forward with white painted carved wooden hands held in front, peg protruding from right hand. Outer robe of off-white bast fiber is plain woven, short with a self-fabric sash around waist, large sleeves are attached but fall to the back because arms are not in sleeves; sleeve edges have a running stitch in purple silk thread; square neckline. Full pants are in same fabric and gathered at ankles "haribakama". Underrobe is dark blue plain woven silk with "sode-ka kuri", sleeves padded with cotton. The outfit is called "kariginu", originally used for hunting (hawking?) among the peers; later became everyday clothes for peers and military personnel.
B: Hat (tate eboshi) of black painted paper, stands on head and tied under chin with black thread. Fan (chukei) missing.
C & D: Doll is identical to doll A except that the underrobe is black, the right hand is raised and has no peg.
||Hina Matsuri "kanjo" court lady doll Meiji/Taisho period - unmarried girl's hairstyle
Head is made from molded wood paste dipped in gofun (crushed oyster shells) fine features in good condition, black painted hairline, two dots on forehead, and eyelashes; mouth and tongue once painted red, teeth show; Osagi hairstyle of unmarried woman is black hair pulled back in a bouffant manner tied with string on top and at neck and with a white ribbon at bottom of "pony tail"; small metal flower hair decoration inserted through hair. Inset glass eyes. Doll stands with left arm crooked forward at waist level and right arm extended. Hands are of gofun dipped carved wood; right index finger chipped. Outer robe was once a white brocade lined with paper and embroidered with pink and orange flowers and gold couched lines (silk is badly deteriorated). At the neckline are 5 white underkimono (silk deteriorated, only paper remains and 1 orange underkimono. 2 white underkimono lined with orange are exposed at the back of the large sleeves. Orange hakama covers the robes and is fastened with a self-fabric sash (silk is badly deteriorated and the orange paper lining shows through), the hakama extend under and to the back of the dolls feet. Over the left shoulder is an orange strap knotted in the back (silk deteriorated). Brocade obi stiffener under sash at front.
||Court musician doll (originally part of a Hina Matsuri set)
A: Doll is seated on wooden cylinder with circular bands. His left arm is crooked in front with hand near chin, right arm and hand are extended to front. Outer robe is made of faded orange crepe with couched gold thread scroll designs (deteriorated) and blue and white embroidered flowers with green leaves; sleeves are padded; 2 white, 1 orange, 1 green underrobes show at neckline; 2 white show at sleeves (paper ones show at back of sleeves). Green brocade (faded) hakama covers robe, except at sides, and extends under feet (gold floral pattern faded). Matching green robe is off the shoulders so sleeves hang down back and is fastened with self-fabric obi at waist tied in bow at front. Doll's head is attached but moveable, made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun; black painted eyebrows, red painted mouth, inset glass eyes; black hair tufts at sides, front and back (top tuft is missing). Painted wood carved hands (chipped paint on left hand)
B: Baton or cane L: 4.5", Diam: .175", black painted wood stalk with unpainted wood knot at one end. (May not belong to original doll)
C: Drum of painted paper bound with purple silk cord, crushed and broken (Drum would be tapped with right hand)
||Set of 5 Court Musician Dolls for Hina Matsuri Display (Girl's Day)
Court Musician Doll
A: Separate Head is made of molded wood dipped in gofun; faintly painted eyebrows, red painted lips, inset glass eyes, 5 teeth and tongue visible; Tufts of dark brown hair fiber on either side of head, at front, tied at top, bald at back and upper sides.
B: Doll sitting back on his legs, no feet showing, left arm raised to hold drum, right arm forward over lap; hands are painted carved wood. Outer robe and hakama of silk brocade with a blue background and swirling patterns of bamboo and phoenix in rust, brown and silver. Under robe of orange silk crepe show at neckline and at sides of hakama. 3 white damask collars show at neckline; 1 dark blue and a white, black, brown brocade shows at neckline and at sleeve edges. Obi of robe's brocade tied in front bow at waist.
C: Drum (L: 1.5", Diam: 1.175"), body is white painted carved wood in hour glass shape with gold painted paper drum heads and tied with fine brown thread
Court musician doll, H: 8.5", W: 8", D: 5"
D: Separate head on a peg is made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun, faintly painted eyebrows, painted red downturned mouth, inset glass eyes; dark brown hair tufts on each side of head and in back tied with cord.
E: Doll is sitting on legs with left arm crooked in front and raised, right arm crooked forward lower than left. Outer robe and hakama of silk brocade with blue background and brown, silver and rust colored swirling patterns of bamboo leaves, phoenix and clouds. Matching obi tied in a bow at front Orange silk crepe under robe shows at neckline and sides of hakama. 3 white damask collars show at neckline; 1 dark blue and 1 brocade of white, black and brown show at neckline and sleeve edges (brocade is padded).
Court musician doll, H: 8.25", W: 7.5", D: 5"
F: Separate head made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun, painted eyebrows, painted red mouth with teeth, inset glass eyes; dark brown hair tufts on either side of his head, at front and a replacement version at top.
G: The doll sits on his legs with the left arm crooked in front and hand raised towards face, right arm extended forward over lap. Painted wood carved hands, no feet. The outer robe and hakama are silk brocade in blue, silver, and rust colored swirl patterns like dolls A-C & D-E, but the upper robe is off the shoulder and hangs down the lower back held the a self-fabric obi tied with a bow in the front. The under robe shows on the upper part of the doll; silk brocade with beige background and brown patterns of trees and phoenix, blue, green and gold flower patterns, gold tortoise patterns, etc. Orange silk crepe underrobe shows at neckline and sides of hakama; 3 white damask collars at neckline, 1 purple silk crepe at neckline and sleeve edges. Sleeves are padded.
H: Drum (Diam: 2.25") paper mache drum with gold paint on drum heads. Bound with 8 cords threaded through drum head holes. Insect holes on one side.
Court musician doll, H: 13", W: 7", D: 5"
I: Separate head on peg is made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun, faintly painted eyebrows, chipped red painted closed mouth, inset glass eyes; dark brown hair tufts on sides and crown tied with white cord.
J: Doll body leans back (to sit on a pedestal) with legs extended forward, no feet showing, painted carved wood hands, left arm crooked forward and raised, right arm extending to lap. Outer robe hangs down back from waist and hakama made of silk brocade with a blue background and silver, rust, purple, peach colored design. At back hakama is detached exposing the straw body. The under robe is visible on top in gold, yellow, black, green, blue brocade on beige background with flowers, trees, phoenix and turtles, sleeves are padded. Orange silk crepe under robe is visible at neckline and sides of hakama. 4 white damask collars show at neckline, 1 dark purple one at neck and at sleeve openings.
Court musician doll, H: 12:, W: 8"
K: Separate head on peg is made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun, painted eyebrows, red painted mouth, teeth showing, inset glass eyes, dark brown hair tufts on either side of head at front, replacement tuft on crown tied with cord.
L: Description of body is same as doll 1993.4.24 I-J except that left arm extends to lap and right arm extends out at side of body. The hakama is pulled away at back exposing straw body. Left leg of hakama is torn, insect damage exposing the crude wooden foot.
Condition: some insect holes
||Set of 5 Court Musician Dolls used for Hina Matsuri Display (Girl's Day)
Court musician dolls are cross legged with one foot exposed and hands in various positions, H:8.75", W:8.25";
A: Separate head made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun, painted black dots on forehead (others has no dots, but eyebrows), black painted eyes and red painted lips. Black hair fibers have fallen off and black paint appears beneath.
B: Body. Outer robe of silk brocade with green background and white floral patterns and purple medallions, side closure, square neck, open at shoulders, orange cord stitched through sleeve edges, purple lining; orange under robe shows at neckline and sleeves, 3 white under robes show at neckline and one padded in sleeve opening. Khaki colored silk twill hakama with silver medal- lions. White silk covered foot; painted carved wood hands.
C: Hat is textured black paper mache (tate eboshi style) with purple cord which ties under chin
D: Hair piece fallen from head
Court Musician Doll, H:8", W:6.375"
E: Head, same as A except for having eyebrows and no dots
F: Body, same as B except right arm is raised and left arm lower
G: Hat, same as C.
H: Drumstick-gold painted knob on black stick
Court Musician Doll, H:7.5", W:6.5"
J: Head, see A and E
K: Body, see B and F; hands are raised in front to hold instrument
L: Hat, see C and G
M: Musical instrument (Sho) set of 15 pipes made of painted black carved wood paint is chipping off base
Court Musician Doll, H:8.375, W:6"
N: Head, see A and E; some hair left on head
O: Body, see B and F; left hand raised right hand centered in front
P: Hat, see C and G
Q: Flute (Yokobue) held horizontally; red wood stick wrapped in 6 places with black ridged simulated reed wrapping
Court Musician Doll, H:8.175 x 6.5
R: Head, see A and E
S: Body, see B and F; left hand raised near face, right hand held out
T: Hat, see C and G
U: Flute (Hichiriki), short version held vertically; red wood stick wrapped in 5 places with black ridged simulated reed wrapping V: Hair piece from head
||5 court musician Dolls used for Hina Matsuri Display (Girl's Day)
Doll 1: 5.75x6.25"
A: Separate head made of molded wood paste and dipped in gofun, painted eyebrows, red painted mouth sweetly smiling, inset glass eyes, undefined ears, black fiber hair tufts inset either side of bald head.
B: Body in kneeling posture with arms crooked in front and painted carved wooden hands held near mid-chest level. Outer robe and hakama of gold on blue brocade in phoenix and floral pattern, tied in bow at waist with self- fabric obi. Under robe of "old gold" on gold brocade in a scoll design, shows at neckline and sleeve opening, sleeves padded. 3 beige silk, 1 beige damask and 1 rust collar show at neckline and rust silk shows at sleeve opening and sides of hakama.
