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1996.010.228 Ceramic Horse Bell Ceramic Horse Bell Hollow white painted horse with black eyes, muzzle painted blue, harness is red, tip of ears are red, apron around chest is red, two blue brush marks below that, blue reins painted along back, black mane. Hole in mane has straw string to hold it. On the bottom is 1.625" slit and bead inside. Written on bottom is - Uma - in pencil. Undecipherable stamp on bottom.
1996.010.229 Ceramic Cat Bell Ceramic Cat Bell Hollow Cat looking up from crouched position. White painted base, eyes, whiskers in black, red painted mouth and nose, red collar and yellow raised bell around neck, Raised tail in black, Saddle type design, over back, in blue, red and yellow. Sticker on the bottom says Japan. Hole in raised tail for straw string. Bottom has slit, 1.375", and bead inside.
1996.010.230 Ceramic Ram Bell Ceramic Ram Bell Hollow white painted ram with blue horns, eyes outlined in black, white portion of eye is yellow, ears and mouth in red. Around the base in front and back in yellow and black dots. Back has design in red. Hole in center of head for straw string. Slit in bottom and bead inside.
1996.010.231 Ceramic Rooster Bell Ceramic Rooster Bell Sitting rooster painted white, comb and face painted red with black dots, eyes outlined in black. Beak is yellow, on right side is black slit. Tail feather and back are black, breast has yellow and black stripes. Wings yellow with two red dots outlined in black. Hole in top of back with straw string. !.5" slit on bottom and a bead inside.
1996.010.232 Ceramic Mouse Bell Ceramic Mouse Bell Hollow white painted mouse, green strip on brige of nose, ear is red, mouth red, black whiskers , top of back is black. Two Green lines on end, red wave shape along side of body. Hole in top of back for straw string. On bottom are two lines in mustard color. Slit on bottom and bead inside.
1996.010.233 Ceramic Rabbit Bell Ceramic Rabbit Bell White painted hollow bell. Ear, mouth and eyes are red. Eyes outlined in black. Three lines of eyelash and whiskers in black. Olive green dots on sides, Breast painted in green triangle. Near bottom of ear is hole for straw string. On the bottom is 1.75" slit. Inscription of Usagi in pencil on bottom.
1996.010.234 Ceramic Bell Suzu Ceramic Bell Suzu Moulded stone ware with eight sides topped with eyelet for cord. Bell slit from lower half side to other half. On the one side carved in the side Eki - Station, other side Suzu - Bell. On both long sides are bosses raised from the sides. Red twisted cord knoted just above fringes, with a three inch fringe. A fish net knob just above fringe.
1996.010.235 Bear figure Ceramic brown bear figure container A: Top half of bear has pointed ears and nose, paws come around to front over stomach, hollow inside B: Bottom half of sitting bear has back legs which come forward to front, hollow inside with a ledge so that upper half sits on top.
1996.010.236 Ceramic Bull Ceramic Bull Ceramic bull with two blue dots and black dots for eyes. Hollow inside and has reddish stain.
1996.010.237 Ceramic Cow Ceramic Cow Painted off - white cow with tail, head and back haveblack spots. Two sticks of wood painted black. Eyes are brown and nose and mouth are brown. Muzzle is painted blue, and front of hoofs are blue. Side of face, and rear have pink paint, Five gold dots on rear. Cloth and paper with cloth thread "blanket" glued across back. Edge and fringe in fabric.
1996.010.238 Ceramic Tenjin on Bull Ceramic Tenjin on Bull Ceramic figure sitting on top of lying bull. Tenjin with book open on lap, has eboshi on head painted in bronze, eyes in black, nose raised and red mouth, wearing brown garment with plum blossem decoration with black edging, back of figure is white. yellow collar. Wearing black and white plaid on blue background, lap cover pink and green on yellow. lLeft hand holding white book. Bull all in black except horns in white, gold stripes, orange nose, ears, white eyes, forehead has yellow circular design in yellow. On bottom is tag saying 40 Yen. Yoshigatsutsu Ningyo. Tsutsu ningyo. Tenjin Riding on Ox. In English in ink "Tenjin on Ox".
1996.010.239 Ceramic Noh Mask Ceramic Noh mask Hair parted in center, painted black, strand of hair falling by face. Black gradiation indicating eyebrows, eyes carved and painted black. lips are partly opened showing upper teeth painted black indicating marriage. On each side of head are holes for silk cord to hold mask, knotted at both ends. Inscription in English illegible on back." Waka - onna the beautiful young woman"?
1996.010.240 Ceramic Bull with Blue Horns Ceramic Bull with two Pillows A: Hollow ceramic ox , laying, painted black with blue painted horns, muzzle and hoofs. Ear and nostrals pink; eyes outlined in white with black iris. B & C: Cloth Pillows - B: L: 5.625", W: 3.75" Creme Crepe silk,stained. Red and white silk thread fringe on each corner. C: 5.625", W: 4.". Paded cushion made of red silk crepe decorated at corners with red and white silk threads. Stained throughout.
1996.010.241 Ceramic Tengu Mask Ceramic Tengu Mask Tengu painted in deep red except top of head and eyebrows, eyes, mustache and beard in black. Eyes and teeth painted gold . Long protruding nose. One deep wrinkle in forehead and mouth partially open in grimace. Near eyes are holes for white silk thread cord. Inside the mask is white with inscription "Demon" in pencil.
1996.010.242 Ceramic Figure with Instrument Ceramic Female Figure with Shamisen Sitting figure playing shamsisen clad in kimono her hair is done in traditional mage - style and painted black with yellow comb and decoration in red in front of forehead. Eyes are painted black, mouth in red, raised nose. Her left hand holds instrument up she holds bachi in right hand and shamisen sits in lap. Upper part of kimono has beige and green floral design on green background, lower part is brown yellow color with leave pattern in white. Under garment seen in sleeve and collar is yellow. Her Kimono is black indicating merchant class. Her shamisen is painted black with end in beige. Obi is black and front has design in beige. On the bottom is "Fushimi Ningyo" in ink.
1996.010.243 Ceramic Fish with Figure Ceramic Figure on Carp Carp is painted red with gold gill accented in balck and dot in center of each scale oulined in black. Mouth, eyes and tail painted ingold. Only on front side. Back side mouth is yellow . Rider appears to be a goddess. Face and body painted white holding hands toghther, Hair in black,head band and crown in grey with gold dots and decorations. Both shoulders have cirlcles in black with gold and also near navel. In pencil on botton is written "goddess".
1996.010.244 Ceramic Carp and Boy Ceramic Carp and Boy, Koi and Kintaro. The boy holds the giant red-brown carp. The boy, Kintaro, has white painted flesh, black eyes, eyebrows, bangs and side hair. he is wearing a blue garment with white flower designs. The carp is on its tail with fins on Kintaro's arms. The fish is brown - red color with white and black eyes, gold painted diamond marks for scales, lines on fins and a curved line for gill slit. The back is unpainted. There is a sticker on the bottom with the number 65. Written in pencil is" Kintaro".
1996.010.245 Ceramic Heads on Reed Bundle Ceramic Heads on reed Bundle Kubi Ningyo Five clay heads on bamboo sticks attached to a bundle of straw. A: Bundle of Straw bound in three places by twine with a braided straw cord tied to the top to hang it. B: Woman figure with white face, black eyes, pink cheeks, red lips, black eyebrows and black hair in traditional style. The back of the hair has red and pink holder and the front has a paper, yellow and red hair ornament. She has protruding cheeks and nose. C:
1996.010.246 Clay Heads, Kubi-ningyo Kubi-ningyo clay heads on sticks A: Court official, shaped clay head, painted brown eboshi hat, painted white face, black hair, eyebrows, slanted open eyes, mustache, black inner ear, red mouth; bamboo stick inserted into neck acts as handle. B: High class woman, shaped clay head, painted white face, painted black hair, slanted eyes, blue gray faint eyebrows, painted blue hair band tied in bow in back, red mouth; bamboo stick inserted into neck acts as handle, L: 6.25", Diam: 1.25". C: Man, shaped clay head, painted pinkish face with large nose, painted black hat tied with painted white cord, painted black hair, inner ear, eyebrown, open slanted eyes, painted gray beard, red mouth; bamboo stick inserted into neck acts as handle, L: 7", Diam: 1.375". D: Young boy, shaped clay head, painted black hair with bangs, shaved blue crown, painted pinkish face, painted black prominent eyebrows, outlined eyes, red mouth; bamboo stick inserted into neck acts as handle.L: 7:, Diam 1.25". E: Oni devilish character, shaped clay head with 2 horns painted yellow, brown scowling face, black hair with waves in back, eyebrows, outlined large eyes, grey eyeballs, creme color fangs with black mouth, black beard and sideburns, inner ear, ; bamboo stick inserted into neck acts as handle, L: 6.5", Diam 1.625".
