A: Head moulded from wood paste and dipped in gofun with painted features and glass insert eyes. Top of head shaved. Hair of black silk threads gathered at back of head and tied in a tuft with numerous wrappings of white cotton cord. Painted hair along the temples and nape of the neck.
Body: Not separate from head. Seated posture. (No stool). The outer jacket is of silk brocade, beige background with geometric patterns in gold thread in which are floral patterns in yellow, green and brown with a lining of off white damask with floral patterns. His under sleeves are of silk brocade, black background with gold thread floral patterns. The hakama is of purple cotton fabric with woven circular medallions of off white floral and vine patterns. It has a lining of white silk. At the bottom cuffs there is an edging of gold and red woven fabric. There is a breast plate of simulated metal, gold colored, with vertical ridges of simulated metal armour bound with purple laces. On the upper chest are two chrysanthemum shaped decorated bosses from which are suspended metal rings. At the top of the breast plate is a decorative collar embossed with a pattern of clouds, sun and moon. The back armour plate has decorative purple lacing and a large chrysanthemum shaped three layer boss from which hangs a metal ring. From the ring hangs a fancy knot of thick purple braided cord with white and purple tassels. From the sides of the knot are orange silk braided cords, one end of which is fastened to the shoulder armour plates. The other end is tied in a slip knot and ends in a fringed tassel. Around the neck and on the shoulders is a yoke of green felt - like material with geometric outlines of white thread and woven gold piping around the edges. The yolk fastens to the front and back plates by silver colored metal fasteners of chrysanthemum shape. From the left front of the yolk hangs a sandle shaped simulated metal guard, fastened with a tassled bow of faded off white and green braided cord. At the right front of the yoke hang three small sections of flexible armour with purple lacing fastened with a bow the samw as on the left side. On each shoulder is suspended sections of simualted armour plate with purple lacing. Along the sides the lacing is of white, purple and turquoise lacing. At the bottom of the plates are metal decorations with the sun and moon. The arms and the back of the hands have metal armour plates tied to the wrists by white braided cord. Around the waist is a sash of silk brocade, green background with purple and gold floral patterns. In the front it is padded and tied in a large overhand knot. Hanging from the waist in the back are sets of four plates each of simlated flexible armour connected and decorated with purple laces except on the sides the laces are white, purple and turquoise. At the bottom of each set is a metal plate with decorations of the sun and moon. Hanging from the waist in the front are two plain large simulated metal gold colored plates connected with green lacing except around the edges are white, purple and turquoise. At the end of each set is a metal decoration with patterns of the sun, moon and clouds. The legs appear to be of cloth covered wood. The shins are covered with brown and gold silk brocade over which are simulated gold colored metal plates. The shoes are of a red and gold woven fabric with black panels and black imitation fur around the toes of the shoes. The are fastened to the instep and heels by purple braided cord run through rings fastened to chrysanthemum shaped fittings on the inner and outer sides of the feet.
B & C: Large Sword and separate scabbard. B: Scabbard is 11" long. Curved shaped covered with imitation tiger skin with a black tuft of silk threads at the bottom end. At the upper end it has a metal band turquoise colored lace wrapping and two embossed metal fittings with vine pattens, through which a purple braided cord is run to fasten the sword to the waist.
C: Sword, 9.5" long, plain metal blade 5.25" long. The handle has an imitation shark skin wrapping over which is a metal fitting at the end connected to an opening through which turquoise colored lace is threaded and then wrapped in a decorative pattern around the handle. There is a plain metal band around the handle above the hilt. The hilt is a metal irregular pattern with vine and leaf patterns embossed on its upper face.
D: Scabbard for Short Sword.. 5" Long. Made of wood painted brown with black painted bands at the top and bottom. A wooden fitting is on the side through which a cord might be run to fasten the sword to the body.
E: Short Sword. 5.5" long. It has a plain metal blade with a handle of shark skin with a metal band around the bottom of the handle and a metal cap at the end. On either side of the handle in the middle is a metal decoration in the shape of two rabbits on each side.
F: Folding Fan. 4.25" long. Dark brown painted wooden frame with gold colored paper covering. the paper is worn and split along some of the folds and one side of the outer frame is broken off.
||Boy's Day Doll
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and hairline, front, sides and back and painted eyes. Forehead is not shaved and hair is pulled back from front and sides and gathered together at back top of head bound with purple cord then ends frizzed out towards face. Hair is black silk thread.
B: Body in sitting position with feet spread apart facing slightly outward. Arms are bent at elbow. Fingers bent as though to hold something. Wearing Kimono of beige silk brocade with designs of yellow chrysanthemum, orange, lavender, white flowers with dark beige paper weft vines. The sleeves are lined with white silk with crane design. Projecting from sleeves are tight fitting undersleeves of orange and beige brocade of silk with paper weft. The tight sleeves are lined with blue green fabric. Sleeves are gathered at wrist and held with silk cord of white, purple and yellow. There are protectors over his hands covered in white and gold brocade. He wears two white silver undercollars. His front armour is paper mache painted silver. There are two metal bosses of chrysanthemum shape with darker metal circular shape on top with a ring through projecting holder. Across the top of armour is metal band with pattern of sideview of chrysanthemum with two leaves and triangular background pattern. There are two horizontal gold metal bands horizontally across front armour with orange silk flat cord lacing. Armour has vertical stripes in the paper mache. On the left front is paper mache flap with a purple and white silk cord knot and tassel. Across shoulders is strap with rounded ends attached over metal band on top of armour. There are metal bosses in chrysanthemum design with ring through center on rounded ends of straps. Straps are bound with narrow flat cords of white and purple. From straps are four bands of paper mache armour laced with orange silk cord. Across bottom is metal band with side view of chrysanthemum and two leaves with triangluar background design. There is a padded cloud shape on top of armour at shoulders in a beige brocade design with white chrysanthemums. Around his waist is a padded band knotted in front. It is a silk dark blue floral and vine pattern on a lighter blue background. Hakama is two tone beige silk and paper brocade with frower and triangular design. Fabric was purple and has faded to brown. There are three sets of four bands . One band is missing. They are paper mache laced with flat orange cord. On bottom is metal band with side view of chrysanthemum with two leaves and triangular background pattern. Under armour are two flaps of imitation tiger skin attached by pattered fabric at the top. Shoes are wood painted black with imitation black bear skin across the toes. Flat orange cord is tied around insteps. Back of armour is shiny black lacquered paper mache with red silk cord extending from back center, knotted with ends hanging. There are two sets of paper mache armour bands of four bands laced with orange flat cords.
||Doll representing Empress Jingu
Head molded from wood paste dipped in gofun. Painted features and eyes. Faint grey eyebrows to indicate upper class. Black painted hair growth area, lower lids and eyelashes and upper and lower teeth. Red painted lips and tongue. Black silk fiber hair,
parted at center and hangs loosely at back. Brittle and falling off. Lost hair in plastic bag. Head is attached to body
Seated position with both hands in front. Slightly bent elbows and right foot forward.
Clothing: Outer robe of rust brocade with white light. Rust and olive with flowers - leaves motif. Facing front, paper mache chest armour suspended by green silk shoulder straps with braided gold silk and black - white silk braid in the outermost of the straps. Two layers of shoulder pads with blue - black, white silk edge and brown top pad. Second pad is dark brown with white, black and green silk braid. Below the pads four layered shoulder epaulettes on both shoulders laced with red silk cord with yellow painted embossed wave designed panel at the bottom of each armour. The armour and panels are made of paper mache and painted in bronze. Top of the chest armour, metal looking decorative panel same as shoulder armour is on top portion and three metal bands wrap around the chest armour. Red cord is laced between the bands On top of the botton band the imperial sixteen petal metal mum is fastened to the armour and sits on top of the purple crepe belt tied in a knot in the front. At the end of the shoulder straps cherry blossom bosses at both front end which attach three tiered red cord laced paper mache painted in bronze on her right and her left tongue shaped paper mache shield painted red in gold on the rough surface and one white silk tassel and four looped decorative cord called kumihimo is tied to the boss. From her waist down she wears hakama of roughly woven beige cotton with weft in blue, chartreuse, brown, salmon, mocha paper weft in geometric and floral motif. The bottom hems are padded with cotton in lay and edged with purple silk crepe. Her shoes are wood painted in black and covered in black cloth which is deteriorated. The green silk cords trimmed pads made from the same material as hakama cover the upper parts of the shoes. Around the collar three layers of off white silk collars are under the robe. The sleeve edges are decorated by narrow purple piping and a hint of a garment beneath the outer robe which is attached to the sleeve edges. The fabric is roughly woven beige fiber with navy blue. mocha, orange, green and blue paper weft floral motif. The sleeves are lined with brick red silk damask beneath the outer robe sleeves, white, short lined paper sleeves are seen. From the rear view the chest armour is solid with five vertical lines, two silver metal round smooth nailheads are fastened to the body at the upper sides. .875" from the top center a gold metal boss with a ringis fastened. A green fiber cord is tied to the ring and four X marked red silk cord is laced around th egold metal boss. Under the flat purple silk crepe obi two four tier red silk cord laced paper mache armours with gold metal decorative fitting mount stamped of cloud and wave design. The armours are painted in the same manner as described above. Her wooden black painted shoes have cloth flaps of same fabric as her hakama piped with green cord. The wooden black shoes were covered with black fiber but the remnant remins only on right right which has groove on the sole.
Condition: Hair is falling out and clothes are faded and soiled.
||Boy's Day Display Doll, Takeda Style, representing Sugawara Michizani
A: Figure with head carved from wood and dipped in gofun. Painted features and eyes. Hair made of a hard bast fiber, light colored combed back straight, shoulder length. Eyebrows of same fiber inserted into slots in forehead. Most of left eyebrow missing. There is a slot under the chin which probably held a beard, now missing.
Posture: Left foot resting on prow of boat. hips swung to left, upper body and head tilted to right. Right foot extended with big toe raised.
Clothing: Outer jacket of green silk and paper kamiko brocade with floral, cloud and flaming orb patterns in light blue, copper and gold colored threads. This jacket is tied around the waist with a broad belt of paper backed gold colored silk fabric which is fastened in a bow in the front. From the bow hang two narrow strips of the same material to the ends of which are fastened two strips of paper backed copper colored silk brocade with green patterns. The sleeves of the outer jacket have been slipped off the arms and hang from the waist. His under kimono jacket is of reddish orange silk fabric with embroidery and couching on the right sleeve. The cuffs of the kimono are of a gold colored fabric, a blend of silk and paper. His hakama is of gold colored kamiko brocade with round medallions of floral patterns. The legs and feet are of carved wood, painted grey. There is a band of black velvet around the ankles. The shins are faced with orangey red silk fabric over which are longitudinal strips of gold painted cardboard. His left foot rests on a boat fore section, made of cardboard. The top of which is painted red, the back and the far side are painted grey, the front face has a textured gold strip about .75" wide on the upper edge. The lower portion is painted black and grey in wave patterns. The prow of the boat is painted black and extends about 1.5" above the boat's deck. The doll stands on a box of wood 2.25" high, 8.75" long, 6.75" deep. The points of the stand are rounded and painted an olive color. The sides of the stand are painted black. In the front side is a cut out section backed by red silk mounted on wood with a gold wave pattern. The hands are carved wood, crudely carved, and painted beige.
B: Halberd: L: 14", made of bamboo. the bottom 10.75 " are rounded about .125" in diameter and painted red. The top 3.25" is a bout .25" wide and flattened to resemble a blade. and painted silver. A side blade extends out at about 30 degrees from the base of the main blade. It is bamboo and about .375" wide and 1.5" long and painted silver.
Condition: There is a split extending down from the right cheek down the side of the jaw. There are scratches and chips in the facial paint.
||Boy's Day Doll (Musha Ningyo) Takeda Style,
A: Figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted feature and eyes with molded mouth which is also painted. Eyebrows are inserted fiber. Face and hands are white. Hands are carved wood. Feet are grey painted wood with raised big toe. Hair is made of bast fiber in an off-white color and the style is pulled back from front and sides and held by an off white thread wrapped around hair at upper back of head which is bald. Chin whiskers of finer fiber. The figure is standing with right leg out at side angle. Left leg knee bent with foot back and on a boat. Shoulders are at an angle with left shoulder raised higher. He wears a kariginu (hunting coat), sleeveless, covers back and front above waist with an apron on front, with separate sleeves, not worn on arms but hanging down at back sides Fabric is gold silk brocade with wheel and floral design in blue and beige. Kimono sleeves are gold silk gauze with couching of gold thread. Green silk gauze border on sleeves. Hakama is woven gold silk and paper. White damask band around waist ends hang down with dark blue brocade ends backed with paper. Below hakama legging is grey painted at back. Front legging is gold fabric with cardboard strips with a black velvet fabric band around ankle. Double padded gold fabric under collar. Arrows: Four arrows (6") of painted cardboard feathers on brown sticks in a brocade covered cardboard holder stuck in the back of his white belt visible over right shoulder. His left foot is on a small cardboard boat., grey on one side. Inner side has painted blue waves and white band along top edge. Prow is painted black. In his left hand is unknown object possibly a lantern of molded sawdust and painted brown and white with a hole. Black painted wood stand with khaki color painted corners and edges. On front is cutout of rolling pin shape. It is backed with gold fabric with couching of gold thread in a branch pattern.
B: Fan (Gunbai Uchiwa) Military Fan. Grey painted cardboard with cutout ribs on brown stick held in right hand.
Condition: Fabric is in very poor condition. Back of left sleeve is completely gone. Object in left hand is in very bad condition. Paint coming off boat.
||Doll representing Takenouchi-no-Sukune
A: One piece doll with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted features and glass eyes. Greyish white silk fiber hair drawn up to the top of the head and tied in a tuft with brown thread. Long prominent eyebrows, moustache and beard made of light colored silk fiber inserted into holes or slits. The figure kneels on left knee with right foot firmly on the ground, right knee upright, arms clasping baby to chest. Outer robe of deep blue kamiko (paper/silk blend) brocade with patterns in gold of cranes, clouds, flaming orbs and double square geometric shapes. Over this robe he wears a breastplate and a black plate. The breastplate is made of paper which has been lacquered black. Below the neck it has a decorative metal fitting with wave and cloud pattern. Below this are three horizontal metal bands between which are off-white braided laces fastened at an angle. In the center is a large circular metal crest of 3 tomoe (commas). The back plate is also of black lacquered paper. In the center is a small chrysanthemum shaped metal boss from which is suspended a metal ring from which hangs two ends of green cord. In the center are four X shaped patterns of off-white braided laces. The front and back plates are supported by a yoke, coming over the shoulders, made of a patterned, folded red fabric outlined by green braided cord. It is fastened to the breast plate by two cherry blossom shaped bosses. It is fastened to the back plate by two plain metal bosses. Extending outfrom the yoke over the shoulders are epaulets in Japanese pine shape. The top layer of the epaulet is black fabric outlined by white and blue cords. A lower, larger layers is of the same fabric as the shoulder yoke outlined by pale blue piping. Fastened under the epaulets and hanging down over the shoulders and upper arms are three sections of black lacquered paper flexible armour joined by off-white braided laces. At the end is a decorative metal fitting like that on the breast plate. Hanging from the front right yoke fastener of the breast plate are three small armour platelets laced together with white braided cord. From the left front yoke fastener hangs a sandal shaped lacquered paper ornament on which is a fancy knot, of white braided silk cord, which ends in a tassel. Around the waist he has a wide sash of purple silk fabric, the ends of which are padded and tied in a knot in the fornt. His hakama is of kamiko (silk/paper blend), brownish color with woven patterns of dragon medallions, cloud and leaf motifs. The hakama is tied under the knees and bloused out. From the waist several sets of flexible armour are suspended, similar to those protecting the shoulders. There are two sets in the front, one over the right hip and two in the back (the one on right rear is missing). Shin guards with fabric backing panels of green, black and gold brocade fabrics separated by metal strips on the right leg. On the left leg the panels are of gold colored kamiko and green and gold patterned kamiko also separted by thin metal strips. The back of the legs are covered with a fine blue silk fabric. The feet are shod in black tabi and straw sandals. The right ankle has a tie of green cord around it, the left ankle has none. The right arm has an under sleeve of green brocade kamiko with floral patterns. The left sleeve is of padded gold colored kamiko. The hands are of flesh colored, painted, carved wood.
B: Gold painted paper protective armor for the back of the left hand. It has come detached.
C: A three panel set of flexible armour. It is part of the section missing from the right rear of the doll.
D: Baby Ojin, L: 4.5", W: 2.75" bottom, 1" at head, D: 1", wrapped in a triangular shaped bundle, carved wood head, gofun coated and painted features. The nose has been chipped away. The wrapping of gold and off-white kamiko fabric with what appears to be a large sized cloud pattern.
||Boy's Day Doll representing Takenouchi no-Sokoune with Ojin
A: Separate head moulded from wood paste and dipped in gofun. Painted features and eyes. Finely molded hands, same color as face. Feet also are gofun and are white. Hair, eyebrows and beard are discolored white fur like material. His hair is discolored white and pulled up in topknot. wound with purple cord and tied in a bow. The top knot is pulled forward and end of hair flares above forehead.
B: Body: sitting figure with left foot flat on ground. Right leg to the side, right foot is in front with sole upward. Elbows bent with hands in front . Overrobe is silk brocade with dark green background and gold floral pattern, round neck with overlap and very wide sleeves. Through ends of sleeves is dirty off-white thread (sodo-kukuri, long stitch and short stitch), tied at ends. He has three white silk under-collars seen at neck. Under sleeves are white silk with gold silk lining. His hakama are purple satin silk, lined with paper (bottom is worn). He has a gold silk brocade obi around waist with gourd pattern.
C: Baby, L: 3", is held in his right arm. Baby appears to be made of carved wood with face dipped in gofun, very white color with painted features. He holds a baby in gold silk damask. Only the baby's face is visible.
Condition: some soiling.
||Doll representing Takenouchi-No-Sukune
A: Separate Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) tinted pink; painted features and inset glass eyes; wrinkles around the forehead and cheeks; long moustaches made of white silk fiber at 2 corners of upper lip and long beard on chin. White silk fiber hair is pulled tight together on top and tied with a purple silk twisted cord.
B: Body is in a kneeling posture with one knee on the ground and the other bent with foot on the ground; right elbow bent holding a curved long sword in hand, left hand extends downward at side. The hands are molded wood paste and dipped in gofun, fingers curved. The figure wears a kimono of tan and gold silk brocade in floral pattern; wide sleeves are lined with off-white silk damask. Three underrobes are visible around the neck. Papier mache shoulder armour has 4 layers threaded with teal silk cord (teal and red at the edges), 2 layer epaulets have a top layer made of off-white silk and gold brocade in floral pattern, piped by white and black chevron patterned cord and the lower layers is larger in purple silk woven in a distinctive raised ridge style in diamond shape. The chest and back papier mache armour panels are suspended by the tan colored cotton corduroy straps piped by cream and tan diamond pattern edging. Two metal bosses decorate the front ends of the straps; a teal cord is threaded through black papier mache breastplate; gold colored upper panel, black back armour with upper panel with tortoise shell design with four X marks in teal cord; 2 chrysanthemum shaped bosses are attached at upper corners. Three panels of apron armour in front and two back panels called "Hitatare" are made of papier mache in the same color and design as in the shoulder armour. Below the armour the figure wears off-white silk hakama. The feet are wood covered by 2 different silk brocades, one in blue with geometric design in gold, the other in smokey brick color with dark gray brocade in a floral pattern; synthetic black threads adorn the top of the footwear. The back of the hands are protected by purple silk brocade pads with gold circular patterns. Undergarment sleeves of tan silk are tied at at the wrists with blue cords; silk white damask padded belt is knotted in front.
C: Sword, L: 6.25", W: .5", slightly curved, handle is made of wood covered by plastic giving the appearance of inlaid shell; a copper band is wrapped at the lower end of the hand; top of the handle is covered with purple and gold brocade (same fabric as hand protectors); both sides of the handle have siler colored molded metal decorations of a plum blossom and bud.
D: Scabbard for sword is made of wood, painted in brown, black bands are painted at top and bottom ends, a peg is glued to the scabbard and painted black.
Condition: The hakama is soiled.