Doll 2: 5.75x4.375"
C: Head same as doll 1 except that mouth is open and teeth showing, has missing tuft on forehead and possibly on crown.
D: Body same as 1 except that left is higher and fingers are curled. Upper part of outer robe hangs down back, exposing under robe.
Doll 3: 9x4.625"
E: Head same as doll 1 with mouth closed.
F: Body same as 1 with legs extended in front, costume same as doll 2
Doll 4: 8.25x6"
G: Head same as doll 1 with mouth closed with determined look.
H: Body same as 1 with legs extended in front
Doll 5: 5.75x6"
I: Head same as doll 1 with mouth open, teeth showing, topknot on crown.
J: Body same as 1 in kneeling posture, costume same as doll 1
||4 court musician dolls (Hina Matsuri sets usually consist of 5)
Doll 1: 4.75x4.5"
A: Separate head on peg made of molded wood dipped in gofun; gray painted eyebrows, red painted mouth, inset glass eyes; bald top (shaved) with black fiber hair on sides pulled back into topknot.
B: Body is seated on black painted grooved cylinder; arms crooked forward, painted carved wood hands in front, right raised, left near waist. Outer robe and hakama of "old gold" on purple brocade in a peony design, upper part of robe is off shoulders and hanging down back affixed with self-fabric sash, blue paper lined sleeves. Under robe exposed on top is gold on orange brocade in a floral design, padded sleeves; 5 collars visible at neckline.
C: Hat, etateboshi style made of black enameled paper, tied with purple cord under chin.
Doll 2: 3.75x5"
D: Head same as doll 1 except 2 tied hair tufts on each side of head
E: Body in kneeling position, left arm raised high, curled fingers, costume same as doll 1.
F: Hat, suienokan style with horsehair net in back
Doll 3: 4x4.175"
G: Head same as doll 1 except he has a full head of hair
H: Kneeling position, left hand raised to mouth; outer robe visible, no hat
Doll 4: 5.5x4"
I: Head same as doll 1 except 2 long hair tufts tied on both sides
J: seated on cylinder, arms crossed
K: Etateboshi hat stuck to head
||Set of 5 musician dolls for Hina Matsuri display
Doll 1: 4.75x5.75"
A: Separate head on peg made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun; gray painted eyebrows, inset black eyes, black fiber hair tufts tied on both sides of shaved head. Black lacquered paper hat is glued to head, boat shaped with triangle on crown, tied with purple and white silk cord.
B: Body, kneeling with painted carved wood hands held out in front of chest. Outer robe and hakama of white, yellow, purple and blue on khaki silk brocade in floral and phoenix pattern, lined with pale green silk; purple silk shows at sides of hakama. 3 white, 1 pale green, 1 red collars show at neckline. Underrobe of khaki on red brocade shows at neckline and sleeve openings. Doll 2: 4.25x5.75",
C: Head same as doll 1 except that he has a full head of hair with side tufts and there is a crack in the gofun across the face. Triangular piece is broken off the hat.
D: Body same as doll 1 except that the left hand is position lower, above lap.
Doll 3: 4x4.5"
E: Head same as doll 2 except he has no side hair tufts (cracked face)
F: Body same as doll 2 except that left hand is raised and fingers of both hands are curved.
G: Hat which has come off of circular wire on head is the same style as doll 1.
Doll 4: 5.5x5:
H: Head same as doll 3 except hair is longer and face has no cracks.
I: Body seated on a black lacquered cylinder, right arm is stretched out to the side. Costume is the same as doll 3
J: Hat is the same as doll 3 except that the triangular piece on top is gone.
K: Drum glued to right hand has a black lacquered wood spindle in center, paper drum heads on either end which are beige with black design, and bound with red cord, called a Tsutsumi drum
Doll 5: 5.75x4.75"
L: Head same as doll 1 with tied hair tufts on sides of head and hat glued to head; crack under chin.
M: Body seated on cylinder is the same as doll 4 except that left arm is raised in front with a drum glued to the hand and the right arm is crooked in front
N: Seat, cylinder shape with spiral grooves, black lacquered wood with a metal pin protruding which fits into the doll
O: Drum glued to left hand, wood stem has gold spots on black lacquer, paper drum heads are white with black design, tied with gold colored cord. Drum stem is broken; called a Tsutsumi drum.
Accessories for set of 5 court musician dolls
P-S: Swords, L-2.5", in scabbards made of wood with black lacquered bottoms, white painted tops and gold painted knobs and guards. 3 swords (P,Q,R) are curved and 1 (S) is straight.
T: Baton with red lacquered thread wrapped around a black wooden stick.
U: Drum, 2.5x2x.75", with a short stem and wide round drum heads made of paper mache, stem is black lacquer and drum heads on inside are painted gold while the outside of the drum heads are white bordered with black lacquer, drum is bound with red cord. Attached to a broken plain wooden stand which has two cross bars, two post attached by pieces of wood to the drum stem and a piece of wood attached to the cross bar extending out the back . (See photo on p. 105 of vol. 7 of Japanese craft series in museum library)
There are also 3 broken pieces of wood of unknown use: 2 are 1.25" long, 1 is black lacquered and the other unfinished wood (possibly drum sticks) One piece is .5" long, black lacquered
||Court Lady Doll for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Separate head on a peg made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun; chipping forehead has clear lacquer repair, scuffed nose, red painted mouth, inset glass eyes, black painted hairline; black fiber hair tied in back with thread and protected with a folded paper covering.
B: Body in a seated position with painted carved wooden hands held out in front and painted carved wooden bare feet crossed near ankles in an informal position. Outer robe of plain white silk lined with pale blue silk crepe, off-center opening, square neck, folded front panel, sleeves hang down back with yellow silk thread running stitch at edges; self-fabric sash at back. Under kimono of orange, yellow and brown brocade in framed floral designs shows at neckline, padded sleeves and a tab extends from front outer robe. 2 beige and 1 pink collar at neckline. Pale yellow silk damask pants gathered at mid-calf. Originally one of a set.
||Doll Tray Stand for Girls' Day Display
Square shaped with lip around top and four pierced sides. Wood coated with lacquer, red on the top, gold around lip, on four sides gold spiral vine design on black lacquer with gold peony on two sides above cut out. All four sides have cut outs in an oval shape with two rounded side extensions They are trimmed in gold. Inside is painted black. The tray would be displayed with a wine pitcher and wine cups as part of a Hina Matsuri doll display.
||Doll's Chest of Drawers (Tansu)
A: Case for chest has two sides, top, bottom, drawer rests, kick plate and back. (Piece from top has come off - numbered J). Black lacquered wood has a gold painted vine pattern with 3 leaves on top and sides; one large gold painted peony with 9 leaves on top. Back is plain black lacquer.
B-G: 5 drawers are black lacquered wood with gold painted vine pattern with 3 leaves on fronts, gold painted peonies, round silver colored metal disk with vine pattern and "keyhole" in center top of drawers, two metal drawer pulls in a curved shape attached with metal disks.
B: top drawer has peony with 6 leaves on the right,
C: 2nd drawer has peony with 6 leaves on the left
D: 3rd drawer has peony bud with 4 leaves on the right
E-F: 4th drawer has one peony bud with 4 leaves on the left; drawer in split in two inside
G: 5th drawer has peony with 6 leaves on the right
H-I: 2 silk tassels are tied to the top drawer pulls, made of orange silk cord ending in 2 tassels each with white tops and orange bottoms, knotted in two places in a flower design.
||Two mochi offering stands for Girls' Day display
A: Base is diamond shaped in the form of truncated pyramid; black lacquered wood with gold painted vine patterns on two front surfaces with a gold painted peony blossom at the lower part of the front seam; 1/2" diameter hole in upper center of each of two front faces. Called "Hishi Dai" (diamond-shaped stand)
B: Tray is flat elongated diamond shape with a smaller diamond shape piece glued to center bottom where it fits into base; black lacquered wood with gold painted edge trim.
C: "Mochi" is a elongated diamond shaped wooden block about 1.625" thick; painted horizontally in 1/2" bands pink, green and white, top to bottom; block is hollow with a hole in the bottom. Block represents mochi cake made of rice flour used as an offering on festive occasions.
D: Base identical to A
E: Tray identical to B
F: Mochi identical to C
||Set of doll furniture includes chest of drawers, shelving unit, carrying containers, mirror for Hina Matsuri display
A-E: Chest of 4 Drawers (Tansu)
A: Chest case consists of top, bottom, 2 sides, drawer supports and 2 doors. Made of black lacquered wood with gold painted swirled vine design on top, sides and door fronts, gold painted peony on top right side and peony bud on top left side, and repeated on both doors; inside the doors are 3 gold painted lines of floral design (bamboo and cherry blossoms)-matching the drawers. Silver-colored metal fittings with inscribed floral design include top and bottom corner pieces, top and bottom front plates on the case, three strap hinges on each door, central scalloped shaped pieces divided in two in center which is the lock (has two knobs and a pull handle), two handles on either side of case.
B-E: 4 recessed drawers of black lacquered wood, gold painted trim and patterns of bamboo and cherry blossoms; 2 metal handles
F: Shelving Unit made of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design and two peonies on top. Two upper shelves and lower shelf, open sides.
G: Two roofed boxes on a shoulder pole, black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design and peonies; tied with orange and white silk cord
H: Model hand mirror of black lacquered wood with painted gold vine and peony pattern, round with rectangular handle; mirror side is painted black
||Matching Tray Stand and Lidded Box
A: Tray stand with red lacquered top and black lacquered wood with gold paint swirled vine 3 petal design on four sides, 2 gold peony blossoms on front side top, cut out shapes in the four sides are shaped as an oval with round extensions on ends, upper rim is painted gold and under part is painted black. One corner is split and the lacquer is chipped.