1996.010.247 Clay Plaque Clay plaque face Made of beige pottery baked with no slip, antiquing effect made by dark brown slip in crevices, shape of a face in the center, large ears, bulging eyes and mouth, outlined with heart shaped raised outline, frog-like figure above with swirls on either side, two holes at top have green rayon ribbon threaded through for hanging purposes. Explanatory paper: representing ancient worship of goddess, protection from evil forces, made in Miyazaki Prefecture. Stored in lidded cardboard box with wood shavings. Lid of box says "Omi agi haniwa doki" (Haniwa pottery to take home)
1996.010.248 Clay Plaque Clay Haniwa Plaque Round plaque bisqit colored unfired clay with raised facial features. Accented with black in the grooved portions. The eyes, nose and mouth are in the shape of conch shells. with cord like raised clay bands which surround the eyes and mouth. and forn the nose, On the forehead on a grooved horizontal line are raised bands which resemble animal horns. It hasd two holes on the top of the plaque with a bright pink ribbon tied through for hanging. The plaque is stored in a lidded cardbord box with wood shavings and has an explaination in Japanese. Comes from Miyazaki Prefecture.
1996.010.249 Ornament Painted wood ornament in shape of tea kettle. Possibly relates to the Babuku Chagama story. A: Bottom of tea kettle, wood carved in a round shape with planges around the middle and hollow inside. Outside top is painted grey with white, yellow nad brrown cherry blossem design with a yellow brown and black bamboo window in the background. Round wire rings are fastened are either side simulating handles. Black enamel bottom. B: H: 1.375", Dia: 1.25":Tea kettle lid: painted grey, gold painted knob on top and a white and brown painted branch on one side of the top. Glued to the bottom of the lid is a carved wood kokeshi style animal figure with swivel head.Painted brown head, back and front paws with black face, white eyes, and yellow eyebrows, wiskers and nose. Glued into the lid beside the figure is a wire rod with straw simulating a broom. The figure originally beside the animal has become separated. C: H: .875": Small carved wood kokeshi doll with swivel head. Painted light blue pate, black eyebrows, eyes and nose, red mouth. Painted white haori and black hakama.
1996.010.250 Monkey Figurine Monkey figurine on base Monkey stands on two legs with right arm curled aorund to waist and the left arm curled to top of head on which stands a bowl of fruit. The head is possibly a peanut which lies horizontally, painted brown head with flesh colored face, white and black eyes, black vertical nose and a smiling red mouth, painted brown wrinkles on forehead and red accents around eyes and cheeks, yellow painted ears. Glued to the top of the head is basket form painted yellow and brown inside red balls and blue knobbly extension down back representing fruit, two green paper leaves. The head turns on a stick neck inserted into a bean shape body possibly made of clay. The body is painted brown and white with a black belly button; painted orange vest with yellow floral motif and x - shaped fastening and black collar. Tail, arms and legs made of folded paper painted brown and nailed to a black lacquered rectangular base. On front of base is glued a white piece of paper with white kanji "Doll made in Kai Prefecture".
1996.010.251 Wand Ornament Wood Wand shaped ornament with a tie and bell A wood ornament has a keg shaped center with a triangular shaped projection on top which has a hole in it and a scalloped shaped projection glued to the bottom. Varnished. Through the hol in the top is tied a purple and white silk cord which ends in two tassels. A small metal bell is tied to the cord with blue thread. Stored in a small lidded cardboard box with a written explaination in kanji "Magic Wand of Izumo Shrine" , Haiku "With one shake of the wand out comes a million koku (wealth measured in rice)" "According to the legend Ookuni no Mikoto (deity) waves the wand to create the islands of Japan. It is believed that keeping the magic wand will bring good business, good marital relations, good economic activity. Keep it inside your wallet and your economic ties will be strong."
1996.010.252 Carved Bird Itto - Bori Carved Wood Bird on a stand A: Carved wood bird with natural wood colored beak, stained brown head and back with dark brown apinted markings. Dark brown lines for mouth, nostrels and eyes. Wings are carved with thin slits representing feathers and tehtail extends out the back and is painted with brown stain on top. Tail and wings curve out. There are two holes in the bottom with a split. The peg from the stand inserts into the center hole. B; Carved wood cylindrical stand which is narrower at the top and has a peg projecting from the top. Six black vertical lines project from the top representing bird's feet. Painted black tree branch on front with red blossems.
1996.010.253 Carved Bird Carved wood birdlike figure, Ki - uso. Wood cylinder carved with angular shaped head so that top front forms a beak. Thin wood strips has been shaved up from the back of the cylinder to create curls representing bird feathers. The curls are accented with painted red and green spots. The head has a red and green stripe running around the back with painted gold splotches on the top. Painted black round eyes and painted red spot on chin. Bottom half is a stand on which the bird is perched and has painted black lines representing bird's feet.
1996.010.254 Wood Amulet Wood Amulet, Somin Shorai Wood cylinder that has been carved with eight facets and is narrower at the top. It has three carved ridges around the middle. The top is painted yellow with a red five pointed star in the center. Around this extending down at an angle is a painted green band. On each facet on the upper half is a Chinese character "Somin Shorai no Shison Nari" (we are descendents of Shomin Shorai). Below this the three ridges are painted with short, vertical stripes alternating in red, green, and yellow paint. The bottom is plain and unvarnished. On the bottom written in English is "Somin Shorai".
1996.010.255 Wood Plaque, Ema Wood Plaque - Ema with a picture of a toy snake The plaque is unfinished wood rectangle with a gabled top. Two stripes of wood are glued to the top with the longer one overlapping the other at the peak. They over hang the ends of the plaque. A green articulated snake toy is painted on the front in a backward S - shape. It has red eyes, mouth and nose and black scale markings. Red ink kanji seals on lower left "Person born in snake year will be rich" and upper right front "Matsu Shin" (name of artist). On the back red ink lines and kanji are painted inside a rectangle "Wish list". Two holes near the top of the plaque hold a tied red silk cord for hanging.
1996.010.256 Plaque 3 Wood Plaques - Ema A: Wooden rectangle with a peaked top background is whitewashed. On the front is a painted dog with the tail curved over the back an image of Inu-Hariko (Inu-Hariko were invoked for easy births, and as a gift to shrines soon after a child's birth), black, white and blue head with pink, blue and black eyes, orange nostrels and horizontal mouth, brown wiskers, white and orange ears, white body with black spots on tail and one leg. Side of body is decorated with orange and blue floral designs on a balck and yellow bsckground outlined in orange. Blue bib with white designs outlined in orange tied in a bow a the back of the neck. White string is tied through a hole in the upper part of the plaque. On the back is written in English "Ema (picture dedicated to shrine), one which Inu (horse) is drawn". White sticker with the number 12 applied to the back. B: Rectangular peaked top piece of wood painted horse in front appears to be galloping with its head down. White and black body, grey and black mane and tail, grey black and red ears. Blue eye, and muzzle. Green bridle, red reins, blue hooves, red and pink saddle with a white striped design, yellow blanket and a large green tie around middle. White string tied through a hole in the top of the plaque, gold string through the white string. . Written in English on the back - "Ema with horse" Has white sticker with the number 163. C: Rectangular wood board white washed background with Daruma painted on front. Red body with gold designs on either side of face and gold stripes on lower front. white face with black markings on forehead nad cheeks. Brown, gold, red and black eyes. Large greyand red nose. Red down - turned mouth. White string tied through a hole in the top of the plaque. On the back written in English - "Ema with Daruma".white sticker with the number 23 on back. Daruma - named for the patriarch of Zen Buddhism this image is invoked to Fullfill wishes and as a lesson in perseverance, as the leggless daruma keeps bouncing back up after it is knocked down.
1996.010.257 Lion Head Lion Head - Kaga - Shishi - Gashira Carved wooden Lion Head with detached ear. The head is carved in three pieces with the upper piece unfinished wood, carved eyebrows, slanting eyes, wide nose, upper jaw with blunt teeth and two fangs. Painted gold and black eyes and gold fangs. Carved lower jaw has flattened terth and carved tougne painted orange and is attached to the hollowed upper head with a thin wood dowel. A carved wood horn painted gold is pegged through a hole in the top of the head. Carved wood right ear is painted orange on the inside and attached to the head with a black string. B: Carved wood left ear painted orange inside.
1996.010.258 Lion Head Lion Head Shishi Gashira ,( Neri - mono kneaded object) A: Lion head moulded from sawdust mixed with rice paste in three pieces. Upper head is painted red with green wing eyebrows, gold slanting eyes with black pupils, wide nose and gold teeth with fangs in upper jaw. Lower jaw is painted red including tounge and has flat gold teeth and is pegged to the sides of the upper head. A gold painted horrn is pegged to the top of the head and has white fiber hair extending out beneath it. On the back is a T - shaped frame. There are several holes in the head and lower jaw where originally a string joined the ears, head and jaw together. Written in pencil on the bottom "shishi - , Toy - , (1880)". B & C: Two black painted ears moulded from sawdust and rice paste with white string extending from hole in inner side of ear.