The figure should be displayed with a baby in a cradle and an eboshi hat.
||Doll representing Takenouchi-no-Sukune
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Set in glass eyes in a smiling shape, raised cheekbones, mouth partially open showing black painted teeth; crow's feet wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, cheeks and corners of the mouth; red painted lips, faint peach color is used to emphasize the contour of the facial features. White fiber hair tied in a pony tail with tan colour thread, wrapped with paper; long white beard; his eyebrows and moustache are gone but four holes remain. Face is cracked at right cheek, ear, forehead and left chin.
B: Body of figure in a sitting position with arms straight down, loose; right hand closed, left hand open, knees spread. He wears an outer kimono of dark blue and gold silk with supplementary weft design of dragon and phoenix in gold, blue and green on a brocade background of swastikas; off-white and green silk epaulets on shoulders; 2 layers of underrobes are seen at sleeve ends and collar. On top is papier mache body armour painted with black enamel in back; front upper half is painted with black enamel adorned with wide embossed metal with vine design at top edge; lower half is covered with reddish brown silk; bronze colored paper cut in geometric chain bands pasted on fabric; round metal medallion of embossed dragon design attached at center of the silk covered armor; 2 cardboard 5-panel armour hangs from top corners of back armour by matching brown painted thread; each panel is covered with brown silk and 2 X marks of double strands of green silk thread are loosely sewn and joined each panel; lower edge of bottom panel has metal band; forearms are covered by guards made of papier mache painted in black, white and beige by sponge; papier mache hand guards painted in gold sit on top of the black stiff cloth guards; they are attached to brown silk padded wristbands and tied in knots. He wears horizontal gray and black striped silk hakama tucked inside the long papier mache black boots; 4 metal strips painted in brown enamel cover the front of the boot, silk brown paper band tied in a knot wraps around the ankles. Three 4 - panel armor hangs from the waist like an apron over hakama front; each bottom panel is adorned with vine design embossed metal at the lower edge; only center panel has purple and gold brocade applique beneath the metal strip; pink silk belt at waist with ends tied in back; green silk belt is padded only and front and ends are tied in knot at front.
C: Left 5- panel shoulder armour is loose. Metal ornament pasted at bottom edge is gone.
Condition: Hairline cracks on face. Both thumbs broken off. Left foot is loose.
||Doll representing Empress Jingu
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), set in glass eyes, painted high black eyebrow smudges, painted black eyelid, painted red parially open lips exposing black upper teeth; dipple in lower chin. Painted black hairline, black straight fiber hair tied together at back of neck. Metal peg projects down.
B: Standing figure wearing red brocade, wood hands with curved fingers rest in front of waist. Wears full armour on chest, back, shoulders and legs made of papier mache painted in grey laced with cotton rust colored cord; Breastplate has 3 metal bands alternating with laced cord and a metal motif of chrysanthemum at top with a pierced metal design of Shippo Tsunagi (7 Buddhist treasures) in front of mirror which is repeated at the ends of all armour panels, circular metal crest with a dragon at center front, breastplate is supported by green felt straps outlined with black and white braid. Upper back is solid black papier mache armour held by green straps, in the center is a silvery metal boss in shape of a chrysanthemum and a ring in the center. Imitation tiger fur panels on ivory and orange paper/silk hang down the front under armour.Two cloud-shaped layered shoulder epaulets are orange and gold brocade with a vine design with light brocade edging and black and white braid. Outer kimono is scarlet cotton and silk brocade with peony, chrysanthemum and lightening design in acqua, white, pink, purple and tarnished gold. Kimono sleeves are stiffened and lining is ivory damask. Under kimono in blue silk and paper brocade with muted orange chrysanthemums shows at sleeve. Blue cotton cord ties faded orange and gold paper/cloth brocade underrobe. Silk pants have a gold trianglar design (kase guruma-wind mill) on tan. Padded red and gold brocade belt in a cloud design, knotted in front. Gold papier mache hand guards. Footwear made of wood, covered with brick colored cotton fabric with supplemental weft in gold/brown paper thread woven in vine and floral motife; narrow blue and gold band wraps around the shoe; synthetic black long fur is tucked around the toe; on the soles are white thumb tacks.
C: Papier mache eboshi hat with a wrinkled surface painted in gold with black inside; 11.375" purple silk cord with tassels in white and purple.
||Doll representing young boy, Gosho Ningyo imperial palace doll
Plump boy doll with black fiber hair bangs and top knot; black paint under hair. Plump white body in an erect standing posture; wearing apricot colored chirimen silk crepe kimono decorated with gold couching; blue green obi and ecru hakama made of asa gauze and has 4 brown flat tassels; white padding around the legs to help hakama drape properly. Carrying a sword in scabbard under one arm; both hands appear to be shaped to hold something; accessories probably missing.
Condition: falling hair, hairline crack on side of face
||Doll representing Momotaro (Peach Boy)
Standing figure of young boy made of molded wood paste dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) has bald head and black silk fiber hair with loose earlocks inserted above ears. Plump white standing body is posed in a very active stance with one arm outstretched and palm of the hand facing upward to hold a peach. The other arm is held away from the body and may have held a staff. Wearing faded orange silk crepe chanchanko vest stiffened with white paper; faded gold couched thread design of a spinning top and cord on center back; both fronts have the same design. Underneath is a green silk crepe bib edged with orange crepe glued to the doll; faded gold couched thread design of circular water ripples with a light embroidered water lily below and a green embroidered waterdrop above. No pants.
Condition: Hole at top of head originally had hair fiber inserted, some damage to one ear, a cracked foot and a tear in the back of the jacket.
||Doll representing Fukurokujo, the wise god of the 7 lucky gods.
A: Figure is erect with a large head with elongated forehead dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), flesh tone, darker pink around eye corners, nostrils and chin; inset glass eyes with black painted eyelashes, a partially open mouth with painted red lips and painted white teeth; white silk fiber beard, double moustache and eyebrows; large high wrinkled forehead representing infinite wisdom, large cheeks; body may be stuffed with straw. Wears red and gold brocade kooto (coat) with dragon, cloud and floral design, folded across chest with a stand up band at neck; at bottom, which ends at thighs, is a band which is shaped at the front. At sleeve openings are 3 layers of underrobes, next to kimono is red and silver brocade in geometric motif and medallion with "Fuku" lucky character, next is beige and tan brocade in a floral and geometric design, innermost one is red, white, gold and pink plaid; all are lined with red silk. Across his chest, over the large stomach (symbol of endowment), is an off-white paper and cotton band bound with gold paper thread in "kine" design (X shapes). Hakama made of beige cotton with paper weft in "mokko" design of diamonds, gathered at the ankles and stuffed with straw. Obi belt made of same material as hakama is tied in front and shows red lining at the end of the bow. Molded wood paste shoes are painted black (Heian period slip-on style); chipped off. Hands, made of wood paste dipped in gofun, are peeling; right thumb is broken.
B: Walking stick, L: 21.5", D: .375", natural wood branch, light weight, debarked and sanded. This is a symbol of God of Wisdom to show old age (like a tree).
||Doll representing nobleman (Kuge)
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Painted grey eyebrow spots on forehead (denoting nobility), black eyebrows, red mouth turned downward, black under hair. Black silk fiber hair pulled back to top of head and wound with black cord, allowing the unbound part at the end to fan out over the middle top of the head, two long moustaches hang from the upper lip and two long strands of beard hang from the chin. Wood spike at bottom of neck fits into body. Head may be married (not original head for this body).
B: Body is sitting cross legged and arms are held away from the body with elbows pointed out to each side. The hands,made of wood dipped in gofun are held in front of the chest, are stretched out towards each other with fingers together; white painted wood feet (maybe replacement feet); base of the doll is wooden. The clothing consists of a faded green brocade with a pattern of purple and white flowers and yellow ivy and leaves; collar around the neck covering five layers of underrobe collars. Beneath is a cream colored brocade with orange and greenish brown pattern; next is dark olive brown and the last three layers are eri collars which are cream color. The robe has a panel in front which tucks in at the waist and from the waist, hanging over the crossed legs is a "hirao" of cream damask with couched green, white and orange silk thread in a curled design. The crossed legs are sheathed in cream colored checkered silk damask with orange cuffs near the feet. The upper leg has lost its covering of silk damask and only the paper backing is left. On both legs there is a cut in the knee area which is stitched with green silk thread and exposes the orange silk underneath. Under the green robe sleeve edge are 3 layers of underrobes: cream brocade with black border with purple, blue, green, orange and brown embroidery; next layer of orange damask and the innermost one of cream brocade with orange, green and brown embroidery. In the back is a belt with a strap arching upward with a cream damask panel draped over and lined with black silk; black lacquered paper belt and strap. 7 little square pieces of wood are sewn onto the belt.
||Boy's Day Dolls - Momotaro Conquering Ogre
A: Momotaro figure, H: 8", W: 5", gofun dipped face, painted black eyebrows, pursed lips painted red, pink around set-in glass eyes, crease on each upper eyelid, hint of indentation under lower lip, vertical crease on the center of upper lip. Hair is made of black silk fiber, tied at the top of crown with white folded paper, tied at both sideburns with black silk thread, length of hair at back is shorter than sides, cut into a V shape. Right leg rests on the back of an ogre, left leg is stretched out. He wears an outer vest (jinbari) made of red silk with supplemental weft of paper thread in blue grey floral and vine motif; two bands of grayish green silk brocade are attached to the front of the vest, lined with stiff glued paper. Metal pinheads are pounded at each upper corner of the green band. Two horizontal bands of brown circular design of "three commas" on black background. The coat is split at the center back and sides; edges of splits and sleeveless arms are piped with olive green suede like paper with white patterns. Both sides are laced with purple silk cords. Immediately below the vest is a full set of body armor; top and bottom layers of chest armor are laced in green, middle layer in white silk thread, two metal bosses in gold in chrysanthemum flower shape with rings in center are attached on the chest armor at breast line. Below the bosses, brown and lack leaf stencilled paper vest ties are attached over the armor with a metal tack. Both shoulders are covered with two-layered moveable black lacquer paper guard, each layer is joined with laced green silk thread. Bottom edges are laced with red silk in X mark design below the armor purple brocade Kimo with supplementary weft in gray paper in vine and chrysanthemum motif. The sleeves are tied with beige cord at wrists. Hands are painted in balck with yellow and red dotted floral design indicating gloves. Three apron-like armor panels hang from waist at front and two at back. The armor is made of black lacquered paper, two layers joined by white and green silk thread, accented with red silk thread in X marks at bottom. Beneath the apron-like armor at front. Two stamped copper colored metal upper leg guards are glued to black and white cotton prints which suspend from waist. Apple green damask silk pants are tucked inside the cotton leggings of black and beige print of "3 commas". Copper socks (tabi) have stenciled green and red cherry blossom soles and finished with solid yellow cotton, but right sole finish is missing. Yellow thread is wrapped around the feet to secure the footwear. At the waist is a white silk satin belt, wrapped around and braided at front. He wears a long sword (tachi) with green cord wrapped around the handle and beyond the scabbard, white cord is tied around the sword to secure it to the front of the waist.
B: Ogre figure, L: 8", W: 4", D: .625", is stretched out on the ground; left arm and right leg extend out, right elbow and left knee are bent, body is painted in reddish tan, indentation of muscle painted in darker color. Hands are paw-like in shape. Long white sharp horns extend from the corners of the forehead, yellow glass eyes are large, deep crease between the eyebrows which are painted with pale black upward strokes, nostrils flared, mouth opened, saw-like sharp teeth exposed, red tongue hanging out, cotton navy loin cloth is wrapped around the waist and loins with a flat knot in back. Ogre is flat on his stomach.
C: Platform, H: 2", W: 9.5", D: 5.75", wood with black lacquer, front has curved facing and legs remaining on 3 sides are left plain. Three wood pegs are pounded to place dolls for display.
D: Sword, H: .125", W: 2.375", D: .25", short, made of wood with a black lacquer scabbard, white handle; gold on top, bottom and one stroke design at middle of the handle.
||Doll representing a monk
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), H: 2", W: 1.5", D: 2". Painted features and inset glass eyes; unshaven stubble painted on chin and cheeks; red painted mouth turned down; raised eyebrows and deep wrinkle in forehead. A few brittle black fibers show where there was once hair. Whole top of head is smooth an bald and hair used to be attached to a thin slot in front of each ear and one which runs perpendicular to them over the ears and across the back of the head.
B: Body has right arm extended to the side; fingers curve to meet the thumb as if he once held something; left arm curves in so that hand hovers in front of chest; right leg bent at knee, foot flat on ground; left leg bent inward with bottom of foot turned to face upward; wood hands and feet dipped in gofun. Monk's robe of dark brown velvet, front crosses over chest and tucks into trousers; long kimono sleeve lined with orange silk chirimen crepe. Inner robes showing at neck are green silk satin and white silk satin (innermost). Pants which gather at the bottom are white silk gauze which has yellowed over time. Gauze back belt.
Conditions: Head, hands and feet are chipped, head cracked in front down right and across the top beginning at openings in front of ears. Gauze is brittle and crumbling. Velvet pile has rubbed off in spots, right sleeve ripped in front, hole at top and on left sleeve shoulder.
||Doll representing Fukurokujo, God of Wisdom, one of seven lucky gods
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). H: 7", W: 4", D: 4". Four grooves in forehead between the eyes, deep wrinkles under eyes, around mouth and on cheeks; tall forehead and long earlobes, painted features. Very long white fiber eyebrows, left brow has one tuft of hair left, white stubble left on each upper lip and chin where his moustache and beard was.
B: Body of standing figure has wood hands dipped in gofun; each long, thin finger formed separately and curved to a different degree. The clothing consists of a yellow ochre robe of silk woven with paper (Kamiko) forming a pattern called Manji Tsunagi or Buddhist cross and Aoi Kazura or hollyhock. This pattern ends at the bottom of the sleeves where there are four stripes, two bold ones sandwiching two narrow ones on plain satin; the long kimono sleeves are open on the wrist side. Inner robe sleeves of dark brown silk damask and cream colored silk damask. Front kimono panel is lined with dark brown damask. Peach silk satin collar continued down front, wraps around middle and is tied by an orange kamiko obi; below is a tie of white damask. Collars of orange damask, white silk satin and two of white silk damask. The motifs are miniature, indicating this fabric is specially woven for doll making. Green silk satin pants are gathered at the ankles. Piece of paper twine wrapped around his waist and tied at the back. Clothing is stuffed with paper and wood chips. Clog-like shoes are dipped in gofun and painted green. Feet attached to a black lacquered wooden base with glue and wooden spike. Base has carved out sides and is hollow inside.
C & D: 2 white damask straps which were part of the tie have fallen off. C: 4", D: 4.5"
Condition: right finger chipped, lower back robe edges have been chewed, shaved wood stuffing exposed at left sleeve opening; left eyebrow is mostly gone, beard is gone exposing slot, upper right mouth chipped, only stubble of moustache left, small crack in right earlobe
horizontal crack across base
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Painted features and inset glass eyes, slightly smiling mouth, nose and lips are badly worn. Black hair in long tufts on each side of the head and tied with a string.
B: Body of figure standing with arms raised to either side of head. The hands and feet are wood dipped in gofun. The right hand is carved in a shape that suggests the thumb and forefinger are touching to hold something in the hand. Wearing long sleeved kimono (Hirosode) of blue brocade faded to brown in front and bright blue in back with pattern of rose mallow embroidered in yellow. The robe meets in front? And is tied in the middle with a cream colored tie and hanging from the tied are two strips of stiff orange paper covered by orangey red damask silk and also hanging down are natural bast fiber strips. The long robe and inner sleeves are made of the same orangey red damask as the tie, with a Buddhist cross or eternal knot design. Underneath the silk is the same stiff paper as in the sashes. Orange silk also lines the inside edges of the blue and yellow silk sleeves. Faded green silk representing the second inner robe shows at the wrists and at the collar. Several threads grouped together and hanging from the sleeve bottoms are used to sew shut the detatched sleeves. There are four more collars which are of cream silk. At the bottom of the orange robe the corners turn up revealing a cream silk lining. The stiff paper lining is stuffed with straw and gives shape to the sleeves and upturned corners of the robe.
||Doll representing Shoki
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), dark painted complexion, scowling face with open downturned mouth with white upper teeth, furrowed brow, black natural fiber bushy eyebrows and long beard; inset brown and black glass eyes, outlined in black. Headwear consists of a purple and brown cotton and paper brocade with Tortoise shell and Phoenix design, purple silk lining, flowing down over shoulders with two streamers; fore and back knots. Two small nails holding scarf on in back, one in back knot and 2 more in foreknot plus two smaller nails at temples. Wooden spike protrudes downward from neck and has two kanji characters written in black.
B: Straw filled body in standing position with legs spread, right arm upright with hand curled to holdi a weapon, left arm pressing down with hand outstretched (missing thumb). Clothes consist of 5 layers of robes. Outer robe is cotton and paper brocade in a large swirling pattern (possibly of dragons) of olive green, tan, white and brown with red trim of white cotton and tan paper butterflies, red and tan flowers and purple motifs on sleeve edges and hem, lined with purple silk; robe extends up to the neck, large bulge over chest, panel in back hangs from waist in same fabric with red trim and a white silk band inside the trim; long sleeves folded at shoulders and there are three layers beneath: first layer is brown, red and tan cotton and paper brocade with large motifs and three pleated of red silk gauze with white windowpane stripes, purple silk gauze and white silk damask; next layer is tan and brown cotton and paper brocade with floral design and purple silk lining; next layer is tan cotton brocade with red gauze lining; last layer is green and brown cotton and paper brocade with stylized floral design and purple silk lining; two large teardrop shaped panels in front with same pleated bands as the sleeves. Cloth armour consists of a back plate held by a white silk damask sash, front breastplate with small floral pattern of red, green, gray on gold silk brocade and bordered by metallic gold thread, front orange, tan and brown silk brocade sash over breast is secured by nails at the sides. The pants (hakama) are faded purple cotton and brown paper floral brocade, tied at the ankles with green cord and stuffed. Leggings of brown and tan cotton and paper brocade are secured by small green twine wrapped around twice at the ankles. The feet are black lacquered wood with 3/4" wood spikes protruding from the soles to attached to display stand.
Condition: Right hand chipped on top of index finger; left hand missing thumb; left foot missing paint on top and heel; severely faded cloth; purple silk frayed especially on creases; iron nails show rust; inside collars layers damaged. No accessories or stand.
||Doll representing Fukurokujo, God of Wisdom
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), mottled pinkish color, orange tint around eyes, nose, chin, lower lip and inside ears, some cracking; extended earlobes and three wrinkles carved into forehead. Gray silk fiber hair which is yellowing in exposed areas; beard stretching from each ear, and moustaches hanging from each side of upper lip; hairy eyebrows at an angle on either side of eyes. Hole in bottom of neck receive a spike protruding from the neck of the body. The head sits on the body at a tilt.
B: Body of standing figure, right hand raised to chest level with index finger raised, left hand extended downward, hands curled as if to hold something. Right leg is straight large square peg to fit into a base, left leg bent at the knee with the foot raised in dancing position. Clothing consists of an outer robe of gold colored silk and paper kamiko damask in a pattern of small peonies encircled by vines and leaves; peonies alternate from the top or from the side. Above the waist the robe is wrapped and tied at the waist and below the robe splits into three parts. The part that would normally fall over the right leg has been folded so the leg is exposed. Kimono sleeves are square cut, medium length, tacked closed just under the wrists and supported by an interior wire and stuffing. Orange silk lining is deteriorating and orange paper beneath is exposed. Lower part of robe also has orange silk lining mostly intact on overlapping part, but exposed interior behind right leg has deteriorated revealing a white paper lining below the orange paper lining. Traces of paper and silk remains only where sewn along robe edges. Robe crosses over a full sized belly which hangs slightly over the belt. Two collars representing undergarments are made of white silk damask and stuffed. The upper collar below the robe collar has a Buddhist cross pattern and the innermost one has a leaf pattern. The back of the robe is in worse condition than the front where it has worn thin in areas and wire is exposed through cloth on both sleeves; padding has been crushed flat. Purple silk chirimen crepe obi has a pattern of green leave and tied in front where the silk has disintegrated. Dark blue silk damask pants with a large pattern of Paulownia (Kiri) and wisteria combined with Buddhist cross symbol; filled with stuffing. Feet are wood with ankles painted green and shoes which are flat with upturned toes, painted light green with a dark green vin pattern, sole in green gold and black. The toe has a pentagon in red outlined by pink and then white. Wooden pins protrude from the bottom of the right foot.