B&C: Lidded Box B: Base of black lacquered wooden box has gold painted swirled design (matches tray) on four sides, gold painted peony on front side, red painted interior and edge, black lacquered bottom. Lacquer is chipped off in a number of places C: Lid of box B of black lacquered wood with gold painted swirled design and a peony on top, gold painted edges, red painted underside. Lacquer chipped off
||Doll Furniture for Hina Matsuri display on Girls' Day
A: 5 Drawer Chest (Tansu) made of black lacquered wood with gold painted swirling vine pattern and gold peonies, embossed metal fittings on all corners at top front and back center, at bottom center, metal straps at corners of drawer supports, metal u-shaped handles on either side of case
B-F: 5 drawers with two metal handles each attached with chrysanthemum shaped fittings and metal locks with protruding knob on front of each drawer Tansu dimensions: L: 7.625", H: 8", D: 3.175"
G-K 4-Tiered container with lid made of black lacquered wood with painted gold swirling vine pattern and peonies, red interiors, L: 5", H: 6.25", D: 4.25" G: Lid, H-K: 4 boxes with gold trim on edges
L-O: Set of two trays for displaying miniature rice cakes, black lacquered wood with gold trim. L&N: bases, elongated diamond in truncated pyramid shape with holes on two sides and gold painted vine pattern and peony. M&O tray section shaped as elongated triangle, diamond shaped under pieces fits base
P: Doll's spoon of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine on handle and back, red lacquer in bowl of spoon
Q: "Palace wagon" (Gosho-guruma) pulled by ox; wagon, ox, ladder and stool and tied to red and black base with red cord. Wagon is black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design and trim, two cart wheels, three curtains at windows and long yoke to which ox is tied with orange and white cord. Ox is covered with black paper, orange brocade back covering. Black lacquer and gold painted ladder is attached to back and stool is tied between cart and ox. This particular ox drawn wagon is called "Ama-mayu-no-Kuruma" used by royalty. Dimensions: H: 6", W: 4.375", L: 12.875" R-S: Miniature pitcher with lid of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine and peony design;
R: Pitcher has red lacquered interior, gold rim, narrow straight spout and rounded handle;
S: Lid has red lacquered underside. Dimensions: H: 2.5", Diam: 2.5"
T: Tray on four legs made of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design. red lacquered interior and gold trim, black underside, H: 2.25, W: 4, L: 4.175
U-V: Tray same as T except that one leg is broken off; V: leg W: Tray on pedestal (round base, stem) of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine and peony design, H: 3", Dia: 3"
W: Takadai, dish on pedestal, black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design, H: 3", Diam.: 3", long stem with curves and a bell shape base.
X: Pedestal Dish made of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design exterior and red lacquered interior. H: .75", Dia: .75", for soup or sake
Y & Z: Two pedestal trays made of black lacquered wood with gold painted vine design exterior and red lacquered top, squarish pedestals have holes on 3 side sides, top has a paper dot stuck in center. H: 1.175", L: 1.25", W: 1.25"
AA: Dish made of black lacquered wood with painted gold vine pattern on exterior and red lacquered interior. H: .375", Dia: 1.25"; Placed on tray such as Z in display to served sushi.
||A-D: Miniature Chest of Drawers (Chadansu), H: 6", W: 5.5", D: 2.375"
A: Chest case made of black lacquered wood with painted gold design--on top 3 medallions of pine, bamboo, plum blossom, repeated on sides; in center at left two sliding doors with painted Mount Fuji, pine trees and crescent shape silver handles; kickplate has plum blossom design. B: Bottom drawer has gold painted pine tree with lg. brown branch in foreground; 2 metal handles. C: Drawer at middle right side has gold painted crane in a frame with a metal tab attached with a chrysanthemum shaped disk. D: Upper drawer has gold pine tree design with brown branch; two metal handles with orange knotted cord & tassels on each one.
E-G: Miniature Mirror Stand (Kyodai), H: 4", W: 3.25", D: 2.875" E: Stand of black lacquered wood with gold painted design of lozenge shaped plum blossoms in sets of four, rectangular mirror framed and attached to stand with gold painted and black lacquered wood. F: Top drawer with gold painted crane and pine, metal handle. G: Bottom drawer with pine, bamboo and crane.
H-J: Miniature Sewing Stand, H: 4.75", W: 1.875", D: 1.75" H: Stand case of black lacquered wood with gold painted design--cherry blossoms on top and sides, red silk padded pin cushion in lacquered wood box attached to extension on right side. I&J: 2 drawers, 1 with broken handle.
K-N: Music Stand and Shamisen stringed instrument K: Music stand made of black lacquered wood with gold painted design, on red velvet platform; stand is rectangular shaped box with two supports extending upward (knotched to hold separate sheet music holder), crossbar has a gold painted crane, sides supports have hexagonal bamboo designs, and top has pine tree design. Plectrum (bachi) plain wood glued to red base. L: Music holder shaped like a lectern has a bottom lip; gold painted pine tree and plum tree design, gold painted edges M: Drawer to stand has gold painted pine tree and plum tree design; metal handle N: Miniature Shamisen (traditional 3 stringed lute) with squarish body and long handle; top and bottom of body made of unfinished wood (representing catskin); handle and sides made of black lacquered wood, gold painted design of stream and pine on one side of body and handle; end of handle widens and curves down at end, three pegs, two strings (one string missing).
||Two Miniature Round Trays on Pedestals for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Round tray of black lacquered wood with gold painted design of curling vine pattern with peony and leaves in center; round slightly cupped top with gold painted ring around center peony, plain black bottom, on a turned stem of plain black lacquer, narrower in the center and bottom end; with a hemispherical base.
B: Tray identical to A except that there are several chips on lower portion of top. Used as part of the Girls' Day display for offerings of food or candy.
||Two Miniature Lacquer Bowls for Offerings in Hina Matsuri Display
A: Bowl made of black lacquered carved wood; inner bowl is red lacquer with a rim, giving the impression of a bowl inside another bowl; outer bowl has a gold painted rim and a gold swirling vine design on sides, base is painted gold and bottom is plain black lacquer.
B: Bowl identical to "A"
||Miniature Tray, Vase, Bowl, 2 Stacking Containers for Hina Maturi Display
A: Offertory table, H: 2.5", Sq: 4.75", of lacquered wood; tray has four long sides and 4 short sides at 'corners', red lacquered top and inside rim, rim is split at two corners, has painted gold edge, black lacquered outside with gold painted swirling vine design and two peonies on one side of rim; four carved legs extending out at bottom with three sides.
B: Small Vase of black lacquered carved wood, round with wider shoulders, narrow neck and flared mouth painted gold, painted gold vine design Dimensions: H: 1.625", Diam: .625"
C: Bowl, round with straight sides and base, lacquered wood, red lacquer interior, gold rim, black lacquered sides with gold painted vine design Dimensions: H: .875", Diam: 1.175"
D: Square stackable box, H: .75", 1.75" square, red lacquered interior gold rim, black lacquer with painted gold vine design on sides, corners are rounded.
E: Square stackable box identical to "D" with two ridges on bottom to fit onto box "D"
||Pair of Offertory trays on pedestals used in Hina Matsuri Display
A: Tray made of black lacquered wood, round with cupped edges, gold painted rim and circle surrounding peony, gold painted swirling vine design on top, black lacquered bottom with hole where stem inserts.
B: Pedestal for Tray, black lacquered wood with gold painted swirling vine design and peonies, one on stem and one on base; stem narrows near top, curves out and narrows again where it meets the hemispherical base, gold painted edge at lower edge of base.
C: Tray identical to "A"
D: Pedestal identical to "B"
||Miniature Court Palanquin (Kago) with 2 umbrellas for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Palanquin mounted on platform, lacquered wood, two roofs, upper roof is made of two pieces of black lacquered wood, painted gold rim and vine design held together with a panel of gold on red silk brocade; upper roof sits on top of shoulder bar which extends beyond ends of palanquin, black lacquer with gold painted vine and peonies on front, stamped silver end protectors; lower roof sits on palanquin made of black lacquered wood with painted gold vine design, gold painted edges with silver corner and center straps; body of palanquin has painted gold vine design on black lacquer, two gold peonies at bottom, windows covered with gold and red brocade and red and white tassels on three sides, faux doors on one side, stamped silver straps at corners and center; sits on two black lacquered stools with gold painted sides; palanquin and two gold painted posts are tied with red cord to a black lacquered base with a red silk center.
B: Umbrella which fits into side post with straps; black lacquered handle, gold on red brocade top cover with red and white cord and tassels and black paper edge.
C: Umbrella identical to "B"
||Model of Court Palanquin (Kago) mounted on a base for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Palanquin made of lacquered wood; upper roof in two sections of reddish brown lacquer joined with a panel of gold and mustard colored brocade with floral design, gold painted edges, black lacquer underside with two flanges on each section; upper roof sits on shoulder bar which extends beyond ends of palanquin, reddish-brown lacquer with pine design painted in green and gold on front side, ends are finished with stamped silver pieces, shoulder bar attached with silver straps to lower roof; lower roof of reddish-brown lacquer has painted gold edges and silver straps and corners and front center; body of palanquin is reddish-brown lacquer with gold painted stripes, painted gold and green pine tree and two cranes on front, faux doors, windows on three sides are gold and orange brocade with orange, red and white tassels; body sits on two gold painted stools which are attached to a wood base covered with red silk, front edge of base is covered with brocade striped silk and a black lacquered bar; at both ends of palanquin are gold painted bases for two umbrellas; the whole palanquin is tied together with orange and white cord
B: Umbrella has long black handle tied with red cord at one end, white silk cover at top has a rectangle of gold and red silk and is tied with orange cord.