1996.010.259 Lion Head Lion Head ,Shishi - Gashira, of wood paste - Neri - Mono, (Kneaded Object.) with bamboo spring. Red lacquered moulded wood paste head in four pieces painted black and gold eyebrows, silver and black eyes, wide nose with black and gold lines, gold teeth, black ears, two white feathers attached to forehead with a agreen piece of cotton cloth extending towrds back. Lower jaw is attached to the head with a wire. Bamboo strip has been bent, attached to the top of the head at the back and a white cord is tied from the bamboo to the lower jaw up through holes in the top of the head and atttached to the ears. When the bamboo is squeezed the jaw and ears drop. Right ear is chipped exposing the moulded wood paste.
1996.010.260 Parasol Miniature paper umbrella in a plastic case. A: Umbrellla is made of folded paper wraped around wooden spokes attached to a handle. The outer design is flower shaped with six petals in red, gold, blue and white. The peak of the umbrella has gold foil paper and red paper tied on with maroon thread. ending in two tassels. the spokes are painted blue and are joined with blue thread on the outside edge. The top inside of the umbrella has folded white paper representing inner spokes. The handle is made of a plastic straw covered with silver foil and tied at the end with red thread. B: Bottom of case made of moulded plastic, 5.25" square. On recessed bottom is stamped "Winner Case, Pat.1090377, Frontier kise Tokyo" C: Four sided clear vinyal case walls folds flat. D: Case top, 4.875" Square. made of clear plastic fits over side walls.
1996.010.261 Paper Butterflies Three Paper Butterflies with bamboo frames. A: Paper wings are painted with S - shaped design surrounded by dots in green yellow and silver. Reed tube or body is attached to fine bamboo frame surrounding wings. Solid reed body has green paper ends and shiny red paper tail on upper side. Other end has two slivers of bamboo one ending in silver foil paper. A hole in the middle underside of body possibly for attaching to a stick. B: Smaller Butterfly, L: 1.625"; has paper wings painted yellow and green with transparent splotches. Reed tube or body is attached to fine bamboo frame surrounding wings. Solid reed body has green paper ends and shiny silver paper tail on upper side. A hole in the middle underside of body possibly for attaching to a stick. C: Smallest Paper Butterfly, L:1.5", has pink and yellow markings on wings. Reed tube or body is attached to fine bamboo frame surrounding wings. Solid reed body has gold paper ends and shiny silver paper tail on upper side. A hole in the middle underside of body possibly for attaching to a stick.
1996.010.262 Paper Ball Decorations Eight Paper Ball Decorations with streamers. Sphereical corrigated paper balls have two wedge paper streamers attached with a white string. A, B, C: Ball in blue. pink, yellow and white, streamers in red on one side yellow on the other, and Green on one side with pink on the other. D: Ball has blue, pink, yellow and white, Streamers: yellow backed with pink and white stripes; blue backed with pink and white stripes. E: Ball has blue and white, one streamer is yellow backed with red and white stripes. Other one is blue backed with pink and white stripes. F, G, H; Ball is pink and white; streamers are yellow with red backing, and green with pink backing. Stamped on streamers: "Made in Japan".
1996.010.263 Paper Fish Ornaments Two lacquered paper fish ornaments. A & B: Fish are made of paper shaped into a puffed rounded form with scallop tail and fin. Possibly bamboo frame. Outside is pink paper lacquered with red and sprinkled with gold along body. Round silver and black painted eyes. Blue and white sticker on tail "Made in Japan". String is attached through hole in top of fin.
1996.010.264 Paper Decoration Origami ball ornament. Ball is formed with small peaks by folding washi paper to interconnect. Paper includes: Hemp leaf design in blue, red and pink; Cherry blossom design in blue, red and green; Checker designs in pink and purple; Wave and blossom design in black; maple leaf design in orange, green and yellow; Plum design in yellow and red. A maroon braid hanger is attached to the top with a button.
1996.010.265 Cat Ornament Miniature Beckoning Cat ( Maneki - Neko) Decoration on Cord. Plastic cat is white with blasck dots on head, joints and back. Left paw is raised, right paw in front in sitting position. Painted Black eye, nose and wiskers, red mouth and collar. Through a hole in the back is threaded a finely braided purple silk cord that ends in a loop.
1996.010.266 Beckoning Cat Bank Ceramic Bank Beckoning Cat, Maneki - Neko Moulded ceramic cat painted gold with a moulded bell at the neck painted black eyes, painted red inner ears, and neck ribbon with white spots. The cat sits and has a raised left paw. It is hollow with a wide slit in the back of the head. Inside are two coins. One is a copper Japanese coin with the Number 10 on it.
1996.010.267 Figurine Ceramic Cat Figurine, Beckoning Cat, Maneki - Neko Cat is mopulded with hollow inside, left paw is raised, right paw down in sitting position. Moulded bell on neck painted white with orange and black spots on ears and haunches. Pink inner ears and nose, black eyebrows, eyes and wiskers, red mouth. Painted gold bell. Orange braid is tied through a hole behind the neck and raised paw.
1996.010.268 Pendant Square copper pendant. Molded metal square has an inner circle and a band across the center with the words in English - "the Joy of Effort". Above the band are two crossed pen nibs in a silver color. In the upper corners are two lotus like flowers, and under the band are a spray of leaves. On the back inside an inner square are three kanji characters "Yoka Association" and the date 1927 embossed below. A movable ring is fastened to the top of the pendant. School pendant (Yoka was a 2 year school one attended between high school and university to decide on major)
1996.010.269 Brass Pendants Six Oval Brass Zodiac Pendants. Pendants are made of brass with a recessed front and a hole at one end. Each one is embossed with an animal and has a brown background. A: Rat - sitting on haunches, with other items around, on the back is engraved kanji "Yoshida Teru" (name) B: Standing ox - with fence, mountains and bamboo behind. C: Standing horse with bent left front leg. D: Roaring Tiger - with mountains and bamboo. E: Long Eared Rabbit - Looking over its left shoulder, bamboo in background. F: Rooster - with hen in foreground, surrounded by hay.
1996.010.270 Decoration Decoration (souvenir from Asakusa) Circular brown twig like paper twisted together with wire in a wreath shape with a horizontal piece extending above center, green paper (pine) and fuschia colored paper tufts wired to wreath; 13 paper rectangles with white and red kanji (Asakusa temple and actors name "Matsumoto Yoshijiro (or Kojiro)", "show is a big hit" hana card says all your wishes will come true, one shows a good luck figure, Japanese and American flag, and gold foil paper circles (old coins)
1996.010.271 Doll, Izumeko Izumeko Doll inside Basket Round coiled basket made of grass straw wrapped with wide straw, has handles on either side. Inside basket doll is tucked into one side, padded cloth tucked into front. Doll has black fiber bobbed style hair with side hair pieces, gofun dipped head with inset glass eyes, painted grey eyebrows, faint red mouth, stuffed shoulders and arms covered with orange crepe (chirimen) silk, collar has cherry blossom leaf motif with orange background. Front inside basket appears to be stuffed with straw, covered with faded orange silk warp and gold paper weft brocade. Attached to the front is a miniature version of the doll in a basket (as a toy) with red thread, hung by a yellow silk cord; miniature doll sits inside a half brown acorn shell, stuffed silk white head, painted black hair, eyes, red mouth, clothes consist of green silk crepe with pink floral applique, yellow and gold accents.
1996.010.272 Miniature Basket Miniature basket with cloth top Bottom is a plain weave basket made of bamboo with dark brown bottom and stakes. Top synthetic fabric made of kanoko shibori style stencilled in red and white, drawstring of orange cord, cloth is sandwiched between basket rim and glued paper band inside. Product of Yamanashi Prefecture. Model of a picnic basket. May originally had 5 miniature daruma protective charms inside, see p. 68, Japanese Folk Toys
1996.010.273 Straw Roosters Set of 2 straw roosters A: Squatting position; made of straw woven in Warajizori style at the bottom to make it stand flat, bottom woven in waffle weave style, wing and tails are made of the ends of unwoven straw; red cotton cloth folded into top forming the comb and another piece lower down on chest. Beak is missing and one straw piece of tail is broken in two places. B: Smaller rooster, H: 1.625", W: 1", D: 2.25", similar to A, beak consists of two ends of straw.
1996.010.274 Bamboo Ornament Bamboo Ornament in shape crescent moon and rabbit pounding mochi (September moon viewing) Cut bamboo base with bamboo crescent moon on left and mochi (rice cake) kine pestle and vessel (usually made from tree trunk or stone) and rabbit on right standing on its hind legs and two front paws extending toward vessel, painted red eyes, nose and ears. Inside crescent moon gold, blue and black label "Chiba Prefecture recommended souvenir". On the bottom of base "Koen chiku gei" (store name, bamboo craft) stamped in purple. One ear is broken near the head.
