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1994.029.001 Grater Bonito shaver Box Wooden box has a metal blade inserted diagonally in the center. There is a hole in front of the blade. This sits atop a box with a removable drawer.
1994.031.001 Cup CERAMIC TEACUP (repaired), white crackle glaze, red and blue designs. Teacup has white ground with dark red overglazed, floral designs in blue and white areas. Teacup has been broken (about 11 pieces) and repaired with glue. The white flowers appear to be peonies, the Chinese symbol of the third month, Spring, riches, wealth, honor, love affection, feminine beauty and prosperity.
1994.031.002 Mask Wood mask Carved wood, scowling male face, dark stain on face, red back. Prominent forehead, eyebrows, cheekbones, and cleft chin. Black hair with widow's peak. Red stained mouth. Noticeable 2.5 inch superficial crack on right eyebrow and forehead. Slight superficial crack in chin cleft. Hole at corner of left eye. Also a crack in left eye. Hollowed out nostrils and eyes. Since the mask has a fearsome expression, the face could possibly be that of a warrior or guardian.
1994.031.003 Mask CARVED WOOD HORNED DEVIL MASK, RED CHIPPED PAINT. THE MASK IS 10" HIGH, 8" WIDE, AND 6" DEEP. SURFACE PAINT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN BRIGHT RED, NOW DULLED TO OCHER OR DARK REDISH BROWN. FACE IS CROWNED WITH TWO CONICAL HORNS FACING FOREWARD. DARK BUSHY EYEBROWS OVER EYE HOLES. VERY HIGH CHEEK AERA AND SOMEWHAT WIDE NOSE. MOUTH IS OPEN IN A GRIN OR GRIMACE. TEEHT ARE FILED TO SHARP POINTS. DEEPLY CLEFT CHIN. THE EARS ARE VERY WELL DEFINED. THE LEFT EAR HAS A NOTCH BROKEN OUT. LEFT SIDE OF MASK APPEARS TO BE PIECED ON AS SEEN FROM THE BACK OF THE MASK. A VISIBLE NAIL IS ALSO SEEN OF LEFT SIDE FRONT. REVERSE OF MASK IS BROWN UNPAINTED ROUGHLY CARVED WOOD. JUST ABOVE BOTH EARS ARE HOLES BETWEEN WHICH A WIRE IS STRUNG. IN CHIN AERA IS THE OLD CATALOG #. THIS MASK IS BELIEVED TO BE A GIYODO (GOBLIN), OR ONI MASK. PROBABLY WAS CARRIED IN PROCESSION FROM BUDDHIST TEMPLE TO TEMPLE. WAS A GUARDIAN SPIRIT OR DEMON. WAS PROBABLY NOT WARN, BUT USED AS A SORT OF PUPPET. MASKS OF THIS SORT WERE USED IN THE HOUSEHOLD AT SETSUBUN (END OF WINTER, FEB 3RD OR 4TH). SOYBEANS WERE PARCHED AND EACH FAMILY MEMBER ATE THE NUMBER OF BEANS TO CORRESPOND WITH THEIR AGE. THE CHANT "ONI WA SATO, FUKU WA UCHI", (OUT WITH DEMONS, IN WITH GOOD LUCK) WAS USED. THIS RITUAL IS PROBABLY BASED ON THE 15TH-17TH CENTURY TSUINA CEREMONY. REFERENCE MATERIAL TO FOLLOW...
1994.031.004 Basketry Band Circular Band Woven band of brown and yellowed dyed grass fiber. Yellow fiber forms geo- metric designs through imbrication. Yellow fiber was sewn on both edges around the band to form a border. There are four decorative panels. The smallest panel has 8 horizontal lines in the center of it. It is bordered by 4 vertical lines: two on each side. Largest panel is bordered by chevrons, then subdivided into 4 sections; in each section, centered in the middle are 2 yellow triangles and 2 brown ones. The next panel is predominantly yellow. In the center of it is a diamond that has been divided into yellow and brown triangle. There is also a yellow triangle above and below the diamond. There are 2 brown zigzag shapes on each side of the diamond. There are 2 yellow triangles bordering on each side of the zigzags. The triangle points face each zigzag. The last panel is bordered on both edges by chevrons. In the center panel, space is divided by three sets of double diagonal lines. 2 brown triangles were created by the diagonal spacing. At both edges are 2 yellow triangles. There is a brown stripe above and below the center panel. The band is also joined together in this panel.
1994.031.005 Iron Iron Chinese Vessel Cast bronze pot-like vessel with handle and wood & stone handle grip. The rim of the bowl is uneven. It slants higher in the back near the handle than in front. The vessel handle is supported underneath by an undecorated leg. The end of the handle is a piece of opaque, light colored jade stone. It is attached to a convex wooden insert which is attached to the rest of the handle. There is a dragon face built into the base of the handle. There are 3 dimensional side whiskers flowing out and attached to the outside of the bowl. The outside of the bowl is decorated with various flora and fauna motifs. In the center front part of the bowl, there is a mountain with a tree on top of it. This could be a reproduction of a traditional vessel. There is a stamp mark noting that the artifact was made in China.
1994.031.006 Hat Bontoc Man's Hat (Suklang) Pill-shaped basketry hat made of rattan. Square start in center with spokes radiating out and woven over 1 under 1; rim is bound with rattan; 4 red dyed rattan bands encircle the hat near the bottom rim, held in place front and back with split stitch rattan; two dogs? teeth are held in place with this lacing at front and back; 5 buttons are sewn up the sides and across the top of the hat (2 blue ones with iris design and 3 mother-of-pearl, 1 appears to be missing). Two braided nito (fern) ties and fastened at either side of the hat. The decoration would indicate this hat would have been worn by a bachelor. The suklang is worn on the back of the head and personal items, such as tobacco, may be tucked inside. See p. 239, The People and Art of the Philippines
1994.031.007 Lidded Basket ROUND BASKET WITH LID made of flat split grass woven in twill weave with herringbone patterned border. A: Center of basket bottom has a small square reinforced by straight stitch- ing split grass into an X formation. More grass was woven into the edges of the square forming a herringbone pattern of concentric circles on the outside basket bottom. Inside the added strands of grass ends stick up slightly and form zigzag lines that allows for the expanding bottom. The sides have a uniform herringbone pattern. The basket was woven twice as tall as the com- pleted product. The top edge was designed to be folded over to the basket floor. The extra layer reinforces the basket wall and gives a finished rim. The weaving allows the basket rim to tilt inward. There are 3 brown stains. B: Basket lid has a small square start and concentric herringbone patterns circle out from the square. Lid edge is simply finished and the sides are woven in herringbone pattern. There are 7 brown stains inside the lid. There is 1 large hole on the edge of the lid and a smaller one.
1994.031.008 Basket CYLINDRICAL BASKET made of flat split grass, various weaves, patterned border Spokes of split grass are crossed over in a star configuration in the center of the basket bottom. A small circle has been formed around the star by twining. There are 2 other concentric circles. On the outside the effect is decorative; inside the basket additions of split grass are noticeable. The decorative concentric circle patterns have been made by weaving over more than 1 spoke at a time. The side of the basket has been highly, yet subtlely decorated. On the top half of the side, there are 2 stripes of twining made by reversing the weave. There are also patterns made by weaving darker and lighter colored grasses together to form motifs. (Grasses are faded somewhat) Directly under the basket rim there are chevrons horizontally circling around the side of the basket. The bottom edge of all the chevrons meet a stripe. Underneath this stripe is a thinner stripe and then another stripe that is the same thickness as the original one. There are 2 sets of diagonal lines that point towards each other; separated by a horizontal stripe, pointing in oppo- site direction of chevrons. Final stripe near bottom edge of basket. The rim is of bamboo wrapped with grass. Lozenge shaped design circles rim.
1994.031.009 Abacus Abacus The abacus has a wood frame and a wood back that has a thin vertical split. The corners of the frame have been reinforced with brass strips held by tiny brass nails. Insie the frame, the space has been divided into 2 compart- ments by a strip of wood. 11 pieces of bamboo have been threaded horizontally
1994.031.009 Abacus Abacus The abacus has a wood frame and a wood back with a split in it; corners reinforced with brass strips and brass nails. Inside the frame the space is divided into two compartments by a strip of wood. 11 pieces of bamboo lie vertically through the two compartments and each piece hold seven reddish colored round wooden beads. 2 beads on each strip are above the divider and five below. (The round shape and number of beads designate this abacus as Chinese). One compartment is chipped.
1994.031.010 Bowl Chinese Bowl of brown carved wood and tin lining The rim and inside of the bowl is made of undecorated tin. The carved relief wood on the outer bowl has a geometric thunderline border under the rim. The central section has a 1.5" band of flora and fauna motifs--prune, pine, bamboo (bamboo and pine are both symbols of longevity and the prune represents the first month and winter). There are four large billed birds of undetermine species (may be waterbirds since there are waves decorating the bowl). Underneath the motifs is a geometric border and 2 thin carved stripes. The bowl foot is undecorated metal.
1994.031.011 Lidded Flask, Cup Chinese Flask and Cup A: Flask is made mostly of metal; the neck is undecorated, the top of the body is engraved with double stripes and a wider copper stripe above the middle wood section. The carved wood has 4 shou symbols (longevity) with small cloud formations (heaven) and a few scattered prune blossoms, a scroll (truth), a flywhisk (leadership), a scepter (prosperity), and a vase (a container of all desires and the holder of the elixer of heaven); carved stripes form the decoration on the lower part of the curved flask. The foot of the flask is undecorated metal with a stripe of copper on the rim. An impressed seal on the bottom of the flask roughly translates as: container of everlasting fragrance or King of everlasting fragrance. There are two dents in the metal shoulder of the flask. B: Lid has a plain copper top and rim. The surface of the lid is decorated by engraved double stripes. A small undecorated ring is soldered inside to make the lid fit better. C: Small carved wood cup with metal lining and rim. The wood cup is made of 5 sections and carving has 3 shou characters (longevity), a fan (delicacy of feeling), and a scroll (truth). A seal is impressed on the bottom inside of the cup.
1994.031.012 Stand Pedestal Small rounded 3 legged pedestal of dark wood, has tiny lip to prevent objects from sliding off; the base is rounded and convex and the legs are all carved out of one piece of wood. Used to display small figures or a cup.
1994.031.013 Pair of Cups Pair of metal cups Both cups are identical except for their condition. Outside has copper leaf and inside has an alloy metal leaf on a lead base. Both cups have a raised detailed dragon encircling the tapered cup and waves at the narrower base. B is dented and the metal leaf is peeling off the inside. Old numbers on the bottom are 1268-4a and 1268-4b respectively.
1994.031.014 Fan Folding Fan Painted fan of paper with bamboo spokes. Decorated with a Daruma painted in black ink, red tempera and pencil, in Zen style with the painting extending over several bamboo sticks. The sticks are held together by a small black plastic pin. At the bottom of the fan is a red artists chop and some calligraphy above it. The size is that of a tea ceremony fan. Daruma is the Japanese name for Dharma, an Indian priest who founded the Zen sect of Buddhism. He is a popular relgious figure, famed for his meditation practice. His image is particularly associated with new year celebrations. The dynamic brushwork and religious theme is reminiscent of Otsu-e. In the 17th C. artisans in the town of Otsu began to sell religiously inspired crafts to Buddhist travelers since the town was a major stop on the pilgrimage route to Kyoto. (from Yo no Bi, The Beauty of Japanese Art by William Rathbun UWPress)
1994.031.015 Buddha, Base A: BUDDHA FIGURE Wine colored sitting figure with left knee raised, loose robe over shoulders and back, chest and large stomach exposed, hands on knees. Possibly made of resin manufactured by ceramic cast mold method. Small chip in lower left front and sticky substance on chest. B: BASE Carved wood, dark brown stain, varnished; Carved from one piece, recessed top to hold figure, vertical striations and one cloud along edge of top, Pierced design of clouds and fungus "ling chin" (immortality and longevity) in 3 tiers at bottom.
1994.031.016 Medallion Medallion made from thin slices of cut and pierced bone; hexagon shaped center with 5 fan shaped pieces tied to center with red string, remnant of 6th piece. Pierced design of palm fronds and holes.