Condition: Staining (water damage?) causing silk to be a slightly darker color on the dolls backside and widely throughout the rest of the outer robe. Missing walking stick and fan.
||Takeda Theatre Doll representing Kato Kiyomasa
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), sharp pointed nose, painted features and eyes, high eyebrows, sharp pointed nose, downturned red mouth, protruding ear lobes. Human hair, one top tuft; side hair (now missing) would have been pulled back and tied at the sides; back hair is tied to stand straight up. Head has wooden spike to fit into body neck.
B: Body stands twisted with one foot on a tree stump and the other outstretched on the heel. Left hand hold halberd, right hand outstretched. Clothing consists of a long vest with square cut side openings made of green and brown brocade; lined with light tan silk; dark brown collar with embroidered stars; long streamers on right side of thread wrapped with natural fiber. Main coat is made of very faded red silk, blue and natural colored bast fiber cuffs; right sleeve has elaborate embroidery of bleu and natural rope in a circular pattern; there appears to be a face with bushy eyebrow and painted eyes (possibly a tiger of Korea), thick collar of self fabric. Coat is held by bast fiber sash at waist and a broad muna-himo. Beneath is a shirt of green and brown brocade with a dark felt strip running straight down and on the strip are two olive green papier mache butterflies. Front leg protector of blue and beige with a pleated lining of silk hang down between the legs. Pants (hakama) of natural fiber are gathered at the ankles which are covered by wood and fiber shin guards tied with silk at the top of the foot. Feet are made of blue and black painted wood with large toe separate. Left leg is on a wood tree stump. The stump and the right heel are attached to a wood box shape stand which is painted black and held together by nails. On the front of the stand is the signature Takeda embroidered panel.
Condition: faded, worn left cuff, missing embroidery on left side of vest collar, silk on back of left sleeve deteriorated, leg protector broken at bottom edge, some water damage at inside of vest back, worn right pant cuff, crack in paint of right foot (may have been painted over), warped stand.
||Doll depicting Samurai Attendant
A: Figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), light pink complexion, painted black eyebrows slanting downward, hairline, lower eyelashes, small wide nose, large glass inset eyes, gray coloured unshaven chin, red painted downturned mouth. Wears a conical hat made of wood with purple cord and purple and white tassels. Black silk fiber hair tied back in tail with faded black paper string at nape of neck, bald pate. Carved wood hands are painted in grey with a white floral motif. Figure kneeling on right knee, left knee bent with leg forward. right hand up holding tasseled sword, left hand facing down with thumb separated, hands painted in green floral pattern same as pants design. Clothing consists of black lacquered papier mache armour with panels two in back, three in front, shoulders, with painted gold trim, four tiers laced with white and purple flat silk cord. Breastplate has vertical ridges laced with same cords, chrysanthemum boss in larger size with rings; suspended from shoulder straps in black design on brown sueded paper which in also seen at the top of the breastplate. Straps fastens the the plain back plate (horizontal ridge at the center) with smaller bosses. Epaulets of padded red and green cotton and paper brocade, with white and greenish brown cord trim. Around waist is a padded off-white silk belt tied in the front and finished on the ends with purple thread. Underneath the armour is a green, dark blue and beige cotton and paper brocade robe in a floral, cloud and dragon design with white cotton and paper lining and cuffs tied by red flat silk cord (right wrist); left sleeve is open and tucked up revealing red and green cotton and paper brocade sleeve (identical to shoulder epaulets). Hakama pants are dark blue with printed white cherry blossoms gathered into boots. Feet covered up to knees by drab blue cotton tabi with printed white cherry blossoms. Cloth shin guards of red and green brocade. Straw sandals (waraji) tied at ankles and through toes.
B: Hat, H: 1.25", Diam: 2.5", made of paper mache painted outside with black lacquer, conical shape with a gold irregular circle glued to the front, inside is painted orange red; purple silk cords with white and purple tassels are attached to the inside center with three pieces of rice paper tape.
C: Wooden sword (in belt), L: 5", painted black scabbard with gold painted handle and a rough silvery material glued to handle over the gold paint.
D: Wooden short staff, L; 5.375", with large tassel (ho) of metal fastened to a round disk covered with green brocade, tied to staff by red cord, upper section of black painted staff is carved with ridges and painted gold. A saihai--a signal used in battle -wouldn't be carried by a low class Samurai.
Condition: Hair is a little ragged, some chipping of gofun on neck under collar, black armour paint is chipping, some color fading, brass ring missing from top armour harness, small tear in armour strap. On back armour plate was a paper with typed number 46865 covered by cellophane tape which has been removed.
||Doll depicting Processional Dignitary
Head which moves but does not separate from body is molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted features including black moustache, eyebrows and lashes, inset glass eyes, western features. Painted short black hair in western style. Body standing straight, arms out in relaxed posture. Clothes consist of red robe wrapped around over left arm, around body and trailing down in back with a panel-like train lined with dark purple silk, stamped gold flower motifs scattered and piece in back has dark blue silk lining. Underneath robe is black silk with stamped green diamond pattern, inside each diamond are alternating cranes and radish motifs, red silk band collar. Only visible on right arm is large ceremonial type sleeve with a red embroidered cuff, main part of sleeve is a off-white silk damask with printed designs of red and green floral and gold and blue diamonds with plant motifs inside. Visible on the back is a black belt around the waist with off-white three round and one square pieces tied on by beige cross threads, an extension of the belt arches up to support the outer robe. Below the belt is a purple fine silk cord tied in the back.Hakama are silk brocade with beige floral and geometric design, gathered into leggings. Around ankles are shin guards painted white with black spots, with red and green squares on each side bordered in red with gold design, tiny silk red bow on each. Shoes are painted wood, off-white with black diagonal stripe. Standing on a wooden platform covered with aqua green silk pasted underneath, royal blue decorative paper on the bottom.
B: Helmet of papier mache with a long uswept piece in sides and back like a dragon tail, painted red, blue and yellowish green with gold, silver and white decoration, navy blue ocean wave design edged with white and silver; tack on both sides of the crown; long orangey red silk cord with tassels..
C: Fish Decoration, L: 3.25", W: .875", D: .25", painted wood silver and black carp with another painted red and gold fish in its mouth hangs around the neck from a blue silk cord.
Condition: Hole in back of helmet and head to secure helmet, somewhat faded color, worn sleeve edges, fish has chipped paint
||Doll representing standing attendant for a set with Yoshitsune or Jingu
Figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pink complexion, round face depicting a low class person, painted black eyebrows slanting downward, black lower lashes, painted red lips held in a comical expression, some grayish coloration around mouth to represent unshaven, pug nose, inset glass eyes. Hands are carved wood dipped in white gofun. Black silk fiber hair pulled back in pony tail and wrapped with brown cotton thread at tge nape of the neck, shaven pate. Figure is standing with right foot turned out, right arm held up with curled fist and left arm at waist with fingers pointing out. Clothing consists of robe covering right arm made of blue silk brocade with gold and silver medallion tied at the wrist with red silk cord and pulled up on left arm, lined with white damask with diamond motif. On the left arm below this garment is a black velvet narrow sleeve. Left hand has metal hand guard. Black lacquered papier mache armour has a ribbed breastplate with metal decoration at top; two ridged bands of metal across top and bottom with yellow metal circle in middle of plate (snake eye mon); plain backplate; black and front plates are held by two brown and gray cotton and paper brocade shoulder straps with a cloud motif and attached with metal rivets at four corners; three panels in front and two in back and panels on shoulders made of black lacquered paper in four tiers laced with green cotton cords and white flat cords in X motif at bottom edges, above this are blue flat cords; red diamond shaped epaulets with suede paper finish with brown edging. Stuffed off white silk belt with peach colored embroidered flowers tied in a knot in the front. Hakama pants are made of silk mustard colored damask with a diamond shape motif, brocaded floral medallion faded to grayish brown on front thighs, stuffed and gathered at knee; at back the split sides are open the cloth is folded out. Shin guards has vertical metal straps over an off-white brocade with diamond motif; leggings on back are gray with lighter blue motif, tortoise shell motif with plants. Feet are carved wood with silk damask tabi of light blue; waraji straw sandals tied to feet around toes and ankles; chartreuse cotton cords.
Condition: Hair is falling off, left shin guard is coming off, white tack in bottom of left sandal, shin cloth is worn, paint above right eye is coming off.
||Procession of 3 Buddhist priest dolls with western style hair
A, B, C: 3 dolls with heads molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted features, plain blank expressions, inset glass eyes. Figure A appears older with deeper lines and hair parted on left, not right. Painted black hair, parted on the side and very short. Figures stand erect with right leg forward as if walking. Right arm is out front, palm up with index finger extended. Left arm is held up and close to body, palm facing in. Outer kimono (shichi-jo-no-Kesa) of red silk brocade takewake wavy design, aoi leaves and white medallions stylized chrysanthemums, wrapped around body and over left arm, panel-like train at back lined with purple silk and stiffened with wire. At sleeve opening is another sleeve hem of red silk brocade with green, blue, yellow and white motifs, glued shut. Kimono beneath of white silk brocade with purple medallions in the same design as the outer robe. Split skirt (hakama) of white silk damask with check pattern and same medallion design. Around lower legs are green and gold silk brocade wraps with red edging. Underneath this is a strip of cloth same as the outer robe. The feet have white silk slippers.
Figures are on small red silk covered platforms attached by a nail through left foot. Right foot is unattached.
Ai, Bi, Ci: Hats: H: 3", W: 3.25" cloth and paper hat with a gold cord, top of hat is red silk crepe stiffened with paper with a large brown dot; green, gold and purple brocade brim; hanging down in back are three layers of silk brocade covered paper, top layer is gold with beige motifs, 2nd is green with gold and green motifs, 3rd is red with green motifs.
Condition: Some damage to the train of Figure B and the wire of all trains are misshapen; support nails are loose and worn through paper on bottom of stands. Index finger of B has some damage.
||Doll representing Bodyguard
A: Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black eyebrows, lashes, inset glass eyes, blank, expressionless face. Painted black short western style hair, parted on left side. Figures stands erect with left foot out on heel, right arm holding sword, left arm at waist. Clothing consists of painted papier mache armour, large collar piece painted gold with red design, edged with gold and black cord on inside and outside. Shoulder epaulets of carved, painted wood mask shapes with shishi faces painted blue with gold features and red upper lip. Body armour is painted gold with blue, green and red designs and outlined with same gold and black cord. Around waist is a leather belt painted gold and on the front is carved wood animal face (shishi) with brown silk sash hanging straight down, with a gold and black tassel. Underneath armour is a red silk robe with white painted motif. Forearm armour of gold painted paper tied on by red double cords. Train (kyo) on back of same red cloth as underrobe, lined with red silk. Split skirt (hakama) of gold colored silk damask with gold metallic thread motifs. Red silk brocade with gold metallic motif leggings. Gold painted paper shin guards tied by red cords. Painted white wooden shoes with black diagonal strips. Arrow quiver of painted wood attached to back, painted gold with green, red designs, arrow feathers in white and black. Curved sword scabbard of metal painted black with two painted gold bands and one at opening which is metal, metal loops are tied by cord around waist. Nailed to stand covered by blue green aqua silk.
B: Helmet, H: 1.875", W: 2.75" painted papier mache, gold inside, has red cord with tassels to tie under chin, helmet flares out in back, has winged motif on front and is topped with ornament (which is breaking off), painted gold with red and silver details, scale and cloud designs, front shape is broken.
C: Sword, L: 5", slightly curved, plain corroded silver blade, tsuba guard in shape of usu (mochi pounder), metal rustic handle.
Conditions. Gofun on top of right foot cracked. Paper armour is in poor condition with paint peeling. Helmet has lost part of winged motif and top ornamentation damaged, cord coming off collar armour; gofun missing on tops of hands. Crack in head by ears down to neck, back armour cracked.
||Doll representing Japanese Muromachi Noble
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder); molded ears, high bridge nose, closed mouth; painted black eyebrows, dark line underneath left eye, two large dark spots on forehead (symbol of nobility), painted red lips; inset glass eyes with black irises; black fiber hair pulled up into top knot and secured with cotton thread. Wooden spike at bottom of neck to attach to body.
B: Body of figure standing erect with arms outstretched, right hand open, left hand with fingers and thumb held in ring shape (holding sword braid). Body stuffed with straw and paper. Clothing consists of outer robe made of brown cotton and paper brocade with yellow, blue, green and orange chrysanthemums and ducks, open at front, 3/4 length, large open sleeves and a pleated beige/brown checked cotton wide collar, faced with yellow rep silk inside front which shows as piping at the front edges. The kimono beneath is white damask with collar crossed over ample stomach at front, padded sleeves show underneath outer robe; 4 white collars of underkimonos show at neck and are held in place with a rusty nail. Purple damask silk baggy pants are gathered at the ankle and cover the white kimono. Around the waist is a white stiffened cotton obi with a flat bow in front holding a folded double hanging strip in place; the ends are made of brown/beige/white cotton brocade. Feet molded of wood paste and dipped in white gofun depicting tabi socks. Figure stands with left foot forward, right foot back, attached by wood pegs and glue to green silk covered base with a black lacquered frame.
C: Tachi sword, L: 5.5" with rusted metal blade has a molded black plastic handle imitating a sword guard, wrapped braid with boss and cap, hole at the end for hanging.
D: Scabbard for sword, L: 4.5" made of molded dark brown plastic? with imitation metal bands and cap; white silk braided cord runs through two rings on side and is tied through the left hand of the doll.
E: Eboshi hat, H: 1.75", W: 1.5", D: 3", made of black lacquered textured paper, elongated with knotched shape in front; space dyed purple and white silk flat braid is knotted and glued to top of hat, stitched to sides with white thread and knotted ends fit under chin.
Condition: Black scrape mark on center forehead, chipped gofun on ears, cracked index finger on right hand, small piece broken off left food; threadbare pants; rusty sword blade
||Doll representing Court Noble in Kariginu attire.
Standing figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), large nose, shaped ears with holes, red painted lips, black painted upswept eyebrows, bottom eyelashes, hairline with widow's peak, black silk fiber hair pulled up into topknot tied with a purple silk cord (hair is disintegrating badly), inset glass eyes. Left arm raised up with open hand while right arm is lower with fingers closed. Clothing: Green paper and silk damask brocade outer robe with vine like designs and faded gold medallions, square neck at front with a band, short panels at front and back, front bulges out over belt (stuffed), large sleeves hanging down (doll has its arms through the bottom opening of sleeves so they hang backwards); robe is lined with dark purple silk (deteriorating inside); around the bottom of the sleeves is a gold cord threaded through the brocade. This robe is called Kariginu which was for hunting (hawking) and then later used by nobles. Brown woven paper and cotton obi tied in front with tan and gold cotton long tabs at ends hanging down front. Beneath this is a red silk and cotton brocade kimono with white and brown outlined peonies, purple magic wand and flowers, brown diamond pattern, green leaves, and large peach colored and brown outlined chrysanthemums; large padded sleeves; lined with white silk. Around neck are four collars (underkimono) of white paper which has been eaten by insects (possibly the paper was a stiffener for white silk collars). Kobakama pants of purple cotton and paper brocade with brown all-over floral pattern of leaves, vines and blossoms, padded legs, at the upper back the hakama is split at the sides and extends upward creating a wide flat area. Carved wood feet dipped in gofun which is white and has the appearance of tabi socks. Tall black lacquered geta have purple cords which tie across the feet. On the left foot is a piece of tan thread that runs through the toe and through a hole in the geta to hold the foot on (the right one is missing). Bamboo dowels run from each foot, through the geta and into a base which is made of flat octagonal wood stained dark brown.
Condition: Insect holes at bottom of left sleeve, back of belt and collar. Tear in right kimono sleeve along fold. Hair has almost disappeared.
||Seated Samurai Doll with armour from the Kamakura Period.
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) with dark pink complexion; faded red lips with thin black lined, painted black eyebrows, lashes and hairline; inset glass eyes. Black silk fiber hair pulled up into a top knot and tied with purple silk cord; bushy black silk fiber sideburns; bald pate. Wood peg extending down to attach to body.
B: Body seated in a lotus position, right arm bent at elbow extending forward with right hand holding fan, left arm across knee with hand curled to hold sword. Clothing consists of a red silk brocade kimono with light yellow wave design, blue, yellow and white flowers and bamboo leaves. The lower sleeves are made of a different silk brocade with red background (faded on left arm) with gold and white floral and geometric designs--these sleeves are meant to represent a protective garment and the shoulder seams would have been covered by the missing armoured epaulets; tied at the wrists with white cord. Front armour is made of gold coloured molded metal, breastplate is in one piece with holes with light orange silk cord tied in lines and purple silk cord in Xs across the top; two large metal bosses with rings on the chest; three panels of metal armour hanging down from the waist are made in tiers and tied with white, purple and red silk cord in X pattern. Breastplate is attached to a hard paper plate with a beige background with blue and brown scattered flowers outlined with black and white silk cord piping. The same piping outlines two shoulder straps of green and white silk brocade extending to the back and held in place with two metal bosses and attached to a red brocade backplate with gold, blue, white flowers and green leaves outlined with a red and gold band; white silk sash tied around waist with a bow in the front. Blue silk brocade hakama with scattered white floral medallions has slits and sides and is lined with white silk. Carved wooden hands are painted light blue with white flowers (depicting gloves) and carved wooden feet stick out the front are dipped in white gofun to depict tabi socks.
Fan (gumpai-uchiwa, Chinese style) is glued to right hand, red painted wood handle with gold knobs below and above fan, gold and blue painted paper flat fan with openings.
C: Scabbard for sword, L: 4.25", black painted metal with gold speckles, copper metal fitting at closed end and brass band at open end, curved.
D: Sword, L: 5", curved, thin silvery metal blade, brass colored tsuba guard, somewhat diamond shaped with two openings, end of handle has the head of a phoenix? With a ring through its beak.
Condition: Epaulets missing. Red stain on front of hakama, cracked fingers. Red paint is wearing off the fan. Peeling sword handle.
||Doll representing Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598)
A: One piece doll seated in cross legged position with hand in front of body. The head is stuck to the body and is molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted red downturned mouth, painted black eyes and eyebrows. Bald pate with black silk satin piece shaped as hair around head. Hands and feet are carved wood dipped in gofun. Gold painted papier mache armour with metal embellishment, in tiers tied with red cord, made of breast and back plates, shoulder epaulets, 3 panels hanging from front waist and 2 at back. Edge of panels are decorated with cast metal and mirror pieces with interlocking circles and spreading leaves? on top of breast plate, and on each waist panels. Metal decoration of kiri mon family crest is attached to breastplate. Breast and back plates are suspended on black velvet bands edged with gray and fastened with gray nailhead over the shoulders. Beneath is a kimono of stiffened gauze weave (cotton)? in aqua background with black hexagonal medallions surrounding a floral design, lined with off-white silk damask, and dark purple at sleeve openings. Underneath are undergarments gatherered at wrist, one of gold and blue stripe with scattered floral design, and the other of navy blue double diamond shapes on faded gold color background. Undergarment showing at collar is in two layers in off-white satin. Hakama pants of silk and paper brocade in tan and gold ogee design with geometric and floral patterns interspersed.
Papier mache handguards painted with gold. Hand and feet are carved wood dipped in gofun.
B: Hat in Taiko style with eboshi style with wings projecting to side from front, crown and wings made of papier mache, inlaid with cast metal and mirror finished.
Condition: soiled and faded, right thumb missing, chipped armour paint.
Hideyoshi is often displayed with a gourd banner
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Samurai attendant
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pink complexion, black painted eyebrows, eyelashes, moustache and beard shadow, bald pate with razor shadow, black painted hair on temples and nape of the neck, downturned mouth painted red with a thin black line, set-in glass dark brown eyes with black pupils. Dark human hair at back, black silk fiber hair upswept on sides into a top knot wrapped with white silk round cord.