1996.010.275 Daruma Red paper mache Daruma Round figure is painted completely red except for the face which is beige with black eyebrows, eyes, and mustache. Around the black eyes are blue rings. Beneath the nose is a small red line. Five vertical lines run down the body beneath the face. The bottom is not painted red but left a white undercoat. There is on the bottom an eight sided sticker with kanji script -
1996.010.276 Okinasan in Box Papier Mache Okinasan in Wood Box Doll is painted a red - orange to represent the swaddling clothes of Hachiman or Emperor Ojin as a baby. The doll is all red except for the face which is beige, and the black painted eyes, nostrels, and a thin line dividing the red lips. Grey painted eyebrows. Painted on either side of the face are plum blosoms in white, silver, yellow, and gold with grey - silver branches. Below these to either side are bamboo branches in yellow with green leaves with black lines. Right in the middle are two pine branches. The one on the top is outlined in white with a pea green middle with silver lines for branches and yellow stem endings. the rest of the stem is green. Below this is another pine branch with light blue outline and dark blue middle with silver lines and yellow stem ends and green stems. The bottom is not painted and there is a paper sticker with the manufacture's logo. B: Wooden box measuring: H: 4.5", W: 4", D: 3.875", is sanded pine put together with dowels. The front sides and bottom stick out .25" to accomodate the cover which slides down from the top in two small grooves on either side. On one side of the box is a sticker with red outline and Yen symbol with 12 written on it. C: The cover is a single flat piece of wood with the edges rounded off. A separate piece is attached to the top and overhangs the main piece. It is attached by dowels. Written in black ink on the front in script is - . There is a printed red seal to the left of the script.
1996.010.277 Daruma Figure Papier Mache Daruma Figure with Flat Gold Top. Shaped like a saki bottle with a flat top this doll is painted red and a tan face made of paper is pasted on. The features of the face are painted black triangle eyes, eyebrows, and a red mouth. Painted below the face are five pink petal shape areas, with gold stripes down the middle of each, in a semi - circle. Pasted to the top is a piece of gold foil paper. The bottom of the doll is clay and is the weight which brings it back upright.
1996.010.278 Princess Daruma Princess Daruma - Hine Daruma Papier mache figure with clay bottom in a rounded shape is painted red except for the face which is moulded separately and is beige with black hair, black eyes, red lips and pink cheeks. On top of the doll is a painted white circle with gold paint in the center representing a tama or jewel. Gold painted lines radiate out from this jewel. On the front of the doll is a large white circle with pasted silver foil paper in the middle. This is also a tama. Gold painted lines radiate from around it. Beneath this is a black and dark green vessel with gold outline holding the tama. Gold lines radiate from around this also. The front of the doll's body is pushed in in a couple of places.
1996.010.279 Daruma Netsuke Small Wood Daruma Netsuke Single piece of carved wood, rounded bottom and smaller rounded top with a face carved into the front. Folds of the monks dhoti are carved just above the ears. The face has large eyes, a furowed brow, wide nose and high cheeks, the mouth is just visible above the rim of the body. Two connecting holes are carved into the back with the right one slightly larger.
1996.010.280 Painted Shell Clam Shell painted Gold. Large shell has had a coarse material glued to it to make the surface rough, then another material has been used to make raised outlines. This has been painted over in gold paint and then the designs painted in other colors. A: Has wave designs in the left corner with four of them painted in white with a blue line in the middle, then silver and then a dark blue line. On the top are four flowers. The largest is pink with red highlights and a yellow center, Partially behind that flower is a white flower with red highlights and a yellow center. On top is a smaller red flower with dark red highlights and a yellow center, and behind that one is a pink flower with red highlights and a yellow center. Around the flowers are painted green leaves with a single purple vein. B: Has two - three lobed designs. The smallest is painted silver in the center wiht blue lines and three white blossoms with red centers. The large design is gold with two pink flowers with yellow centers and three areas of red lines crossing with three green dots on each. C & D: Two smaller clam shells painted gold with a single pink flower with red highlights and a yellow center. The two smaller shells were inside the larger shell.
1996.010.281 Prints Four Wood block Prints A: Small wood black print. H: 5.875" W: 4.75". Kubuki actor, with view of head and shoulders only, dressed as samurai with elaborate black and blue hair do, black robe has gold bands and blue peonies, underrobe is black with beige repeat motifs. Holding sword handle in right hand on a brown back ground. Note with print "a portrait of Matsuo a character in Kabuki play, carved and printed by famous artist Kuniyoshi in the later Takugawa (Tokugawa) era { I guess this was about a century ago.}" Print appears to have been cut from a larger one and has no signatures or seals. B: Wood Block Print. H: 15", W: 10". Figure of male actor dressed in blue kimono with brown and white birds and bamboo. Under robe is darker blue with white clouds and plants. He holds a pink fan in left hand and has a sword at left side. He is wearing a grey head dress with long upswept hair. Above him are two branchs of pink cherry blossoms. Yellow and white panels at upper left of black kanji, at the lower right are two seals and black kanji. Vertical row of holes on right side of print and a worm hole in upper right corner. the print is glued to a white rectangular piece of paper. A Tag in upper right corner written in English "Actor Sawamura Genosuke ? Role: Minamoto - no - Yoshisa (?), Kunisada." (Artist). Printed in black: 100 yen. C: Large Wood Block Print. H: 13.875", W: 9.125". Printed on beige colored rice paper, full figure a t center is a woman looking at a written letter in her hands. She is dressed in a green and white plaid design kimono. Her under kimono is paink with white cherry blossoms. Tied with a alarge black obi lined with pink. She has an elaborate hair do with pink, blue hair ornaments. As a back drop behind her is a large fan shape decorated with blue and white Hydranga, green leafs, and green and pink speckles. In upper right hand corner is grass style kanji. To the left are three characters and to the lower right hand side are two crests: one has three mountains witha a leaf below, Worm holes in upper right hand corner. The print is glued to a white rectangular paper and a tag in upper right hand corner is written in English: "Probably pair of a series called 'Combination of Beauties,' Kuniyasu (Artist)." Stamped with black ink 100 yen. D: Large Wood Block Print, H: 14.5", W: 10". Central figure is male actor playing woman. Wearing a indigo kimono with white kasuri well head design. Under robe showing at neck are pink with white dots, and white with blue swastika designs the elaborate obi is pink with yellow and blue floral design lined with green and blue. His hair has enourmous hair ornaments and he is holding pipe in left hand. Behind him are white curtains with blue chrysanthemum and cherry blossom medallions. On the left and right of the figure is black ink kanji and below this are two seals: the bottom is the publishers Seal: Kawa - Sho. Print has a few worm holes and is glued to a rectangular white paper. The tag in upper right hand corner is written in English: "Actor: Segawa Tamon, role: Koman, Kuniyoshi (Artist)." Stamped with black ink 100 Yen.
1996.010.282 Painting Water color painting with mat and frame. A: The painting shows man dressed in green military uniform with a pointer showing a framed picture of two people to a crowd standing by him. The crowd has backs to viewer and consists of girls in short blue skirts, boys dressed in green shorts. One girl and two women hold babies. One has patterned sarong and carries small boy dressed in military outfit on her back. To the right is a man leaning on back part of bicycle. On the left is woman squatting down and holding small child and a dog lays beside her. At upper left and lower right written kanji and red seals. In upper left corner "Sanzo" seal (name of painter) "Kami Shibai" picture showing theater; in lower right "original picture producing company Kyoto Hanga-in". Representing wartime (early part of Showa period), older men and boys may wear a military style uniform. Painting removed from frame B: Paper card mat with beveled inner edge and peppbly cream surface. The acid in the card is turning the mat yellow and has left yellowed edges on the painting. C: Glass of the picture frame. 15.5" X 19.75". D: Wooden frame with bamboo veneer on the front it is painted yellow on the sides. Metal tabs on back to hold back board and pinting. Metal braces at corners. A picture wire is attached to two screw eyes. E: Backing board made of thin plywood. 15.5" X 20".
1996.010.283 Calligraphy Calligraphy panel on "shikishi" in round frame. A: Paper card stock has black ink kanji written with two large characters on right " Bumbuku", small characters on left "written by 37th priest Kanzan, 70 years old", red seals on upper left and lower right . Mildew spots appear on front. Written in english on back "37th Chief Priest of Morin-Ji, Isogai Kanzan. (written by)". Removed from frame. B: Paper backing consisits of two pieces of paper glued to round frame. The front is green with gold speckles. Acid has turned the edges yellow beyond where calligraphy was centered. the back paper is grey with splotches of white paper. C: Round glass for frame. D: Round wood frame, 15.5" diameter, with black lacquer on front and sides. Four metal tabs hold backing. Faded orange silk cord tied through two metal rings attached to top sides of frame. The cord if knotted and ends in two tassels.