C: Wooden stool with shoes, H: .875", W: 1.625", D: 1.125", stool made of natural wood with thin layer of varnish, top has straight grooved pattern; on top of stool are a pair of black lacquer shoes with red painted interior glued to the surface
D: Bombori standard, H: 5.375", W: ", has long black handle tied with red cord at one end, white silk cover in flattened ball shape at top tied with orange cord.
||Model stand with crossbar and hooks for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Stand made of black lacquered wood with painted gold vine design with peonies and buds; two uprights are attached to a base and hold a square rod crossbar with hooks on which 4 orange knotted cords with tassels hang; the cross bar has embossed gold metal coverings at each end; the hooks, 2 on each side of center uprights have chrysanthemum metal bases, which are repeated on the top of the crossbar; the two square rod uprights are encased at the bottom with the same embossed gold metal and are attached to a similar metal plate on top of the base which has a curved stepped form.
B-E: 4 orange silk knotted cord, three knots, ending in tassels, hang from the 4 metal hooks.
Used as backdrop behind top row of Hina Matsuri Display
||Pair of Pewter Vases used in Hina Matsuri Display
A: Vase made of pewter has bulbous shaped body, narrow neck, and flared lip; manufacturer's mark is stamped into the bottom; scratches on inside of lip.
B: Vase identical to A but with no scratches, has a dent on one edge of lip.
||Pair of Light Standards for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Light standard, H: 10", Diam: 2.625" (bottom), made of black lacquered wood metal socket at top is fit into a small hemispherical shaped holder with a gold painted floral design on front, attached to a post with 3 metal fittings, at the top is a fitting with flanges extending to the sides, 2 tassels hang from flanges, lozenge shaped metal fitting in center and stamped metal fitting surrounds base of post which is attached to larger hemispherical base, base has painted gold red and white flower on front; wires visible at bottom.
B: Lamp shade, H: 5.25", circ: 15.625", black lacquered wood frame has moustache-shaped cross bar at top with gold painted outline, attached with small rods to ring, 8 black and gold bands extend out from the ring in an octagonal lantern shape and fit into a black painted metal ring at bottom. B has an extra metal ring; white silk gauze forms the middle of the lantern and has painted white and pink cherry blossoms with red leaves and black and green branches on front side.
C: Light bulb of white glass screws into socket on top of lamp standard
D: Light standard same as "A" except that it has a metal ring attached to top E: Lamp shade same as "B" except that it has one less metal ring at base F: Light bulb same as "C", has some corrosion on metal fitting
||Pair of orange cushions for Emperor and Empress dolls in Hina Matsuri display.
A: Rectangular shaped cushion made of orange silk damask with chrysanthemum pattern, soft padding, hand sewn around three edges, knotted orange cord with orange and white tassels fastened at two corners, other two corners tied with cotton ties. B: Identical to "A" except it is slightly larger
||Cushion for Emperor or Empress Doll for Hina Matsuri display
Rectangular shaped cushion, machine sewn orange silk crepe, possibly has cotton stuffing.
||Wallet used by girls on festival occasions, i.e. Hina Matsuri
A: Wallet which folds in 3, made of two sections sewn together with red silk thread (faggoting), exterior of red, white and gold brocade of flying cranes, edged with white binding, interior of plain red silk with small mirror inset.
B: Strap, H: 2.5", W: .875", D: .75", folded around wallet with red silk cord tied through two holes in strap and through a small pouch, knotted with 2 red bead strung on; exterior of strap and pouch of the red, white and gold brocade and interior of red plain silk with white edging; pouch is folded at top and stuffed.
C: Case, L: 3.5", W: .625", D: .175", exterior of the red, white and gold brocade and interior of plain red silk with white edging, knotted red silk cord tied to one upper corner ends in red and white tassel.
D: Miniature hair ornament, L: 2.75", W: .75", silver-colored metal, elongated loop at one end, circular disk with embossed chrysanthemum design at other end, attached to disk are 6 chains ending in smaller disks in chrysanthemum shape.
||Orange silk knotted cord with 8 yellowish orange tassels. Main knot has 6 loops with 4 short ends with single tassels and 2 long double loops with knots and double tassels at end.
||Miniature bowls of food
A: Round flat bowl made of paper mache painted yellow with gold rim; blue, green and orange pattern on inside of bowl; orange rectangles to represent hishi mochi are in the bowl on a bed of shredded daikon radish. Hishi mochi are toasted rice cakes cut into hishi shape.
B. Paper mache bowl with red and gold half circles with blue pine tree design on cream background; inside has red and gold half circles with blue cross hatching; contains makizushi, Osaka style and hakozushi with a bamboo leaf for decoration. Makizushi is seaweed rolled around rice. Hakozushi is pressed cooked fish with rice.
||Miniature red lacquer trays for Hina Matsuri Display
A: Square, lacquered tray with flared edges and shaped feet, red lacquer top with gold painted bamboo and cherry blossoms, red lacquer sides, and black lacquered bottom.
B,C,D: 3 rectangular lacquered trays with flared edges, red lacquered top and sides with gold painted bamboo and cherry design, black lacquered bottom D has large chip out of edge
||Crown for Empress Doll, Hina Matsuri display
Circular gold-colored metal head band has painted orange leaf design, open arches on top of band. Center front has intersecting strips of metal, on extends up and the other extends to the sides; metal flowers and leaves at the end of each extension, flowers on each side have blue bead centers and the center flower has a light orange center. Top of crown consists of a central phoenix shape with tail feathers standing behind and in front a Buddhist flame symbol with a silver conch shell. Eight wires extend from base of crown and have beads and metal dangles hanging down.
||Hina Matsuri Doll accessories
A: Shoe stand is made of unpainted wood with carved ridges on top. Pair of shoes lacquered black on outside and red inside, glued to top of stand.
B: Portable shrine (Mikoshi) with gold painted roof, hexagonal shape with rings at corners, gold metal phoenix on top; gold paper hangs down front and back. In center i rectangle covered with red and gold fabric with silver paper circle on each side. This is set on gold painted platform with gold painted metal fence with torii on four sides. On four corners are orange covered cord straps which tied shrine to carrying poles. There are 2 brass bells attached to each strap. There are 2 parallel wooden carrying poles covered with black lacquer with gold ends and a metal loop on each end. Two black lacquer crossbars strengthen the carrying bars and sit on 4 black lacquer wooden "feet" (now broken and lying flat). All is set on a red fabric covered base, held on with a double strand of red thread front and black. On the bottom is a white and gold striped paper neatly hiding folds of red fabric.
||Doll representing Empress (part of Dainibina - royal couple)
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) with set-in glass eyes. Painted black eyebrows, false eyebrow smudges on upper forehead and red lips. Human hair pulled toward back with tarashi (ponytail) tied with thread showing paper at end.
B: Body in sitting position wears robe woven of paper and orange cotton with a supplementary weft floral design in rust, white, purple and grayish green; square neck and wide sleeves. At neck are 6 gray brocade under kimono, next is a purple under kimono and then one of paper and white cotton. Sleeve edges have a wide strip of brocade made of brown paper and red cotton and a narrow black strip next to a brown paper and white cotton brocade with black binding. A padded fabric of paper and white cotton brocade protrudes from the sleeve. There is a stiffened apron with red border with crosses of brown paper strips. Next is a white raised cotton inner border, also with crosses; in the center is a red rectangle with crosses. At the back is a wide black cotton piece covered with a paper strip; a black shiny paper strip at the shoulder area, and a black cotton covered band goes around the waist and is nailed into the doll on each side.
C: Crown is made of thin metal, H: 4.75", W: 7", formerly gift, with a large open circle on headband, phoenix on top piece with Buddhist flame and phoenix tail feathers behind. At the sides are dangling beads and small metal squares. It ties under the chin with a brown cotton string.
D: Fan, H: 3.5", W: .75", is made of 11 thin wood strips fastened at the bottom with a wooden peg; the top is connected with peach and green cotton threads.
Condition: hands are dirty and some fingers are broken. Crown is bent out of shape and tarnished.
||A-K: Black lacquered wood stands for Boys or Girls Day dolls
||A-D: Stands for Boys or Girls Day Dolls
||Miniature stringed musical instrument (Koto) for Hina Matsuri display
Koto is made of wood, convex shaped over its length, wider at one end than the other; ends are covered with faded green, white on orange brocade; metal fittings cover the sides at each end, one metal fitting on top of one end is fan shaped and is covered by the 13 waxed strings which fan out over a ridge of metal, the strings are attached to holes behind a metal ridge at the other end, at this end is attached a lacquered paper plaque with black calligraphy--actually gold painted papier mache which is embossed with flowers and vines and is flaking.
||Samurai Doll representing Benkei
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun in red color. Black painted eyebrows in a shape of a U, wide mustache joined at the sideburns, beard. Indication of red painted lips. In-set glass eyes. Cracks at lower back, under chin. Holes at bottom of head to insert onto body. No hair, the top of the head is painted black.
B: Body of figure in a squatting position with left leg extending at the left side, right knee bends forward. His right arm is extended forward, elbow raised, hand palm down. Left arm thrusts downward, hand palm side down with thumb and index finger connected. Hand shields of painted paper. Four tier armour on both shoulders, black boards laced with turquoise silk or rayon material . Cardboard armour is painted gold at saw-toothed tops, with decorative clouds and moon. Ornate metal panels at bottom of each section of armour. Armour held by suede shoulder straps and pads of brown with black eight petal flower printed on and off white silk edging. The breast armour is adorned with metal panel which is embossed with cloud and moon patterns. Bottom of panel is irregular. Two irregular circles are curved out. Silk turquoise cords are laced in two tiers, with gold painted on top saw edges of three tiered armour. Two metal bosses with rings in petal shape are attached to armour between first and second panels. The armour is black and has appearance of slats woven vertically. Three additional four panel pieces hang from the waist. Gold, brown, green and white cotton brocade sash is tied in one knot in front at his waist. On his back is gloss black armour with two metal bosses with rings at upper corners of armour. A larger boss is attached at center below the others. A tan cotton string is threaded through three metal rings to hold weapons.