1994.031.017 Bell Bell Dark bronze cast bell with green patina. Diamond shaped mouth, 2.5" stem, with a triangular loop at center top. Handles on sides have dragons with their tails up and hind legs attached to stem. Probably made with the cire perdue (lost wax) method. The raised designs have an inscription of T'ao T'ieh on both sides and thunder symbols on top and bottom. Eight trigrams (pa kua) on all sides: (1) west, northwest, east, southeast (2) southeast, south, northwest, north. The middle of the bell is worn by use and some inscriptions are not visible; rust on one side of dragon's tail. Eight trigrams (pa kua) were mystic symbols that were the basis of a very ancient system of divination and philosophy. They appear as decorative motifs in almost all crafts media from about the 14th C. The bell produces 2 different notes depending upon whether it is struck at the rim or near the center. Called Po, used in eastern Chou and Warring States period where it was hung on a wooden frame holding 16 bells. Became entertainment and not purely ritual in the feudal courts.
1994.031.018 Block, Printing Stamp (Yin), soap stone in dark brown, muted green and yellowish beige, square columnar shape; carved designs of water and speckles on three sides and two Chinese "Fu" Lion dogs, one on a branch and one looking up from the ground. Inscription consists of 4 seal style characters. The stamp is used on documents, calligraphy, or paintings. There is a "150" red mark on one side. The inscription is worn by use, but otherwise in good condition.
1994.031.019 Block, Printing Stamp (Yin), soap stone in multi-shades of gray, taupe and dark brown, square columnar shape; carved designs of water and speckles throughout the surface on three sides, top side has 2 roaring Chinese "Fu" lion dogs on the branches. The inscription reads "Yin of a Thousand Chinese Miles". The stamp is used on calligraphical work or on paintings to mark an occasion. This stamp has hairline cracks throughout. Some wider cracks are filled in with an unknown material.
1994.031.020 Block, Printing Stamp (Yin), soapstone in multi-shades of tan, gray and dark brown, square columnar shape. Carved designs of water symbol and various sized speckles on one side, two Chinese "Fu" Lion dogs, one on a rock and the other looking up on a tree branch, two narrow sides of a linear speckle design. Inscription reads "One piece of rock". It is used on calligraphical or pictorial works to mark an artist's expression. Does not appear to have been used.
1994.031.021 Figurine Figure carved from a brown stained, polished piece of wood. The figure stands on a carved base with a lion dog at the left, posibly a candle holder, in shape of a sun flower with a Chinese character inscription of "Sun" carved in the center of the flower. The figure looks down to the dog with his mouth slightly opened. He has long earlobes and hair; he wears a pair of earrings, loose robe exposing his right shoulder and chest, a scarf draping and framing his left side head and shoulder, and a necklace with a peandant. His abdomen sticks out slightly. His garment below his waist is split at right front and gathered. His undergarment comes below his knees and is tied. He is barefooted and wears ankle bracelets. His left leg rests on the dog's back. He is pulling a rope from the dog's mouth. The other end of the rope is tied into a bow below the book which has a floral petal motif and 4 corners are carved in a similar motif. The dog looks up to the figure. The figure's left arm is extended and his right arm is bent with both hands grasping the rope. Both the figure and the dog have inlaid glass eyes. 3 pads are glued to the bottom of the figure. (see comments below)
1994.031.022 Doll Kokeshi Doll, Warabe (small child) type Hand painted wood, head is white with painted black hair in old children's style, with paintd red ribbons hinted at the crown and sides. Black painted eyebrows and eyes, red painted mouth with a raised dot for a nose. Instead of the usual painted body, this doll is covered with cloth representing the child's kimono: pink collar, bamboo with snow flake designs on red background kimono or outer garment (designs have gold outlines), narrow obi or belt of floral gold motif on orange background. This type of doll is said to originate in the rural area of the Tohoku region. May be played with in modern time or serve as a decorative piece in a child's room.
1994.031.023 Sword A: SWORD Short sword with a steel blade and carved bone handle. A thin undecorated bone guard is held in place by a band of brass. The incised designs on the handle have been emphasized in places with black ink. At both ends of the handle is a 3 petal, 2 leaf flower. In the middle on one side is a man seated above hills. (There is damage on the flower on this side). On the other side is a bearded man wearing a hat seated on hills with mountains in the background. B: SPACER Loose oval shaped hollow sword spacer made of bone has a the same 3 petal, 2 leaf motif. Does not fit the sword very well. C: SCABBARD Scabbard is made by joining 3 pieces of bone together. 2 protruding knobs and a small hole near a knob. Design is incised and accented with black ink: 3 petal, 2 leaf flower at both ends. One side has 4 figures (2 bearded, 1 conical hat), the other side has 5 figures in robes (government officials?) There are various dark flaws in the bone which have been carved over. D: END CAP Oval shaped bone piece with one flat side and one convex side.
1994.031.024 Sword A: SWORD Steel blade is attached to bone handle with a wooden plug; bone guard is held at the base of the handle by a band of brass. The bone handle has an incised design highlighted with black ink. Design consists of a flower petal and leaf motif at top and bottom of handle; in the center on one side is a government official and on the other are two men, one may be a soldier standing on hills. B: SCABBARD Scabbard made from 3 pieces of bone with a knob and a hole. The incised design is highlighted with black ink: flower motif on top and bottom, hori- zontal lines, 4 men on each side of scabbard with different style hats and robes. C: SPACER Bone spacer is a hollow disk incised with fish or dragon scales and decorative ovals. D: END CAP Bone end cap is oval shaped with one flat side and on convex side, undecorated
1994.031.025 Sword components A: HANDLE Incised bone handle has wooden plug at one end where the blade would be. The design is enhanced with black ink in places: on both ends are flowers with 3 petals and 2 leaves. In the middle are two robed men, one with a beard At one end are two more robed men with mountains behind. B: SPACER Slice of hollow oval shaped bone has incised decoration of filled oval shapes. C & D: GUARDS Two sword guards are thin bone disks with slots in the middle which would slip over the blade. E: END CAP The handle or scabbard end cap is made of oval bone with one side flat and the other convex.
1994.033.001 Paintings Pair of Untitled Watercolor Paintings Sumi ink and Chinese watercolor paint on silk; red, orange and yellow flowers hanging down in a cluster from a branch covered with long, narrow green leaves (bamboo) in shades of black-green to turquoise-green; loose impressionistic brush work; beige background. Red seal and black ink Chinese characters, signed "David Lee" at front lower right. Antiqued silver painted wood frame.
1994.033.002 Painting Untitled Watercolor painting Sumi ink and Chinese watercolor paint on silk, image 40 x 30", 3 red poppies with dappled white centers and foliage ranged from deep black-green to light gray-turquoise, white butterfly above lower poppy. Red seal and black ink Chinese characters, signed "David Lee" at front lower right. Dark wood frame with silver painted rabbet
1994.033.003 Painting Untitled watercolor painting Sumi ink and Chinese watercolor paint on silk, 4 red poppies, 3 on central branch, 1 at top left and 3 sprigs of foliage range from dark green and turquoise to black-green branches. Black wood frame with painted silver rabbet, black ink poem in Chinese characters, red seal and artist's name "David Lee" at lower left.
1994.033.004 Painting Title: "Harmony Fly" watercolor painting on silk Sumi ink and Chinese watercolor paint on silk, two geese or ducks flying toward a leafy tree branch, white under wings, blue-gray on top of wings, neck and head, dark green to light turquoise colored leaves, light beige background, red seal and black ink Chinese characters, signed "David Lee" at front lower left. Gilt wood frame.
1994.037.038 Banner Banner Off-white satin hanging with casing at top for a metal rod, horizontal row of gold Chinese characters stamped at the top, red and blue circles in the center contain an image of a working man in blue overalls and cap standing behind a blue cog; behind him is the blue and red Chinese Nationalist flag and behind that is a yellow outline of Taiwan; at the bottom stamped in gold "Chinese Federation of Labor, Republic of China". The banner comes to a point at center bottom and has a yellow fringe or silk cord stitched with blue, white and red rows; it is lined with white cotton. The metal rod at the top has finials at either end and has a yellow silk cord tied at both ends as a hanger, the left end has a yellow tassel.
1994.037.039 Bowl Blue and White Porcelain Bowl The bowl has a small circular foot (approx. 3/8" H with 2.875" diam.); four Chinese characters is blue appear on the bottom of the bowl. The painted motifs on the bowl include 6 large circular flowers connected by vines with slight foliage encircling the outside of the bowl. A scalloped fan like design also encircles the outer bottom. A medium weight line encircles the outer rim. Two thin lines encircle the inner rim. The interior base of the bowl has another large circular flower motif. This flower has vine-like extensions with slight foliage at tis four sides. The entire motif is encircled by 2 thin lines. All of these motifs occur in blue. The bowl has 3 hairline cracks along its side. The bowl also has a large chip and several smaller chips at its rim.
1994.039.007 Class Pin Gold colored metal high school class pin for the class of 1942 The main pin has an overall shape of a shielf and features an octagonal design enamelled in blue with a gold "G" with white enamel and gold "HS" below. A length of fine gold chain connects the main pin to a gold colored "42." Each pin has a swivel post with attached clasp for closure.
1994.039.008 Class Pin Silver colored metal (high school class?) pin for the class of 1942 The main pin has an overall shape of a rectangle with blue enamel background and two narrow, diagonal white enamel stripes at the center. A length of fine silver chain connects the main pin to a silver colored "43." Each pin has a swivel post with attached clasp for closure. It is unclear if this pin represents a specific high school or perhaps a civic club to which the student belonged.
1994.039.011 License Metal pin in the shape of a rectangular frame containg a Boeing inspection license. The metal frame is enamelled in green and has raised letters across the top, "Boeing Airplane Company". A silver colored tack secures the back of the pin to the front. On the back is attached a long pin with round swivel closure. Inside the frame is a green sheet of paper with black print and type in all caps: "Lock Lin Tuck has completed the magnetic inspection reqmntas prescribed by aaf spec 20027, Classification Inspector, Recertification Date 6/1/56, Identification AP, Company Boeing Airplane Co."
1994.039.012 I.D. Tag Boeing issued I.D. badge for Lock T. Tuck. The badge is printed onto white and green paper. The Boeing emblem is printed in white onto green colored paper at the the top of the badge, "Boeing Airplane Company Seattle, Washington." Below, printed in black ink on white paper is "Lock T. Tuck, 801, D, 540." The back of the badge is green paper. The badge is encased in a clear plastic envelope with a gromet at the bottom to keep the badge from falling out and a silver clip attached to the back for the wearer.
1994.039.013 Clip, tie Gold colored tie clip with union logo for Seattle Aero Mech's Lodge 751. The tie clip is rectangular shaped, and plain except for a raised lodge emblem to the right. A pair of gold wings surrounds a round logo in red, white, and blue.
1994.039.014 Clip, tie Gold colored tie tack, a Mason's symbol with the letter "G" against a blue background, and a screw on backing.
1994.039.019 Hat Palm leaf conical hat with plastic wrap, souvenir from Seattle World's Fair 1962. The hat is composed of four parts, accessioned as a-d, the hat, a plastic wrap secured around it, a cord used to tie around the wearing chin, and a cord fastener in the form of a clear yellow plastic "Chinese coin." The hat has a woven palm leaf exteriror and a split bamboo lattice-weave interior. A green colored bamboo (or other wood) ring is tied to the interior with split palm leaf. Around the exterior rim, a similar ring is painted red and secured with cotton thread stitching. A green plastic thread is tied in places to this red ring and creates a pattern of triangles on the brim of the hat. The hat is wrapped in clear plastic printed in red and blue ink with, "Seattle 1962 World's Fair" and four Chinese characters in blue (three of them being shi, jie, and zhan: world, exhibition). Tied to the interior of the hat is an orange cotton cord drawn through a flat, clear plastic "coin" with four raised Chinese characters. See Also 1994.39.20 and 1994.39.21
1994.039.020 Hat Palm leaf conical hat with plastic wrap, souvenir from Seattle World's Fair 1962. The hat is composed of four parts, accessioned as a-d, the hat, a plastic wrap secured around it, a cord used to tie around the wearing chin, and a cord fastener in the form of a clear yellow plastic "Chinese coin." The hat has a woven palm leaf exteriror and a split bamboo lattice-weave interior. A bamboo (or other wood) ring is stitched to the interior with raffia or split palm leaf. Around the exterior rim, a similar ring is secured with occasional stitches of the same material. A white cotton thread is tied in places to the exterior ring and creates a pattern of triangles on the brim of the hat. The hat is wrapped in clear plastic printed in red and blue ink with, "Seattle 1962 World's Fair" and four Chinese characters in blue (three of them being shi, jie, and zhan: world, exhibition). Tied to the interior of the hat is an orange cotton cord drawn through a flat, clear plastic "coin" with four raised Chinese characters.