B: Body of figure is kneeling on left knee, right knee is bent with foot on ground, right arm up to hold weapon, left arm down on lap. Hands are probably carved wood covered with painted paper gloves in brown and rust to resemble leather; brown cloth covered paper hand guard in maroon and gold with the same edging as the epaulets, flat brown cord button on the back. Clothing consists of brown and gold paper and cotton brocade upper garment with diamond and dragon pattern showing at the sleeves and collar, sleeves are lined with white silk and tied at the wrist with a brown round cotton cord; epaulets on shoulders made of tan, brown and gold brocade, padded and edged with white and beige cotton piping. Three white silk under collars show around neck. Black lacquered paper armour in three tiers laced with wide green silk flat cord with white cord on the bottom row (some X shapes). Doomaru barrel shaped armour of black lacquered paper mache held by a single shoulder piece attached in the front and back by two metal bosses with rings; shoulder piece is a brown, gold, purple and green brocade with the same piping as the epaulets. The back plate has a large metal boss made of 3 pieces: brass and tin held together with a ring. Breast plate is laced with two rows of criss-crossed flat green silk cord. White silk damask sash with flower and crane motifs around the waist, tied in a double knot in the front and has padded ends. Armoured panels in front and back made of black lacquered paper card in four tiers laced with green flat silk cord with a lower row of white cord: three panels in front--one off to the right side, two in back. Kukuribakama pants in silk brocade in blue, red, light green in a tortoise shell/diamond grid with containing many motifs including cranes, lined with white silk damask (revealed at side slits), stiffened at back, gathered into shin guards. Shin guards are a single piece of blue and gold brocade with five vertical reed strips nailed into the guard, calves covered with white silk. Carved wooden feet are covered with washi paper colored black with tomoe (3 comma) medallions in rust color, big toe points up. Straw sandals tied around toes and ankles.
C: Sword, L: 5.875", Brass, curved, metal double axe head shaped guard with asterisks on each side, black painted scabbard is wearing, handle textured like shark skin, ring at end of handle.
Condition: Discolored left glass eye, gofun chipped off neck and at back of head at topknot.
Similar to 1993.4.101
||Doll representing Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Figure sitting as if on a campstool, hands out in front, right hand closed as if holding an often, left hand open, left leg protrudes farther than right. Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted red lips, black outline, black eyebrows and eyelashes, inset glass eyes, perforated ear canals. Black silk fiber hair pulled into topknot and tied with tan cord. Painted black hairline. Clothing: Jimbaori, a warrior's sleeveless coat worn over armour, is embroidered with Chinese style dragons and clouds. Top of coat on back has pink and brown dragons, middle has green cloud and mountain design, coat tails have blue and brown dragons all on black background. Coat is outlined by tan thread and natural fiber cord. Across shoulders in the front are blue velvet strips with gold thread borders, pink brocade dots outlined by white thread. Coat is tied together by wide gold belt with metal clasp. Front coat lapels are covered by faded red cloth with gold embroidery. Lapel is topped with white silk tassels. Coat is lined with white silk brocade. Inside kimono is dark blue with gold embroidery with while silk brocade lining. Right sleeve is tied at wrist; left is open. On chest is armour decoration of metal crane around collar and metal plant motif at chest. Hands have guards of gold painted paper mache. Visible on left arm is also gold forearm armour. Around waist is purple silk sash. Hakama pants are tan thread with gold diamond design, lower down with green diamond pattern; then green and tan bird designs and then blue green salamander design. Shin armour over blue cloth tied with green cord. Shoes are fur covered (Tsura-nuki) worn with armour or for hunting.
Condition: Some insect damage to blue felt. Hair is disintegrating badly. Most of fur has worn off shoes. Left eyelid is damaged, some clothing is soiled but kimono is in very good condition.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting a Low Rank Samurai
Figure is kneeling on right knee with left foot forward, right arm is raised. Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black eyebrows thicker on outside, black painted eyes, open mouth has painted red lips and tongue, white painted upper and lower teeth, gray paint around mouth indicated unshaven condition. Black silk fiber hair is left hanging down from bald pate. Carved wood hand is dipped in gofun, curved fingers of right hand hold a weapon. Clothing consists of brown armour made of paper board, back plate is painted in rust brown, shoulders and breast plate armour is textured with sand; three tiered shoulder armour laced with dark green cotton cord and has a diamond cut out metal edging. Beige paper epaulets with a crackling decoration in green and gold. Attached to these on either side are long cotton and metallic thread decoratively knotted cords ending in tassels tied with plain beige thread. Breastplate has a gray metal ring motif (snake eye mon), at the top is a metal diamond cut out decoration (lightening shape), two metal bands above and below the mon. Around the waist is orange silk sash. Underneath the armour shows a garment with a moss green paper and cotton sleeves, a off-white and green cord tied around the wrists. Hand guards made of black cotton gauze. Plaid hakama made of brown, grey and greenish blue cotton are tucked into knee high shin guards. Shin guards have vertical black painted metal slats; with green fabric and behind the calves are painted black. Brown painted wooden feet; blue and white dirty cord is tied around left ankle.
In his right hand he holds a long spear, L: 18.25", tan feathers on three sides at the top, black painted round shaft with red band below the feathers, at the lower end is a triangle shaped point with 5-point star design cut out of the center.
Condition: Right foot is chewed up, paint missing from right leg, paint chipping from armour, metal trim is off of the left shoulder armour panel, feathers have been chewed by insects.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Lower Class Samurai
Figure is kneeling on right knee, left foot extending forward, left hand held forward near thigh, right arm raised with bent elbow to hold a weapon, head is turned toward the left and slightly tilted. Head is molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black feathered eyebrows, painted black eye line and eyes, slightly opened mouth is painted red, white painted two upper teeth, light gray beard shadow. Carved wood hands are dipped in gofun. Clothing consists of paper card finished with brown sand paper except back plate which is smooth. Three tiered shoulder armour laced with blue silk cords in X shape on top and bottom tiers, right shoulder second tier has a metal bar decoration, lower tiers have grey metal decoration at lower edges. Three front and two back armour panels laced with blue cord in X shape at top and bottom and some have a metal band at the top (others are missing). Black corduroy oval epaulets. Breastplate has the same metal decoration (lightening), two metal bands with metal ring in center (snake eye mon). Padded blue silk belt tied in a knot in the front. Underneath the armour is a plain purple silk garment shows at the neck, short sleeves. Underneath are blue and gray cotton and paper brocade sleeves which are tied with blue silk cords. Black corduroy hand guards. Coarse cotton plaid hakama in shades of beige, gray, brown, greeny blue ending at knees. Shin guards have 3 metal slats on left leg, painted black, over a brocade same as sleeves, calves are painted black, blue cords are tied at both ankles. Carved wood feet are painted brown.
Helmet is round upside down bowl shape made of card board painted brown, textured outside, smooth inside; red silk crepe ties extending under chin.
Condition: broken inside waist so that it doesn't sit up properly, chipped paint on backplate, missing metal bands on armour tiers which are deteriorating, crack in right palm around thumb; weapon is missing.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Samurai Attendant
A: Figure with attached head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pink complexion, painted black eyebrows and eyelashes, gray beard mustache shadow, bald pate, painted black hair around sides and back; dark brown inset glass eyes, painted red mouth with a thin black line, short upturned nose, black silk fiber hair inserted into groove in head, left long and untied, coming off at the back. Kneeling figure on right leg with right arm raised and left arm held down near lap. Hands are carved wood dipped in gofun, left hand held out straight and the right hand is curled to hold a weapon. Clothing consists of upper garment showing at sleeves of tan and cotton brocade with red, purple and green flower round and square motifs; right sleeve is tied with turquoise cord at the wrist, left sleeve is pulled up to shoulder revealing another garment beneath; sleeve is a light and dark tan silk brocade tied at the wrist with a faded turquoise silk cord. Top of left hand is covered with a green felt covered piece of paper--guard. Two tan and beige brocade epaulets over shoulder armour which is attached to arm with a nail and made of black lacquered paper with metallic gray edge and a metallic bottom edge, shoulder armour is made in three sections tied with faded green cotton cord. Barrel shaped armour around the torso, black on the back and front with a top metallic colored section and a large brass circular mon in the front (sun?). Plain white silk sash tied around waist in a simple knot in the front with padded ends. Hanging from the waist in the 3 paneled front and 2 paneled back are armoured tiers, each section made of 4 plates which are black lacquered paper and metallic gray at the top edge and metallic rough textured bottom edge, laced with faded green cotton cord. Kukuribakama pants made from light and dark tan cotton brocade with dark tan and white floral patterns, gathered into shin guards. The shin guards are dark brown and tan cotton cloth attached to the shins with small nails which hold on brass rods (three rods on right shin, five on the left), tabi are painted dark green and sandals are made of straw and laced between large toe and wrapped around the ankles.
B: Hat, Diam: 2.75", flattened conical shape made of paper card, black lacquered top with a single large gold painted circle on the front of the hat, orange interior, flat orange cord glued underneath each side with an orange cotton brocade piece.
C: Sword, L: 5.5", single piece of bamboo, straight, scabbard end is painted black and handle has glued sand texture painted silver; end of handle and center are painted white.
Condition: Gofun is cracked near temples, cracked and flaking under chin, piece missing from bottom lip and top left eyelid. Hair is deteriorating. Paint on right foot is coming off, some chips on left foot and peeling off near back ankle.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Samurai Attendant:
A: Figure with attached head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), white complexion, painted black straight eyebrows, large wide nose, open mouth with red lips, white teeth, pink interior, bald pate, black fiber silk hair inserted into groove in head, hanging down over shoulders. The figure is kneeling on left knee with right leg bent and right foot on ground, figure is leaning slightly forward, left arm is slightly bent with an open hand, right arm is slightly bent and extending forward with hand curled as if to hold a weapon. Carved wood hands are dipped in gofun. Clothing consists of a kimono-style upper garment with sleeves and collar showing made of tan cotton and silk brocade with a doll-sized medallion design with scattered blue and lime green medallions; right sleeve is tied at the wrist with flat green silk cord and the left sleeve is pulled up revealing an under sleeve, white damask silk lining. The undersleeve of blue cotton brocade with faded orange and green chrysanthemum and vine design is gathered at the wrist. There is a black velvet covered hand guard covering the left hand and has an tin flower shaped boss on top (the right one is missing). Armour consists of a breastplate made of ridged rust colored papier mache with three bands of copper and brass colored metal across the front, blue silk cord lacing, a copper metal ring with a brass center (snake eye mon?), and an embossed copper colored metal band at the top which is cut with a diamond shaped edge. The breastplate is held to the back plate by blue brocade shoulder straps in the same material as the undersleeve and hakama; fastened with two flower shaped aluminum bosses. The backplate is a plain rust colored painted paper mache piece with two bosses at the upper corners. The two panels of shoulder armour, one front panel, two side panels and two right back panels hanging from the waist are made of four tiers of ridged rust colored papier mache laced with blue silk cord; a copper colored diamond cut edged metal band is attached to the lowest tier of each panel with nails. The shoulder armour lies under two epaulets which are padded and covered with tan and brown silk brocade. One white silk undercollar shows at the neck. An olive green cotton sash is tied around the waist in a double knot at the front where the sash has been padded. Kukuribakama pants in course blue silk brocade with faded green and orange flowers and vines (the same as the under sleeve and shoulder straps) are stuffed and gathered into shin guards; white cotton lining shows at the side back openings. The shin guards are green and beige cotton and paper cloth with vertical bands of metal, 7 on the right leg, 4 on the right longer leg, calves are covered with blue silk. The carved wood feet are covered with black velvet tabi and the grass sandals are laced between the toes and around the ankle.
B: Hat, Diam: 2.5", round saucer shape made of papier mache covered with a brown sandy finish on top and a gray painted interior; a padded red silk crepe chin strap is held to the inner side by a glued rectangle of blue damask.
Condition: Hair disintegrating; right hand guard missing and right hand gofun is chipped beneath; black velvet nap is rubbing off on hand guard and tabi; small chips from hat.
||Boy's Day Dolls: Horse and Samurai Rider
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), large nose, recessed carved eyes with black lacquer pupils, painted black eyebrows and moustaches, red painted mouth slightly downturned, faint blue areas on bald pate and chin representing stubble, black natural fiber hair pulled back in pony tail tied with white thread, long wooden peg extending down from neck.
B: Body of seated rider with knees bent, right arm forward and raised with curled fingers to hold a weapon, left arm extended out to side with curled fingers to hold a weapon: Clothing consists of full armour: Breastplate made of papier mache painted gold with holes for green silk cord tied through in X shapes across the top and orange silk cord tied through in two rows of slash shapes, two bosses on either side of chest in chrysanthemum shape with rings, upper breastplate has a metal band with embossed design and two cloud shape flanges nailed to either side, above the metal band is a tan and black paper band representing leather, armoured epaulets made of three tiers of papier mache painted gold and laced with green silk cord Xs, orange silk cord slashes and purple and white silk cord outlines, the upper tier has a off-white and olive green silk border and is tied to the shoulders with orange purple cord; three panels of 2-tiered armour (similar to epaulets) hang from the front waist; below these panels are two embossed gold colored metal thigh protectors which are embossed with dots and attached to the waist with beige cotton panels printed with tiny white flowers; the backplate which extends around the sides is plain papier mache painted gold; two armoured panels (similar to epaulets) hang from the waist at the back. Under the armour is a red silk and tarnished gold paper brocade robe with a floral design, tucked into pants, sleeves tied at wrist with white silk cord, two white cotton collars are visible at neck; white silk obi tied around waist with a twisted sash of the same material at the front; hakama are white silk damask with a scattered floral and geometric design gathered below the knee; lower leg is wood painted black with white scattered flowers (depicts leggings), black and gold colored embossed metal shin guards have a floral design and gold bands at top and bottom; orange silk cord is tied around ankles and soles as if to hold on the shoes which are actually carved wood feet with the remains of black fur on the instep; hands are carved wood painted blue with yellow flower petals with red centers (depicting gloves). Figure has a dark metal scabbard attached to left side with pale blue cord tied around waist, scabbard tip is painted gold. (See G: Sword). Wood peg extends from bottom of doll to fit into Horse.
C: Horse on platform, H: 10.125", L: 9.625", W: 4.25", possibly made of papier mache and covered with a white fuzzy material, stands with right front leg raised and head turned to the left side, gray muzzle and hooves, gray paper covered lower legs; white bast fiber mane and tail; inset glass eyes of tan color with black pupils; tan paper ears. Horse trappings are an orange silk fringe extending around the front and back under the tail, cloth saddle has a small brown cotton cloth at the top with white tomoe (comma) designs, beneath is a beige cotton cloth with a brown printed design of a magic wand and other designs which are hard to see, over this hangs down on either side straps of the same materials which are glued to the black lacquered papier mache stirrups with red interior (one has become detached, see E: stirrup), black lacquer papier mache pommel at stands up at the front of the saddle, green and gray panels hang down from the saddle on either side of the horse, made of silk and cotton brocade with black design of interlocking circles with crosses in the middle, outlined with orange silk cord; bridle and ties over the rump are made of light orange cotton flat braid with red tassels hanging in front of the saddle and below the ears; rein is made of a white and purple silk tube. Wood platform is painted with black lacquer, has three sides, carved legs in the front and left unfinished and the back and underneath.
D: Helmet, H: 2.25", W: 2.25", D: 2.5", papier mache crown painted black on outside with metal boss on top painted gold, bright blue interior, peak is covered with white paper with dark blue design and edged with tan paper, tan paper spot on the inside, two paper flanges with the same white and blue design on one side and black on the other extend out in a curve on either side of the front and are tied in X shapes with orange silk cord. Around the back and sides are three tiers of armor made of paper and painted gold, they are tied with orange silk cord in slash design and green and white silk cord in X design. In the front is a silvery colored metal disk with a bronze colored metal band beneath which curves up into two horns on either side of the disk. An orange silk cord extends down each side to tie under the chin.
E: Stirrup, 1.25" x .5", detached from left side of horse, comma shaped and curved up at the front, papier mache painted with black lacquer on the outside and red lacquer on the interior where the foot would rest, cotton cloth hanger is attached to inner front.
F: Bow, L: 9", black lacquered wood wound around with fine white cotton thread, a tan paper center depicting leather as a hand hold; bow is slightly curved and has a fine white cotton bow string.
G: Sword, L: 5", curved silvery metal blade, thin copper petal shaped tsuba guard, curved handle covered with black speckled white paper and bound in X shapes with yellow cotton cord, both ends of handle have gold colored metal caps.
Condition: small chips on face, horse hide pile has fallen off
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598)
A: One piece doll sitting in half lotus position, arms extended toward front with bent elbows, right hand clenched as if holding an object, left hand open. Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black hairline, upturned eyebrows, painted red lips, inset glass eyes, shaped ears; black silk fiber hair is pulled to the top of the head and tied with blue thread over the bald pate, hair is missing from the back and black paint and paper fastening cord is revealed. Full armor made of papier mache painted with gold which has chipped off in most places; includes chest and back plates, epaulets and panels below the waist front and back. The tiers of molded papier mache are tied with faded orange silk braided cord and green cord near the bottom of the panels in an X shape. The bottom edges of epaulet shoulder panels, the ends of the hanging panels and the top of the breast plate are decorated with a cloud shaped embossed metal piece held on with nails. The back plate is plain (peeling paint) except for orange cord in X shapes and a chrysanthemum-shaped metal boss with a ring in the center and an orange silk braided cord tied through it. The breast and back plates are suspended from red velvet straps edged with brwon and beige material and held on with metal fasteners. Next to the straps are small epaulets (sitting on top of the shoulder armour epaulets) made of the same red velvet with a black, gold, tan and green brocade padded piece on top. In the center of the breast plate is a cast metal kiri mon family crest with 3 leaves and 3 flowers. Hanging over the right chest is a small armor panel with a white silk flower knot and tassel hanging from the shoulder and hanging over the left chest is a small papered cardboard piece to protect the collarbone (Kyubi-no-itu) with gold stamped flower design and a white silk flower knot and tassel hanging from the left shoulder. Under the front armour panels are two additional panels hanging from black and gold patterned strips and ending in four squares (black and gold) tied with orange, green and blue braids. Beneath the armour is a gold on black silk brocade kimono with 8 Buddhist treasure motifs--the kimono sleeves, lined with white silk damask and collar show. A white collar shows beneath the kimono collar. The white silk hakama, stuffed and gathered at the ankles has purple and gold alternating motifs (possibly a Buddhist design). At the waist is a padded brown crepe sash tied in a knot at the front. Under the left kimono sleeve is a blue and orange silk brocade sleeve tied with green silk thread and under the right kimono sleeve is an orange and white brocade narrow sleeve. Gold painted card handguards tied with blue and green silk cord. Carved wood hands and feet dipped in gofun.
B: Hat, H: 2.25", W: 2.5", D: 3.25", consists of a black silk gauze top shaped like an upside down bag, longer in the front than the back and folded over toward the back; the bag is attached to a off-white silk headband which is stiffened and has a stylized bow in the front.
Condition: Hair is shedding badly
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Samurai Attendant
A: Figure with head forward and to one side, molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pale complexion, painted black straight eyebrows, large black eyes, pointed, broad carved nose and open mouth with white upper teeth and painted red lips and open lower mouth, gray painted beard shadow, bald pate, plain ears, painted black hair around sides and back. Fiber hair missing. Figure is kneeling on right knee with left leg extended forward, right arm raised with hand curled to hold weapon, left arm and hand extended, carved wood hands dipped in gofun. Clothing consists of upper garment, showing at left sleeve tied at wrist with orange cotton cord, pulled up right sleeve and collar made of cotton and paper green brocade with faded orange and beige floral designs. Raised left sleeve reveals an under sleeve of black velvet gathered at the wrist. Black lacquered card hand guards. Barrel shaped brown textured paper mache armour around torso with aluminum band around middle chest and a snake eye raised aluminum circle in the middle, aluminum band at top roughly cut into pointed shapes attached with nails and wire; shoulder armour is made of four brown textured tiers laced in X pattern with dark green cotton cord. These same armour panels hang from the waist, three in front and two in back; all armoured panels have an cut aluminum edge nailed to the bottom tier. Blue and olive green paper and cotton brocade epaulets are attached above the shoulder armour (left one has become detached). Charcoal colored silk sash around waist is tied in a knot in the front and has padded ends. Kukuribakama pants are made of yellowish brown paper and cotton brocade with medallion pattern and gathered into shin guards made of the same fabric with lacquered bamboo bars (five on the left and three on the right); brown and black paper and cotton brocade tabi cover carved wooden feet (left toe points up); straw sandals tied with fiber between toes and around ankle
B: Hat in flattened conical shape, painted black paper which is peeling, orange cotton cord glued to under center of hat with piece of epaulet brocade, runs around the neck.