1996.010.284 Wood Block Print Wood Block Print Woman originally attached to paper backing A: Wood block print showing a woman readinga scroll. Her black hair is up and has numerous hair ornaments and a pink scarf. Light blue and grey kimono has a regular all-over pattern with white flowers in place of family crests and cranes on the bottom of the kimono and she has blue under kimono with white floral designs. At the neck and sleeves and front hem is a rose colored underrobe with a leaf design. she has two different obis. One with floral and cloud designs and the other with a floral and alternating bands of scroll patterns. She stands with head down holding a scroll in both hands. and her bare foot peaks out from kimono. At lower left is black ink kanji "Eisen's painting showing a woman from a floating world house" (place indistinguishable) and a black seal above a crest which resembles three mountains and a ivy leaf (publisher's crest of Tsuta-ya Kichizo, ca. 1800s-60s, see Images from the Floating World crest index). It is printed on hand made paper which has been repaired on the back with rice paper strips covering worm holes. The paper was originally attached with rice paper tabs to a long paper backing. Originally wrapped in yellowed paper with a paper tag attached to upper left " Yen 850 Jidaiya Shoten (period paper artifact), Tokyo". Underneath tag is written in pencil " Eisen pupil of Eizan 1787 - 1865." Only tag has been retained.
1996.010.285 Wood Block Print Wood block print pasted to paper backing of calligraphy. Prints of Kabuki actors in e-maki format. Wood block prints made up of nine scenes of Kabuki actors on paper which has been glued at intervals. From left to right: First scene shows a man with long hair pulled back dresses in black kimono holding a sword in right hand and sheath in left. He holds a folded paper between teeth (Yamanochi Iganotsuke played by Ichikawa Sadanji). Behind him stands bearded man with bald head with yelow robes of monk and has prayer beads in hand; writing on blue background "Otani Monzo" (actor); writing on yellow "Jorakuin (character), Toyo Hara Kuni?" (artist). The next scene shows man in light blue kimono with an overrobe of white and rose color with floral design. He holds a dish in right hand and has prayer beads on left wrist; writing "Toyo Hara Kuni?, carved by Hidekatsu", writing on yellow "Tokugawa Ten Ichbo" (character), "Ogami Kikugoro" (actor) . Next scene shows two men with samurai haircuts, one with a blue kimono and black haori (Fujisakio played by Ichikawa Kodanji) and the other with a purple kimono with brown haori (Akagawa Daizen played by Nakamura Chutaro or Nakataro). They both hold swords. The next scene shows ronin wearing black kimono, blue obi and holding sword handle (Yamauchi Iganosuke played by Ichikawa Sakokuji). Next scene shows man with long hair wearing a colorful haori and has his fingers intertwined in front of him (Tenichibo played by Ogata Kikutaro). Next scene has a samurai in brown haori holding sword in left hand with another in belt and right hand extended in front (Akagawa Daizen played by Nakaguni Iube?". Next scene has lower class man dressed in plaid robe brandishing sword above head (played by Adachi Motoemon) . Next one has man with long tied hair (ronin?) wearing a dark and light blue kimono and has arms crossed in front (played by Hayase Iori). Last scene has man with brown kimono with family crests in right hand (played by Toma Sanichitamon). The first six scenes show floral drapery and hangings with clouds and lotus petals. The last three scenes have green painted background representing forest. Artist: Kunichika (last of three artists who specialized in representing actors). Kanji shows the artist's name "Kokushu". The third scene has a worm hole. Wood block prints appear to have been pasted to pieces of rice paper which originally had black ink calligraphy written on them (memos)
1996.010.286 Scroll Hand scroll - E - Maki, Shigisan Engi Printed reproduced hand scroll glued to silk backed paper. The silk cloth is rusty brown color and is glued around a stiffener around the edge with a purple silk flat braided cord attached in the middle to tie around the closed scroll. Paper label is attached to the silk in the back printed in black kanji. At the other end of the scroll the paper is attached to a wooden dowel. The first scene shows store house on the ground with monks bowl on the ground. several people on the right gasping in amazement. Scene two shows the store house rising in the air over the water and people including a horseman chasing after it. Scene three shows the store house flying above a mountain scene with several men underneath. Scene four has shows the monk sitting on porch with bowl next to him and several men pointing to roof of storehouse appearing out of the clouds. Scene five is store house on ground with monk in front and the rich man with his servants removing bales of rice. Scene six shows the rice flying over mountains, with deer looking up, back to rich man's house. Scene seven shows a house with people involved in daily activities and the rice bales floating by to outdoor area. B & C: The bottom of the box is covered with white paper and has printed kanji on the bottom, the top is covered with green rice paper and has a label with black kanji "National Treasure, Shigsan Engi", "Hikura Chapter" Three leaflets are included one in white and one in yellow are printred in Japanese and the third in green is printed in English and Japanese. "Scroll of Shigisan Engi, owned by Chogosonshi - ji, Nara."
1996.010.287 Print Wood Block Print of Woman with Branch, Title: Kochoro (Fragrant Butterfly Residence) Wood block print has a woman standing in the center wearing three kimono the outer one is beige, the second one is orange and the inner blue one has a key design (Buddhist knot). She has a large grey obi with a floral design tied around the waist. Her head is bent down and her eyes are crossed. Her arms are raised above her head holding a branch with pink flowers at the end. Another tree branch extends in to the picture at the left. The background is blue with black bamboo. Painted fusama doors. Black kanji printed in the right side of the picture "Tsubone Yashiki (refers to woman's mansion), "Katchoro" name of building, print made by "Toyokuni" and distributed by "Sanoki" (1790-1860's). There are a number of worm holes at the top of the print. On the back in pencil is "Toyokuni", "1816", "#106, Pongee Mat" The print was double matted with the inner blue and the outer off white silk pongee mat. The black painted wood frame has an inner bevel painted gold. The back has a faded blue dust paper and picture wire is attached to two screw eyes. The print was removed from the matting and frame due to acid migration.
1996.010.288 Print Shichi go san festival print and frame A: Watercolor print showing three girls dressed in traditional kimono. The five year old has a green kimono with red blue and pink designs, a red obi, red and black okobo sandals. Her short hair if tied with bows on either side of her face. She is holding a longevity bag in hand.It has a crane and tortoise painted on it with black kanji "Chitose-ame" thousand year hard candy. the three year old in the center is wearing a red hoari with pink blosssoms over a pink kimono with green bamboo designs. She is wearing orange black and green okobo. She has short hair with a bow on top and holds a longevity bag in front of her with both hands. The seven year old on the right is wearing a blue kimono with various fan designs. She has a butterfly obi and striped okobo. She has two pink bows in her hair on either side. She holds two longevity bags in front of her. The three girls stand on a sidewalk next to a concrete column. A blue bird flies above them and a beige pigeon stands on the ground next to them. There is black kanji on the right (Hitoshi seal) and the left of the print (published by Katojunji). On the back written in English "Hitoshi" artist's name. B: Paper board mat which has a beveled inner edge and a pebbley surface. The acid is yellowing the edges. C: Glass for the frame. D: The Frame, 16.5 " X 21", wood with bamboo veneer front. The back has small metal braces and metal tabs which hold the print in. A picture wire is tied to two screw eyes on the back of the frame. E: Thin plywood backing.
1996.010.289 Print Wood Block Print depicting Moon Viewing Features two women at the entrance of a room with shoji sliding doors partially open. The women kneeling in front wears a blue kimono with a cherry blossom design, and the woman behind her, also kneeling, partially hidden by the door. Her obi has grey black, blue and rust colored squares with a mon in the middle of each square. Behind the two women is a tatami room showing the mats, dark blue sky with tree silhouette, a floor lamp and walls with painted leaf design. On the right hand side of the print at the top and bottom is kanji: "Kunisada (artist); 1852; Yamamoto-ya Heikichi, Eikyuto (publisher's seal). The print was surrounded by a inner light blue mat and an outer cream colored mat. It has a black painted wooden frame with the inner edge painted gold and non glare glass covers the print. The print was removed from the frame and matting due to acid migration.
1996.010.290 Painting Print enhanced with painting matted and framed A: Painting of a rice winnowing scene. Appears to be black printed with outline showing in black. Painted details may have been added later. The scene is of a rice field with green paths, grey hills, with a grove of trees. In the distance there are two straw roofs behind the hill, At the back rice stalks are hung to dry on wooden frames. In the middle ground a figure on the left is carrying sheaves of rice to two fiqures standing beside a alarge pile of stalks. They are involved in sepaprating the stalks from the seeds. Using a machine with a roller and a long white cloth extendign to the ground. In the fore ground two figures are dressed in traditional rural clothing and conical hats. One figure holds a winnowing basket on the left shoulder the other turns the crank which operates a fan to blow the chaf from the seed heads. To the right a small child carries a baby on its back. It has a jacket which wraps around both. There are mats holding processed rice on the ground in front of them and two white roosters stand nearby. In the lower right hand corner in romanji "B. Ohno", and black kanji and red seal: "Mugiya", on left side red seal "printed by Kyoto Woodblock Printer's Institute (Kyoto Hanga-in), "carved by Matsuda, coloring by Suri Ichi Mura" . The print is on white paper and is attached to a white paper folder with a section cut out. B: Black lacquered frame. With metal tabs on the back to hold the mats in place. A picture wire is attached to two screw eyes on the back. C: Matting, cream color with a beveled inner edge turning yellow. D: Unfinished wood backing E: Rectangular piece of glass for frame.