1994.039.021 Hat Palm leaf conical hat with plastic wrap, souvenir from Seattle World's Fair 1962. The hat is composed of four parts, accessioned as a-d, the hat, a plastic wrap secured around it, a cord used to tie around the wearing chin, and a cord fastener in the form of a clear yellow plastic "Chinese coin." The hat has a woven palm leaf exteriror and a split bamboo lattice-weave interior. A bamboo (or other wood) ring is stitched to the interior with raffia or split palm leaf. Around the exterior rim, a similar ring is stitched in places with a similar material. A white cotton thread is tied in places to the exterior ring and creates a pattern of triangles on the brim of the hat. The hat is wrapped in clear plastic printed in red and blue ink with, "Seattle 1962 World's Fair" and four Chinese characters in blue (three of them being shi, jie, and zhan: world, exhibition). Tied to the interior of the hat is an orange cotton cord drawn through a flat, clear plastic "coin" with four raised Chinese characters.
1994.039.022 Jacket U.S. Army issue short wool jacket A: The jacket is stitched from olive green wool and is fully lined with olive green cotton twill. There are two pleated pockets on the chest which are closed with a concealed button, the lapel is short and fairly wide, there are epaulets at the shoulders which are secured with dark olive green buttons, straps on the lower back of the jacket allow the bottom to be tightened via black metal fasteners, on the left shoulder are two patches: a black "A" on green background and a seargent's (?) patch (two chevrons atop a triangule with convex rounded bottom), on the right shoulder is the same patch, on the front right a brown and yellow diamond shaped patched with an eagle in a a circle has been stitched about the pocket. Dark olive green buttons line the front of the jacket and a tap at the bottom features a snap closure, as well. A cotton (?) tab at the left collar corresponds to a button under the right collar so that the jacket may be closed tightly with the collar folded upward for additional warmth. A cotton loop is sewn inside the neckline for hanging the jacket. Here there is also a white twill tab with "34R" printed in blue ink. "Fung - Cal" has been written in black felt pen and colored (scratched out) with a lighter color of black marking pen. There are interior pockets in the lining on both front sides. B-D: Round gold colored pin with raised letters "U.S." and two posts, and the round (pin fastener) backings. This pin is worn by all U.S. Army personnel. E-F: Round gold colored pin with raised image, a round object is topped with a feather or flame. The pin has two posts but only one pin fastener backing remains attached to the pin. G: Long narrow bar featuring three multicolored ribbons encased in a plastic wrapping. The ribbons are awards earned by the soldier: the first has a red center and is flaned by blue, green, yellow, orange, and white stripes; there is a hole in the center where a pin was at one time fastened; the second ribbon is brown, white, black, green, re, and blue striped and is further decorated with five bronze colored stars; the third ribbon has a red center and is flanked by red and white stripes. The ribbon bar is pinned above the soldier's left pocket via a long silver colored post in a clasp.
1994.039.023 Trousers U.S. Army issue wool trousers The trousers are machine stitched from olive green wool and are unlined. Off white cotton canvas has been stitched to the waistband to form two back and two front pockets and a reinforcement for the triangular fly. Seven dark olive green buttons also line the interior waist band, perhaps for buttoning a shirt into place. The back left pocket has a buttonhole; at the right front is a small square front pocket in additions to the front (side) pocket. Five dark olive green buttons line the fly; there are seven belt loops around the waistband.
1994.039.024 Hat U.S. Army issue flat cap The cap is machine stitched from olive wool, folded flat, resembling an envelope, with a cuff trimmed in red and gold cord.The cap is lined with olive green silk or acetate. A leather strip approximately 1/2 inch wide trims the interior bottom edge as a reinforcement.
1994.039.025 Hat U.S. Army issue flat cap The cap is machine stitched from olive wool, folded flat, resembling an envelope, with a cuff trimmed in red and gold cord.The cap is unlined but there is a wide strip of olive green canvas trimming the interior bottom edge of the cap as a reinforcement. Written inside the cap in black marker is "Fung, Cal" and the hat size "7 1/2" is stamped in black ink.
1994.039.026 Shirt U.S. Army issue wool long sleeved shirt The shirt is stitched from olive green wool flannel and has two front pockets on the chest, a short pointed collar, and cuffs. The shirt has brown buttons down the front, on the pockets, and at the cuffs. It is machine stitched with green thread. A length of reen cotton twill tape on the inside of the shirt reinforces the buttons down the front. Stamped into the collar opening is "15-33" in black ink. A paper tag stiched near the bottom hem reads, "Alpheus Aughenbaugh; dated 8/2/37."
1994.039.027 Neck Tie U.S. Army issue khaki colored necktie. The Tie is double layered khaki colored cotton-poly blend fabric machine stitched. "Hallen MK" is stamped in black ink along the center seem on the back of the tie.
1994.042 Girl Scout Records Box of Girl Scout files and booklets One set of records contains dark green binder with "Girl Scout Records and Reports" stamped on the front. It includes forms "Individual Girl's Record" and other blank forms. There is one file containing "Parent's Consent Forms", another containing attendance records and expense receipts. A third file has meeting minutes and "Troop Dues Records forms" and "Activity Instruction". Separate envelope with attendance records and four decorated file folders with badge information. One set of records, "Girl Scout Camp" including "summer Camping Brochures for 1964", "Annual Troop Camping Report Form", a map and nature trail guides for Camp William Long. "Totem Girl Scout Council Camp sites Information", packing lists, menus, and song lyrics. One set of booklets which include, "Belonging to the Girl Scouts 1948 - 1949", A Seattle King County Girl Scout Council "Program Resource Bulletin", Seattle King County Girl Scout Newsletter, "theTotem, February 1957", and three copies of a pamphlet "Changes in the Girl Scout handbook 1953 Edition", pamphlet "Along the Trail", "Safety - Wise, health and Safety of Girl Scouts", booklet "The Girl Scout Uniform and Insignia", magazine "Girl Scout Leader, June 1957", pamphlet, 1957 - 59 Catalogue of Audio Visual aides and Publications, two flyers of "Girl Scout Gifts". Two Certificates of Girl Scout Troop no. 75 listing the names of the leaders and members. One is dated June, 1957 and is enclosed in gold painted wooden frame with glass. Second June, 1958 and is unframed. A set of five black and white photographs of Chinese American girls dressed in satin Chinese style lounge wear. Three photos are identical and show ten girls kneeling in two rows holding chopsticks in their hands. On the back of one written in pencil are the names " Candy, Lily Yee, Edina Yee". Another square B & W photo shows three girls in fore ground singing and keeping time with chop sticks. Fifth photo is larger and shows ten girls in two rows one standing and one kneeling. They are holding chopsticks in their hands and hands are crossed over in front of them. A set of booklets produced by various companies in the 1950's on teenage grooming and care of the home. There is one magazine "American Girl, 1957" and a set of color wheels for choosing lipstick. A set of chopsticks, eight plain bamboo chopsticks, square at one end and round at the other. Three pairs of initials or names on them. Records came in rectangular shaped Girl Scout Cookie Sale Box.
1994.043 Metal Sign Metal Sign for Cannery Equipment "Iron Chink" Rectangular shape sign made from iron with brass plated finish, with raised frame and lettering "1927 The Iron Chink, Model (G), Patented--Aug. 8, 1905--Apr. 17, 1906--Dec. 20, 1910--July 18, 1911--Aug. 6, 1912--Apr. 27, 1915. Apr. 17, 1917--Apr. 24, 1917--Oct. 23, 1917--Jan. 11, 1921--July 19, 1921--Other patents pending. Smith Cannery Machines Co., Seattle, No. 479", small steel plate between Co. & Seattle, engraved with "A.P.A.asset No. 2242". Four holes for bolts, two left side, one on upper right, and one in top middle. On the back is engrave "346" in upper left corner. Some red paint around outer edges, on the front are spots of green copper oxidization, mottled and dirty.
1995.002.001 Mask MASK OF GURULA RAKSHA, A BIRD WHICH PREYS ON SNAKES. carved of kadura wood (nux vomica), smoke dried before carving. main head of mask painted with coat of yellow paint. designs then painted in other colors on top in red, black, white, brown, and green. curved, flowing lines rep- resenting feathers are stacked between bold white lines. behind these is light ly brushed graduated color. top of mask has two curves which come from sides to middle. three triangle shapes, one in middle, one on each side under the curves. rearing from top of large, red-painted, hooked beak of bird, is grey, white, red, and black cobra. rest of body is coiled around birds beak. white under snakes belly, yellow fangs, white staring eys, and an open hood. hood and back crisscrossed by black lines to create impression of scales under which grey paint gradates to white. red stripes across it. birds red beak highlighted by yellow lines next to which is black shading. white eyes pro- trude from head with black irises. painted feathers fan out above eyes. eyes outlined in red. around beak there is more criss-crossing with black paint with bright touches of red. two seperately carved wings fit into rectangular holes on each sid of head at corner of eyes. Up center of wings is red plume. on either side of plume are scalloped shapes in which are painted the curved lines which represent feathers. red with criss-crossing black lines at base.
1995.003.001 Hanbok Hanbok Jacket Woman's silk hanbok jacket with pale green bodice and multicolored striped sleeves. Dark red cloth strips for front tie.
1995.004.001 Colander Round metal colander with two wire U-shaped handles attached opposite each other at the top of the container with circular rivets. The colander has a narrow lip at the rim. It also has a circular foot attached with circular rivets and welded on. The colander is pierced with fairly large sized holes regularly distributed along the sides and bottom of the container. The metal has a mottled gray enamel. Yellow stains appear on the inner and outer surfaces of the container. Corrosion also has formed at various areas, especially under the rim, at the handles' attachment points and around the foot of the container.
1995.004.002 Scroll Watercolor painting of three figures, one centrally seated with two standing figures behind; the seated figure has an orange face and a long black beard and moustache. He holds his beard in his left hand. He wears a blue headdress and a light gray green robe. He rests his feet on a hort footrest. This is Kuan Yu, also known as Kuan Kung or Kuan Ti, the Chinese Gog of War. Kuan Yu was originally a general of the Three Kingdom's period (221-265). The figure standing on the left has a pink face. He wears a blue headdress and an orange robe. He holds a wrapped package with both hands. The package has a red vertical label with the name of a palace on it. This package would contain the seal of the court. This figure is Kuan Yu's son, Kuan P'ing. The figure standing on the right has a short black beard and moustache. He wears a pink headdress and a pink and yellow robe. He holds a large sword. This figure is Chou Ch'ang, an attendant of Kuan Yu. A red seal of the scroll's manufacturer occurs in the lower left corner. The painting is on beige paper. A light gray-green border has been painted along the vertical sides. The upper edge is reinforced by a thin flat piece, possibly of wood. Two holes have been cut into this upper edge and a light orange cord has been attached for hanging. The lower edge of the scroll wraps around a wooden dowel with red paper covering the ends. The scroll has various random dark spots on its front. The left center edge also has a large rip. A small rip also occurs in the upper right area and the right center edge. The scroll also once was folded over horizontally and is slightly warped as a result.
1995.004.003 Key Silver-colored metal key embossed at top on one side with "Master Lock Co." and "Milwaukee Wis. U.S.A." on the other side. The key is attached to a thick paper tag by a piece of string. The string is knotted to form a loop; the ends of the string are slightly frayed. The tag has Chinese characters written on it in black ink (six on each side). Each side also has two lines in pencil at approximately right angles separating the characters into three sections. The tag has been bent and curves at the middle. The upper corners of the tag are also cut at a diagonal.
1995.004.004 Dice Shaker Yellow wood turned vessel; it has a bulbous circular bowl-shaped top which is hollow and has a circular opening cut into it on one side. This top is attached to a hollow cylinder which has two grooves encircling its outer side at its middle section. This cylinder then rests of a spherical, flattened dome-shape bottom, also hollow with a circular opening matching the cylinder's diameter. The wood has a light varnish. The bottom of the base and the edges of the circular opening at the top are slightly darkened.