Two pieces of armour hang from back waist. On right front end of suede shoulder strap a black three tiered dark blue silk cord laced armour is attached by green cord to the metal floral items with a ring of the shoulder strap. On the left a peanut 'n shell shaped black armour is attached to a metal embossed with a ring by a white silk cord with bows. The shield and armour are made of paper mache and painted in black. Clothing is beige, mocha brown, smoky orange silk brocade with floral - geometric designs. Collar has three layers of white silk beneath outer clothes. At edge of right sleeve is an off-white silk cord laced through the sleeve. Beneath the left sleeve black silk with gold wheel designs. At waist a belt with thickly corded ends are tied in a knot in front. Aqua-green tassels at the end of the belt. The belt is cotton brocade with yellow, green, and white. hakama gathered at the ankles. Brown silk brocade leggings have five metal strips nailed to the top. Back of the legs are covered with paper. Feet have brown damask tabi and straw slippers (Waraj). Red obi with gold design is seen from right side.
C: Hood - beige colored silk damask decorated with mustard brocade at edges and center of hood. A triangle is folded in half and sewn together in front. Lined with white silk.
D: Weapon Holder- L: 3.25", H" 4.75", W: .5", wood painted black. Attached to post and an upper perforated board with 6 holes painted red. The base is split at the base and on one end a black and red paper case is attached.
E: Lance- L: 18 3/8", handle made of bamboo, blade made of metal. A section before the blade is brown painted wood with sand glued on and with three red circles.
F: Scythe - L: 17", Bamboo handle and paper mache blade. Painted black. Section before blade has pasted sand and a black painted circle.
G: Mallet - L: 18", Bamboo handle and a 1.5" head of wood painted gold and brown.
H: Rake - L: 18", Bamboo handle with base pasted with sand and one black painted circle. Rack head is paper mache and has three black painted prongs.
I: Saw - L: 17", bamboo handle, wooden base with pasted sand and black circle. head is paper mache and painted black.
J: Four Side Saw - L: 17 5/8", Bamboo handle, wooden base with pasted sand. Blades paper mache and painted black.
K: Four Side Saw. Same as J.
L: Piece of K, saw blade.
Condition after freezing: cracks on forehead, back, under chin, right jaw with white underlayer showing in spots
||Standing Samurai Warrior Doll
A: Doll with attached head moulded from wood paste and dipped in gofun, eyebrows are painted black, downturned mouth painted red. The forehead and top of the head are bare. The black silk fiber hair has mostly deteriorated--only shreds are left in front of the ears and on the back of the head. In front of the side hair is a vertical painted simulated hair line. A wooden peg, painted white with a black tip extends up from the back of the head. It was probably covered with hair originally.
Posture: Standing, right arm raised to eye level, finger tips curved to meet tip of thumb. Left hand extended forward waist high.
Clothing: Breastplate the top of which is gold painted metal. with an embossed pattern of a shishi lion dog. The lower breast plate is of laced flexible armour plates and has two metal bosses with attached rings where the two sections meet. The backplate is painted cardboard with a large boss between the shoulder blades from which a metal ring hangs. The back and front plates are joined by brocade cloth strips extending over the shoulders, fastened to the plates by chrysanthemum shaped metal fasteners. Extending from the collar to the elbow the upper arms are protected by laced, flexible armour plates at the end of which a gold painted, embossed metal plate with a pattern of a shishi. In front, hanging down from the waist to below the knees are three sections of the flexible armour under which are two knee guards of simulated leather with crossed braids. In the back hanging from the waist to the back of the knees are two sections of the flexible armour. The laces for the armour are all turquoise. Under the armour on the upper body he wears a kimono of beige brocade with patterns in brown and blue of flowers, phoenix, dragons, and geometric figures. At the neck two layers of under kimono may be seen . On the shoulders, above the flexible armour are epaulets, a top one of the same brocade material as the kimono, the under one of purple brocade with a wisteria pattern. The back if the warriors raised right hand is protected by a leather guard painted gold and black. The right sleeve of his kimono is tied around his wrist with a turquoise colored flat braid. Under the outer kimono another kimono can be seen under his hitched up sleeve. This under kimono is black brocade with patterns of flowers, phoenix, and geometric shapes. Around the warriors waist is a sash of beige crepe silk which lies flat against back but is padded and tied in a simple overhand knot in front. Also around his waist is a girdle of loose sisal or bast fibers. The lower body to mid-calf is covered by a hakama of mud colored cotton and paper damask with a repeat pattern of large floral medallions on the hakama. He wears leggings of a purple brocade with silver colored medallions in a wisteria pattern. These are tied at the ankle with flat turquoise colored braid. On his feet he has beige colored tabi with a brown geometric design. The fabric of the tabi appears to be a blend of paper and cotton. On his feet he wears straw sandals. The hands are carved wood coated with white gofun. He stands on a brown stained wooded base 6.75" X 6.75", H: .5".
B: Sword - L: 10.5", W: 1"D: 1 3/16", Metal blade is 6.5" long. The sword guard is of stamped metal with an embossed ribbon like pattern around the perimeter. The sword hilt has an under wrapping of simulated ivory colored snakeskin. It has embossed, gold colored metal fittings halfway up the hilt on each side. The end if the hilt is covered with a fitted cut out metal cap. Under the cut out portion is a covering of purple silk fabric .5" away from the end of the hilt. The hilt is pierced by a metal fitting. Through this fitting a tan flat cotton braid is threaded. It is wrapped around the hilt over the simulated snakeskin in a twisted manner that leaves diamond shaped patterns on either side of the hilt.
C: Scabbard - L: 10", W: .5", D: .75". The scabbard curves down and broadens towards its tip giving a scimitar like appearance. The upper 3" are covered with a purple silk fabric over which a brown flat cotton braid is wrapped in a manner similar to the sword hilt. At the top end of the scabbard a metal band is fitted. Below that are two metal fittings, about .75" apart, to which a sword belt or carrying strap would fit.
Condition: There are what appear to be three insect holes in the lower back plate, most of the hair has broken away. There are worn and mended places in the lower hakama. There is a crack in gofun running from mid-forehead to the brow of the nose.
||Samurai Doll, high ranking with arrow quiver
A: Separate head moulded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and eyes: Painted mouth, eyebrows, and hairline front and back. Eyes are set in glass. Head is separate with a hole in the bottom of neck with a protruding rail on which head fits into body.
Hair: Black synthetic pulled back from face and neck ending in a fluffed-out knot at top of head, tied with fine wrapped paper string.
B: Body: Posture- Standing with right foot slightly forward. Arms are bent at the elbow and held in front of the body with right arm at chest level. Left hand is lower. Hands with fingers bent as though holding something (missing).
Clothing: Front armour is laced with bright blue, orange, white and patterned lacing of white, purple and green. Between lacing is black lacquer and gold paint on paper mache to represent metal. The top row of the chest armour is navy blue background with white circular pattern. The top and sides of that row is bordered with purple and white herring bone cord. The breast plate is fastened to a purple heavy paper piece that goes over shoulders and across top of bag. It is fastened with purple cord and two white toggles at each side. There are six panels of laced armour suspended from his waist which hang below knees. At the back attached to the purple paper piece is an armour panel with a ring attached to a metal boss at each upper corner. In the center of the armour is an embossed metal plate to which an orange braided cord is attached by a ring. It ties in a four-squared knot with two tassels. Tied at the shoulders with multi-colored cords is an armored panel in each side. About half-way down is a metal bar with a ring on one end for an orange cord with a tassel on one end. The cord is looped and tied with the central orange cord. Around the waist over the armor is tied a white fabric band, knotted in the front. On his arms are tied separate pieces of armor painted black to resemble metal, laced with red cord and purple lacing and black leather plastic lacing. At the elbows are chain armour for flexibility. The armour extends over the back of his hands with a separate piece over the thumb. He wears gloves and under the hand is a heavy cloth padding. Around his wrists are tied flat braid of purple green and white. Overrobe is purple brocade with a dragon pattern in gold. Inner robe and hakama are brocade with brown background and floral pattern in beige, orange, gray and blue-green . He has three white undercollars. There are three separate pieces of black metal to protect front and sides of leg below the knee. They are laced together at the lower edge. White flat braid is wound around the leg armour at top and lower and tied in the front. He wears tabi of navy blue with same white circular pattern as seen at top of armour. He wears straw sandals and stands on natural wood platform. The corners of the platform are indented.
Accessories: He carries a brocade arrow bag on his back . Gray floral pattern on a red-orange background with an occasional purple flower. A shaded blue and gray braided cord slung across his chest and under his arm holds the bag.
Short sword L: 4.5", is tied on white cloth sash with flat white, purple and green braid. The sword handle and cover trim is gold metal. Scabbard is black metal. Long Sword L: 11", tied on to white waist sash with olive green flat braid attached to sword at two metal loops which encircle scabbard. Sword handle is gold metal mesh-like in the center with metal decoration. From end is a metal loop with purple cord and metal ends hanging from it . Sword gard is a large oval shape with wavy edges. Inner decoration of copper colored metal. Sword is black metal with gold metal end and gold decoration encircling it part way.
Condition: Doll seems quite new and in good condition although whatever he was holding in his hands is missing.
||Doll representing Minamoto Yoshitsune
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and eyes, ears are separate pieces.
Hair is gone and only black paint remains at the side and back. The place where the hair was attached has inset paper.