1996.010.291 Print Wood Block Print Six colored print of a branch of peonies with two red flowers and yellow stamens and one red bud. Blue and grey leaves, brown stem, standing in a blue and grey vase on a brown table. At lower left is a red seal "Urushibara". Signature in pencil beneath print looks like " Y. Urushibara", personal first initial and family name. On the upper back back in pencil "Mokuchu Urushibara", artistic and family name of artist.
1996.010.292 Painting Wood black print enhanced with painting A: Print with back ground and outlying brown and black with color painted in. The middle shows a rice paddy with two people cutting the rice stalks with scythes and another person carrying sheaves of rice. A scarecrow and a small house shaped object on a stand in the back of the field. In the foreground on a brown back ground a baby lies in a basket on a mat on which stands a lunch box and a tray with a tea pot and three cups. A black umbrella is stuck into the ground shading the baby. On the opposite side of a stream flowing through the middle of thhe field is a bamboo forest and a bare tree to the left which hangs over the top of two red torii gates. At lower left is the artist's signature in romanji "B. Ohno", black kanji and red seals - "Mugiya", on left side red seal "printed by Kyoto Woodblock Printer's Institute (Kyoto Hanga-in), "carved by Matsuda, coloring by Suri Uchi De" . The print is made on white paper that is glued to a white paper folder with a section cut out. B: Black lacquered frame. With metal tabs on the back to hold the mats in place. A picture wire is attached to two screw eyes on the back. C: Matting, cream color with a beveled inner edge turning yellow. D: Unfinished wood backing E: Rectangular piece of glass for frame.
1996.010.293 Print Wood Block Print with mat and frame A; Seven color print of rice paddies surrounded by green and brown fields. Ten figures dressed in blue are planting rice. Another figure dressed in a yellow straw rain cape and hat is holding a plow behind a black ox. In the foreground a man dressed in a white shirt and black pants is using a hoe. In front of the figures in a flooded paddy where green rice shoots are growing, there are two white cranes in the water. Another crane flies over the planters. At the lower left is brown wood cart with trays holding seedlings and four wooden buckets. On the right front is a weeping willow tree. Red seals are stamped on top and to the right of it. "Mugiya", on left side red seal "printed by Kyoto Woodblock Printer's Institute" (Kyoto Hanga-in), "carved by Matsuda", "Coloring by Suri Uchi De" Print is glued along one edge to white paper that is torn from the original matting. B: Black lacquered frame. With metal tabs on the back to hold the mats in place. A picture wire is attached to two screw eyes on the back. C: Matting, cream color with a beveled inner edge turning yellow. D: Unfinished wood backing E: Rectangular piece of glass for frame.
1996.010.294 Painting Wood Block Enhanced with Painting in matting and frame Six color print showing three people dressed in traditional farmer clothing walking through rice paddies guiding a tool in front of them. (Possibly weeding). A black ox stands behind them on the left and the background trees in front of blue hills and yellow fields with black roofed houses. In the background is the sea with white sails representing fishing boats. On the left is a brown thatched roof and a stone wall with three wooden buckets and a hoe in front of it. Two swallows fly over the fields. At lower left are two red seals "Mugiya" in beige paint and white kanji. At lower right is 3 red seals. "Hanmoto Publisher, Kyoto" "carved by Matsuda", printed by Kyoto Woodblock Printer's Institute" (Kyoto Hanga-in), "Coloring by Ichimura" The print is attached to a white folder with a hole cut in it. B: Black lacquered frame. With metal tabs on the back to hold the mats in place. A picture wire is attached to two screw eyes on the back. C: Matting, cream color with a beveled inner edge turning yellow. D: Unfinished wood backing E: Rectangular piece of glass for frame.
1996.010.295 Decorative Papers Decorative Papers with block printed motifs of Japanese dance and theatre roles, doll representations Sakura Ningyo A: White paper with a printed design of figures light blue back ground with white cloud, wave, butterfly, cherry blossom, and tortoise shell design accented with red and green flowers and leaves. Starting at left top figures printed in blue, red , green, yellow, purple and black are:- male Noh character with shishi mask in right hand; female dancer in striped kimono; seated Biwa musician/singer; merchant class dancer; waitress holding food dish; Noh lion dancer on platform; Yakko dancer; Shinto priest with tall yellow hat; medicine man advertising Tamaya store; maneki (barker) figure in rural clothing; woman dancing with yellow fan; dancing woman in front of boat holding basket; Kabuki actor dressed as demon (oni); young girl with one leg maneki (circus barker); mother holding baby visiting shrine (fuku mask); figure with foot on monkey (childrens' story); seven hat dancer (musumi dojoji); courtesan in front of battledore; male dancer dressed formally with fishing pole; Kuge nobleman with eboshi hat, Mube mountain; Hosekai assoc. medicine man holding fan; woman in white with yellow parasol (Yuki Onno); female dancer in yellow kimono surrounded by large plum blossoms; travelling woman in striped kimono holding large hat, pine branches; monk carrying branch of red flowers over shoulder; woman in yellow striped kimono is Shikoku dancer with green hat (Awawa Odori); young boy mochi pounder with pestle on his shoulder (moon viewing time); female musician with hand drum; travelling merchant or young acolyte (samurai hairstyle) beggar; dancer in red holding water buckets. Character at lower right "top" or beginning. B: Printed with blue background:- white motifs of game pieces with yellow tags and black kanji, Title: Suzuri Sukushi (composition of game pieces), made by Isei Tatsu printers. Shogi pieces, hokko (fire fighter and police dept.) logos and lanterns, puzzle pieces. Fire fighters between fires played games. C & D: 2 sheets - pink and white background is printed with white squares which are labled in black kanji. They appear to represent various kabuki characters (like Seroku), four of the squares show accoutrement - such as swords, fans, hats, sythe, and buckets. E & F: 2 sheets - pale yellow background with scattered motifs and yellow , orange, red, blue, green and black: Peony, crane, halberd, fans, clouds, plum blossoms, wagon wheels, drum head, lantern, arrow, flute and bats. On top of these are various shapes of paper with masks drawn in outline. The accoutrement identify Kabuki characters. G & H: 2 sheets - featuring Noh masks, printed background divided into five segments with drawings of theatre masks scattered on top. Segment with blue, green, gold, stylized cherry blossoms has a mask of an old man with a beard resting on a pillow, a fan and a black box and a woman's headdress lying on top. Segment with red background decorated with green and gold triangles has a demon mask with yellow eyes, a noblewoman's mask, a book with Takasago song (sailing away) , and a feather fan lying on top. Purple segment with gold pine motifs has a noblewoman's mask and a pine branch stuck in a stand on top. Blue segment and yellow clouds has an old man's mask, a young man's mask and a book (Hagaoromo, angels) and a fan on top. Yellow, green and blue plaid segment has a demon mask with yellow horns, another demon mask with yellow eyes, a hat, fan, bow and arrows on top. I & J: 2 sheets - red back ground with poem game cards (Karuta) outlined in blue, with poetry and various motifs decorating the cards. the motifs include: Mt. Fuji, Ikebana (Flower Arrangement), Swords, Painting Brush, Frog, Pine needles, cormorant fishing, gourd and a hut. Game cards give first verse and players must give second verse (incl. Japanese national anthem).
1996.010.297 Film Strips Four Film Strips and containers A i: Film Strip "Bumbuku Chagama" by Sony Auto Slide Production. A ii & A iii: White plastic ontainer and screw lid. H: 1.625", Dia: 1.75". Lid has red and white label "ASP" with kanji. A iv: White paper booklet with hand written script in Japanese. A v: Stapled note pad with purple Japan Airlines Logo, hand written script in English in pencil. A vi: Beige colored pamphlet folded in four, written in Japanese with figures showing dance steps. Hand written in the front in English "Folk Dance for Bumbuku Chagama Story" Donor's original number 371. B: Film strip in cardboard container. B i: Color paintings of Bumbuku Chagama story, EIKO Slide. B ii & iii: Cardboard container with lid. Covered with red paper with yellow label on side and kanji. Donor's original number 372. C: Film strip in container with pamphlet. C i: Film strip is colored paintings of Bumbuku Chagama story. C ii & iii: Yellow plastic container with screw - on lid. Has red white and blue label on top. Written in Kanji. C iv: Pamphlet written in Japanese cover is white, red, pink and black. Number K 184 in lower left corner. D: Film strip in plastic container with English script. D i: Film Strip with color photographs of rural Japan showing children in school, entilted " Yamahiko Gakko" "Echos From a Mountain School." Planned and produced by the Cultural Association of Farming, Logging and Fishing Villages. Tokyo, Gakugei - sha. D ii & iii: Grey plastic container with screw on lid with red and white label on top. "Gakugei" and kanji. D iv: Hand written pages in English describing the frames of the film. D v: Newspaper clipping with the title "Books", "Echos from a Mountain School" English translation of Selected parts of Japanese School Compositions about their lives in the poverty stricken mountains. Donor's original number 375.