1995.004.006 Book Chinese Language Almanac Printed on paper and bound with a thin, pale red string. The front is colorfully designed with a red background, an image of 3 five-pointed stars with a Chinese character in a circle on each, a rectangular frame with an image of a man, a woman floating in clouds and a building with a bree, moon behind, and a small rectangular box below with a pink backround. Chinese text in black. The pages are mostly printed in black with chinese text and line drawings. Some pages at the front are printed in red. Some pages at the back have both black and red print. The outer back cover, printed on pink paper, indicates that the book was published by Tin Po Lau Printing Co. at 270, Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong. The back cover is fairly dirty. The outer vertical edge of the front cover is slightly tattered.
1995.004.007 Book Small book printed on lightly brown paper with Chinese text in black print; the cover of the book is a slightly darker brown. The front cover has a rectangle in black in the upper left corner with chinese characters, also in black. The book is bound together with thin, brown string. The book, especially the cover, is quite tattered.
1995.004.008 Shoe Laces Approximately eight olive green cotton flat shoe laces loosely tied together in a bundle. The shoe laces have been variously folded over. The tie, in olive green string, ovvurs approximately 2.5" from one end, the shoelaces are tipped with a short metal encasing painted a dull black. Each encasing has four tear-drop shaped indentations in a rouw along its length. The encasing is slightly bent at the top to cover the end of the shoe lace. No signs of damage or wear.
1995.004.009 Thread A. Wooden spool of white cotton thread. It appears that only a little part of the thread has been used. The end of the thread is secured in a notch in the end of the spool. One end of the spool has a circular label with a gold background and a green stripe with the word "Lily" in white. The label also reads "Mercerized Sewing 125 yards." The other end of the spool has a circular label with "Lily" printed in the center in red. A black rope-like image encircles the outer edge of the label. A segment of this label has been detached from the spool, folded back, red marks on it. B. Wooden spool of brown cord. It appears that no part of the cordage has been used. The end of the cord is secured in a notch in the end of the spool. Both ends of the spool have circular labels with a gold background and a red stripe with the word "Lily" in white. The label also reads "Button and Carpet 100 yards", "Extra Strong", and "4 Cord". A segment of one of the labels has been detached from the spool and folded back.
1995.004.010 Envelopes, Tickets, Handbill
1995.005.001 Bowl, tea Greenish gray glazed ceramic bowl.
1995.005.002 Bowl Round bowl with tall footing. Beige cracked glaze ceramic with painted circles in blue and brown. On the bottom in blue kanji is the maker's name.
1995.005.003 Bowl Orange and gray glazed rough ceramic bowl. the bottom is not covered by glaze. There is an artist's mark stamped on the bottom outside of the footing.
1995.005.004 Lidded Bowl A: Brown glazed pottery bowl in shape of Japanese old fashioned "Kama" style (kama is a kitchen utensil used to cook rice over the wood or charcoal burning range). Inside is completely glazed in brown except around the upper rim while on outside it is glazed only above the ridge. The bottom and below the ridge ar left unglazed. The purpose of the ridge is to support the kama over a range. Front and back have inscriptions: Hagino-ya and Yokogawa-eki (Yokogawa station). Hagino-ya is probably the name of the catering outfit. The bowl was used to sell lunch at Yokogawa station on Shenetsu line of Japanese railroad system. Lunch sold in this type of bowl is called Kama Meshi, cooked rice on the bottom, topped with seasonal cuisine. B: Lid to A, made of ceramic, unglazed. Flat lid has two parallel ridges, inscription in the center between two ridges reads: Yokogawa-iki (station) Ogino-ya.
1995.005.005 Bowl, Tea Sand colored ceramic tea bowl in wooden box. Dark brown bamboo designs on either side. Dark green glaze along the rim.
1995.005.006 Bowl, Serving Teal blue ceramic bowl with edges folded over on ends. Inside is a plastic reproduction of a dish of noddles with clams and fish, peppers and squid. In a wooden box.
1995.005.007 Chopsticks A, B: Pair of black lacquered chopsticks, two opposing sides painted in grain design in brown and yellow, the remaining two sides are left plain black. Square top tapers to a point. Eating or serving utensils. C: One bamboo chopstick is square at top and tapers to smaller square at other end. One side of the chopstick has the natural bamboo surface and a knot on the upper part. This type of the chopsticks are used as a pair as a serving set and not to eat with like the pair A,B.
1995.005.008 Whisk, Tea One bamboo whisk, in cardboard box.
1995.005.009 Toy Miniatures for Girls' Day display including a palace wagon and stool, palanquin, chest of drawers, jewel boxes, mirror stand, sewing kit, food container and stand, bowls, and magic wand. A: Miniature palace wagon and stool attached to a light weight wooden platform dovered by red silk damask with red cotton thread. The wagon is made of wood. Ai: A miniature palace wagon is painted in black with gold pine branch design. It has one wheel (one is missing), 2.25" long black and gold painted pull has red and white cords wrapped around and tied at the front. Gold painted beam is attached at the center of the roof horizontally, extends upwardly at both ends. The roof display side are decorated with cherry blossoms. The missing wheel is on the display side. The front entry/exit opening and side windows are covered with yellow gross grained fabric. It appears they are pasted on. The style of the wagon is Chosen according to the rider's rank in the court. The wagon is pulled by ox. L: 4"; W: 2"; H: 2.125" Aii: A miniature stool is painted in black with gold pine branch design. Outsides of four legs are painted in gold while insides are painted black. It is used for riders to get in and out of the wagon. L: 1"; W: 7/16"; H: 5/8" Aiii: A wooden base is covered with a red damask silk, design of four-lightening design. Items Ai and Aii are attached to this base. B: Miniature palanquin. Bi: A miniature palanquin painted in black with gold design of pine branches, circle, and cherry blossoms is made of wood tied to the base by red cotton thread, has three windows which are marked by pasted yelow gross grained silk squares. Display side shows part of a floral design below the window. The handles extend 1.25" at both ends displaying floral (cherry blossoms) pattern on displaying side while the reverse side has three dots pine branch pattern. Bii: The removable roof sits on Bi above, made of two paneled wood; the rim is black with gold raised three dots decoration; the roof proper is covered with red and gold checkered brocade. It is tied to the palanquine (Bi) with orange cord. Biii: A set of two miniature benches painted in black with raised three dots gold designs, working as stands for the palanquin. It is made of wood. Bv, vi: A set of two miniature posts with four legged support is made of wood, painted in gold on display sides, black on the reverse sides. Four legs are painted in black with raised gold three dot design. They are pasted on base at each end of the palanquin. These posts act as a stand for large umbrellas. They appeared to be missing. Bvii: The base is made of wood and covered with red silk damask of four-lightenings design. C: Miniature chest of drawers, a set of two jewel boxes called Tama-te-bako in Japanese, and a chest attached to the base. L: 4"; W: 1 1/16"; H: 1 3/4" Ci: A four drawer chest is painted in black with raised three dot design on top and side; the back painted in black without motif. Both sides of drawers are painted in gold vertically; the drawers facing is painted in black with gold floral and three dots raised motif. Each drawer has double molded handles made of metal. The chest of drawers is made of wood. A set of two orange, braided tassels hang down from the top 2 handles. Cii: A miniature chest is painted in black on back; raised gold floral motif on the displaying side, a braided orange tassel is pasted on the upper center of th lid which has gold band around the sides and display side. T he back is left without gold motif. The chest is made of wood. Ciii, iv: A set of two miniature jewel boxes is made of wood, painted in black with raised three dot gold design on front and sides. The orange braided tassel extends from the back and rests in front. Cv: The base is made of wood and covered by red silk damask of four-lightening design. All chests are attached to the base; two jewel boxes are guled to the top of chest but one is loose. D: A miniature mirror stand and sewing kits are made of wood, painted in black with gold designs on top, sides and front. The back is left in plain black. A miniature missor is suspended by two posts and attached by two metal pins keeping the mirror to different angles. The mirror appears to be genuine: It is set in a wooden case, facing rim painted in gold, the sides and the back painted black. Two posts painted gold on facing side, gold patterened on the side, and black on the back. The top of the stand and facing sides of drawers are decorated with gold sun and three-dots motif. It has two drawers with one metal handle each and a metal pull for a cupboard. The handles are molded and silver coated. The metal pull is stationary. A miniature sweing kit is made of wook, painted in black with gold sun and three do designs on top, sides, and front of two drawers with each metal handle. The handle of the lower drawer is corroded and finishing silver coating is peeling off. Needle cushion stand extends high above thedrawers, working both asbasting and pinning tool. A base is made of wood, covered with red damask silk with four-thunder/lightening motif. Items are attached to the base. E: A miniature food container and stand. A miniature 4-tier food container with lid and its stand is made of wood painted in black with gold design. L: 1 15/16"; W: 1 15/16"; H: 1 15/16". Ei: A miniature 4-tier food container is decorated in gold sun and 3-dot motif on top and display side; 3-dot design on three remaining sides. The bottom is painted in plain black. Eii: A miniature stand for Ei above has 3-dot design in gold on all sides except the display side which has sun and 3-dot designs in gold. Top of the stand is painted in orange-red, rimmed in gold. All four sides have cut outs in a shape of a cloud. Orange and white cords tie the 4-tier "Oris" (square container) and the ends are knotted on top of the ori. F: Miniature bowls on base. L: 1 7/8"; W: 1 3/16"; H: 5/8". A set of two miniature bowls made of wood, painted in black with gold design of a cherry blossom in front and 3-dot design on the rest. Inside is shallow and has ridge painted in dark red. The both bowls are attached to the red silk damask covered base. G: Miniature magic wand. L: 1.25"; W: .875". A gold miniature magic wand appears to be made of man-made molded material. Two of the Seven Lucky Gods are molded on one each on sides. Blue cord is tied to the top loop. (This item does not belong to the Girls Day Doll Festival.) The wand is shaped like a keg shape with a handle flaring out wide at the base. This is supposed to be carried by one of the Seven Lucky Gods.
1995.006.001 Robe Man's Shibai Robe Robe has overall appearance of "Kariginu" (see THE BOOK OF KIMONO, p. 35) worn by Shinto priests or Emperor. Two overlapping panels in front with high neck and stand-up collar with a knotted button and purple loop closure, long rectangular shaped sleeves attached at upper back. Silk brocade in 2-tone tan and light brown; design of scallops and circles with peonies inside the circles, vertical curved rope-like lines connect the circular designs, narrow short curved lines connect the circular designs, narrow short curved lines fill the space between two verticals giving and impression of a running stream. Tan colored braids threaded through 16 loops at sleeve ends. Robe is lined with cream colored cotton. CONDITION: Brown spots and holes in lower left sleeve; blue stains on sleeves and front panels; brown spots on back lining.
1995.006.002 Kimono Woman's Kimono Shibai Costume Blue and white with long purple yoke cotton, lined with blue cotton. Blue and white circular design thoughout with a purple yoke with a floral design (probably cherry blossoms). Kimono has standard collar and short sleeves. CONDITION: Rust marks on lining of lower left sleeve, yellow stains and blue dye runs throughout the kimono.
1995.006.003 Jacket and Obi Jacket (Hanten) and Belt (Obi), dark navy blue with white stripes. A: Hanten is made of mattress ticking, twill woven, cotton, dark navy blue/white striped; collar is covered with solid black cotton; two loops at front at waist area; lined with solid white cotton. The center back has a split, reenforced by a solid black cotton in a diamond shape. This type of costume is worn by an actor representing a working class man, I.e. carpenter, brick layer, etc. A large stain on the lining and top of the left sleeve. The stitches are loose at seams on the front gassets and the collar cover. Note: Hanten is a short (half length of kimono) outer garment; has short sleeves; sometimes has a split in back. It is worn like an open front jacket. A narrow Obi (belt) is worn to close the front, forming a natural pocket in which to carry items. B: A narrow Obi made of cotton fabric with stripes of baby blue, white, olive green on reverse, and black and white stripes on outside; interfaced with a stiffening material. This particular obi is used on Hanten and tied in front, excess edges are hanged or tucked around the belt. The interfacing is crumpled at tying areas. No visible stains.
1995.006.004 Jacket Men's Hanten type jacket in satin woven cotton in apple green. The lower part of the jacket has stenciled circular design and horizontal stripes in dark green, van Dyke brown, and black outlined with metallic gold which has mostly flaked off. The designs appear to be painted on the surface. The yoke is appliqued with painted bird feather designs in blue, orange and green on yellow background. Edged with metallic outlines which are mostly gone and dark brown lines remain. The bird tail design in black rests on the center of hanten back. The sleeves are short and rounded at lower corners. The collar is wide, which requires to be folded in half to wear. Two loops are attached at front near waist. It is lined with yellow muslin cotton on upper part and the outside green fabric is folded to meet the yellow lining. The sleeve openings are padded in cotton. Hanten is outer clothing for craftsmen, laborers, firemen. This particular hanten was used as a theatrical costume showing status of a player. It was used at Nippon Kan theather and among the Japanese American community. Both outside and inside the hanten have stains and have faded.