B & C: Body in two pieces fitting with legs extended with the left foot slightly forward.
B: Upper Body: Arms are bent slightly at the elbows with hands in front at waist level. Fingers are bent with left hand more open than right hand.
Clothing: Paper mache hand protectors extend over hands - white with metal left in places. Paper mache breastplate is gold painted with plain metal horizontal bands and orange painted metal bands with an arch design. In the center is an orange painted metal medallion with a dragon design. At the top is a pierced metal piece with a repetitive four petal pattern with two large leaves and a chrysanthemum i n the center. At the shoulder are four rows of cardboard armor painted silver and laced with blue-green silk cork. At the end of the shoulder armor is a metal guard with the same design as the top of the breast - plate. At the shoulders, on top of the armor is a cloud shape pad covered in black corduroy. Around the waist is a thick cord covered with gray silk and knotted in the front. Hanging in front are three series of armour in four panels each. same as the shoulder panels with metal guards on the ends. On the left front side is a rectangle of black corduroy covered paper hanging from a strip of coarse black cotton. In the back are two of the same panels hanging from the waist. The corresponding rectangle of black corduroy is stuck on the right leg of the pants. The back of the armour above the waist is plain black paper mache. with a tan coed coming out of two holes in the upper back and tied in a knot. The armour is attached by thin cords at the shoulder. The upper robe is silk and paper fabric, green and brown brocade with gray silk lining. The underside of the sleeves is a stripe of brown and green. The paper is brown and the silk is green. There is only one white fabric inner collar. Right sleeve gray-green and beige brocade tied with brown cord. Cardboard hand protectors extend over hands. Right hand is closed as if holding something. The left side is black corduroy. Hands are painted wood and left hand fingers are only slightly bent.
C: Lower Body: Wooden peg fits into the upper body. Fabric in front of pants is woven paper and fabric in beige damask weave. Back of pants is gold and light brown stripe of woven paper and fabric. Around bottom of pants is padded gray silk band. From right side of leg a knee pad is hung. Pad is black corduroy hung on black cotton fabric strip. Feet on black painted wood with blue-green toes and ends. Bottom of feet are unpainted.
D: Helmet: Gold painted paper mache with seven radiating metal strips on top. In center is a metal chrysanthemum. In back on three semi-circular paper mache neck protectors held in place by blue-green silk lacing cords. There is a metal embossed visor wing on each side and decoration painted orange. Orange silk cords tie under chin.
E: The orange decoration is a semi-circular band with flaring ends attached by sliding a flange into a slot at center front above visor. From center of band is metal rod with silver metal circle with lines on it and smaller gold protected circle. Number 30 written in Japanese on the back.
Condition: Hair fallen off, chips out of gofun, peeling hand guard, bent armour, peeling gold paint on helmet. Sword and Fan with moon and sun design missing.
||Doll representing Emperor Jimmu
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun with tinted cheeks; painted black eyebrows and lashes; inset glass eyes. Synthetic black fiber hair parted in middle and pulled to the sides with a bun over ears which is tied in the center with hair which then flows out; long black divided beard.
B: Body of figure standing with right foot slightly forward, right arm out, left arm bent holding baton (C).
Clothing: Robe of silk and paper brocade in a yellow and brown floral pattern with only the long, full sleeves showing and tied at the wrist with beige silk cord. Three brown plastic armour plates with brown flat cord woven in and tied at the bottom are attached at the shoulder with simulated leather strip tied with yellow cord. Armour breast plate of strips of plastic laced with flat brown cord. Back plate is plain with metal boss in center with ring. There are two metal bosses with rings on the front of armour vest. Wide flat cord of purple, green and white tied around waist with knot in center, ends hang down with tassels at the end. Hakama (pants) are bright blue floral pattern brocade, gathered into brown painted wooden boots. Five double panels of brown plastic armour laced with brown flat cord hang down from waist. Underneath armour in the front is an apron of purple and orange brocade with fur attached to bottom, and extending to bottom of pants.
Sword in scabbard; L: 6.5", Black and gold painted wood in one piece tied to doll with white cord.
Arrows in holder: L: 5 5/8", Arrow holder on back of doll is thin wood or paper mache painted black. Five arrows are attached. Black painted wood with orange thread bands and gold painted band with white feathers.
C: Baton: L:4 5/8", painted black wood with handle of grainy gray material.
D: Necklace: L: 5/8" , Two glass beads and one long glass bead is pattern. Front has long metal medallion of flower shaped with large round glass beads across front and making loop at front. Five comma shaped yellow beads are also in necklace. Three at the front and one at each side where large round beads begin.
A modern doll which does not have the fierceness or individual character of older ones, but is in very good condition
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and glass eyes. Paint is cracked over right eyebrow, on bridge of nose, along right side of nose, on left side of chin, and at front base of neck and back of neck. Hair is made of black silk fiber, gathered into topknot and tied with a grey braided silk cord, short in the back; long bristly side burns, bald forehead and pate.
B: Body of seated figure with hands resting above knees with curled fingers to hold a fan. Clothing: Silk brocade kimono and hakama with gold, purple, beige, yellow and rust colored patterns including dragon, cloud pattern, geometric shapes, etc. Kimono is tied at the wrists and the hakama are tucked into the leggings. Over the left shoulder is a protective sleeve and half bodice of orange, gold and white silk brocade with floral and lightning patterns and is held in place by a braided tan silk cord running from the left shoulder across the body, under the right arm and tied in front with an extended slip knot; around the edge of the protective piece is a binding of brown and orange pattered fabric; paralleling this binding is a braided tan, white and orange piping. Over this protective piece, running from the shoulder to the back of the hand is armour made up of metal plates, black and gold with raised patterns, alternating with chain mail connecting sections at the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints. The plate protecting the back of the hand has a gold embossed floral circular ornament. The chain mail at the wrist is tied to the wrist by a braided purple and white silk cord that is wrapped around the wrist several times. The right sleeve of the kimono is tied around the wrist by a red braided silk cord with fringed ends. The back of the right hand is also protected by a metal armour plate identical to that on the left hand. Around the waist of the doll is a white silk sash, wound twice around the waist and tied in a braided pattern in the front. Under the left arm, from wrist to arm pit, the protective sleeve is laced together by a white silk braided cord then is tied under the armpit in an extended braided knot. Suspended under the right shoulder blade and held by two braided red silk cords which run over the left shoulder and are tied under the right arm, is a piece of armour which protects the back right ribs. This piece of armour is cut to fit snugly under the right shoulder and extends down to the top of the right buttock. The outer surface of this piece of armour is painted black with repeat patterns of a "three comma" tomoe crest in white. Paralleling the edge of the armour plate is a strip of silk braid in orange, white and tan. Fastened to the lower end of the armour is a strip of dark orange and brown pattered fabric or leather from which hang four sections of simulated gold colored metal armour bound together by red braided silk laces. Down the sides of the armour sections ad across the center of the bottom section a purple and white braided silk cord is laced. Just above the bottom of the lowest section a brown braided lace is laced in a cross pattern. These armour sections would protect the right buttock and thigh back down to the back of the knee. The upper piece of armour is held to the body by a brown braided lace which goes around the waist and is tied in a simple knot over the left hip. On the kimono in front of the right collar bone, above the right wrist, below both hips and in front of both thighs are pairs of circular tufts of simulated fur (small silk pompoms). Fastened to the kimoo above the collar bones are two lengths of purple silk braided cords which are tied in an overhand knot below the neck in front with the fringed ends running down to the knees. Over the overhand knot a smaller purple silk cord is inserted, the two ends hanging down to the waist in front, the loop at the other end is knotted around a tuft of fringed black silk fibers. The lower knees and shins are protected by metal armour plates which have lacings of red silk braided cords. The shin plates are bound to the calves of the legs by brown silk laces wrapped around the legs. The shin plates are stitched to leg wrappings of gold, olive and brown silk brocade which has an edging of dark brown and orange patterned fabric which is paralleled by a strip of orange, white and tan silk braid. The feet are shod in leather soled shoes. Around the edge of the soles is a cord of dark brown and orange material found in other parts of the clothing. The upper surface of the shoes is simulated animal fur which has been made on a thin wood base through holes in which a coarse dark fiber has been inserted. At the front of the shoes is a small facing of gold and orange brocade. At the sides and backs of the shoes are looped straps of a gold fabric. On the top of the shoes are similar straps. Orange silk lacing is passed through the loops of these straps and wrapped around the ankles and down under the arch of the shoes to fasten the shoes on the feet. The laces are tied in bows on the top of the foot. The hands of the doll are encased in gloves of a dark brown material, possibly leather on which a family crest is printed in orange. At the neck of the kimono may be seen the collars of four under-kimonos made of off-white silk. (If this bowman were standing in position his left arm that holds the bow and his right back would be protected by armour).
C: Scabbard, L: 9", made of two joined pieces of wood painted black. The two parts are fastened together by embossed metal fittings which encircle the scabbard .5", 2.5" , and 4" from the top of the scabbard and again at the end. The end fitting has openings at the sides of the scabbard and a 2" long arrow shaped metal strip running up the inner curve of the scabbard. The fittings are all gilded. The scabbard is fastened to the body by an orange braided silk cord which is tied in a bow over the right shoulder.
D: Sword, L: 11" has a curved cast metal blade which has been chrome plated. Cast in the blade at its upper end, on either side, is a 1 7/8" long decoration of a dragon. Just below the sword hilt is a 1/4 " cross hatch pattern. The hilt is also at of cast metal, a flattened oval shape with four openings at the corners and a flower petal pattern in the center. The sword handle is 3.5" long. Just above the hilt is a narrow gold colored metal band. The handle is wrapped with red silk braided lacing which leaves diamond shaped patterns along the handle. The lacing passes through a hole at the upper end of the handle where it is tied. Half way up the handle, on either side of the handle, under the lacing, are embossed, gold colored metal fittings with a dragon pattern. At the end of the handle is a gold colored fitting coming 3/4" down the handle. On the fitting are incised vine patterns.