Condition: Fiber hair missing. White sleeve lining eaten by insects. Left hand guard is broken. Left epaulet has come off shoulder (see plastic bag). Hat is squashed and peeling. Broken left finger. Weapon missing
||Doll of historical figure Kato Kiyomasa
A: Doll with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), tan color flesh, slighted tilted toward and looking toward his left. Painted black eyebrows upward at ends, painted black mustache, painted black eyelashes, painted red lips with white upper teeth; set-in glass eyes; two wrinkles at bridge of nose, creases at eyes and mouth. Hairline crack on forehead. Hair is painted black with bald pate, black fiber hair has fallen off, topknot tied with white cord has fallen off (stored in plastic bag), originally inserted in hole in top of head. Standing figure with right leg in front, arms bent at elbows, hands with curled fingers; dark hands with white fingernails.
Attire is Suama style with Naga-bakama pants. Black worn satin kimono and hakama with large white "snake eye" motif in white satin ring with gold trim, on sleeves and back. Underneath outer garment is gold brocade robe with bright gold crane and floral design. Underneath this is chest armour laced with flat silk green braid; armour is made of painted gold paper mache. Off-white silk habutae undergarment visible at the collar and sleeve opening. Tied bands around wrists are padded light blue silk. Arm guards are wrapped tightly around forearm, appears to be woven paper and silk in blue and gold. Underneath the nagabakama isa belt in ivory and gold paper and silk. Sleeve lining is of off-white silk with stiffener applied. Interfaced with paper.
B: Helmet: Kazaori eboshi made of paper mache painted black, rippled surface with stiffened off-white silk band tied in bow around bottom edge with green silk cord done in "Chidori" stitch on top of band; silk purple cord extends from two holes and ties under chin with fringe. In front is a metal trident (hoe-shape).
C: Sword: L: 5.25", D: .25", thin wood blade painted dark green gray, handle is covered with decorative paper with white pebbly material surface, brass bosses attached on both sides, metal band at base of handle.
D: Scabbard: L: 4.625", D: .5", wood in rounded flat shape, ridge in upper section painted in black, black at bottom and middle is painted speckled brown.
E: Folding Fan: L: 4", black lacquer wood frame with folding paper, one side painted gold and one side painted silver. Loose peg and torn paper.
||Boy's Day Doll is a hybrid of historical figures: Nobunaga face with Kyomasa mon and lower rank straw sandals
A: One piece standing doll with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black eyebrows, moustache, shadow on chin and hairline, painted red lips, inset glass eyes. Black silk fiber hair hanging long and tied at base of neck with purple silk cord. Wears a jimbaori sleeveless coat worn over armour in red gros grain silk with lapels that match fabric kimono and hakama (purple, orange, tan and green brocade), edged with white and orange silk cord and is tied at the sides with gray cord. Snake eye mon made of papier mache painted gold. Kimono is made green silk and cotton brocade with floral and geometric design in orange, purple and tan and shows sleeve only. Left arm is covered with black plastic armour panels attached with black chain mail and beneath tan silk brocade with gold magic wand and Buddhist design. Armour consists of breast plate of black plastic panels laced with orange cords; below waist is 4-tiered 3-paneled armour laced with light orange and orange/white cords; two panels hang from waist in the back. Off-white silk habutai belt tied in front. Hakama gathered above knee is made of same kimono material. Black plastic shin guards laced with orange cords in X design and tied in two places with black rayon flat braid. Feet have brown tabi socks with black dots and design painted on and has woven grass waraji sandals held on to ankle. Both hands are painted pale green. One scabbard is attached to doll with white and red cord, tied to right hand; appears to be made of wood painted with black lacquer, curves slightly.
B: Eboshi hat, H: 2", W: .75", D: 1.75", made of horizontal textured cardboard painted with gold on outside, red band at base ties in bow in back, decorated with X stitches in blue thread, holes on both sides through which runs a orange and white cord with tasseled ends to tie under the chin.
C: Sword (Tachi), L: 7.75", handle has metal tip and is wrapped with brown cord, metal sword guard in shape of petals with embossed floral design, metal curved blade. (Scabbard is attached to doll)
D: Sword (Tachi), L: 7", handle has metal tip and is wrapped with charcoal gray cord, metal sword guard in four petal shape with embossed design, metal curved blade.
E: Scabbard for Sword (D), L: 6.125", wood painted with black lacquer, upper one third is decorated with black braid wrapped over orange and gold silk brocade which is fastened with metal fasteners in two places and has two holes for cords to attached to armour; white and gray cord is tied to through one hole.
Condition: Loose left foot
||Boy's Day Doll representing a Samurai with parts which fit together (head, upper body, lower body & legs, arms)
Samurai in a sitting position with hands curved as if holding something. The body is stuffed with straw and cotton and all body part connections are reinforced with wooden pieces with Japanese alphabet letters assigned for each part.
A: Separate Head, H: 4.625", W: 2.5", D: 3", molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder); eyes are carved, upper edge and the outer corners of eyes and irises are painted black, raised eyebrows are painted black in a feathery fashion, nostrils are punctured, painted red lips are partially open showing the upper teeth, top of head is represented as shaven; black hair on the back and sides appear to be human imbedded in holes and mostly gone except for a few stands which hang down loosely.
B: Upper Body, H: 15.75", W: 6", D: 4", body armor consists of 4-sectioned shoulder armor and 5 4-sectioned armored panels hung from his waist. The sections are joined by "X" shaped stitches called "Hishi-nui", with off-white silk cords; all bottom panels are edged with metal plates in shape of clouds and floral design; the chest armor has 5 metal cast pieces: moth, butterfly, lion, geometric key design, and dragon fighting lion (one piece broken off); the back body armor has 2 paper strips and a round metal boss, armor is made of paper covered by faded, tattered orange silk fabric; on right shoulder beneath the armor, a padded coral and black patterned silk pads is attached to the body by a twisted paper string; on the left a pad made of paper with green bird and black circular patterns on blue background; a padded off-white smooth silk belt worn at waist over the body armor, tied in knot at front.
C: Right Arm, H: 3.75", W: 7.25", D: 6.25"; D: Left Arm, H: 4.5", W: 8.25", D: 6.75"
Right fingers are in a holding posture; the sleeves are made of paper brocade, blue and orange floral and blue and orange dragon medallion design are woven in a brocade on dark blue background; the sleeve is trimmed with coral silk gauze woven material interfaced with stiff paper; a padded coral silk cord is tied in a knot at the wrist; the forearm is protected with a light blue and coral brocade armor with 3 metal strips.
E: Lower Body and Legs, H: 16", W: 13.25", D: 10". Lower body and thighs are covered with plain blue Asa (bast fibre) fabric; the additional Asa fabrics appear to be added, blue Asa on top and black one at bottom; he wears a tattered blue Asa, lower hems covering the top of the beige brocade boots with 5 metal strips enforcing the shins; his wooden upturned shoes are painted in black, padded silk faded coral silk cord is tied in a knot at each ankle.
F: Helmet, H: 3.5", W: 7", D: 4.5", shaped by a molded paper, covered by silk coral crepe, back and sides have 3-sectioned additional protection connected with off-white silk cord in "X" shaped stitches; the crown is reinforced with 8 metal-like strips made of paper, finished with metallic paint; on top a metallic-like boss is called "Hachiman-za" (a portable shrine symbol) to protect the warrior; the visor is made of paper finished in metallic paint, decorative pair of metal center pieces is called Kuwa-gata (shaped like an ancient hoe); metal pair in kidney shape with floral design adorned on both sides of the visor; coral string is attached to the sides.
G: Large sword, L: 17.75", W: 1.375", D: 1.25", handle curved like Tachi, paper with white diamond shape on indigo blue background imitates cord wrapping; the sword guard is made of wood with metallic paint, shaped in a 4-petal design; the sheath is finished in black lacquer.
H: Small sword, L: 11", straight, made of wood, guard is made of paper, handle is painted blue with silver stripes, sheath is matte black
Condition: A: hair loss, B: fabric faded, fabric around the neck is deteriorated showing cotton stuffing; chest armour has holes, faded and soiled; cords connecting armor sections hanging from the waist are tattered and the inner pieces are gone, especially on front center piece; D: Gofun has peeled off from left hand; E: tattered fabric around the knees showing paper underlayers. It appears additional fabric was attached at a later date, black paint has peeled off shoes and shins, ties around the shoes are faded and soiled; F: faded, soiled and deteriorated fabric; front center metal piece is missing; G: pasted paper at handle top has peeled; H: bent sword guard
||Decorative Sitting Doll of Nobunaga used for Boy's Day display
see Antique Japanese Festival Dolls, Fig. 17, p. 84.
A: Head. Removable; made of carved wood dipped in gofun; painted pale black upward sweeping eyebrows; closed red painted lips; chin line emphasized with slight groove; hairline is painted with feather-like strokes. Hair appears to be silk fiber which is swept up at the crown, tied with purple silk cord in X shapes all the way to the end of the pony tail; the loose end rests at center front hair which is missing on the back, only the black painted scalp remains.
B: Body. Sitting posture with closed right hand extending to lap, left hand turned up slightly with fingers molded to hold something; right leg is bent at knee and left leg extends forward. Wears red silk laced armor (chest, shoulders, back, 3 four-panel protective armor boards in front and 2 three-panel armor on rear. All armor is made of papier mache painted in metallic paint. Top edge of chest armor is metal, adorned with curved design of clouds and moon, the lower edge is shaped like crests of ocean waves. On upper sides are 2 metal bosses with ring at the center attached over the upper red silk laced area. All paneled armor is red silk laced with metal edge adornments of the curved design described above. The exception to this is a small red laced panel adorned with purple and white silk tassel hanging from his right shoulder in front. From the left shoulder hangs a gourd-shaped board with a silk white and purple tassel. Both shoulder armor have 2-layered paper brocade pads, red and beige on the rest of the shoulder. The back armor is plain with 4 red X laced and silver with gold centered metal basses with a ring in the center through which a purple silk cord is attached for securing things such as arrows. Wide cream colored silk crepe belt padded at the front and tied in a knot; tiger skins over the thighs appears to be made of plant fiber and a fur-like material at the outer lower edges. Kimono made of paper and silk brocade in mustard, yellow and brown lined with gray silk damask. Around the neck the collars of three layers of off-white undergarments can be seen. The feet are made of painted wood in black covered with black fiber representing fur which is mostly gone. There is a hand guard on his right hand.
C: Scabbard is covered with fibers to achieve the appearance of fur with 2 brass metal decorations attached by off-white silk cord. Efu-no-tachi (sword, curved with scabbard covered with fur) the handle is wrapped with off-white silk flat cord with hishi-gata (diamond shaped) as a design.
D: Sword is drawn completely from the sheath and is made of metal; sword guard is shaped in a wari-bishi (split diamond shape)
Condition: Behind his left ear there are 2 cracks, back hair is missing. Kimono is soiled, frayed especially around the waist down.
||Boy's Day Doll with removeable head
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Painted features and eyes, pink complexion with orange shade on cheeks and upper eyelids, feathery eyebrows, moustache, bearded chin are painted gray; slightly opened rosy painted lips showing tips of upper teeth. Side hairlines and nape are painted in black. Black silk like fiber hair is pulled in a ponytail tied again and wrapped with off-white silk cord, loose end sits on top of the shaved crown.
B: Body in sitting posture wearing body armor; shoulder and below waist 3-paneled armor and an additional gold lap armor covering each knee and a 2-layered panel, jointed with red wide silk like corn in X stitch called "Hishi-nui". The stitches are also used to give appearance of one piece board to be multi-paneled. All armor is made of papier mache, painted in black, 3 paneled and joined with red cord. The exception to this is the back body armor with a smoother upper panel. Front chest armor has a metal 3-layer boss placed at each upper corner. Top layers looks like brass, second in silver, and third in gold. All metal bosses have a ring at center. The boss on the back body armor is placed at center. The ring of the back boss helps to secure the arrow case which is attached to the back and shoulder armor by red silk cord tied to the metal rings. The red cord has 2 small white and red tassels at the ends; the larger one is at the center below the decorative knots, two layered shoulder pads, top in red with gold paper thread, bottom in black and gold are wired and trimmed with cotton and paper fabric in a gray diamond motif woven on off-white. Gold and back brocade straps with the same trim support the body armor. Front upper portion of the body armor is covered with suede like cloth with an abstract motif in cream, brown and dark green on olive green background. At each end of the brocade straps tiny silver metal boss with a ring, a pair of miniature armor are suspended; at right is a 3-panel black armor joined with red cord and a white and purple silk tassel with floral end knots and at left plain black cord with the same white and purple tassel. Below the armor is a brocade woven of gold paper thread and a mustard background. The sleeves are tied with off-white fine cord at the wrists. A hint of off-white silk undergarment is seen at the collar and at the end of the sleeves. White petal motif on green pair of gloves. Hakama are split at both upper sides and made of paper and silk brocade in silver thread woven in on dark brown creating a cloud motif. He wears black long protectors on each shin which is tied with red cord below knee and at ankles. Purple and gold brocade cover his feet and fur at toes. Shin guards are made of papier mache and wood feet painted in black. His legs below the knees are wrapped with apple green silk cloth. The trousers are lined with off-white paper and gathered at knees. Off-white silk belt which is wide at the back, padded at the front, and tied in a knot. Papier mache black arrow holder is broken off at top front. Red and gold brocade bag holds 6 arrows made of wood and feather painted in black attached to the case by off-white silk cord with tight twists. At the top of the case black wire forms a circle which holds armaments.
C: Tachi long sword is curved with handle wrapped with Persian like motif in olive color on beige. At the top of the handle is an embossed gold bird head attached. Metal sword guard, gold embossed in a wand shape. Scabbard is painted black with gold specks with 3 metals rings and an end casing.
||Doll depicting Minamoto Yoshitsune in armour standing on a laquered base
A: Figure with head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), ivory colored complexion; inset glass eyes, black painted eyebrows, red painted lips, shaved pate with blue shade; black fiber hair in Sohatsu style with hair pulled into a topknot at back and tied with a fine off-white silk cord and a long tail left hanging loosely. The figure stands with legs spread wide apart and the right knee slightly bent; the left arm extends slightly away from his body, index finger slightly curved and the other fingers curled, raised right arm and hand in which he holds sword (B). The clothing consists of an outer kimono of paper and silk brocade in green, taupe, and black in a floral motif; sleeves are tied with purple silk cord at wrists with ends of the cord left loose. Off-white silk undergarments show as collars at the neckline. Full set of armour on shoulders, chest, backs and hanging panels made of black lacquered papier mache laced with red silk cord; shoulder panels have brown linear design on black with stencilled papier mache tops fastened with orange cords to the off-white cotton shoulder straps featuring off-white tomoe (3 comma) pattern on brown background which hold the breast an back plates; breastplate has a brown linear design on a black background attop and 2 moveable side panels with yellow metal edges, 2 floral metal bosses with ring at the center are attached to the upper side of the chest armour; 3 armoured panels of 3 tiers hang from waist in the front, 2 panels of 2 tiers hang from waist at the back, 2 side thigh panels are joined with a strand of purple silk cord. Wide belt made of white habutai silk wrapped around the waist a few times with an off-white silk cord tied on top. Blue damask hakama pants in geometric design comes to the knees. Shin guards made of black enameled papier mache with two horizontal wide stripes, tied with red thread at both ankles; the calves are wrapped with dark green cotton with a tomoe (3 comma) motif. Tabi socks made of white and taupe cotton with a circular floral pattern which matches the tops panels of the armour. Footwear consits of a yellow cord threaded between the toes and wrapped around the ankles. A tachi sword with an aqua green cord wrapped hilt is suspended at the back of his waist by a white cord wrapped around 2 places on the sword and his waist. The figure is secured to a black painted base by two pegs which are inserted into the base.
B: Sword (Wakizashi), L: 2.875", W: .25", painted wood in white, gold and black. Held in one hand.
C: Sword (Wakizashi), L: 2.375", W: .25", smaller version of B held in other hand.
D: Hat, (Eboshi) made of black net with a cream colored paper trim at bottom edge, folded knot at front and back.
||Doll depicting a male merchant standing on an elaborate stand
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), black painted eyebrows and hair, red painted lips; fiber hair is missing.
B: Body is standing with left foot forward and big toe curled up, hands held in front of chest. Clothing consists of a brown silk crepe haori jacket with the faint stripe, tied in front with a faded green cotton cord. Beneath is a brown patterned striped kimono with a navy blue cotton lining and stiffened with blue paper. A black paper lined obi is visible from the front. 2 layers of black collars at the neckline represent underrobes. Wooden modern style geta sandals on his feet. The figure is fastened with 2 wooden pegs on a base resembling a round wooden table with 5 curved legs painted reddish brown.
Condition: The silk jacket and robe have deteriorated revealing the blue paper stiffener, black fiber hair is totally missing, gofun is missing from the hands.
||Doll depicting a seated old man
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pinkish cheeks and crown, painted red lips, set-in glass eyes, curved eyebrow with inset white silk fiber; wrinkles on forehead and around eyes and mouth. White silk fiber hair pulled up in topknot.
B: Body in sitting position with knees bent, left foot on ground and sole of right foot upward, left arm rests on left knee and right hand is spread widely. Clothing consists of a mustard colored silk satin kimono with orange silk crepe lining showing at front sleeve opening. Beneath is a green and off-white collar showing around the neck. Off-white silk organdy hakama pants are tied in the front at his waist and 2 panels hang from his waist. Carved wooden feet are dipped in gofun and are bare.
Condition: Hair missing from left eyebrow, chipped finger, paint peeling from feet and hands where the wood paste has deteriorated, hairline crack on head.
||Doll depicting a seated male with fierce expression
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted red lips, corners of the mouther and upper eyelids are tinted peach color, curved nostrils, wrinkles on chin, mouth and eyes, painted gray area around chin, black fiber eyebrows and moustaches. Black furry fiber hair cropped short in Ronin style.
B: Body in kneeling seated position (Japanese style), left hand open and right fingers curled to hold a fan (missing). Clothing consists of green silk and gold paper brocade outer kimono and hakama pants; sleeves of the green robe are lined with orange silk crepe and a smaller orange silk crepe sleeve beneath is embroidered with blue and white and yellows flowers, green leaves and faded gold cord couching. Beneath is an orange silk crepe robe with peeling gold cord couching seen as a collar at the neck. 3 other collars beneath which have detetiorated so that white paper stiffening shows through. Belt of the same faber is tied in a bow at front. From the belt hangs an off-white, black speckled tobacco container held by an orange cord with a bead.
Condition: paper fiber is worn and the collars have deteriorated.
||Doll representing a standing male in brown kimono and white organdy pants with removeable head
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder); painted gray eyebrows, hint of shaven bluish chin and hairline, red painted mouth, inlaid black eyes; hair of black silk fiber is tied together at top back (part of the hair is missing).
B: Body is standing with left leg stepping forward to the side, left hand is down and right is raised slightly. Brown satin weave silk kimono striped in silver, gold brown, orange crepe lining shows at sleeves; at neck two collars show--the upper one has worn away so only cardboard shows and lower one is covered with green satin; kimono is tattered. Organdy right sleeve attached to hakama hangs at back has decorative silk stitch in plum color and only the remnants of the left sleeve shows near waist; lower organdy hakama pants are tucked in at ankle; belt material is deteriorating where it should tie in front, upper part of out kimono shows at back;
Condition: Hakama organdy is deteriorating revealing stuffing and paper. Gofun dipped hands and feet in pinkish color; the gofun on right arm and left heel is worn off and reveals wood paste under heel.