1995.006.005 Jacket Padded jacket made of unbleached cotton muslin. Probably padded by cotton and lined with the same outside fabric. Jacket is collarless, piped with cotton twill tape around the neck and front. The sleeves are narrow, dolman, open under the arms. It has four button holes on left front, two white shell buttons, one two-hole white button, one four-shole tan colored button on right front. It has quilted vertical machine stitches in front, around the neck, and back to secure the padding. This type of garment is worn between the kimono and outer garment, such as Haori. But it could be used as an outer jacket and around the house. The jacket was used as a theatrical costume at Nippon Kan Theatre and in Japanese American community in Seattle. The jacket has many stains: yellow, gred, green, and blue throughout.
1995.007 Suitcase Suitcase, brown, leather Permanent installation at NP Hotel
1995.009.001 Drawing Charcoal Drawing of a Man Portrait of a young Asian man on white paper; bust length, frontal view facing slightly towards viewer's left. He wears a dark suit, tie and white shirt. The background has light shading. Signed in lower right corner "EG TIM 26". Lower left corner is embossed with a Strathmore Paper Insignia. Upper right and left corners and lower left corner has small holes (tack holes?). Dark brownish yellow stain in upper right corner.
1995.009.002 Map Chinese Map Map of Taishan (Toisan) County, China printed in black on 2 pieces of paper, taped together. Place names are printed in Chinese; a few places also have English translations. The upper left corn includes text on taishan County entitled "A Survey of Taishan County" in both Chinese and English. This text is enclosed in a thin black rectangular frame. The entire map has a rectangular frame with a curvilinear design. The lower edge of the map, outside of the frame, has some additional text in Chinese. The "scotch" tap is yellowed.
1995.009.003 Book Chinese - English Phrase Book Soft bound pocket size Chinese English Phrase Book with dark red cover. The title of the book is printed in white capital letters on the spine and on the front cover "A Pocket Classified Conversation". The front cover also has a single column of Chinese characters in white and 2 embossed flowers with long stems. The fly leaf has the name "Hing H. Wong" written in the front. The title page includes the title, compiled by Zee Vee Wai and printed by the Commercial Press, Limited of Shanghai, China in 1937. The cover of the book is fairly thin and the corners are slightly bent inward.
1995.009.004 Book Chinese Dictionary Paperbound; tan cover was once replaced and now only attaches to the first and last pages by tape. The remainder of the pages are bound together by a thin cord. The front cover has a single column of Chinese characters written in ink and a red square stamp. The spine is reinforced by a strip of light paper. The cover and the pages of the book are yellowed with age. Several of the pages are tattered and loosely bound. The pages are printed in black except for the page opposite p. 1 which is handwritten in blue ink.
1995.009.005 Book Chinese Almanac The cover has been replaced with the yellow cover of the 1969 Annual Report for Washington Mutual Savings Bank (now facing inward). The back cover for the book shows an embossed pattern of the bank's logo. The book pages have been bound together with red string strung through 4 holes in the traditional Asian binding. The text of the book is printed in black and several of the pages have line drawings. The last 4 pages of the book are printed in red ink. The inside of the back cover has Chinese characters written in black ink in association with the years 1801, 1821, 1851, 1862, 1875, 1909 and 1912. Yellowed pages.
1995.009.006 Brush, Calligraphy Writing Brush with Metal Cap A: Calligraphy brush with bamboo handle. Bristles are stiff and have dried black ink on the tip. Handle has black ink mark and the upper half has etched Chinese characters including one long column above 2 shorter columns; light brown with dark brown streaks. B: Brass cap narrows to a point at the top and forms a pinched conical shape with a flattened tip. Fits loosely on the brush and may not have been its original purpose.
1995.010.001 Sign Sign Rectangular shape, made of single piece of 3/4" plywood painted black, frame around perimeter made of 1/2" molding painted red on top, black on the sides. Four large Chinese characters vertically attached to background, Da Lai Fan Dian, made of 3/4" plywood and finished on top with red plastic, screwed on to the plywood back. Unpainted back has writing in English in red pen "Atlas Caf?, Maynard/King, closed 1995".
1995.010.002 Calligraphy Framed Calligraphy, rectangular Blue ink calligraphy on off-white habutai silk wrapped around a piece of posterboard and glued. Five Chinese characters running horizontally, ink has bled into the silk, creating a shadow effect. Inner red paper mat, two matboard spacers at each end. Wood frame painted black, two screweyes at top for hanging, speckled with white paint. Condition: Red mat has bled onto the silk from previous moisture. Original cardboard back, which was covered in soot, has been replaced with acid-free board.
1995.011 Fan Flat roundish fan The handle of the fan is shaped from bamboo with one smooth, flat side displaying a brown design of concentric circles, the handle is split into many narrow slats which extend outward forming the upper part of the fan; a u-shaped piece of bamboo goes through a hole in the upper handle and is jointed to the narrow bamboo slats with a twined thread; both sides of the fan are covered with paper which is wider at the top than the bottom and has a curved bottom exposing the narrow slats; a blue and white checkered paper trim goes around the outside of the white paper, purple rounded tabs cover the bottom of the trim. On the back side the paper is opaque and has a logo printed in purple near the top, underneath is "UWAJIMAYA since 1928, Fresh groceries and gifts from east & west, (kanji), Seattle/Bellevue"; on the front side the paper is transparent with faint horizontal lines and showing from behind are irises in purple and rose color with yellow centers and green leaves, on the left are two small goldfish.
1995.012 Print Block print, "Self Portrait" by Fay Chong, 1933. Wide off-white matting (three inch top and sides, four inch bottom). Linoleum block print on off-white Japanese (?) paper. Self portrait of shoulders and head in foreground and assorted images in background. Strong sense of light illuminates right side of face and throws other half into almost complete shadow. Artist wears a beret and a pullover with long collar protruding from beneath. In the bottom left are the initials "F.C.". The little self-portrait is signed in pencil below the shadowed left shoulder. "F. Chong" and "1933"is signed in the bottom right.
1995.013.001 Sign Square wood sign with a single Chinese character, "Hong" and an outer border in low relief. The sign is made from a single piece of wood. The wood has bowed in the middle. It also has split in several places, particularly on the middle right side and the lower left side. The central Chinese character and the outer square border (approximatley .75' from the outer edge of the sign) are painted in gold color. The space beyond the border and along the sides of the sign are painted red. The space within the border is painted black. The natural grain and contour of the wood has been left to come through. The back of the sign is unpainted. It is quite darkened with dirt. The upper side of the sign is also unpainted. The right side of the sign has a green deposit from outside wear. The paint is also peeling along the side. The front of the sign has various white stains. The upper and lower edges of the sign have two holes each for hanging. Each hole is surrounded by a rectangular mark, presumably from the bracket used for attachment. The upper left area of the back side of the sign also has a small hole.
1995.013.002 Receipt Book Receipt Book Soft cover rectangular booklet of 50 membership receipts numbered 0501-0550 for Wong Kong Har Wun Sun Ass'n at 701 1/2 King St. The receipts are printed vertically in black ink on white with a pink paper copy. Numbers at the top, below is rectangular frame with a geometric design inside of which is the name and address of the association, below are 9 columns of Chinese text and at the bottom are 3 additional Chinese characters; 3 horizontal lines. The receipts appear to be stapled twice at the top between 2 pieces of yellow card. A piece of paper tape covers the outer top area of the front and back cover. The receipts are perforated at the top. The lower right corner of the front of the book has been bent upward.
1995.013.003 Box Tray Compartmentalized Box made of plywood with red label Formed in 2 main sections; upper section is and open tray and attached to the front is a red paper, in two parts, with 4 columns of black ink Chinese characters (2 per column); the lower section opens to the front and has 4 separate compartments which extend to the back of the box except for the far left one which has a wooden piece glued in it 3/4 of the way back. The plywood is glued and nailed around the outer edge. A nail on the bottom of the open tray extends into one of the side walls of a lower compartment which has subsequently split. The back of the box is nailed along outer vertical sides.
1995.013.004 Ledgers, Letters, Announcement Ledgers associated with the Yee Goon Company (725 S. King. St.), a gathering place for Woos. A: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: 1.5", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on half of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1935, Meals and Expenses" showing various companies names associated with meal charges and other expenses. The spine has a label which is partially missing. B: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: 1.25", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on less than half of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1936, Expenses" showing meal charges and other expenses. The middle left edge of the back cover has a rectangular label attached to it reading "Made in China". C: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: .875", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on less than half of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1936, Guest Book" showing meal charges. The middle left edge of the back cover has a rectangular label attached to it reading "Made in China". The back cover also has a yellow mark on its lower left edge. D: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: .875", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. The pages are thin and each one is composed of a single sheet of paper folded in half. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on the first third of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink and a single character stamped in red ink. "1937, Guest book" last names are Woo, each page has charges for one person. The top end of the book has "Made in China" stamped in it in red. E: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: 1", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. The pages are thin and each one is composed of a single sheet of paper folded in half. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on the first third of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1938, Guest book" last names are Woo. The top end of the book has "Made in China" stamped in it in red. F: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: .75", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. The pages are thin and each one is composed of a single sheet of paper folded in half. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on the first third of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1932, Products or Goods". The top end of the book has "Made in China" stamped in it in red. The ledger has various correspondence letter in it as follows: G & H: 2 page Letter, H: 10.5", W: 9.5", written on the letterhead of "Yuen Loong Shing" of Hong Kong; printed red column lines; Chinese characters along right edge; upper edge printed in red and has the address of the business printed in English "73, Bonham Strand West, Hong Kong". G has 15 columns of Chinese text written in black ink, and H has 7 columns of Chinese text written in black ink and a series of characters stamped in red. The pages were once folded in half. Translation by Lanting Huang: this is a correspondence letter from Yuen Loong Shing in Hong Kong discussing the goods that they are sending overseas to Yee Goon Company. Yuen Loong Shing will buy the goods and ship them out on March 10, 1932. The letter mentions how they will pack and preserve the goods such as smoked duck, leechi, ceramics and other foods. The letter also mentions the war between China and Japan. It notes that the Chinese army won a victory on March 2, 1932. Translation of the full letter: To Mr. Yuan Hui of Yi Yuan: Hope you are doing well! I have received the letter from Mr. Yu Han and enclosed order form. I will try to take care of the order and send the merchandise via Wattson President Ship which will be leaving on the 19th of March. If there is no delay, you will receive them on time , please don't worry about it. This is not a good season for dried ducks, there are not many people making them now. Even there are some, but their qualities are not very good. There will be good dried ducks in the winter time when the weather is dry and the northern wind is blowing.. I am sending 20 jars of ginger candy and leechi cans. It may not be a good idea to keep this two merchandise toghther, I am afraid that the ceremic jars will be brocken if They are put together with the metal leechi cans. So, I kept this two items in different boxes. i will send you the list of the merchandise and the account of the transaction. The relationship between China and Japan has been very bad. The Chinese army has been getting victory. The Japanese soldiers are not getting what they want.The chinese people are very angry about the Japanese and they are trying their best to support the soldiers at the front line and ready to join the soldiers for long term combat.The sceneries in Hong Kong and Mainland China are as usual. I am not able to tell you everything in detail, Wish you well.The letter was dated March 2, 1932.