Condition: Cracked gofun on face and neck, white under layer showing on chin, nose and left cheek. Gilt on sword blade is peeling. Left boot tip is chipped. Stool missing.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting a Noble
A: Figure sitting with knees bent in front and feet not showing. Elbows are slightly bent with hands in feint. Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) Painted features with black painted hairline, gray upswept eyebrows, faint red on lips, inset black glass eyes. Hands and feet also molded from wood paste and covered with gofun. Black silk fiber hair pulled back, wound with purple silk thread and then pulled up to top of head and tied with purple silk stiffened cord loops. Hair style is that of person of noble birth because pate is not shaved. Painted hair at back hair line and along front.
Clothing consists of a kimono of greyish beige silk brocade with grey background with chrysanthemum vine and phoenix pattern in gold, dark purple, yellow green, yellow and dark grey, the large sleeves open at bottom are stiffened with paper and lined with off-white silk damask. Right under sleeve is roughly woven beige and gray cotton(?), lined with gauze and tied at the wrist with red cotton cords and the left under sleeve is red silk brocade with olive and white floral and geometric motifs in S shape and tied around wrist with red cotton cord. Three under kimonos of off-white silk are also visible at the neck. The front breast plate has an embossed metal plate across the top with a wave and sun design, below is woven armour of paper mache with red silk flat laces. There are two round metal bosses with a ring in each in the front. The breast plate is attached to back armour by bordered by purple and gold brocade straps edged with beige ichimatsu motif. On the left strap is a metal flower. The back of armour is silver painted paper mache with metal circular bosses where shoulder straps go under armour. A large three tier metal boss is only other decoration. Has a ring in the center.
On left hand is paper mache armour guard in leather like tan and off-white. At each shoulder are two bordered pads, one red and gold brocade and under pad is beige brocade in a diamond pattern. They project from under shoulder straps. From under pads project three tier paper mache armour with reddish orange lacing. In front on left side attached by purple silk cord coming from under top shoulder pad is paper mache oblong shaped tab with purple cord and white and purple tassel. (Called Kyubi-no-ita, protective board for the collarbone.) On right side is a small three tier armour plated epaulets with red-orange lacing suspended by purple silk cord coming from under two shoulder pads. (Called Sen-dan-no-ita, which hangs from right shoulder to cover the right front.) Again there is a white and purple tassel. Around waist is a thickly padded white silk band knotted in front. Suspended from his waist is a leopard skin apron. On top also suspended from the waist are three sets of three tiered paper mache armour with red-orange lacing with metal band at bottom of each set with wave and sun design same as top front band. Back has two sets of three tiered paper mache armour with red-orange lacing and metal band on bottom.
B: Sword - Black painted wood scabbard. Sword handle is wood with glued on granules, some gold. Fits under left arm with end fitting into kimono fold.
Condition: Quite good. Fan missing, right hand armour is missing, helmet is missing.
||Samurai Doll for Boy's Day
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun.
Painted features and eyes. Eyes are glass and set in. A painted beard at his chin. Eyebrows are drawn in a upward stroke: Closed mouth is painted faintly in red. Hairlines are painted with brush strokes to ward his face: Around the nape pointed painted hairline in a shape of upside down twin peaks. Hair appears to be made of silk, styled in a shaved samurai style with a top knot which is wrapped with purple cotton like twined string with a loose end rests at forehead.
B: Body sitting on a stool position with his knees wide apart. His left foot extends forward his hands in thumb down position his left hand in a looser grip. His outer garments are a red brocade robe with white phoenix design framed by gold abstract cloud, green peony on gold back ground. The three white collars are layered on a cardboard. He wears chest and back armour which are suspended by the shoulder straps of olive green cotton with supplementary paper weft with off white and taupe checks piping supported under by paper mache with a boss with a ring at each end. At his right end a purple silk knotted six petal cord with white and purple tassel and a gourd shaped gold painted paper mache piece are attached to the bosses ring. At his left front hangs previously stated purple corded tassel and three tier red cord silk laced miniature armour painted in black made of paper mache. The two layers of shoulder pads. The top is red cotton with taupe paper woven in weft the second pad is of ivory colored cotton with taupe paper in weft. Both pads are piped in a same manner as above shoulder straps. Covered with four layers of armour, red silk laced with bottom bordered with metal decorative plate with clouds, moon design nailed to the armour which are made of paper mache painted gold, are worn on both shoulders. Three layer chest armour is of paper mache painted gold with red silk cord laced in two tiers. The upper area has decorative metal plate same as shoulder armour. Two large gold colored metal bosses in shape of chysanthemum with a ring are attached below the decorative plate. The back armour is of paper mache with two small bosses and rings which are attached at the both upper corners of the armour. A third layer has larger bosses with a silver ring is attached at upper center of the armour. Only second layer of the boss is in gold the rest is in silver. The back robe shows the edge of the woven part showing aqua green, white, gold stripes and large checks in red, White, beige, aqua green and fuschia. White wide damask obi is seen from the back. Two four-tier armour, paper mache painted gold with red silk cords laced in six rows with gold metal decorative plates in same design as shoulder armour. is attached at back of hakama. From the front view the sleeves of the outer garment are bordered with a light beige with darker beige paper strips woven in weft in chysanthemum motif, lined with light blue silk damask of bamboo leaves, bird, turtle, fan, plum blossom motif, sleeves are stiffened. Beneath the outer sleeves other sleeves made of same fabric as the outer garmet are tied at the wrists by faded bluish green cords. He wears hand guard of paper mache painted in metallic dark olive. The white damask belt is tied in a knot in front. Hanging from the waist three four-tier armour of paper mache laced in red silk in six rows and the same decorative plate as the shoulder armour; below the armour aretwo fake tiger skins made of fiber backed by cardboard painted in purple. He wears cotton hakama of off-white woven of brown paper as weft with floral and geometric motif. It is lined with cream colored silk and padded at hem. He wears boots, shin portions are made of six metal strips over brown cotton damask; the foot part is made of wood covered with fake fur like fiber at the toes. Insteps are covered with red cotton pads with paper strips woven in weft. with piped edge same as shoulder pad. Faded green cords are tied in a knot at ankles.
C: Sword in Scabbard - L: 17 5/8", Four petal shaped sword guard with four leaves embossed. Top end is metal cased embossed in chrysanthemums and X shaped. The cross section of X is pierced and purple silk ribbon goes through the hole and is wrapped around the handle. The scabbard has four metal fittings wrapped around the lacquered finished with black and gold dust. Black leather like wheels are attached to the top fittings and purple silk ribbon with a tassel at both ends are threaded through the wheels.
Condition: Hand guards, paint off, folded marks in robe. Paint chipped off around the side hairlines.
||Boy's Day Doll representing Emperor Jimmu (Tenno)
A: Standing figure with head molded from wood paste and tinted gofun; inset glass eyes; heavy eyebrows, long black beard with long black tufts coming from above mouth and long black hair made of black natural fiber, black painted hairline. The figure is standing with feet apart, right foot forward and left foot back. Arms are slightly raised, left arms higher; hands are painted and index fingers are pointed away from other fingers. He wears a robe which has a round neck, bound edges, two flat, stiff strips of border fabric hang down where the robe overlaps in front which consists of a center panel, made of brown, white and black rayon? brocade in a shishi (lion) pattern within medallions and wavy lines. Robe bulges at the front over the stomach. There is a wide border around bottom of robe and sleeves in a blue, green, orange, white and brown brocade cloud design and this material hangs down the front in two ties. Sleeves are long and lined with bright blue fabric. Underrobe white damask weave sleeves lined with paper like fabric. Four white collars show at neck. . There is a cherry red woven silk cord around waist tied under flap of robe in a triple-tied knot with tassels on ends. Black lacquered wooden boots with flat soles. Hole in bottom of shoes indicates he would be pegged to a platform.
B: Necklace (one of 3 treasurers of the Emperor) Wooden cylinders painted white, orange painted balls, five white painted tooth shapes (magatama) strung on string hanging in front in three places are three yellow odd wooden shapes.
C: Gold painted wooden sword, L: 7" . Jomon style rope pattern carving along top of scabbard and handle. The guard angles down rather than up as is usual and has a three circle design on it.
D: Six arrows in gold painted cardboard container. (6 5/8" ) arrows are like bamboo skewers with two twinings of blue green thread with 1 more twining farther down.
Condition: mirror is missing, hair is falling (piece in plastic bag), crack at ankle of left boot.
||Boy's Day Doll possibly depicting Nobunaga
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun; inset glass eyes. Open downturned mouth with painted red lips and teeth. Discoloration on chin and paint chipped under chin. Hair of silk thread brushed up to top back of head, tied in a tuft with a thin white cord wrapped repeatedly around the hair. Painted black hairline on back of neck and on forehead. Shaped ears with small hole.
B: Body of figure is seated (no stool) with arms curved in over knees.