Possibly a figure of an actor (based on striped kimono)
||Gosho Boy Doll kneeling and writing calligraphy on a platform
Round head dipped in gofun, left arm dipped in gofun supporting his body and holding a brush in right hand. Painted bluish black eyebrows, red painted puckered lips, narrow inlaid eyes with black pupils and outline. Black fiber hair with a chomage topknot tied with brown paper string, two side hair pieces are tied with brown paper string in front of his ears. Faded blue vest made of silk pressed into the wood body, painted pink, blue and white flowers with green leaves with gold veins and white outline, white wave design (daisy type flowers, water lily leaves), vest tie in front, under vest is a bib in gold toned brocade and silver in a water lily and chrysanthemum motif. Holds a brush in the right hand (a stick with black tip upside down). Kiri wood base is covered on top with rectangles of red and gray speckled papers. In front of the doll is a cloud motif white and blue writing paper. Tsuzuri ink stone is glued to the base on the doll's right side.
Finish is chipped off right thumb, cracks in head at crown and back and gofun is chipped on left forehead.
||Longevity Couple dolls of old man and old woman with broom, removeable heads with fine details
A,B: Old man standing with legs apart, right hand raised high and fingers are spread, left hand is raised and has curved fingers to hold a missing rake, H: 7.5", W: 6.375", D: 2.25"
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) has engraved wrinkles on forehead and laugh lines at eyes painted in a flesh color, painted red lips, inset black glass eyes, has a white fiber eyebrows, mustache and beard darkened near bottom; white fiber hair tied into a topknot and bangs are tied into a bow, hair is inserted into holes around hairline.
B: Man's body wearing elaborate brocade haori jacket of gold floral and Buddhist symbols on navy blue background with cr?me silk decorative stitch at front of sleeve opening, sleeve is open on body side, purple plain woven silk lining; red brocade kimono with silver floral design; 5 layers of undergarments show as collars, one in green and the others in off-white; ivory color hakama silk pants lined with soft habutae silk and stiffened with paper; off-white belt surrounds waist through open sides of haori and ends in red brocade. Flat zori sandal soles made of ecru cloth and red straps (hanao).
C-E: Old woman standing pigeon toed, holding a broom in front with left arm held higher than right, H: 7.25", W: 5", D: 2.25"
C: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) has engraved wrinkles on forehead, laugh lines at eyes and on cheeks, red painted mouth which is open and toothless, inset black glass eyes; white fiber hair tied in a pony tail at the back with purple silk cord.
D: Green silk brocade outer kimono with silver floral and black vine patterns, lined with red habutae silk. Red weft-faced silk kimono beneath outer kimono is padded at front and hem, lined with stiff white silk. Underneath this kimono showing at the hem is another padded nagajuban underrobe made in plain ivory silk and around the neck is four layers of collars in ivory and gray. On the feet are zori sandals.
E: Bamboo broom, H: 6.625", 3" twig bottom and a handle wrapped with white paper
Base on which couple stood is missing; the dolls have holes in their feet to accommodate pegs.
||Standing doll wearing armour and wearing an antler headdress, on base possibly figure of Kusunoki Masashige, loyalist of late Kamakura period.
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder) peeling around eyes, dark flesh color, blue shaven areas above forehead and on chin, black painted feathery eyebrows and mustache, red painted pursed lips, slanted brown eyes, high bridge nose, frowning features. Coarse black fiber hair pulled up into a pony tail tied with white thread. Wooden sharpened peg fits into body.
B: Standing body with one foot forward, right arm held up holding sword, left arm straight down. Black paneled armor on shoulders with green lacing and decorated with red lacing on lower section, panels joined with ivory cords. Upper panel made of paper mache with black dots, tied to the body at the collar with purple cord. Back of armor is smooth black enamel on paper mache with metal boss in shape of chrysanthemum and a ring at the center. Chest armor is paneled and laced with green cord and X laced red cord at top; at middle on both sides is a metal boss. 3-panelled lap protector and 2-panelled derriere protector which hangs around his waist, decorated with green cord and X laced at bottom with red silk cord and all joined with ivory silk cords. On top of his armor around his waist is an off-white belt made of silk gauze. Beneath the armor is his top is covered with silk brocade made of red floral and crane design on purple background; sleeve opening tied with off-white silk cord and loose ends hang down. Two undergarment collars in white show at neckline. Pink silk pants are tucked into beige and purple motif leggings and black enameled paper mache shin guards; above the right ankle is an orange flat woven tie. Both swords are made of wood with metal sword guard and handle tips; smaller sword on right has a painted brown scabbard, only small amount of paint remains on sword; larger sword on left attached to the body by a purple silk cord at waist back has black painted scabbard, ring beneath cap holds a orange silk cord, handle decorated with flat olive green ribbon making an X-mark design around the handle.
C: Helmet made of paper mache with black lacquer, painted lavendar inside, antlers on both sides (ends are chipped off), Hachiman guardian protector marking on helmet made of metal, front brim is made of a geometrically design brown paper which match the two rounded flared panels on each side trimmed with metal strip in center and 2 X red lacings; above the brim is a brown painted metal animal face with ears and gold painted horns and eyes; two panels drape from the crown attached with a black silk cord, the bottom of the panel is decorated with red cord in X design; attaches to head with red cord.
D: Rectangular wood base with open back, black lacquer, decorative carving creates legs at front.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Samurai (possibly Kato Kyomasa)
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder). Painted features and eyes with fierce look: rims of upper eyelids, irises and raised eye brows in black; a wrinkle between the eyebrows, below the lower eyelids, and around his nose, upper corners of his mouth and beard around the chin are painted in medium black; tightly pursed lips are painted in red. Dark brown fiber hair is pulled together on top of head and tied with beige cord wrapped around many times so that it stands up, leaving the end of the hair loose with a puffy look.
B: Body of seated figure with legs bent underneath; right hand clasped with bent elbow to hold a sword and scabbard; left hand on his wrap. Wears blue velvet Suikan (robe) and matching Hakama pants. Stiffened sleeves are off his shoulders and originally lined with beige silk habutai. Breastplate with "Janome" mon (snake eye family crest) made of metal with papier mache decoration at top of plate painted in orange and gold. Most of the armour is made of papier mache with vertical crease and painted in gold. Two metal bands have impressed repeated upside down U shaped design. Brown silk and paper brocade kimono with diamond motif. Underrobes can be seen at the collar which has 3 layers, one of olive green silk crepe and the rest of fabric which has worn to expose the paper lining. Ivory colored hands are made of carved wood; right hand is covered with black guard made of paper and black fabric simulating leather.
C: Curved sword without scabbard, L: 4.5", W: .5", metal blade, metal sword guard in shape of 4 petals with folded edge; painted white and gold speckled handle with metal cap at top of handle.
Condition: Soiled and faded clothing, hair missing at back of head.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Ushiwaka-maru (Adult name: Minamoto-no-Yoshitsune)
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder); painted gray high eyebrows to show his high status; black painted lower eyelids, eyelashes; partially opened mouth is painted red, painted black teeth, pink tongue; inset glass eyes with brown irises. Black silk fiber hair pulled together and piled high on top of his head, tied with cotton string.
B: Body of figure standing on high black painted geta with red silk chirimen crepe hanao (straps) with both arms raised high above his shoulders; wooden hands are gofun dipped. Clothing: Papier mache armour on shoulder, chest, back and below waist; all except back are made of tiers joined with red and white flat woven fiber tapes. Top of the breastplate is decorated with an embossed brass piece with a lower edge in a brass cut cloud formation; 2 floral shaped bosses with a ring are attached to the upper portion of the breastplate. The armour around his waist, 3 in front and 2 in back have 4 panels with decorative brass pieces at the bottom; black lacquered back armour with 1 larger silver metal boss with a ring at the upper center and 2 smaller metal bosses with rings are attached at both upper corners attached to straps made of a beige, reddish brown chrysanthemum and leaves brocade of cotton and paper. Beneath the armour is a red cotton and paper kimono with a geometric design in tan, a crane in greenish blue and while, and a cloud in purple; lined with plain woven blue cotton stiffened with paper(?). Beneath the kimono is a robe of silver brocade with white maple leaves and abstract waves in brown and white, lined with white habutai silk. The sleeve openings are tied with orange twist silk cord. Below the waist are hakama pants of tan and brown silk brocade with fauna and floral motif, lined with royal blue cotton fabric showing at the hem and stiffened. Tabi are of the same fabric as hakama. Leggings are brocade at the shin but are wrapped with plain off-white cotton strips at calves. Three metal strips are nailed at the edges and the center of brocade leggings. Both big toes are lifted upward to show movement. Gold and brown cotton brocade belt which is padded and the ends and tied in a knot at the front of the waist.
Condition: hair at back is gone and glued portion of hair is deteriorated. Linings are worn at edges.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting Benkei on the Gojyo Bridge
A: Doll, H: 7.5", W: 6.125", D: 2.75", standing with legs apart on top of a stand with bridge post. Bald head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), reddish flesh to show his lower social status; wrinkles above his nose are curved, his chin and shaved part of pate are painted in gray; pursed lips with downturned corners are painted red; thick upward eyebrows, flamboyant moustaches appear to be made of silk fiber embedded into slots; inset glass eyes with brown iris and upswept shape. Wears papier mache armour with on back, chest, shoulders and below the waist; armour is tiered and laced with red cord and white/black flat silk flat braid at the bottom of the edges and brown tapes are laced over most of the armour to join the tiers together. Top of the breastplate is decorated with an embossed brass strip, 2 brass chrysanthemum shaped bosses with ring at center are attached at the upper sides; back armour has one brass boss as described at the upper center; shoulder armour has V knotched strips covering half way across the armour at the middle, has a ring on the other edge. Orange cord with tassels run through the shoulder and back rings and are tied decoratively. At the top and around the chest armour is a papier mache piece in brown and black with gold edging functions as suspenders. At the front joints a pair of chrysanthemum shaped metal bosses are attached. Upper arm guard made of bronze painted papier mache is glued to left sleeve. The knee armour is painted in gold, laced with orange tapes except one line in white and brown. His outer garment seen at sleeves is olive and brown brocade, with silver metal color; papier mache arm and hand protectors which are tied with white cord at wrists; gloved hands are painted with a white and red floral design on an olive colored background. Green silk brocade kimono with brown and olive leaves is seen at the collar. Undergarments of two layers of white plain silk can be seen at the collar. Gray damask pants bottoms are tucked inside leggings; upper portion of knee armour is made of brocade pieces with a circular motif in yellow and green and a dark gray floral design on ivory background. Tabi are same material and design as breastplate suspenders. Shin protectors are black lacquer papier mache with 2 wide and narrow horizontal gold strips. Beneath shin guards are black cotton leggings with 3 tomoe (comma) motif. Tabi have laminated soles. One wood peg holder is missing. He wears a twisted white, black and olive green corded headband with loose ends tucked in underneath.
B: Tachi sword, H: 9.125", W: 7.5", D: 5.25", painted brown scabbard, olive green thread wrapped handle with cap at top end. Wooden curved black sword is attached is back armour with purple cord.
C: Black lacquered base has 4 inward curving legs with flat top. At the rear is a bridge post which is symbolic of Gojyo-n-o-Hashi Bridge where Benkei meets the future Minamoto Yoshitsune. The upper part of the post is a raindrop shape made of wood stained black and the column is left a natural wood color with varnish. The top of the base is slightly warped and has become unglued at the side of the frame.
||Miniature Drum used in Gagaku (Gagakudaiko) Court Music
Papier mache round drum painted with gold on black suspended with 3 metal brackets (upper one is broken), 2 are tied with purple silk cords. Design on drum consists of 3 lion dogs chasing each other around a center (2 green lions with red tails, 1 white dog with red tail), trailing red ribbons around green circular design in center which contains a gold square shape with convex sides. Sides of drum has bronze paper mache band fastened with metal bosses.
Black lacquer with gold painted frame consists of four curled legs curving outward supported a ring shaped top; red flame shape at top with gold drop shaped flame in bas relief.
||Miniature Banner on Pole
Banner, H: 19", W: 5.625", Pole, L: 17.625", Diam: .25"
White weft-faced silk made of two panels joined at center by hand and lower portion has a slit; half way up is a black horizontal stripe, above this in black ink kanji "Hachiman dai bosatsu", below the band is a black mon with two crossed feathers inside a black ring; black cotton channel at top stitched with white silk thread holds a dowel inside. Banner is attached to pole by a purple braided cord. Pole is round and straight, painted red, at ends and six intervals pole is wrapped with rattan edged with black. Top finial is missing
||Miniature Banner on Pole
Banner, H: 18.375", W: 4.25", Pole, L: 17.875", Diam: .25"
Ecru colored silk (yellowed) with dark blue stripes at top in varying widths, below this is a circular mon dark blue design (cherry blossom with four petals in center surrounded by 4 curved shapes surrounded by a ring, at bottom are dark and light blue waves with spray; channel at top stitched to hold a dowel inside. Banner is attached to pole by a green silk braided cord. Pole is round and slightly curved, painted red and white at top, paper mache and sand textured wrapped band, post painted in black with intervals of 3 coral colored bands. Top finial is missing and paint is flaking.
||A gold finished papier mache military helmet has meshed finish. The front is high and 2/3 of the back is but low to cover the natural form of the head. the shape of the hat is similar to a Suiei-no-kan. At front 2 pieces of upward shaped rounded version of kuwa-gata (lit. trans., hoe shaped). Decorations which are fastened to the hat at the front, the rim has a raised band. Inside are painted black pieces (2) of kuwagata appear to be covered with smooth paper outside, textured on reverse side.
||Miniature gold military campaign hat to be worn for a doll representing high ranking samurai. It may be made of papier mache, painted in gold finish looking like a lacquerware outside, inside the hat is finished in cinnamon brown. Front, back and both sides of the brims curl upward. A raised circle is placed in front. Black floral petals with a gold centered boss with a ring at center is pierced to the hat at back. Decorative gold silk cord knotted in a bow with gold and ivory colored fringes at the ends is threaded through the ring of the boss. a silk square off-white crepe cushion is sewn to the two strapsmade of the same fabric as cushion so that the custion rests on top of a wearer's head. Straps are looped and tied together in a knot with a short stuffed strap on top of the hat. Ends of the short strap and the center of cushion is decorated by green silk thread. Brown finish inside is rubbed off but is in good condition.
||Tate eboshi hat in metallic gray colour, made of papier mache with rough crepe finish. Painted matte black interior. High crown called "mine" (ridge); front top protrudes forward and creased; opening narrows to a point in back. Purple silk cord with fringes at the ends threaded through the two metal rings connected to floral metal bosses which are pierced through the hat at both front sides. Samuari dolls or dolls depicting noblemen wear this type of hat.
Miniature hat for Boy's Day doll. Miniature paper mache hat. dark brown and tan with crinkly finished surface. Two purple cords with white and purple tassels are pierced to the hat on the front.
||Gold miniature papier mache eboshi hat has crinkled finish. Raised band covers the brim of the hat. Two purple cords with white and purple tassels are threaded through holes near the front.
||Miniature brown papier mache hat has crinkled finish. Interior is orange. It had a thin faded orange silk cord on it.
||Miniature brown and black eboshi made of heavy stock paper. Ripple surface. Interior is purple. White silk cord attached.
||Miniature sui ei no kan, black with dark green silk cord.
||2 - Miniature fans.
A: Made of wood, painted in black with a red circle on gold backround on the front. A gold colored metal plate and floral boss are attached on the end of the frame. Purple cord with white and purpel tassel on the boss.
B: Same as A except no metal ornaments and the back is silver. Cord is beige.
Miniature of wood with gold painted cap on top. the middle of the pole is painted in black, lower part in gold. The center is damask cloth.
Miniature of wood pole painted black The middle of the pole is painted in black, lower part not painted. The center is tan paper and white cloth woven together.
||Miniature SaiHai or Baton of Command.
A: Wooden handle is painted in black and both ends are wrapped with thin gold metal. attached are white and purple silk fringe, two metal rings and a paper duster.
B: Miniature SaiHai painted black with pressed peach motif silver caps. On one end are muliticolored cords and the other end has gold floral tiered bosses with a ring and a duster.
C: Miniature SaiHai painted black with paper strips disted in gold on outside. floral metal boss with ring has two prong fasteners. the ring of the boss has a purple cord.
||Miniature Sword and Scabbard
A: a curved metal blade with dragon motif. Gold colored Tsuba. Handle has cherry motif and purple silk wrapped around it.
B: Scabbard: is wood painted in speckled brown. Metal ends and rings, with white, purple, green silk cord with green and yellow tassels.
||Miniature sword and scabbard
A: sword silver metal with dragon motif. Guard is gold colored and the handle is wrapped in purple silk flat braid.
B: Scabbard, has decorative metalcap at the end and three rings on the brown scabbard. Brown silk braid is wrapped around the upper part of the scabbard.
||Miniature sword and scabbard
A: Sword. A curved sword has silver colored finish on the metal. The blade is plain except raised notch near the sword guard which is made of gold colored metal. Metal cap on the hilt is missing. The hilt has brown silk braid wrapped in criss-cross manner over gold colored metal menuki.
B: Scabbard, has a cinnamon brown enamel with speckles. End has a plain metal cap, 2 arrowhead metal protectors on each side which are secured by 3 plain brass rings. Near the opening are two rings.
||A wooden i piece curved sword. Scabbard is painted in black. Handle end cap and base are brass rings. the middle is finished with irridescent sand like plastic glued to the hilt. The sword appeared to be a miniature wakiashi.
||Miniature curved sword.
The sword is made of wood with the scabbard and bottom of sword guard painted crimson. The sword guard is made of paper. Top of the guard, endcap and base of hilt are painted gold. The middle of the hilt is white.
||A miniature Tachi sword.
It is made of wood. the scabbard is finished in metallic cinnamon brown speckles, with copper like metal rings at lower part of scabbard and at the mouth. The hilt has a star shaped end with a hole in which a ring with faded purple cord wiht brass ends is attached. Base of the hilt has a wide copper colored plain ring. The middle part is wrapped with a sheet of plastic whose surface is filled with pebble like finish. On one side are 2 copper millets on the other just one. Sword guard is made of copper colored metal.
||Miniature Sword Naginata
The blade is metal, finished in silver. The guard is gold colored. The handle is made of wood, finished in wood stain. Three metal gold colored bands are placed above the guard and two rings on lower third of th ehandle. The metal cap at upper end of the handle is missing.
||A miniature bow for boy's day doll.
The bow is made of bamboo painted black with bamboo cord wrapped around it. On the middle is ivory paper with tan dots.
It is made of bamboo painted black and wrapped with string over paper and painted orange at four intervals.
Made of bamboo painted black with string wrapped around in regular intevals. The center has a paper strip around it ; black with floral pattern.
||Miniature Camp Stool Shogi
Made of unfinished wood. it consists of two pairs of X shaped slats fastened by wire threaded through the holes on the sticks. Two sets of square bars, short on top. long on bottom are stabilizers. the seating is a cotton - paper blend and is gray with white dotted outlined floral and cloud pattern.
||Miniture Camp Stool Shogi
Unvarnished wooden folding stool. Two X crossed slats are fastened with metal nails. Ends are fitted into the grooves on bars crossed to bring stability. The seating is gone and a white string is tied in its place.
||Miniature camp Stool Shogi
Unvarnished wood made of two pairs of grooved wood slats in X shape. Joined in the center by metal bolt and nut and at the top by square bars.
||A wooden table functioning as a platform for a doll made of heavy wood, stained dark brown, and varnished. It has four curved and grooved legs shaped like a vase. Two nails protrude from the top. the finish is worn off the top.
||A wooden table platform for dolls.
The surface is finished in black lacquor. The ends of the legs curve inward.
||A wood block base platform for dolls.