{The date and the signature are written on the left three lines away from the main text.The date is written in two columns, on the left column is the lunar calendar, on the right is March 2, the 21st year of Republic of China(1932). Under the date is the signature of the writer with the red stamp of the company(Yuen Loong Shing). I: Receipt, H: 10.25, W: 8.125", from Yuen Loong Shing Company dated February 5, 1932; yellowed paper with a series of columns in a rectangle printed in dark pink; 4 columns of Chinese text have been written in black ink; 3 stamps of various Chinese characters in red; page has holes along its left and right sides; once folded in half. Translation of the Note: The last balance from March 16 is $649.55 dollars. On December 19, $20.41 dollars was sent from mainland was added to the balance. The total saving in the account is $669.96 dollars. This is the account of Yi Yuan company.This report was written on February 5th, 1932. J: Receipt, H: 10.25", W: 8.125", from Yuen Loong Shing Company dated February 5, 1932; yellowed paper with a series of columns in a rectangle printed in dark pink; 9 columns of Chinese text have been written in black ink; 2 stamps of various Chinese characters in red; page has holes along its left and right sides; once folded in half. This is a purchase list. Following is the translation of the list: A list of bills from Mainland China First column upper: Feb. 21, from Guang Mei $8.23 lower: April 21, from Fu Long $ 5.82 Second column upper: April 21, from Heng Ha $3.94 lower :from Guang De Long $14.63 Third column upper: from Sheng Yi $2.41 lower: may 9th from Lee Jin Ji $5.75 Fourth column total $40. 82 ( I added the amount listed above, not exactly this number) Yuan Long company $20.41 Yi Yuan company $20.41 dated Feb. 5th, 1932 K: Envelope, H: 4", W: 6.5", right side torn off. Front has "Yee Goon and Co., 725 King Street" written in black ink; upper left corner has an oval stamp of Yuen Loong Shing with its address "235, Wing Lok Street, West, Hong Kong"; below is another stamp in red of variou Chinese characters; next to this are 3 columns of Chinese characters in black ink; The Chinese characters are translated as: first column from righr-Seattle Wa, second column from right-Yi Yuan Hao, third column from right-Mr. Hu Yuan Hui ( the receiver) upper right corner has 20c Hong Kong stamp in green and purple; blakc postmark stamp on top of it. The back has a postmark stamp from Hong Kong dated March 4, 1932. Red seal on the left is the company's name (Yuen Loong Shing in Hong Kong) The addressee is Mr. Hu Yuan Hui of Yi Yuan Hao in Seattle. L: Receipt, H:10", W: 7.125", from the Yuen Loong Shing Company to the Yee Goon Company, dated May 1932, in the amount of $2770.09 (HK or US?); yellowed paper with a series of red column lines, letterhead in red; characters along left and right edges, address at the top; 9 columns of Chinese text in black ink and a red stamp of Chinese characters. Translation of the letter: To; Yi Yuan Hao( the name of the company) Mr.?uan Hui: I have received 2770.65dollars( Hong Kong money) from Mr. Wu Yu Han. I will send back the extra money deducted from the expense on the merchandise you purchased. Please don't worry. In the future, if you have to order any merchandise, please let me know. I will do whatever you instructed.Wish you do well in your business.The red seal at the end of the letter, on top of the signature said: Hong Kong, wing Lok West, Yuen Loong Shing stationary. On the left side of the letter is the date May 5th , the 21st year(1932) of The Republic of China. O: Letter, H: 10", W: 6.25", yellowed paper once folded in half, letterhead of the Yuen Loong Shing Co. printed inred, column lines, Chinese characters at bottom, Chinese characters and address of company at top, 7 columns of Chinese text written in black ink, red stamp of various Chinese characters. Translated by Lanting Huang: Mr. Woo Yu Han (?) at the Yuen Loong Shing Company in Hong Kong wrote Mr. Wood Yuen Huey (?) of the Yee Goon Company in Seattle a thank you letter. Woo wrote that he received $2770.09 (HK or US?) and thanked the other for the business. Dated May 1932. Full translation of the letter: Mr. YuanHui and Guan Zhan I have received 2770.65 dollars you have remitted on March 4th to pay for the merchandise you ordered. Thank you very much. Last time you sent the credit ticket, I am sending it back to you, Please clear this transaction. In the future, if you need to order any merchandise, please contact us to help us increase our business, and hopefully we can make more profits. Thank you very much, I hope your business i going well. signed:Wu Yu Han, the red seal on the right is the official seal of Yuen loong Shing Co. , dated: May 3rd, 1932 M: Ledger, H: 10", W: 10.5", D: 1", dark blue cover made from a single sheet of linen reinforced paper, bound with dark pink cord which has been tied through 6 small holes to secure the pages within; cover backed by heavy beige paper also used for end pages. Pages are printed with dark pink columns headed with numbers written in Chinese characters. The pages are thin and each one is composed of a single sheet of paper folded in half. Various Chinese characters in black ink have been written on about half of the book. The lower bottom end of the book has a series of characters also written in black ink. "1935, Guest Book" guest have the last name Woo. The middle left edge of the back cover has part of a pape label on it, most of which is torn off. N: Announcement, 4.25 x 9.5", written in black on red paper with 4 columns of Chinese characters; once folded in half; 2 small holes at top. This is the note from the Yee Goon Company on January 4, 1935 that invited partners of the company to its annual finance meeting at 11:00 p.m. on January 7, 1935. NOTE: STORED IN ARCHIVE FILES
1995.015.001 Kimono Black Tomesode with 5 mon (formal) Black silk crepe, 5 white tsuta mon (ivy), lower front hand painted pine, chrysanthemum, plum, bamboo, bridge, water, repeated pine branch motif on inside front, no design in back; short sleeves (tomesode); creme habutae silk lining; detachable white eri (collar) Very formal to be worn by older woman to a wedding
1995.015.002 Kimono Creme Susomoyo (motif in front) Kimono Silk crepe with wide eri (folded collar), 5 blue stamped mon (3 kiri flowers, 3 aoi leaves), dye painted design, some resist lines, large pink plum (1 cherry) blossoms and buds with embroidered creme colored stamens, grey branches and trunk, design continues inside front; red habutae silk lining (torn) indicates from Taisho to early Showa periods (early 20th C.), medium length sleeves. For a young woman, stamped mon indicates it may have been used by a working girl.
1995.015.003 Kimono Apricot colored Semi- formal Furisode Silk crepe, wide eri (folded collar), 3 myoga mon (ginger plant) on back; yuzen dyed Chinese design of phoenix and happy symbols: chrysanthemum, peach, pine, kiri, persimmon, bamboo, plum, musical pipes, drum, flute, fan, pagoda, on outside and inside of lower half of body and on long sleeves, pink silk lining, red trim silk lining in sleeves; well made. 3 mon indicates it is semi-formal to be worn by a young unmarried woman as a wedding guest or for chado (tea ceremony).
1995.015.004 Kimono Formal Black Tomesode Silk crepe with 5 mitsu tachibana (3-orange mon), black eri (folded collar); yuzen dyed design on lower half of front extends inside: white flying cranes over green pine trees with small yellow embroidered buds and buildings; creme habutae silk lining, medium length sleeve. To be worn by woman in her 30's for formal occasions
1995.015.005 Kimono Reddish peach colored Homongi Kimono Silk rinzu (damask) woven design of palace wagon, wheel, cloud, with yuzen dyed design on right back & sleeve, left front & sleeve, left lower front extends to waist, right lower front of red peony, yellow, orange and peach colored chrysanthemums, red kiri flower and green leaves, white and red plum blossoms, daffodil, peach, pine, bamboo, fan with ribbon and tassels, water motif, silver and gold couching, satin-stitch embroidered petals; apricot colored silk crepe lower lining, red habutae silk upper lining. Good quality Semi-formal wear for young woman
1995.015.006 Kimono Purple Informal Kimono Meisen silk (plain flat weave), purple background with wide green stripes edged with yellow and 6 fine white stripes between the green stripes; off-white cotton upper lining, grey plain weave silk lower lining, peach satin ribbon around hem and inside sleeve edge; medium length sleeve For younger woman, judging by design and quality of silk it is either rural or worn by a working woman in town to go out
1995.015.007 Kimono Royal purple Informal Kimono Meisen silk (plain, flat weave), ikat weave, royal purple silk background with yellow manji tsunagi (connected Buddhist cross) all over pattern, lower right edge of different material; yellow cotton lining with orange cotton edging on inside sleeve. Short sleeve, single eri (collar). Young woman (working class) wear for shopping, everyday wear.
1995.015.008 Kimono Blue Informal Kimono Polyester crepe, resist katazome (stencil) dyed, dark blue background with all over peach and light blue graduated color floral design and white line drawn motifs; white nylon lining, lining edge of synthetic crepe with bokashi (graduated dye) in white and peach. Short sleeves. 30 yr. old woman may wear to tea class.
1995.015.009 Kimono Semi-formal Blue kimono Synthetic fabric with dark blue background, yuzen dyed with closed and open books (watoji-Japanese style bound book), with chrysanthemum, peach, noshi, plum, bamboo, shibori dots inside books in orange, yellow, green, purple and lavender colors; design placement: right back, left front, front and back hem; white silk lining with yellow edges (bokashi), folded wide eri (collar); short sleeves. For woman in late 20s or early 30s, for tea.
1995.015.010 Kimono Striped informal Kimono Silk omeshi-like crepe, royal blue background with 2 sets of stripes: yellow, grey, silver, black, red; white habutae silk lining, back of sleeves lined with red habutae, lower inside front and front of sleeves lined with apricot color silk crepe edges; wide eri (collar), short sleeves. Showa period, worn by woman in her 30s, maybe hostess kimono
1995.015.011 Kimono Creme Semi-formal homongi kimono Silk chirimen crepe in creme color with blue bokashi (graduated color) at hem; resist dyed irises in blue with yellow accent on left front hem and sleeve and right back sleeve; white habutae silk lining with bokashi blue grey front edges; wide collar, short sleeves. Good quality modern, non-traditional, worn by 30-40 yr. old woman
1995.015.012 Kimono Man's Formal Kimono Black silk, 5 white katabani (clover which grows at night) mon (pointed background signifies swords-samurai family), dark purple cotton lining Short enough to wear under hakama (pants)
1995.015.013 Kimono Informal Kimono Meisen silk in kasuri weave (ikat) in off-white, blue and grey, mauve accents vertical pattern of large rounded arrow feathers, unbleached cotton lining, yellow silk bottom lining, red silk lining edge of sleeve backs and yellow silk lining edge of sleeve fronts. Young woman's informal wear, possibly rural
1995.015.014 Kimono Informal Kimono Black silk (omeshi?-hand spun) kasuri (ikat) woven with red wavy stripes (yoroijima-drunkard's stripe) with medallions of flowers (warp ikat) crossed by blocks of color (weft ikat) in yellow, white, red, off-white, pink. White silk lining with rust colored lower chirimen crepe lining. Medium sleeves with white cotton lining, wrist opening with rust colored crepe lining, back of sleeve lined with red silk. Named embroidered inside with red thread: Isao Toninaka (male name - does this indicate this woman's style was worn by a man in the entertainment business).
1995.015.015 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Resist dyed ro gauze weave silk/asa? with purple background and white floral design: aki-no-nanaksa (7 autumn flowers) - morning glory, balloon flower, patrinia, bush clover, pinks (dianthus), grass (hagi), unidentified flower in accent colors of tan, blue grey, shibori dot stencilled on flower petal
1995.015.016 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk woven in stripes of blue and gray with satin white stripes. White cotton yoke lining, medium length sleeves. Casual wear for 30-40 yr. old woman
1995.015.017 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk sha (gauze) weave with blue background with wavy lines and large white with pale blue and yellow accents, blue stamens. Medium length sleeves Modern, could be worn under a plain sha weave outer kimono or by itself over a nagajuban (underrobe), by a young woman
1995.015.018 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk/asa? ro (gauze) weave in bokashi (color gradation) in white and blue, faint stencilled iris in yellow and kikko (tortoise) pattern. Medium length sleeves, narrow collar, self yoke Summer wear for 40 yr old woman
1995.015.019 Kimono Man's Black Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk ro (gauze) weave, single collar, closed short man's sleeve. Patch on back center. Worn by men in summer with or without hakama pants
1995.015.020 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk/asa? ro (gauze) weave in navy blue and off- white stripes with blue and silver speckles. Folded wide eri (collar) lined with yellow silk end on right side, lined near edge with white striped gauze. Short sleeves Worn in summer by middle aged woman from the water world!