Clothing: He wears body armour of metal with chest and back plates with decorative patterns of green, purple, gold and white lacing. On the chest plate are two bosses of floral patterns from which rings are suspended. Above these are two chrysanthemum pattern bosses which support black and white laces. The laces are fastened to a yoke of red and gold brocade which suspends the back plate. In the center of the back plate is an embossed rectangular metal fitting from which hangs a metal ring. Over each shoulder, fastened by red braided silk cord are sets of shoulder armour. At the top of each set is a curved simulated metal plate , the back of which is painted dark brown on which are many small tomoe commas in tan. The outer face of the plate is decorated with a straw raincoat pattern (?) surrounded by a decorative grid, below which are five metal armour plates joined by gold and beige laces. Around the waist is a padded sash of purple brocade silk with patterns of fans and other objects. The sash is tied in front on a square knot. Below the knot hang four metal armour plates tied together with beige and gold laces. Suspended from the waist, covering the tops of the thighs and knees are two gold colored tooth shaped armour plates, possibly made of papier mache, with a stamped fish scale pattern. These plates are backed with beige silk damask with peacock feather patterns. Around the edges of the plates is a fringe of animal fur. Also suspended from the waist are more sets of armour plate one over each hip and two in the back, consisting of four metal plates linked by gold and beige laces. He wears hakama pants of beige silk broade with gold floral patterns. Hakama tied around ankles with black and white braided lace tied around wrists with braided purple cord. The sleeves are of the same fabric and cuffs are narrow bands of reddish gold semi-metallic fabric. At the neck three layers of underkimonos of off white silk can be seen. The feet are made of papier mache painted as black boots. Around the boot ankles are metal rings, gold colored, riveted in the back. The boots have leather soles which are fastened to the boots by nails. The hands are of carved wood painted beige.
Condition: Chipped chin and the outer edge of the left foot boot has been abraded.
||Doll representing Emperor Jimmu
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Painted black eyebrows, hairline and lower eyelashes, painted red lips, glass inlaid eyes, 2 curved wrinkles on forehead, long black silk fiber beard, black silk fiber hair is gathered at top with loose end set in loops, tucked and tied with hair in two places, peg which fits into body.
B: Body of standing figure with left hand raised and right hand at side. Wearing 4 layers of kimono, 3 layers are white undergarments showing at the collar. The long silk brocade outer garment haas tan and gold floral designs on a light beige background. Sleeve ends are gathered with white silk cords having purple and white tassels and a white lining shows. Gold painted paper in woven straw design with green hem and white flower are wrapped above his wrists to indicate 4 layered underneath the outer garment. He wears a gold/brown/purple brocade belt around the waist which is tied in a bow at front. The belt appears to be made of silk and stiffened, has a tassel at the ends. On his back he wears a back support made of paper with green background and a white cherry blossom design with orange trim which is made of silk braid. The outer garment is split at sides with border trim of a silk brocade, light green, olive green and yellow; it is lined with white fabric (probably rayon) and wired at hem, sides and front from waist down. He wears green hakama lined with white fabric and tied below the knees with white cord. The hakama seems to be made of rayon. He wears a pair of brocade boots of the same fabric and design as the belt material, with six shoe lace hooks on each. They are tied around the ankles with blue cord.
C: Necklace with irregularly shaped beads called "Magatama" in yellow, green, blue in a pair, with white tube shaped glasses strung alternately with imitation pearls, at upper center. Two glass rods and a pointed 8 petal medallion represent a mirror (important in Japanese mythology)
D: Sword made of wood, papier mache guard painted in metallic gold, handle wrapped with papier mache strips to achieve the look of rattan. The sword is straight and does not draw out. The scabbard's ends are painted in gold and the center is chocolate brown. Faded green silk cord is wrapped below the stopper with one end left loose to attach the sword to the body.
Condition: Hair at the front is missing. Left sideburn and right finger are chipped; worn paint on scabbard.
||Boy's Day Doll, Samurai of middle rank.
A: Separate head moulded from wood paste and dipped in gofun which is slightly pinkish color (indicating his rank or social station). Painted black upswept eyebrows and feathery lower eyelashes, painted red pursed lips, painted gray area on chin, inset black glass eyes. Hair is made of black silk fiber pulled into a topknot on top of his head, bound and tied in a bow with purple silk cord. His pate is shaved in a v-shape in the center. The hair in front of his ears (sideburns) is cut so that it puffs out. The hairline is painted in front, sides and back.
B: Sitting body with arms bent at elbows and hands shaped to hold something; they are wood covered with gofun, finely molded with fingernails.Feet are almost touching in front. Hands are finely molded with fingernails. Feet are white painted wood.
Clothing: Top of robe is brocade with white background and gold pattern of floral and vines. Long narrow sleeves are tied at wrists with beige cotton thread. Brown binding around sleeve edges. There are three of-white collars at neckline. Front and back upper armour is brown cardboard painted to look like metal with brown bumpy surface. It has gold metal horizontal stripes with patterned strips at top and bottom. There is a large brown metal circle with a hole in the middle on the center is a snake-eye mon (Ja-name). Across the top is a brown metal strip with a three arrowhead like design. The front and back armour is attached at the shoulders by a fabric covered stiff strip. The fabric is orange brocade with desigh of gold hexagonals bordered with blue and white herringbone cord. Where the shoulder straps attach over front of armour is a circular boss of chrysanthemun design with a ring in the center. There is a white silk sash tied in the front in a bow with gold cord fringe. Hakama is tan silk brocade with brown phoenix and floral design, lined with orange silk crepe (visible where open on sides). His lower textured papier mache armour is five sets of four plates laced together with green cord. The plates are cardboard painted to look like bumpy metal with black around the edges and back side. The top edge has metal band of egg and dart design (Some are missing). The bottom plates have a similar metal design along bottom as the top front of upper armour. There are three sets of armour plate at the front and two at the back. The back upper armour is plain with two large black rivets attaching the shoulder straps.
C: Sword: L: 5.625" Brown painted wood with embossed metal guard and handle. Also metal tip at bottom of scabbard. Through a hole in the handle is a purple silk cord with metal ends.
Condition: Armour is chipped. Top metal pieces are mostly missing. Feet are cracked and something is missing from right hand.
||Boy's Day Doll, Sakanoe-no-Tamuramaru.
A: Figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and inset glass eyes. Black silk fiber hair and bushy black moustache. Full head of hair combed up into two topknots at top left and right of head, hair hanging down in back, unbound, below shoulders. Fringes of hair, moustache and beard painted on head as are eyebrows. Figure is seated in cross leg position with left hand on left thigh.
Clothing: Outer jacket of silk brocade, dark blue background with olive, gold and silver patterns. Patterns of dragons, clouds and various floral motifs. Over the jacket in the back is an obi of off white silk with embroidered floral patterns in blue, olive and gold. The obi is outlined with a gold and red piping. Over the obi is a white silk sash which is tied in a bow in the front. Under the jacket on his shoulders are large tooth shaped armour plates which are gold colored with embossed diamond patterns. They have a fur fringe around the edges. There are similar armour plates covering the thighs. The front of the outer jacket is open almost to the waist. Through the opening may be seen a breast plate of the same color and material, possibly papier mache, as the shoulder and thigh plates. On the upper breast plate are two lare metal bosses from which hang metal rings. Under the jacket and armour he wears a purple and gold brocade top with peony and diamond patterns. This has cuffs of a reddish gold fabric which is tied around the wrists with turquoise colored braided silk cord. He wears hakama of gold silk damask with motifs in blue and shades of gold. Among the motifs are running horses, separated by floral patterns and repeat rows of what may be stylized plants. On the feet are high black boots with gold metal bands around the ankles and leather soles attached with hob nails.
B: Sword which is attached around the waist by a turquoise colored braided silk cord. The sword and scabbard are one piece 10.75" long. The scabbard is black with metal gold colored fittings. The handle and hilt are also of gold colored metal.
||Boy's Day Doll representing Emperor Jimmu - Tenno (emperor)
A: Separate Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and inset glass eyes; hands are painted wood quite finely modeled with fingernails and joints. Feet are black painted wood like boots with gold strip around the ankle. Bottom of boots looks like natural leather with brass nails around sole. Black silk fiber hair parted in the center and pulled back divided on each side into two loops wound with hair. Long hair flows down his back. Long mustache on each side of upper lip which then flow down and mingles with short chin beard. Hair line is painted on front and sides and by mustache and beard .
B: Body of seated figure with feet wide apart, elbows bent with fingers bent to hold sword and fan.
Clothing: Doll wears a white on white damask Chinese robe with a stylized floral design with diamond shape flower and other flowers. His robe ties on the right front with a matching off-white silk cord. He has three under kimono visible at the neck in off white silk. The sleeves that come out from robe are gold wing pattern on off white brocade, tied at the wrist with purple cord and bordered with red and gold woven fabric. On top of the sleeves protruding from the robe are stylized armour plates of gold plastic with pattern of over lapping circles with plain flat borders and strip up the center. The same armour plates are covering his thighs. Under the armour plates is imitation white fur. Around his waist is an off-white silk sash tied in the front in a bow; ends have stiff gold cord tassel. Pants are gathered around top of boots, are in a white and gold brocade pattern called "tatewaki" flowing vertical lines enclosing a design. In this case the design is a chrysanthemum. At his back under the silk sash is a separate brocade floral patterned piece bound with the same fabric as binds sleeves. The colors are pink, green and white on a red background. It is lined with white paper and seems to be purely decorative. May be protective piece for arrow case.
C: Sword: L: 10.625" - Gold metal handle end has a double chrysanthemum pattern, flattened around end of handle with ring in center; suspended by another ring is string of jewels, cord and white beads with the sacred jewel on the end of coma-shaped metal. Below are three small raised dots of metal one above another on each side. There is a metal band around and one large metal circle on each side; then another band above the sword hilt which is four petal shape. Below hilt is another band above the long blade.
D: Scabbard: L: 8.5" - Gold metal flattened flower petal around end with tiny bead on end; one encircling band 2.625" up from bottom; 2 plain encircling bands near top with upright metal fitting with holes for metal rings through which a gold cord is passed which ties sword on to wearer's costume. At top are three incised lines encircling scabbard.
E: Bench: W: 3.5" L: 7.175", H: 5.375". Red lacquer bench with four legs flared out at bottom; stretchers on four sides.
Condition : Some chips, glass necklace and fan are missing, left shoe is scratched.