The four sides are painted brown matte. Linen fabric is glued to the top. the bottom is left unfinished.
||Boy's Day Doll depicting a Daimyo
A: Figure of kneeling male with a moveable head (which doesn't separate) molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pale face with slightly pink cheeks, painted black upswept eyebrow, carved red painted downturned mouth, large inset black and white glass almond shaped eyes; black silk fiber hair swept up in top knot bound with white cotton thread, hair leans over bald pate at front (hair at back is disintegrating). Body in kneeling position with right arm extended toward front and left arm forward resting on thigh; both hands are carved wood dipped in gofun and fingers are curled as if to hold a fan. The clothing consists of an outer kimono open at the front and tucked into the waist, medium blue unidentified fabric in an open weave with heavy weft with white resist motifs (Matsukawa bishi no wari, triple diamond pattern)--2 each across the collarbones, across the upper back and bands of the motif on the front and back of the sleeves, the arms are not in the large sleeves which hang to the back; Nagabakama pants of the same fabric with white motifs across the lap and back, the very long legs extend beyond the feet (pants legs are walked on when standing up); Obi belt around the waist of the same fabric goes through a loop on the back and tied into a bow on the front. The next kimono is a tan and gold silk brocade with a pattern of leaves and diamonds surrounded by six dots, shows at the padded sleeves with white silk lining and shows as a banded collar over the chest; another collar beneath this is blue and gold silk brocade with a leafy pattern; two undercollars of white damask silk with diamond pattern around neck and under armour (same fabric as sleeve lining). On the chest is Hara-ate amour (yoroi)--chestplate made of three panels gold painted papier mache armour laced with green silk cord and has a metal band across the top engraved with a moon or sun across the center, plants growing on either side, 2 decorative cut outs and a curved bottom edge, held by black cloth covered paper simulated leather shoulder straps and attached to the chestplate with metal bosses.
B: Kaza-ori Eboshi hat , H: 2.875", Diam: 2", made black painted textured paper with a band of white silk damask around the bottom and a bow in the back, top is bent down toward the back; two holes on either side of the hat were for a cord but it is missing and a green cord is threaded through the bow and tied around the neck.
||Doll depicting large standing Hideyoshi
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pinkish complexion, painted black upswept eyebrows and upper eyelashes, painted light gray side hairline; painted red closed lips; large inset glass eyes, brown; bald pate, black silk fiber hair (deteriorating) swept up into topknot.
B: Standing body supported by a 16.25" slat of kiri wood in nailed to the back waist (no base) (black kanji at the bottom is translated as "man"), left foot forward, right arm bend slightly forward, left arm down at side with palm upward. Wood paste hands are dipped in gofun and painted blue with beige grass motifs; hand guards are made of paper card covered with gold brocade. Clothing consists of a Jimbaori vest (open slit at back) of blue silk brocade with various abstract dragons in light gray with gold eyes coming out from black waves and repeated blue dragons, blue and gold insects and butterfly sparsely covering the cloth; front lapels of tan silk brocade with tiny floral design in blue and olive colors, gold band along upper edges at shoulders, olive corded loops extend from gold band as a jimbaori closing; white and beige diamond silk trim around lapels, armholes and hem; lined with purple cotton. Beneath the jimbaori is a black and gold silk brocade sleeves and collar, kiri (palownia) motif, sleeves tied with brown cord at the wrist and are stuffed with cotton and stiffened with paper. Around the neck are two layers of gray habutae silk collars. Armour consists of a breast plate made of papier mache coated with black lacquer with molded vertical ridges and laced with brown flat silk cord in X shapes, a mauve silk flat cord is laced across at the top, bottom and middle of this section, in the center is a kiri mon made of gold painted engraved metal (three leaves and three flowers--center has 7 blossoms and side ones have 5--"5-7"), top of the section of papier mache printed with blue and white geometric designs, gold lame edging; breast plate is suspended by a silk brocade strap with a greenish blue, purple and white floral designed fastened with blue silk cords which are decoratively knotted across the chest. Below the waist the armour is made of two panels of papier mache tiers coated with black lacquer and laced with flat silk brown cord and at the bottom is blue cord, decorated at the bottom with metal edging in a cloud motif and supported by gold finished paper, joined to the panel with silk maroon cords. Beneath this are two cloth panels made of maroon silk damask and decorated with six rectangular gold lame pieces laced with off-white silk flat braid in X and horizontal lines; suspended from the waist by a cord. Gold brocade .hakama are stuffed and gathered at the knees. Shin guards have 4 "moko" (cucumber) shaped paper slats, gold paint on white and laced with brown silk cord in X shapes and tied at the top and bottom with a olive colored cord tied in bow in front; beneath this the legs are wrapped with the gold brocade. Wood carved feet are covered with dark blue sueded paper or fabric to represent tabi socks; waraji straw sandals are tied to his feet with flat brown cord through the toes and around the ankles. Stuffed off-white silk damask belt knotted at the waist in front
Condition: Half of the hair is missing and continues to deteriorate, face is cracked badly especially at the hairline at the right and and a large piece is missing from the left cheek. Left index finger is chipped; right small finger is missing. Jimbaori is deteriorated and has a large tears in the back, worn at left front, faded. An armoured panel is missing from waist. Soiled and stained belt. Collar is worn. Gold lame decoration is deteriorating, shin guards are partially torn, especially on the left, fabric ends of big toes are worn off.
||Boy's Day Samurai Doll depicting Nobunaga on Horse with hat, iris decorations, saddle
A: Separate head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), pink complexion; inset glass coated brown eyes; black painted feathery upswept eyebrows, upper eyelashes and hairline; painted dark red pursed lips; black silk fiber hair is pulled up into topknot wrapped with purple cord, lying on top of bald pate, most of the hair is missing and black paint shows through.
B: Body of figure is in sitting position with knees bent and left foot turned out, carved wood hands dipped in gofun are slightly extended, right one in ring shaped to hold a weapon, arms slightly bent. Hand guards of paper mache are painted gold and have a ridged edge. Clothing consists of hitatare short kimono with the arms out of the sleeves which hang towards the back (lined with ivory colored silk twill) and slit at center back, made of dark blue silk brocade with gold medallion scattered pattern containing double dragons and peonies, band collar, stiffened with paper, lined with beige silk damask. Beneath the jimbaori are showing the sleeves of under kimonos, right sleeve of olive silk brocade with black, yellow and brown phoenix design, tied at wrist with two rows of purple cord and twisted silk (replacement?), left sleeve of the olive silk brocade is pulled up the arm and beneath this is another silk brocade sleeve in orange and gold tied at the wrist with flat purple silk cord; the green brocade robe can be seen at the collar and around the neck are 4 layers of white silk collars. Armour consists of a breastplate made of ribbed paper card with 3 gold painted tiers, laced with flat maroon silk cord, laced at the bottom with off-white silk cord, laced at sides with olive cords; an engraved metal piece with cloud design sits at the top and is loose (2 nails missing); beneath and above this is paper mache covered with olive colored brocade in a floral design, upper edge painted with gold and trimmed with olive green round cord; olive green flat cords are attached here to hold the breastplate. Stuffed red and gold silk brocade sash is tied in a knot in the front. Three panels of four tiers of armour hang from the waist in front, made of cardboard covered with chipping gold paint, ridges are formed with rolled paper, laced with flat purple silk cord and off-white cord in X shapes at the bottom. Beneath are two green silk damask panels with 8 pieces of gold painted paper decorations laced with round purple silk cord. At back side are similar armour panels painted with black lacquer with blue cords and with flat brown cord, joined at the edge with purple cords. The bottom is laced horizontally with maroon cord. Short hakama is made of beige silk brocade with dark brown motifs of plum and Shishi (lion dog), black silk band at bottom is stiffened with paper. Underneath are red silk brocade leggings with gold floral medallions and cloud shapes. Molded wood paste feet are dipped in gofun, very white representing tabi socks.
C: Hat, eboshi style, H: 4.25", Diam: 2.25", made of textured paper painted black, white stiffened silk habutae band with a bow tacked at the back with a silver colored metal boss in a chrysanthemum shape, round purple silk cord hangs from either side to be tied under the chin.
D & E: Protect decorations in the shape of iris leaves, L: 18", W: 4.75". Wooden conical base, unfinished, has paper and wire iris leaves painted green, faded to beige on front side, green paper chrysanthemum leaves with wire stiffening in front (rusted wire), wrapped at bottom with triangle shaped off-white ripple finished paper and tied on outside with white and black mizuhiki cord (faded from red and gold?) with a fancy knot. Wooden base should fit into model vases.
F: Horse model, H: 39.75", L: 48", W: 10", wood core and stuffed with straw, covered with black velvet, starched black fiber mane and tail, ears stand straight up and are painted orange inside, open mouth, lips and nose are painted gray blue, orange nostrils and tongue, beige upper and lower teeth, teeth and tongue appear to be made of molded papier mache; black inset glass eyes, orange genitals. Metal bit held in mouth is in a open square shape with a red crepe bridle sewed to the surface of the horse with red silk cords with tasseled ends attached to the bit; blue striped shibori beige reins. Under pad for saddle (aori) "mud guards" made of four layered paper painted olive green on inside and on white outside covered with sisal to imitage tiger skin fur (wearing off), red brocade horse blanket is glued to paper, has two red crepe bands (munagai and obasami) going across chest and rump with corded fringe attached with red tacks, blue silk cord decorative knot with tassel in front. Hooves have blue painted paper covering.
G: Saddle, H: 8", L: 9.5", black lacquered paper mache, shaped rounded center with front and back pommels, off-white, red, lavendar and yellow on green silk brocade covering in center, black lacquer on sides pieces, front and back are painted with a gold vine design except for one which has a cloud formation, white paper underneath, metal rod support across the center.
Condition: Most of the hair is missing from head. Right foot is loose and the feet are soiled, gofun peeled off right hand, rip at right side of collar near waist of jimbaori, hakama black bands are torn; front panel decorations are deteriorated, front lower armour panels have the gold chipped off, partially torn right hand guard. On hat the silk band has deteriorated to show paper stiffener beneath. Insect holes in horse body, under hooves are deterioting.
5 petalled squash with Chinese flower Karahana interior - Mokko mon -- Asakura Oda Horita Arima family (Nobunaga) (p. 71 top left)
Standing figure with head tilted toward the right, right hands held above the shoulder, near ear, left arm is bent and held in front of chest. Head molded from wood paste and dipped in gofun (oyster shell powder), painted black hair and eyebrows, smiling shaped eyes, mouth is open and laughing, painted red lips. Hands are carved wood dipped in gofun. Clothing consists of white gauze asa (bast fiber) short karaginu-style square necked jacket with wide long vestigial sleeves (arms are not in sleeves) and hakama pants, sleeve edges are stitched with purple thread (sodeguri), shorter with side slits and panels formed in front and back, held in place at waist with a self-fabric belt; narrow hakama are gathered at ankle and stuffed with soft fabric. Underneath the karaginu is a red silk crepe kimono lined with off-white silk visible near the wrist; three collars at the neckline of undergarments, mustard damask, faded purple silk, off-white silk, stuffed sleeves. Wood carved feet painted white.
Condition: right thumb is gone, chipped gofun on top of head.
||Miniature Sword stand with sword and scabbard
Ai: Sword, L: 12.625", W: .75", i: Handle made of wood, bottom metal ring (comes off), top gold colored metal cap in shape of clouds, background of sand textured white paper with embossed gold colored metal bosses at the middle on both sides; flat purple silk braid is wound around the handle from hole in top to the bottom forming diamonds.
Aii: Sword guard (Tsuba) is made of heavy metal with four notches on the four rounded corners, petal shapes surround the center rectangular hole where the blade fits through.
Aiii: Sword blade is made of gray metal, curved, shiny surface coating has deteriorated and finger prints show, recessed relief design on both sides of a dragon.
B: Scabbard, : 10.25" ,W: 2.375", made of wood coated with gold and red shippo enamel, gold colored metal bands including 3 rings, 2 decorated floral motif rings and an end cap; around the top section is a blue and yellow flat silk cord wrapped and knotted in several places and fastened to loops made of paper and purple silk by two metal pronged fasteners.
C: Stand, H: 9.75", W: 4.25", D: 4.25", made of black lacquered wood, base with tall holder at back; base is lacquered and has a raised gourd shape imbedded in center so that it holds the tip of the sword, designs of gold, black and red magic wand with cords, money shapes; the back pole is square held by a wood form shaped like clouds, painted black, greyish blue decorative motifs painted crudely, on top has a shaped wood piece to hold the side of the sword handle.
||Miniature sword with scabbard
A: Sword, handle made of wood covered with black lacquer. There is a slightly bulbous shape. With metal fittings at the top and bottom . The metal fittings have an embossed flower and vine design and are a copper and brass color. A woven metal cord is wrapped around the handle from top to bottom. On both sides there is an embossed metal cherry blossom attached on top of the wire. A sword guard made of copper has five embossed cherry blossoms on the upper side. The straight ends in a blunt point. Tied through a hole in the top of the handle is a red cotton cord with tassels.
B: Scabbard, straight wood piece flattened on both sides and coated with black lacquer. Bronze and copper metal fittings at either end are embossed with a floral and vine design .
Condition: sword blade is rusted, red cord is faded, one tassel totally deteriorated, tip of scabbard is squashed.
||Miniature Bow for Samurai doll.
Bow is long straight in the middle with bends lose to each end. Made of bamboo which is coated at intervals with alternating black and red lacquer. Red lacquered areas are formed with cotton string wrapped around the bow. At each end is a notch with a small peg for the bow string which is missing.
Condition: the red and black lacquer is peeling off and wrapping thread is loose. Bow string is missing.
||Miniature baton, ( Saihai)
The baton is made from a wood dowel painted with glossy black paint. At each end is a metal cylindrical fitting with a scalloped edge and embossed vine design. These fittings and metal caps are held on by rivets. On the side at one end is a large paper tassel in beige and faded red. Attached with a chrysanthemum shaped metal boss and two rings. At the other end a purple and white silk braided cord is tied in a decorative knot and ends in a tassel.
Condition: gold colored coating on the metal fittings is deteriorating.
Long curved piece of wood slightly rounded painted with brown paint and gold colored shellac. At upper end is black lacquered end. And a metal spike extends from this end.
Condition: Scabbard missing sword handle paint and shellac are chopping off.
||Miniature halberd (Naginata)
At one end is a slightly curved blade made of thin metal and creased along the center so that the edges turn upward. Beneath the blade is a guard made of gold colored metal and oblong shape with a hole in the middle. The handle is along thin wood dowel stained a reddish brown around the handle beneath the blade is a I.25" section which is painted black and wrapped with thread.
Condition: Blade is slightly tarnished
||Miniature sword stand and sword with scabbard, (Tachi)
A: Sword in three pieces, i: Handle, L: 4.75", slightly curved wood handle finished with textured brown lacquer. Gold colored metal cap at the top of the handle has a cloud shaped opening surrounding chrysanthemum blossoms on both sides. A decorative ring holds it in place. Near the bottom is brass band. With a loop through which is threaded an orange and white silk braided cord ending in two tassels. At the open end is another brass band, actually appears to be a scabbard which has a handleless blade inserted inside it but is acting as a handle for the larger sword blade and scabbard.
ii; Blade, L: 4.125", silver colored metal blade, has a recessed design of a dragon on both sides and a flange which extends upward into a handle.
B: Sword guard, (Tsusba) L: 1.25", W: 1", gold colored light weight metal ovoid shape hollow inside with embossed decorations.
C: Sword blade: L: 5.5", slightly curved pointed metal blade embossed dragon on both sides small hole near the pointy end, broken hilt.
D: Scabbard; L: 7.5", slightly curved wood piece hollow inside finished with reddish brown lacquer. Has gold colored metal fittings in the shape of a cloud at one end. From this end extend two arrow shaped fittings with hearts cut out of their heads.
To bands hold these fittings to the scabbard above this is a band with two more arrow heads. A handle is formed in the top of the scabbard by two embossed bands which extend out to two metal bosses holding two mauve stiffened silk loops. A thick braided cord in blue and yellow is tied through the loops and ends in two tassels. There is another embossed band and the top of the scabbard.
E: Miniature sword stand; H: 7", the platform is made of wood coated with black lacquer and has a ring shaped projection at front center to hold the scabbard in place . The base is decorated with two gold dragon flies and white grass blades. On both of the front corners a gold colored embossed metal shield protects the edges. The back of the base is a square shaped hole with a flat wood piece at the top which has three rounded corners. At the bottom of the post are two orange painted metal flanges which extend through a slit in the post and have embossed irises on the front .
Condition: both blades missing appropriate handles. C: broken at the top; orange paint wearing off the sword stand.
||3 Miniature sword stands
Made of wood coated with black lacquer and gold paint along the front edges. The uprights on either side are carved with a notch in the top and extend out to another notch in the front on which the sword sits. The cross bar in the middle is rounded on the top.
A: Wavy carved front extensions and the cross bar is carved on the bottom.
B: Has a plain front and smaller notches on the top.
C: Slightly taller than B, A, has wavy front extensions and gold paint along the lower outside.
||Pair of miniature fire stands.
A & B: Made of three black painted metal poles which cross over at the center to from three legs and to support the metal basket at the top. The upper tips of the poles are painted gold. Round baskets are painted black with some copper showing through and is held to the poles with twisted copper wire. Inside the basket are four sticks which cross over each other in pairs. Flames are simulated with red dyed cotton batting. Where the legs intersect are purple and white silk braided cords ending in tassels and tied around in a bow.
B has a lighter colored imitation flame than A.
Used on battle ground
||Model campfire for boy's day battle field display
The rectangular shaped wood base is slightly rounded on the top and painted with bluish green paint and gold speckles. In the center of the base are four pieces of wood piled as a camp fire. The flames are simulated with red painted paper mache. Over the fire three bamboo poles extend up and are tied together at the top. They are painted the same bluish green color. A metal wire hook extends down from the top of the poles (to hang a pot).
||Pair of standard banners
Frame is a wooden base two poles, and a cross bar covered with black lacquer. The base is rectangular slightly curves on the top and has a long groove on the bottom. Cross bar at the top curves up at the ends which are painted gold. Tied in two places to the cross bar with orange silk cord is a large gauze silk banner that is white on the top and gradates to orange at the bottom.
Painted on the front of the banner are two flying orange and blue phoenixes. Below are two bluish color leaves outlined in gold with stems of purple blossoms extending upwards. In the upper right hand corner is an orange and gold peony with light green leaves and a bud. The banner is folded and stitched with white and red silk thread around red tipped stick. Three bands of cotton and paper purple and beige brocade extend down the front. They are stiffened with red paper and attached around the stick. At each end of the cross bar hangs an orange, pink, yellow, green, and white tassel. The head of the tassel is formed from braided cords tied over a wooden bead. The panels appear to be identical.
Condition: A few insect holes evident.
||Camp Stool for Samurai Doll
Made of wood painted black. Two movable intersecting legs are connected at the top and bottom with thicker crossbars. The upper crossbars are flattened at the top to accommodate a seat.
Condition: Seat is missing, and paint is missing from the top of the stool.
||Miniature Camp Stool
Dark brown stained wood double legs which cross in the middle. four octagonal shaped crossbars two of which act as feet.
A rectangular wooden seat is nailed to the top of the cross bars.
||Miniature Camp Stool
Made of unfinished wood, it has double legs which cross at the center and are held by a metal pin. Square cross bars two of which act as feet, Rectangular wood seat attached with nails.
Condition: Chip out of one end of the lower cross bar.
||Miniature Camp Stool
Made of unfinished wood with double legs which cross at the center. Cross bars act as feet at one end and at the other end have a stiffened rose colored velvet seat glued to them. Collapsible.
Constructed of wood with black lacquer finish. Gold painted accents. The roof slants down to the front, has a ridge bar that stands up at the back and has beveled edges. Below this is a slat of wood runs beneath the ridge bar. Above the roof which is textured to simulate tiles another slat runs across acting as an eave. Two side bars and smaller beams support the roof above the body of the shrine which is a tall rectangular box. The front is framed with three cross bars and two columns. Above the upper cross bar on the sides of the doors and on the base the box is recessed and painted gold. Two doors are painted gold on the outside and have wavy triangular shaped embossed metal decorations at the center. These have ivy design and are nailed to the doors. A vertical bar runs down the front edge of the door. And has three decorative metal pieces nailed to it. The inside of the box at the back is painted gold and black. Hanging across the front inside is a curtain with the heading made of gold and red brocade holding horizontal bamboo slats. The curtain is made of white silk with two red and blue bands running vertically decorated between with brown diamond shape motifs and painted white butterflies and birds. Two double pink and white tassels hang down from orange silk knotted cords at the top. The shrine box sits on a larger base which is decorated on the front with five flat posts. The base has no back.