1995.015.021 Kimono Hitoe Summer Kimono Silk/asa? ro (gauze) weave, off-white with mandarin ducks, bamboo and waves in turquoise, black, red, teal, grey, orange, pink, fuschia, tan colors. 5 turquoise stamped tachibana mon (orange blossom). Long sleeves, narrow eri (collar) Worn by young woman in summer
1995.015.022 Kimono Informal Man's Haori (long jacket) Brown and black striped silk (possibly Meisen), fabric is somewhat transparent, square sleeves attached to body, small wrist opening, slightly rounded lower edge; narrow collar extends to bottom of garment; small silk loops are inserted into the inner edge of the collar about half way down (to accommodate a haori tie); lower half is self-lined and upper half and sleeves are lined with silk twill weave with a dark brown background and stripes in sets of two (maroon with four gold colored stripes and green with four gold color stripes. The haori is worn over a kimono Condition: vertical wear marks and split on out edge of collar, small holes in left front and sleeve, lower back
1995.015.023 Ko'oto Blue woman's ko'oto (light coat or "duster") Royal blue tsumugi (hand spun) silk, horshoe shaped front neckline with flat band finish, center panels overlap so fastenings are 3" to the right of center, in-seam hidden pocket in underlap, two self-covered buttons just below neckline and two more widely spaced lower down, snap fasteners under each button and to hold underlap in place, relatively short sleeves open near body, rounded outer corner, wrist opening; habutae silk yoke lining has a katazome (stencil) design of broad stripes in a wave design in lime green, peach and rust colors and while, within each stripe are wave, bamboo, maple leave and floral designs in blue, lime green and peach colors; silk loop at inner back neck reinforced with catch stitching. Totally hand stitched. A middle aged woman would wear this over her clothing when going out.
1995.015.024 Ko'oto Red Ko'oto (lightweight coat or "duster") Damask (rinzu?) weave silk with large tortoise shell (kikko) design in contrast to satin background; rectangular shaped neck finished with flat self band, center panels create overlap, hidden in-seam pocket in underlap, snap fastener closing; long, round edged sleeves; creme color habutae silk yoke lining appears to have absorbed red dye when garment was cleaned. Young woman's lightweight coat worn over kimono.
1995.015.025 Hakama Hakama style skirt Ro (gauze) weave silk with gray and black stripes created by the weave; front has 6 large pleats folded toward the center with front 2 overlapping, back has 2 very deep pleats folded toward the center, both sides have faced openings extending at an angle 12" below waistband; waistband in front is folded over pleated edge and extends into very long ties on each side, stiffened waistband in back has sloping sides and two triangular flaps are fastened behind, 2 shorter ties extend out each side at back. Totally hand stitched. This hakama style skirt was probably part of a school girl's uniform
1995.015.026 Hakama Hakama style skirt Lightweight Ro (gauze) weave silk with brown and black stripes created by the weave; front has 6 large pleats folded toward the center with front 2 overlapping, back has 2 very deep pleats folded toward the center, both sides have faced openings extending at an angle 12" below waistband; waistband in front is folded over pleated edge and extends into very long ties on each side, stiffened waistband in back has sloping sides and two triangular flaps are fastened behind, 2 shorter ties extend out each side at back. Totally hand stitched. This hakama style skirt was probably part of a school girl's uniform
1995.015.027 Hakama Hakama skirt-like pants Navy blue cotton plain weave; front has 6 large pleats folded toward the center with front 2 overlapping, back has 2 very deep pleats folded toward the center, both sides have faced openings extending at an angle 10" below waistband, front is sewn to back in the form of wide pant legs; waistband in front is folded over pleated edge and extends into very long ties on each side, stiffened waistband in back has sloping sides and two triangular flaps are fastened behind, 2 shorter ties extend out each side at back. Label sewed to inner back waistband "Trade Mark, no. 20, name, 140, Tokyo Japan, 100%", in Japanese is the company name, the term cotton and in handwritten Japanese is probably the name of the owner "Tarubayashi Chiyuki". Probably a boy's Kendo hakama.
1995.015.028 Tabi Pair of man's black Tabi (a, b) Fine black cotton uppers with coarse white cotton lining, toe sewn into two sections so that large toe has its own pocket, extents up the ankle like a sock,has back opening with 3 metal tabs which hook onto two rows of black cord; sole has white twill weave bottom and fuzzy white inner sole.
1995.016.002 Paintings Set of 4 Watercolor/Sumi Paintings on white cardstock with gold edges; back decorated with silver speckles. A: Painting of a white morning glory with gray leaves and green stems; red chop and calligraphy on lower right corner. B: Three goldfish in different sizes with several green spots representing water; red chop and calligraphy on lower right corner. C: Mountain, water and forest scene with a small human figure; red chop and calligraphy at middle left. D: Seashore scene in brown, green and gray; rock mass at right side; red chop and calligraphy on lower right corner.
1995.016.003 Calligraphy, envelope Calligraphy on cardstock stored in envelope A: Black ink calligraphy on gold edged cardstock with yellow back and silver speckles; small red chop on top right corner and two larger red chops at lower left corner. Text means "wash your mind" by Joji Fukushima, a Kumato prefect. B: Large white envelope with black ink calligraphy on front and the number "14".
1995.016.004 Paintings Two gouache paintings on silk; pastoral landscapes in vibrant colors; red chop and calligraphy on bottom right edges. A: Pine tree in foreground; farm structure and horse in middle ground, located on a shoreline; boat in the water; hills in background. Brown spot at middle left of painting. B: Farmhouse with a waterwheel and stream, horse and human figure in middle of painting; farm is on a shoreline, huge snow capped mountain in background. Originally in a paper folder.
1995.016.005 Painting Gouache painting on silk Two red and pink peonies with yellow stamens in full bloom; yellow butterfly hovers over the pink peony at left side; flowers are surrounded by two toned green leaves and two flower buds. On the right lower corner is calligraphy with a red chop beneath. Originally stored in a paper cover.
1995.016.006 Painting Gouache painting on silk of a young Japanese woman in a bridal robe Painting shows head and upper torso. Bride wears a headdress of pinkish white with combs, flower ornaments, and a crane in her black, upswept hair. Her uchikake robe is white with a bold red design punctuated with white flowers. The inner robe nearest here throat has a water motif. A yellow purse with purple leaves and an orange floral design is partially tucked into her kimono and she carries a fan. Background of graduating ivory, gray and pink. Black ink calligraphy and red ink seal at the bottom right corner. Originally stored in a paper folder.
1995.016.007 Painting Gouache painting on silk Depicts a blue green marshy pond with green shrubs and trees surrounding; towards the back gray temple roofs show above the trees and a white shrine next to the lake is reflected in it; pale blue sky.
1995.016.008 Painting Sumi painting Black and gray dramatic rocky hills dominate the painting; 5 boats with orange color washed sails and cabins float on a green accented river flowing in front of the hills; green and orange highlighted forest. In the upper left corner of the painting is a black ink calligraphy with a red chop beneath.
1995.016.009 Woodblock Print Colored Woodblock Print Depicts a dark bluish green river flowing between walled banks, under an orange and yellow bridge, green trees and foliage. A man in a yellow straw cape and hat walks along the road on the right heading toward a set of stairs in front of which stands a torii gate. Crosshatched lines over the print surface represent rain.
1995.022.001 Tea set Chinese Pewter Tea Set A: Tea Pot, H: 3.75", W: 8.5", D: 1.75", made of pewter with engraved design. The body is arched shaped. On one side an engraved medallion frames a landscape scene with a willow tree, rocks and a body water. Beneath the tree sits a man in a robe. On either side are two dragons surrounded by small clouds. On the other side the engraving is similar but the scene has a different configuration with a standing figure. On the rounded top and sides are engravings of plum blossoms and leaves. Extending form one end is a molded spout in the shape of a long necked bird with a man's face below. On the other side is a cast pewter handle with a curved inset of white jade in the center. There is a dragon's head at the point where the handle attaches to the pot. At the bottom end the attachment consists of two curlicues. At the center top is a curved rectangular opening into which the lid fits. On the bottom is an engraved stamp "C.M. ST. NO. 224" and with in a rectangle is stamped " W.C.S.H. Peking, China" B: Tea Pot lid, H: 1.75", W: 2.25", D: 1.375", made of pewter in a slightly curved rectangular shape with engraved plum blossoms on the top. The handle is made of pale green jade in the shape of an arch and fastened to the lid with two pewter fasteners. The underside has a rectangular ridge which fits snuggly into the top of the tea pot. C: Sugar Bowl, H: 2.375", W: 5.75", D: 1.25", made of pewter in the same arch shape as the tea pot. Both sides have an engraved dragon wth small clods. On each curved end are columns of plum blossoms. The ends have two handles made of cast pewter with a curved white jade inset in the middle. Where the handles attach to the bowl are dragon heads and curlicues similar to the tea pot. D: Sugar bowl lid, H: 1.125", W: 2", D: 1.275", made of pewter in flat rectangular shape with engraved plum blossoms on the top surrounding a light green arch shape jade handle with two pewter fasteners. E: Creamer, H: 2.375", W: 5.125", D: 1.25", made of pewter in an arch shape with a very wide spout extending from one end. On both sides is an engraved dragon surrounded by small clouds. Small clouds extend onto the sides of the spout. On the end covering part of the spout is a plum blossom arrangement. At the other end on either side are two bands of plum blossoms. The handle is identical to the sugar bowl handles. F: Creamer lid, H: 1", W: 3.5", D: 1.375", made of pewter in a shape which fits into the rectangular opening of the creamer and narrows slightly where it fits the spout. There are engraved plum blossoms surrounding a light green arch shaped jade handle with two pewter fasteners. On the underside is a shaped flange which fits into the top of the creamer. G: Candelabra, H: 3", W: 13", D: 2.5", made of pewter band which curves down at each end and then angles up into a three lobed cloud shape. Across the band are two engraved dragons surrounded by small clouds. On the flat raised section of the band are three molded pewter candle holders which are bowl shaped with flat lipped and flared bottoms. The two outer ones are slightly bent towards the center. Stamped into the bottom is "Mumphar Porcelain Co. Peking" H: Tea tray, H: .75", W: 13.125", D: 9", made of pewter with a flat arch shape with undulating curves and notches around the top. The interior of the flat bottom is engraved with a medallion in the center featuring a landscape with a mountain, pine tree, lake, and pavilion, figure on the shore and one in a small boat. On either side are two dragons surrounded by small clouds. The whole design is outlined with a floral border. There is a raised flange running around the perimeter of the tray. There is small flange around the tray. On the bottom is an engraved stamp "C.M. ST. NO. 224" and with in a rectangle is stamped " W.C.S.H. Peking, China"
1995.022.002 Sake Set Sake Set A: Sake bottle, H: 7.125", Dia: 4", made of porcelain with a black glaze in the general shape of a gourd with two bulges at the top and bottom and a narrow waist in the middle. The upper bulge has been flattened on four sides. On top is narrow round spout with a small arched handle extend from the neck to the top of the first bulge. There are silver designs of abstract leaf shapes on four sides. The handle has a silver meandering line with leaf shapes on either side and the spout is outlined with silver. On the bottom stamped in silver is: "EGERSUND NORGE" B: Sake bottle stopper, H: 2.75", Dia: 1", made of porcelain with black glaze it is corked shaped bottom with an abstract bird shape on the top. Accents of silver around the stopper and outlining the bird feathers eyes and beak. C - H: Six Sake Cups, H: 1.75", Dia: 1.75", small round handless cups made of porcelain with black glaze. On two sides of the cup are stylized leaf designs. The rim is outlined in silver. On the bottom is stamped in silver: "EGERSUND NORGE" .
1995.022.003 Dish Set Black Lacquer Dish Set One set of six bowls with lids/condiment dishes, six plates, six cups and saucers. A i - vi: Bowls, H: 2.25", Dia: 4.875", medium size bowls with silver colored rim and ring shaped foot on the bottom. B i - vi: Lids/condiment dishes, H: 1.5", Dia: 4.625", shallow bowl shape with silver colored rim. Ring shaped collar on the top has a silver colored rim. On one side is a diamond shape framing stylized initials "GT" (stands for Gudren Tanberg). i - iv have silver initials and v and vi shows some red lacquer on the initials. C i - vi: Plates, H: 1", Dia: 6.75", slightly bowl shaped medium plates have a silver rim and near one edge are the same stylized initials in a diamond frame, slightly reddish color. Shallow ring pedestal on the bottom. i and ii have some scratches in the middle of the plate. D i - vi: Demi- tasse cups, H: 1.75", Dia: 2.125", small bowl shaped cups with silver colored rim, small round upswept handles. Small ring pedestal on the bottom. On one side is the same stylized initials with diamond frame. E i - vi: Saucers, H: .75", Dia. 3.75", small saucer with rim a round perimeter and depression in the middle. Silver colored rim and stylized initials inside diamond. Shallow ring pedestal on bottom. F i - xii: Chop Sticks, L: 7.625", D: .25", six pairs of chop sticks of wood painted black with four flat sides tapering to a point at one end. Two of the set area brownish color and have possibly been washed.