1996.010.298 Slide Sets Six Sets Of Slides From the " Glimpse of Japan Series" Koon Bunka Lab, Tokyo Japan All sets of ten slides had a cardboard lidded box and an explanatory paper in English and Japanese Giving information on each slide. Slides are now stored in archival slide pockets. A: Japanese Foods: Unagi - no - kabayaki (Broiled Eels, Soba (Buckwheat Noodles), Tempura, Sushi, Sukiyaki, Japanese Sake Table, Kaisekizen ( Formal Japanese Dinner), Bean Jam Cake, Senbei (Rice Crackers), Celebration Cake, Dry Confectionery. B: Kabuki Drama: Aragoto Type (Masculine Type), Make - up for Female Impersonation, Wearing the Onnagata Costume, Onnagata Ready to Enter the Stage, Love Scene of Osome and Hisamatsu, Scene of Kuramae (Before the Store House), Shosagoto ( Kabuki Ballet), Samurai, Moritsuna Jinya, Harakiri of Koshiro. C: Noh Play: The Mask of the Old Man, The Kuzu, Dance of the Heavenly Lady, Zo - o - gongen, (Name of a god), Shimai (Dance), Kyogen, the Nue, Leading performer of the Aoi - no - ue, Stage Scene of the Aoi - o - ue, Mask of the Hannya. Lid is detached from the box. D: Cha No Yu (Tea Ceremony): Cha seki (Tea Room), Tsukubai (Place of Purification), Sekiiri ( Entrance into the Tea Room), Toko Haiken ( Admiration of the Alcove), Serve Cake, Fukusa Sabaki ( Folding Napkin), Cha sen toshi ( Tea Wisk Treatment), To Eat Cake, To Make Tea, To Drink Tea. E: Kimono: Japanese Dress: Wearing the Kimono, Obi, Furisode (Long Sleeve Dress), Street Figure, New Kimono, Yukata (Farm Girl), Happi (Worker's Coat), Bride and Bride Groom, Tsuno - Kakushi ( Bride's Head Cloth). F: Dolls of Japan: Madame Butterfly, Torioi ( Street Singer), Fujimusume ( Wisteria Maiden), Hakata Doll, Kokeshi Doll, Ohinasama, May Doll ( Boy's Day), Bunraku Doll ( Puppet), Hagoita ( Battledore), Jibo - Kannon.
1996.010.299 Slide Sets Eight Sets of Ten Color Slides in Yellow Cardboard Boxes "Selection of Color Slides" Published by SK Slide Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Short synopsis and general list of slides: A; Number 39, A Wedding in Japan: Tomioka Shrine and clothing of the bride; Reporting of the wedding; Exorcising; Report of the Shinto Ritual; Exchange of Nuptial cups; Exchange of Sake cups among relatives; Memorial Photography. B: Number 46, Japanese Annual Functions Vol. 1: Mochi Making; Playing Battledore; Playing Japanese Cards; Ladder top Stunts of Dezomeshiki; Modern Fire Brigade Motor Ladder; Sumo Wrestlers in the Ring; Snow festival Kamakura at Yokote; First Horse Day of the Luner Calendar; Bean Throwing Rite; Dharma dolls Fair. C: Number 47, Japanese Annual Functions, Vol. 2:Dolls Festival; Visiting Graves in the Equinoctial week; Cherry Blossom Viewing; Boy's Festival; One Thousand Warriors Procession in Nikko; Aoi Festival in Kyoto; Three Shrines Festival in Asakusa Tokyo; Noma - Oi Festival in Soma; Festival of the Star Vega in Sendai ( Tanabata Festival ); Fire Works At Ryogoku Tokyo. D: Number 91, Japanese Home Life: Taking Breakfast; Leave for Office and School; Sweeping the Room; At Needle Work; Grandma Praying to Buddha; Meeting a visitor; Entertaining a Guest; Playing (Shogi) Chess; Taking care of Dwarf Trees; "Good night Mama. E: Number 72, Glimpse of Japan: Imperial Palace, Tokyo; Yomei - Mon Nikko; Kegin Falls Nikko; Mt. Fuji and Cherry Blossoms; Mt Fuji and Pine Trees; Kasuga Shrine, Nara; Daibatsu at Todai - ji, Nara; Kinkaku - ji Temple, Kyoto; Geisha Girl, Miko in Kyoto; Night View of the Osaka Castle. F: Number 36, New Tokyo, Vol. 1: Imperial Palace, Fountain Tower; Hibiya Center; National Diet Building; Meiji Shrine; Ginza Street; Sukiyabashi Crossing; Kabukiza Theatre; Kokusai Theatre Dancers; Tokyo Tower. G: Number 44, New Tokyo, Vol. 2: Haneda Airport; former Akasaka Detached Palace; Yasukuni Shrine; From the Elevated Road; A New Elevated Road; Shinsukiyabashi Square; Kaminarimon Gate at Asakusa; Chinzanso Garden; Azuma - Odori Dance; Night Scene of the New Ginza. H: Number 82, Night in Tokyo: Night view of - Fountain Tower; Ginza; Sukibayashi; Elevated Road; Hibiya; Rokku Amusement Center; Ausakusa; Orion Show at Matsubaya (2); Misty Night
1996.010.300 Slide Sets Two Slide Sets of 15 color Slides by the Japan Travel Bureau. A: The best scenes of Japanese Classical Drama ( Kabuki). Fifteen color slides of scenes on stage have Nihonkogei Co. Ltd. Stamped on the bottom. the list of slides is missing. They are stored in a cream colored box with gold and silver dots. B: Dolls of Japan, fifteen color slides. Kyo -Ningyo - Children; Kyo - Ningyo - Girls; Girs Dolls; The Doll Emperor and Empress; Warrior Dolls; Gosho Dolls (2); Fukusuke Dolls; Joruri Dolls; Kokeshi Dolls; Hime Dharma Dolls; Hakata Dolls (2); Chrysanthemum Figure; Buraku Doll (Puppet). Box is covered with lavendar colored paper with white, green, orange, yellow splotches. Originally stored in lidded cardboard boxes covered with decorative paper with a label adhered diagonally to the top. Slides removed from box and stored in archival slide pockets.
1996.010.301 Slide Set Set of Sixteen Slides entitled Fuji Colorslide, Memory of Japan, Gegaku. Color Slides show the stage, musicians and dancers: Stage; Members of the Kangen Orchestra; Kakko,( Small Kettle Drum); Sho and Hichiriki; Drum and Biwa and So; Hohin Dance; Konju Dance (Lit. Barbarian Drunkard); Taiheiraku Dance ( Peace Dance); Members of the Kangata Orchestra; End (Shoko). Yellowed paper pamphlet explaining the Gagaku Dance in English. Slides removed from original cardboard box and stored in archival slide pockets.
1996.010.302 Slide Set Portion of Slide Set on Japanese Festivals Slides are produced by the Nihon Kogei Co. Ltd. Slide # 4: Rural procession of dancers dressed in black happi coats holding tall framework with many paper lanterns. # 6: Night Shot of outdoor stage near a river #7: Man dressed in festival clothing carrying a shrine outside of a red torii gate. # 10: Procession with two story float, man in foreground wearing brown striped robes # 12: Procession of men wearing shrine on shoulders # 13: Man dressed in black and white are twirling umbrellas over their heads. # 15: Procession of men running along side float with dragon head. # 12: Slide of Hiroshige Print showing an eagle flying over mountains. On the back is stamped:" 1956 The Gakushu Kenkyusha" (Tokyo Japan). Fuji Color Duplicate. Stored in cardboard Kodak slide box. " Miss Sealoff Present"
1996.010.305 Puppets Three Sets of Hand Puppets A - F: Six puppets have painted clay heads and hands, bodies are made of cloth which is wired to the heads and hands. A: Puppet has smiling face with round puffy cheeks, laughing eyes, bulging forehead, painted black hair and eyes, painted red mouth. The hands are flat with shaped fingers. The body is a rectangle with pink striped cotton cloth with an opening at the bottom to insert one's hand. Puppet represents the character Okame - the goddess of mirth see p.129, Mingei Japanese Folk Art, The Brooklyn Museum. B: Puppet has painted black eyebtrows, eyes and painted red mouth. A bluish bump on the jaw indicating tooth ache. Painted white scarf around head and jaw. It has painted red and blue water designs and cherry blossoms and black painted hair. Flat hands have indentations for fingers. the body is made of purple cotton crepe with an opening at the bottom. Character may be Gombei, a term used for a common man (i.e. any old Charlie) C: Puppet has a painted black samurai hair - do black eyebrows, quizical eyes, and a red pursed mouth. Flat hands with indentations for fingers. Body is made of purple cotton crepe open at the bottom. Figure of a merchant. These three appear to make up one set. D: Puppet has painted pink face, which is shaped so the mouth is pulled to one side forming a bump with a red dot for mouth, he has a bump on left side of forehead, black painted eyebrows and eyes, left eye is closed. Has a white painted scarf tied around head and under chin, scarf has red and blue painted designs. Painted black hair shows at the back. Flat clay hands with indentations for fingers. The body is made of yellow cotton, blue line on selvage at bottom, and bottom is open. Red smudge on front. Character is Hyottoko. E: Puppet has a painted black samurai hair - do black eyebrows, quizical eyes, and a red pursed mouth. Flat hands with indentations for fingers. Body is made of yellow cotton with a blue line of sevage at the bottom, open at the bottom. Figure of a merchant. F: Puppet has laughing face, painted black hair piled on head and tied with painted red and green scarf. She has black eyebrows and eyes, red lips and white teeth. Flat hands with indentations for fingers. Body is made of red cotton, open at the bottom. Character is probably Komori. D - F appear to be one set of puppets. G: Clown puppet has painted paper mache hands and head. The face is pink with brown eyebrows, black eyes, red mouth and cheeks, there is a bump on the head which is painted blue as is it were a hat. The ears protruding from the side of the head have blue dots on the front. The body is made from a light blue synthetic material with grey stripes and set in sleeves which have brown stains where the hands protrude.