Condition: the front section holding the doors is coming loose from the shrine box. The curtain inside has become detached except for the upper left corner. The lacquer is chipped in right front corner and above two nail heads
||Standing female doll with left foot forward holding right arm forward at chest height, left elbow bent, left arm at waist. Long black silk fiber hair is tied in the back with folded paper band below the shoulders. Gofun (crushed oyster shell) dipped wood-paste head. Upper eye lids and irises and are painted black, gray smudges on forehead and gray eyebrows, closed red painted lips, long nose. Head is attached to body. Clothing consists of brocade robe with olive green background with a cloud design in blue, yellow and plum; the belt ends are visible at the front, 3-layered with orange crepe at the bottom; blue brocade in between the top and bottom, top layer is navy blue brocade with gold floral circular design, 2 finges in yellow thread hang at the bottom. Hem ends around her knees, front and back panel. Green sleeve lining, beige undergarments visible as collars. Underkimono visible at sleeves. Under the outer garment is a mustard colored crepe short kimono with orange colored silk crepe "Hari-bakama". Kimono sleeves are lined with orange crepe. Hari-bakama trails beyond her feet in back. Stands on unfinished Kiri wood base.
||A: Standing dancing female doll with left arm raised high at left side, while right elbow is bent, hand rests in front. Gofun dipped wood paste head, white face, black painted eyebrows, irises, gray marks on forehead (nobility), red closed lips. Black fiber hair tied with orange, green, yellow threat at back, at the nape, brown paper strip wraps her hair. Clothing consists of uchikake kimono made of paper and cotton red brocade with gold motif (tare-obi) over red uchikake. A part of the sleeves are embroidered with teal green bird with white feathers perching on faded gold couched branch on red background. The sleeves are also striped with off-white/red with wide brown strip near the body. Brrown cord with 2 tassels and bow attached to tare-obi belt on her left. The 3 uchikake and kimono are visible at the collar, and also 3 additional undergarments also visible at the collar. Red silk hari-bakama pants. Bottom center is made of a triangle shaped wood with a hole.
B: Headwear resembles a crown made of gold colored metal; top part painted in green, red, white circle, 3 decorated wire hangings and metal pieces call saishi, at center front is a floral piece with red button fastened with gold head pin. Orange cord is threaded through to tie to the doll. The bow will rest under doll's chin.
||Muu'muu (long Hawaiian dress) of pinkish mauve printed cotton with white leaf patterns in squares of white lines and dots. Random white leaves out- lined in pale blue. Lined white cotton lace yoke coming to a V at center. Has two decorative self-fabric buttons down center seam of yoke. Pleated white cotton lace around neck. Self binding, ruffle with gathered white cotton lace over ruffle outlines yoke. Skirt starts from yoke, gathered and hangs down to a ruffle about 15" wide; separate 1 3/4" ruffle of self fabric bordered at the bottom with a cotton lace strip over long ruffle at bottom of dress. The back of the dress has the same yoke and decorations as front. 18" white zipper on back; 3/4 length sleeves gathered into elastic at wrists. Label inside "Joyce's - Hawaii" and care instructions.
||Blue and white Aloha Shirt of 100% cotton, with collar, short set-in sleeves and patch pocket on left side. Five round wooden buttons down front opening. The printed fabric design has an abstract design of flower shapes and rec- tangles of a dark purplish blue with lighter blue shading of dots on white background. The wrong side of the printed fabric is worn to the outside a style popular in the late 1980's. Label inside neck "MeiJan of Hawaii" with care instructions.
||Uli Uli - Feathered Gourds used as a musical instrument
Red and yellow feather musical instrument
Shiny brown gourd with seeds inside which make a sound when shaken. Rattan wrapped handle attached to cloth covered round support for the large round head of feathers. In the center of the red feathers is a circle of yellow feathers. Initials MK marked on cloth support. Used in hula dance.
||Musical instrument used to accompany the Hula dance. Made of a dried squash which is open on the top and hollow. The color is yellowy-beige with some red dye stain discolorations. A 7" long rope is tied through a hole in the neck. The initals K L are written on the edge and interior. The instrument is held with the rope around the wrist and beaten with the other hand. It is called an Ipo in Hawaiian.
||A & B: 2 musical instruments used to accompany the Hula dance. The bamboo stick has been cut part way down into narrow strips (13" long). Some tips are broken or missing on some strips. 2 pieces of masking tape, 3" wide has been applied around the handles. The initial E K are written on the inside. The two instruments are beat together to create a rhythmic sound. They are called Pu'ili (plural) in Hawaiian.
||A & B: Two musical instruments called Nui in Hawaiian used to accompany the Hula dance. Consists of a half coconut shell, the inner surface untreated, the outer surface varnished. The shell has been cut in two lengthwise. In the center of the outer surface is a circular area, about 1" diamter, that has been filed flat on and around which are traces of glue as if something had been fastened to the shell. In the center of the inner surface is a small residue of glue. The two shells are tapped together to make a rhythmic sound.
C: Smaller version of A and B with no mate.
||A & B: Two stones used as musical instruments to accompany the Hula dance. The stones are round and flat, painted black and varnished. They are held by the dancer in one hand and struck together to make a rhythmic sound, similar to castanets. They are called Ili'ili in Hawaiian. C: Smaller version of A and B, but has no mate.
||A-F: 6 volcanic rocks used for open pit cooking. The porous, angular shaped gray rocks are called Imu in Hawaiian. They retain their heat over a long period of time, making them appropriate for slow cooking. They are sometimes placed inside a pig to roast it from the inside as well as outside.
||A small diagonally plaited basket made from Lauhala vegetal fiber with a serrated upper edge, round shape, base was woven square but the four corners of the bottom have been tucked in to create a round base. Could be used as a coaster for drinking glass.
||Grass skirt used as part of a costume for Hula dancing. A type of dried vegetal material of golden color tied in place by twisted grass cord with a tassel (6 1/2" long) of grass dyed blue and purple. Across the top of the skirt the grass is lapped over the twisted cord and held in place with green stitched grass. Also held in place along the top are blue and purple dyed strands of the vegetal material which are knotted (macrame) in a pattern for about 7" hanging down over the grass skirt.
||Basketry dance dress made of diagonally plaited plant fiber sewn into a sleeveless dress decorated with dyed chicken feathers. The front of the dress has a square neck and the back has a V-neck outlined with red feathers. Red and white feathers are sewn on in two place on the skirts of the dress front and back. Black band sewn around bottom of dress with red and pink feathers. Flat V-cut plant fibers around the bottom of the black band. It appears that the weaving strands left wide at the bottom and cut or folded as they continue to be woven throughout the piece. The back is open and closes with velcro.
||Basketry diagonally woven dance skirt of palm? fiber which is split into 2 or 3 pieces and woven back on itself so that three edges are finished and the 4th edge has the wider start fibers extending down to create the bottom of the skirt. Along the bottom of the skirt are feathers predominantly blue, some red, white and green inserted into the weaving. The name "Via Via Maui'a is written in black ink near the top. The skirt is folded in half and then in thirds.
||A: Headdress, Samoan dance accessory. Base of headdress is a black band tied in back with a knot. Band has peach, green, chartreuse and brass colored sequins stitched in a design. One 6" and two 5" chicken feather strands of blue, white and light blue feathers attached to front with a safety pin. B: Feather boa, Samoan dance accessory. Dyed chicken feather of blue and white applied to a cord, 9" feather strands sewn on to band.
||Length of cotton printed fabric used by men and women as a wrap around skirt. Bright blue background with large red hibiscus flowers outlined in white with yellow stamens and blue flowers at the end; black leaves. Another part of the pattern has dark blue waves with white dots, black nepa huts with thatched roofs, yellow palm trees, yellow and red poinsettias, black seagulls with white wing tips.
||Samoan triangular-shaped cricket bat. The end is shaped like a quarter- round section with a 3 1/2" radius. It tapers to a round handle, 1 3/8" in diameter. The bottom 11 1/2" of the bat is painted bright blue with white diamond shaped pattern in white on each of the three faces. The next 10-12 inches are wrapped with red tape, 1" wide, with "racket guard" printed in a repeat pattern. Above the red tape is a band about 1 1/2" jwide wrapped with white adhesive tape. Above that is a small band of 1/2" stretchable electrician's tape. The top 7" of the handle is wrapped with a blue rubberized tape 1" wide. Several nails have been driven into the tip of the bat.
||Cricket ball made of wrapped layers of gutta percha or latex. No outer cover, heavily soiled.
||Large tapa cloth made of the inner bark of a tree (unknown). Medium and dark brown painted design in columns features alternating birds and fish, rows of plants and what appears to be a row of buildings. The geometric design band across the top looks like the words MAMA KAMO repeated. Signed by the artist S. AMIUELA MAHENI on one side. Conservation work done April 1993 by Ruth Vincent to reinforce deteriorating bark cloth. Consists of a light woven cotton backing and nylon netting on front fastened through the three layers by small stitches. Support required to hang in permanent exhibit.
||Steamer trunk made of paperboard with metal strips and reinforced corners, painted green. Interior made of green paperboard with 4 interior drawers of various sizes on one side. The other side has a metal bar with 6 shaped wooden hangers; a bar crossing the middle; a removable case (brief case size) at the bottom. Metal clasps with lock and one leather handle at one end. Two stickers on the outside, one from Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, "Not Wanted" meaning that the luggage was not used in transit.
||White Baptismal Dress and Bonnet A: White synthetic sheer Dress with high waist, tiny set-in sleeves. Machine lace around high round neck and sleeves. Blue ribbon rosette fastened near neckline with 2 hanging streamers. Fabric has machine-embroidered floral pattern (white on white) which has border of large flowers, leaves, and blossoms with scalloped edge, a ruffle of the same fabric is sewn on to make a very long skirt. Dress is open down the back and fastened by a button at the neck and one at the high waist. The dress is completely lined in a heavy synthetic crepe fabric. B: Bonnet of cream colored synthetic sheer fabric, lining and yellow satin lining. Constructed with a circle of fabric in the back, pleated fabric fans out to form bonnet shape. Has wide band of machine-lace underlaid with blue ribbon, gathered lace around face. Blue ribbon attached to corners.
||A: Narra Sungka board made of mahogany wood with carved handle along one side, 14 depressions (3" diam.) in pairs along body of board and 2 depressions (4" diam.) one on each end carved separately. Grooved design of wavy lines around the depressions. B: Basketry tray of flat reed in twill weave, dyed purple & green and natural color in diamond shape pattern. Rim bound with "nito" fiber. Insect damage. C: White and gray cowrie shells, approx. 100 Two players start the game with 7 shells in each depression. Each takes turns in picking up opponents shells. The one who finishes with the most shells at "home" depression is the winner.
||Barber chair, Koken brand, made in St. Louis. Foot board has cast iron face with name "Koken" in center. Reverse side of foot rest is padded leather. Circular, cast iron base from which rise cylinder with mechanism for raising or lowering chair. Base of the seat is of heavy dark wood with carved side pieces with floral patterns. Arm supports of heavy dark wood with tacked on covers of green oil cloth. Back of the chair has dark heavy wood frame with leather padded front and back. Back board of the foot rest also of same type wood with oval padded leather cushion in the center. The separate sections are joined by plated, heavy cast iron numbers. On the right side of the chair is a larger lever for raising or reclining the chair. White paint spot on leather back. The chair was kept in a house basement for many years. The owner's daughter cleaned and polished the chair for the permanent exhibit.
||Mirror with rounded corners and beveled edge framed in a white painted wood frame. 1056 GOL. DULL stamped on back; wire attached for hanging. Used as part of Eddie's Barbershop display in Permanent Exhibit.
||Barber scissors with tapered blades, made of steel. 96 engraved beneath screw.
||A: Shaving Mug, off-white plastic with red swirl design, handle on side. B: Shaving Brush, burnt orange colored wooden handle, bristles. C: Two cakes of dried shaving soap in bottom of mug.
||A: Straight edge razor, "Made in Germany" engraved on razor. B & C: Long narrow cardboard box with lid, maroon color with words "Cowboy" Solingen, Made in Germany printed in yellow.
||Comb, black plastic, one end with thick teeth, one end with thin teeth, "Festa Nylon" engraved in the middle. No handle, tapered shape.
||Barber's cloth (bib/apron) of white cotton with dual black stripes running vertically, neckline shaped and bound, tie at back. American Linen Supply tag in lower corner.
||Registration certificate for Eddie Espanol for Eddie's Barber Shop, 708 E. Pike St., issued by the Tax Commission of the State of Washington, Reg. # C578-6255.
||Barber's towel of white cotton with blue stripes.
||Mortar and Pestle, "Almares"
A: Grey stone (granite?) round mortar. Bottom circumference is smaller than top. Diagonal striations from carving on lower part. Central well has been carved out.
B: Pestle of the same grey stone is club-shaped, larger at the grinding end.
||White polyester U.S. Navy uniform:
A: Bell bottom pants with zipper fly, metal hook and eye at waistband, inside button and buttonhole, 7 belt loops, slanted inset pocket on each side of front, 1 slit pocket on right back, buttoned pocket on left back. Label inside "Trousers, Men's, Enlisted, White, 100% polyester, Size 31S" incl. washing instructions. "N.B. Daligdig" written in black ink. W: 15 1/4" at waist, L: 38 1/4", soiled on bottom and waistband.
B: Blouse of white polyester, open V neck, bound slit pocket on each side of front, plain middy (square) collar, set-in sleeves. Left sleeve has 3 black hash marks and above is rank insignia with 3 chevron stripes, an open book with feather and 2 keys with eagle with spread wings above. Right sleeve has small patch near shoulder "Navsta Puget Sound", white letters on black background. W: 16 3/4", L: 23 1/4", soiled neck
C: Belt of white cotton webbing with metal tip on one end and metal buckle on the other end. W: 1 1/4", L: 35 1/4"
||U.S. Navy Uniform of navy blue wool.
A: Bell bottom pants in dark navy wool has front flap with 13 dark buttons with anchors on them. Center back is laced up allowing for adjustment in size One back pocket.
B: Blouse has a yoke in front which comes to a V. V-shaped neckline with square "midi" collar at back. One slit pocket on left. Long sleeves with cuffs which have 3 stripes of white cotton on the navy-blue wool. Left sleeves has 4 diagonal red stripes which indicate 3 years of service for each stripe. Above are 3 red chevron stripes for rank and above a white eagle and undetermined insignia. Back yoke. Midi collar has 3 lines of cotton tape and a white machine embroidered star on each corner. Label under collar has size 36S, fiber content - 100% wool and cleaning instructions.
C: Dark navy synthetic satin tie. Fastens with velcro at the back. Has tag that says made by Disabled American Veterans.
D: Name tag is made of black plastic with incised name in white N.B. DALIGDIG 1 x 3"
E: White cotton hat. Stitch-stiffened upturned brim. Cap made in 6 pie- shaped pieces. Size 7 label. Brim - H:2 5/8", Circ:23"
||Denim U.S. Navy Uniform:
A: Shirt of blue cotton oxford cloth (50% cotton, 50% polyester) 16 1/2" across shoulders, 32" down middle, long sleeves (24" long), black eagle and three chevrons stamped on upper left sleeve, 2 patch pockets on each side of chest.
B: Jeans of cotton denim, 36" long, 30" waist, Label inside "Size 31R", 2 front inset pockets, 2 back patch pockets, zippered fly, belt loops.
||"Pinoy" baseball uniform A: Jersey - black, gold and white stripes with "PINOY" stitched on front, "ALCANTARA" and "3" stitched on back. B: Pants of black, gold and white stripes, 2 snap buttons at front waist and a draw string, yellow stripe on black waistband. C: Two black gaiters, synthetic knit, stirrups are stretched. D: Warm-up Jacket of gold colored nylon with polyester lining, snap buttons, ribbed band and cuffs and upper collar-white stripes on yellow. Neck tag: Club 21, Men's Size L, Made in Philippines. Black arm patch on left sleeve: "Pinoy Filipino American Slo Pitch Softball Always Proud". "Pinoy Seattle" stitched on back, "L.A." stitched on right front chest.
The "Pinoy" baseball team has been playing in Seattle's Jefferson Community Center league since 1978. "Pinoy" is a term for Filipino Americans. Many of the original players are still competing and have recruited their sons to play, too. (Label text from WLAM "One Song, Many Voices" exhibition)
||Baseball trophy, marble base, gold plated statue of baseball player at bat on top of walnut cylindrical column. Inscribed plate on bottom: "Jefferson Comm. Center Playoffs, 1980 1st Place" (Pinoys were the winners of the trophy -Filipino American team).
||Five-pointed Christmas Star made of lime green and yellow tissue paper on a bamboo frame. Green star is bordered by yellow individual rings of tissue paper following outline of frame. Center of star has strips of yellow tissue paper in a floral chrysanthemum-like design on both sides. Three points of the star have tassels of lime green and yellow tissue paper, two 19" long and one 22" long. Opening at top of star, with string and hook for hanging.
||White silk wedding suit and gold hat. A: Jacket of fine off-white silk. Nehru-style stand-up collar, inset pocket with band, 4 self-covered buttons, set-in sleeves with covered button. Slit on ech side. Has partial lining of off-white cotton with 2 interlinings. Large hook at neckline. B: Pants of plain silk with elastic in casing in waistband. Very narrow, long legs
C: Turban-style hat of gold synthetic fabric with bands of gold ribbon. Pleated flair of fabric at top outlined with gold ribbon and a band of ribbon halfway across. At the back a cascade of the same fabric falls 16 1/2". It is outlined with gold ribbon and has a stripe of gold ribbon 2 3/8" from the edge. The turban is very stiff and lined with lemon yellow cotton fabric. LOCATION: HAT 4
||Boy's white cotton festival outfit. A: Shirt or Kurta of fine white cotton, collarless, three button placket at front, long sleeves, false vest at front fastened at shoulder and side seams. Chain stitch machine embroidered pattern in white thread running down the front of the false vest. B: Pants of fine white cotton. Pants are sewn to look like a Dhoti (wrap around skirt where back piece is tucked in at front waist to create pants). Elastic in casing at waistband. Chain stitch machine embroidery runs the length of the front panel.
||Girl's Festival Skirt and Blouse. A: Blouse, "Choli" of red synthetic organza lined in thin red cotton. Round neck tied in back with self tie. Opening below tie is keyhole shaped with overlap below fastened by 4 hooks and thread eyes. There is a windowpane pattern of narrow gold ribbon applied to the blouse which is short. Short set-in sleeves with wide patterned border of wide and narrow gold ribbon over green synthetic satin. B: Skirt, "Gagra" of red and green sheer synthetic organza backed by red and green thin cotton. Skirt is A-line with green waist band. Alternating red and green bands down skirt, halfway down red and green alternates change. Wide gold ribbon borders red and green. Narrow gold ribbon in criss-cross pattern. Below this pattern is floral pattern of gold ribbon with gold satin and orange satin in flower and leaf shapes. There are 8 floral patterns Below is a band of lozenge shapes in gold and green satin bordered with gold ribbon on red background. Next is a band of crossed and linear narrow gold ribbon. Ther is a band of wide gold ribbon around bottom of skirt and between each pattern.
||One pair women's sandals of tooled leather, braided band from toes to cross strap; cross strap has gold bands going across; toe opening. "Genuine leather, Hand Made in India, 5" embossed at heel.
||Purple silk wedding sari. Purple silk gauze with woven gold stylized floral pattern. Silver, dark green, blue and white are also included in leaf and flower pattern. There is a wide floral border in same colors and gold background on the bottom and top. The top has the gold background only where it shows as sari is folded to be worn. Where it does not show on wearer the gold is replaced by a pinkish copper color. On one end is a very wide border of the floral pattern with gold background. The ends of the fabric have simple narrow gold stripes. Damage: Split on bottom border, large tear in center portion.
||12 page calendar printed on white paper in many colors. 1st page has a star and circle motif in red on yellow, upper left hand corner. 2nd page has an illustration of Lifebuoy soap in red and white on yellow. Various advertise- ments at top of each page. Front of pages shows the calendar numbers in blue with special days in yellow, pink, peach or blue. Back of pages has text in Hindi and some color photographs. Top is bound with blue and pink printed metal strip. Red, white and blue braided tie attached at middle top.
Used daily to determine appropriate days for particular kinds of work and activity