1995.025 Banner Banner from Nekka Temple on Shikoku. The banner was designed to be framed or hung on a wall to ward off evil spirits. These banners were given out by temples to whose who came through on a pilgramage. Nekka Temple on Shikoku , where this banner is from, was the 82nd station of the pilgramage. The banner is made of off-white cotton. The design appears to be stencil dyed with tea. The long edges are selvages, and the two short edges are cut and fraying slightly. The design in the middle of the banner is varying shades of brown, darker around the edges. It depicts an ushi-ono, or devil-ox, a mythical monster designed to ward off evil spirits. The ushi-ono has the face and horns of an ox, with sharp teeth and claws, and what appear to be scales. He is standing upright with his arms raised in a menacing pose, facing to the left. There are lines of Kanji reading, "Shikoku Nakkaji. 82nd Station. To protect you from evil spirits." There is also a line of Hiragana reading "ushi-ono" or devil-ox. All the calligraphy is written in black ink. The front of the banner is faded and the cut edges are slightly frayed, but otherwise it is in good condition.
1995.028 Book Green paper covered cookbook titled, "Everyday Cookery for the Home." The book has a green paper cover, on the front, printed in black and framed by a border, "Mrs. S.R. DeVera and Mrs. M. P.Z. Mascunana / Everyday Cookery for the Home / (Choice Recipes for All Tastes and All Occasions) / English and Spanish / Third Edition (Revised and Increased) / St. Louis Industrial School / 179th 8th Street - West Point Hong Kong." The book is 236 pages. There is no date of publishing printed.
1995.029.003 Sign Sign Large rectangular which hangs horizontally. Background is painted black with three incised Chinese characters , Chang Ie Tang, painted in gold. This means: "Loyal Hall" and it was given by a disciple in January , 1894 to a temple or martial arts hall. On either side of the characters are sets of other engraved characters which have been covered with black paint. This sign has a wood carved frame attached to the front edges. The raised inner part of the frame has a leafy pattern which has been created by (plaster) applied to the wood. The outer part of the frame is pierced with a row of holes and around the holes are leafy shapes and flower petals. The frame was once painted gold but is now dark brown in places. The frame is held to the sign with three 1x3 boards, the third one is missing. At the top of one brace is screw eye with wire wound around it. Condition: plaster has fallen from the wood on the frame in the lower right hand corner and other places. The wood on the top of the frame has been chipped away in two places.
1995.029.004 Calligraphy Framed Calligraphy Black sumi ink on white damask silk cloth which has a woven floral pattern. The calligraphy has four large Chinese characters in the center and a column of characters on each side. The characters mean: "Coming together as One" or "Friendship of fellow Countrymen". The cloth is wrapped around a large piece of cardboard and attached to the frame with nails. The wood carved frame has a decorative plaster pattern in a narrow band on the inner side of the frame and on a wider fluted band on the outside of the frame. The bands are covered with gold paint and the plain middle is a dark brown . There is plain glass covering the calligraphy. The black paper dust cover has been removed from the back. There are two screw eyes with a hanging wire extending across the back. Condition: Silk has been stained around the edges, possibly by water. The glass and frame are very dirty.
1995.029.005 Calligraphy Family Association calligraphy Sign Black sumi ink on off white habutai silk. There are four large Chinese characters across the center horizontally. This may mean: "Care and Peace for my Fellows and friends". On the left are two columns of characters with a set of two characters above and below the columns. There is a single column of characters on the right side. The Lee Family Association and the Lee & Duen Tsong Association in San Francisco gave this to the Ning Young Assocaition for their opening. The front is covered with plain glass. The frame is carved wood with a narrow raised inner band and a wider raised outer band. The raised portion and the center of the flat section is painted gold with two black strips on either side. The back is covered with black paper as dust protection. There are two screw eye with plain wire running across between them. Condition: Silk appears to be water stained on the edges in a few places. The frame and glass are dirty.
1995.029.006 Calligraphy Family Association Calligraphy sign Black sumi ink on off white habutai silk which is wrapped around a rectangular piece of cardboard. Four large Chinese characters in the center. On the left are Four columns of Chinese characters with two sets of two characters above and below the four columns and at the bottom is a red seal. On the right is another vertical column of Chinese characters. The text says: "We are All From this Area" literally: "Unaminity of purpose is like a fenced city",and it was given by eight associations in San Francisco to the Toisan Association for its opening. Plain glass covers the calligraphy. The frame is made of carved wood painted gold. The inner part of the frame is carved in a vine like pattern. The center has a texture finish and the outer portion is carved into a double ridge. Black paper dust cover is missing from the back which has two screw eyes with a plain wire running between them.
1995.030 Tea Kettle and Brazier Tea kettle (chagama) with lid and portable brazier (furo) for tea ceremony (chado). A: Brazier, H: 9.5", Dia: 11.5", made of cast iron in a bowl shape which narrows near the top and has a standing rim. On two sides are cloud shape openings and there are three sets of three open slots in the rim. Attached on two sides are handle holders in the shape of a creatures head with a hole through which two metal rings hang. There are three comb shape legs which are part of the body that raise the brazier off the floor. The brazier is filled with gray charcoal ash. There are six pieces of charcoal on the ashes. B: Kettle, H: 5.75", Dia: 8", chagama is made of cast iron in a bowl shape tha t narrows in towards the top and has a standing rim. A ridge has been cast around the center of the kettle. The surface has a rough texture. On two sides are handle holders cast in the shape of creature heads with a hole in the center. An open ended ring is inserted through these holes on each side. On the inside are three iron patches, one of which is loose. C: Kettle lid, H: 1", Dia: 4.5", made of a smooth metal possbly brass, the round top is a mottled brown color and has a handle in the shape of two cupped flowers creating a knob that is attached with a brass rivet. Beneath the knob are five raised petals. The underside of the lid has a ring shaped flange which fits into the open top of the kettle. The bottom is black color. D: Jar of charcoal ashes, 9.25", Dia: 5.75", tall clear glass jar with white metal lid contains gray ash for the charcoal brazier.
1995.031.001 Jar Ceramic Storage Jar Clay ceramic wide mouth jar with dark brown glaze. Glaze reaches almost to bottom. Bottom not glazed. Chip on the lip of the mouth.
1995.031.002 Jar Small Ceramic Jar Small clay ceramic jar with dark brown glaze. Glazed inside. For food storage. Small chip on lip.
1995.031.003 Jar Ceramic Jar Clay ceramic jar with dark brown glaze, glazed inside. Large crack from lip to middle of jar.
1995.031.004 Bottle, condiment Large Sauce Jar Large jar which is wider at the top than at the bottom. There is a 1" hole with lip on the top center and a small 1" spout on the top off center. Possible jar for soy sauce. Small chip in spout.
1995.031.005 Bottle, Condiment Ceramic Jar Rough ceramic jar with dark brown glaze. Top is wider than bottom. Small opening on top with lip, small spout 1" long off center top. Possibly for soy sauce.
1995.031.006 Jar Ceramic Jar Rough clay ceramic jar with dark brown glaze. Top is wider than bottom. Small opening on the top with lip, small spout 1" long off center top. Small chip on lip of opening. Possibly for soy sauce.
1995.031.007 Bottle, condiment Ceramic Jar Rough clay ceramic jar with brown glaze. Top is wider than bottom. Small opening on top with lip about 1" in diamerter. Small spout 1" long off center top. Possibly for soy sauce. Small chip on spout and two small chips on lip of mouth.
1995.031.008 Bottle, Condiment Ceramic Jar Rough clay ceramic jar with dark brown glaze. Top is wider than bottom. Small mouth 1" with lip on the top and small spout about 1" off center top. Possibly for soy sauce.
1995.031.009 Jar Ceramic Jar Rough clay ceramic jar with brown muddy glaze. Rough uneven bottom. Top is wider than bottom. Glaze is pitted through-out. Small mouth 1" wide with lip on top and small spout 1" long off center top.
1995.031.010 Vase Ceramic Vase Pear Shaped ceramic vase with dark brown glaze. Top is not level but dips to one side. Small chip on lip.
1995.031.011 Vial A: Light green glass bottle H: 2.5", W : 5/8", D: .5" Rectangular shape with rounded edges. Thin neck. Well of bottle is same size as neck. B. Light green glass bottle H: 2", W: 5/8", D: .5" Rectangular shaped with rounded edges. Neck cut off just above body of bottle. Well of bottle same width as opening. Two cracks in glass. C: Light green glass bottle H: 2", W: 5/8, D: .5" Rectangular shaped with rounded edges .25" long neck . Well of bottle is same width as opening. D: Light green glass bottle H: 2.5, W: 5/8", D: .5" Rectangular shaped with rounded edges. .25" neck. Well of bottle is same width as opening. H: 2 5/8, W: .5", D: 7/16" Rectangular shaped with rounded edges. Thick glass neck 5/8" long. Well same diameter as opening. E: Light green glass bottle H: 2.25", W: .5", D: .5" Rectangular shaped with rounded edges. .25" neck, thin glass. Well of bottle is same diameter as the opening. F: Light green glass bottle H: 2.25", W: 5/8", D: .5" Rectangular shaped bottle with rounded edges. Thin glass neck .25". Well of bottle same diameter as opening. G: Light green glass bottle H: 2.5", W: .5", D: 7/16". Rectangular shaped bottle with rounded edges. Thin glass neck .25". Diameter of well same as that of opening. H: Light green glass bottle H: 2 2/8", W: .75", D: 5/8". Rectangular shaped bottle slightly wider at the top than the bottom. .2" neck. Well of bottle larger than opening. I: Light green glass bottle. H: 2.2", W: .5", D: 7/16". Rectangular shaped bottle with short neck. Well same diameter as opening. J: Light Pink glass bottle. H: 2.5", W: 1.2", D:1". Octagonal shaped bottle with rounded edges. Thin glass through out the bottle. K: Light green glass bottle. H: 2.75", W: 5/8, D: .5". Rectangular shaped bottle with rounded edges. Thick glass with thin neck. Diameter of well same as the opening.
1996.003 Scrapbook Two newsprint pads containing news articles of the Wah Mee massacre compiled by Ron Chew. Yellow front cover with black printing "Newsprint Pad, .." News print pages and thick cardboard back cover. A: First page has an article from Spokane Cronicle, Feb. 18, 1983. Middle pages include articles from a variety of newspapers and Associated Press printouts. The last page contains Seattle Times, P.I., Journal American, East/West news articles and an associated press printout dated Sept. 14, 1983. B: First page has an article dated Sept. 15 - 19, 1983. The middle pages contain news articles and A.P. press releases and the last page has Seattle times and P.I. Articles Nov 1983 - July 1989.
1996.004.001 Menus Ten menus from Ying Hei Restaurant, red vinyl covers with beige paper menu lists, tied with pink or red ribbon. Each menu consists of a single piece folder of paperboard covered with a mottled red vinyl plastic. On the front cover, printed in gold lettering are three Chinese characters across the top, and "Ying Hei Restaurant/Famous Chinese Dishes/664 king Str. So. Seatle, Washington 98104/Phone: 622-4229". In the center an image of a building with a classic pagoda-style roof surrounded by trees and birds is framed in a double circle with a crackled border is printed in gold. Two holes are punched into the binder and filled with grommets. Through the grommets a length of ribbon is strung (eight menus have pink ribbon, two have red ribbon). A single sheet of yellowish-beige cardstock (size 17 5/8" x 11 3/4") is secured in place with the ribbon which is threaded through two holes on the central vertical axis of the cardstock. The cardstock has been folded in half so that the menu consists of four pages printed in black ink. The first page begins with a listing of "Our Special Family Dinners" and ends with "Pork (Chow Yuk)" selections. The second page begins with a listing of "Hot Pot" items and ends with "Beef" selections. The third page starts with "Chop Suey" listings and ends with the list of "Boiled Noodle" dishes. The last page features "Wonton" selections and ends with "Plate Rice" dishes.
1996.004.002 Business Cards Stack of business cards for Ying Hei Restaurant printed in red ink on white paper, English on one side, Chinese on the other. Each card has the restaruant logo in the upper left corner (a building with traditional pagoda-style roof surrounded by trees and birds and encircled with crackled double circle border and reads, "Ying Hei Restaurant 664 South King Street/Seattle, Wash. 98104 Phone: 622-4229/ Banquet Facilities/ Lunch and Dinner/Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed Thur. At 4:00 p.m./Kam Bor Lee" and on the back are three large Chinese characters at the top and text in Chinese characters on the bottom.
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