1996.010.306 Record Children's Record in paper envelope A: Record, one side "Bumbuku Chagama" sung by Sekune Toshiko and Hoshino Hiroko, other side "Kyoto Doll" sung by Omichi Mayumi; yellow label with picture of boy and girl B: Brown paper envelope with printed large red elf playing a flute on the right, 3 blue dwarfs playing horns and drum, left upper corner has Victor Record Trademark (dog listening to gramaphone), kanji "Victor Children's Record"; on the back are printed red children holding hands playing Ring-around-the-Rosie, blue kanji "Victor Children's Record"
1996.010.307 Record Record with paper envelope and printed verse A: Record of Keio University school song on both sides, one side "On Top of the Hill", the other side "Young Blood"; blue and white with red band, by Keio Wagnell Society, solo by Takayama Itsuo. Sung at sporting events. B: Envelope of brown kraft paper with dark brown printing "Victor" in English inside V shape, lower right hand corner Victor trademark, in Japanese "Victor Record Company", "Warning: you cannot exchange or return this record" C: Paper with picture of university at upper left, in Japanese "Young Blood. Those who are burning with the blood of youth, filled with sunshine, look up at our star of hope, look at us trying to go forward, dreaming of victory, there isn't any cloud to stop our will to win in this hot day. Keio, Keio, the king of the land, Keio. on the other side is a picture of a flag , in Japanese "On top of the hill the sky is blue, birds sing on top of a ginko tree, in our beautiful garden, lets pick the flower of knowledge together. When you open the window we can see the ocean, cheerfully the wind sings and crosses the ocean, lets blow our horns into the sky for our clear ideal. The bell of a new era is ringing, the heart of youth is dancing, let's proudly sing loudly for our young life"
1996.010.308 Record Red vinyl record in paper folder inside envelope A: Record (Diam: 6.875") made of soft red vinyl, "Sonolette", Side A: 33 1/3 speed "Symphonic Ballad based on Japanese Folk Songs" NHK; Side B: "Melody of Japanese Folk Songs in Latin Rhythms", no label, silver writing B: Paper jacket (closed 7.875" x 7.375"), reinforced with plastic with yellow background, world map in red with Tokyo at center, "Radio Japan Covers the World", back: picture of Ohara-me woman dressed in blue and white kasuri (farmer's clothes) with red obi and straw hat with face, rain cape shows at shoulders, carries a hatake duster, "63 Radio Japan Sonolette"; inside has information on Radio Japan and lists sets of songs: Side A has 4 folk songs "Sado Okesa", "Nambu Ushioi Ute", "Aizu Bandaisan", Aikita Obako"; Side B has songs of Shikoku and Kyushu and southern Japan, "Otemoyan", "Hietsuki-bushi", "Kompura Fune Fune" (boat), "Yosakoi-bushi" C: Paper envelope with a clasp closing (around clasp "Tombosuki" with picture of bird, "Nippon Hoso Kyokai" in red (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, Japan, 63 Radio Japan Sonolette in lower left corner
1996.010.309 Records 3 small records in paper jackets A: (i) Record, 45 rpm, Victor, extended play, EV4015, Koto Music, one side "Haru no Umi" (Spring Sea), flute by Yoshida Masao, koto by Miyagi Michio; other side "Midare" (beautiful disarray), koto by Miyagi Michio. (ii) Paper jacket encased in plastic, blue background with abstract broad and narrow stripes with different shells, upper right corner shows Victor trademark in black and white, in middle "Kyoto Music, Michio Miyagi", back has explanation of musical pieces in Japanese and English. B: (i) Record, 45 rpm King Record with blue label, red plastic center, one side has 2 folk songs "Izu Bandaisan", "Sado Okesa", sung by Mihashi Michinari, shamisen by Toyoshizu and Toyosumi and King Orchestra, other side has 2 folk songs "Tanko-bushi", "Kiso-bushi" sung by Mihashi Michinari. (ii) Paper card jacket, front has blue background with stone wall gate and lantern and under full moon woman is dancing Sado kesa, part of Bon Odori, on the back has a verse of each song in Japanese: Tanko-bushi (miner's song) "Moon is out, yoi, yoi, moon appears above Miike mine, because the chimney is so high I assume moon must be getting the smoke. Shack shines in the moonlight, it is a rough life but we experience our hardship together if we are going to live together because we like each other, we dream of gold and see the flower bloom. Are you a parrot or are you a mynah bird, when you look at it it is pretty and a good talker, you say things to make you happy, you boil and broil but it is nothing you can eat. If you want to have diamonds, come to this mining mountain, in the peak of manhood dig out black diamonds with all his energy. Try to do something you decided on, you bet your life, to give up is also betting your life. I am a red Suzushi (flower) of the mountain, I burn and blossom and then I burn and scatter petals." C: (i) Record, 45 rpm, red label, gold writing "Columbia Extended Play", made by Nippon Columbia Company, Kawasaki, Japan, WAAA-5020, one side has 2 folk songs "Harusame" (spring rain) and "Umenimoharu" (spring to the plum tree), other side has 2 folk songs "Kappore" (drinking song?) and "Yakkosan" (low class man in front of procession). (ii) Paper jacket is torn, front has olive colored background with geisha girl standing in front of shoji screen holding a shamisen in one hand, in romanji in red "Japanese Folk Songs", in black "Harusame, Umenimoharu, Kappore, Yakkosan", on the back has verses of Harusame, Umenimoharu in Japanese and Romanji.
1996.010.310 Record Sets 2 sets of 2 records with jackets A: (i) Record, small, label with white background with green band "King Record" in white, showing toy soldier in olive green and lime green cape with a crown on his head playing a drum, "Doyo" children's song "Teru teru boozu" (shine on), on other side "Tonosama Dochu" (Daimyo in procession). (ii) Record, small, similar label with trademark of King Record (Lion in square), children's song "Dan dan batake" (terraced field), on other side "Semi Tori" (catching cicada insect) (iii) Paper album jacket, Collection #21, front has 2 boys sumo wrestling with girl as umpire and rabbit and badger as spectators, back shows sister holding a young brother's hand as dog follows, green with white and beige, box to write owner's name B: (i) Record, small, same label as A, "Tanuki no Tsunawatari" (badger performing on high wire), other side "Roba no Panya-san" (bakery shop run by donkey) (ii) Record, small, same label as A, "Bunbuku Chagama", other side "Kakubei shishi" (lion dancer) (iii) Paper insert shows Bunbuku Chagama doing high wire act with umbrella in hand, verse of all the songs from the album in Japanese, shows a diagram of doing the dance (iv) Album jacket same as A, except Collection #27 and has blue index label
1996.010.311 Tenugui Towel Tenugui Cloth Plain weave loosely woven white cotton cloth unfinished on both ends. Printed with grey chevrons with a red and black outline of theatre make-up design in center. Dark and light blue kanji written in various spots across the cloth (Kabuki actors names "Kojiro", "Sakurako", "Utauemon", Kichizaemon", "Kanzaboro", "Matsuzen", "Sansuke"; "Kabuki", "Sakuraroso" (name of building)). Possibly a souvenir cloth, sometimes used as a head band or to be waved while dancing; originally used as hand towel.
1996.010.312 Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth Man's Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth Cotton and rayon squarish cloth printed with green brown and black bands in the colors of Kabuki stage curtain. Three white rectangles on top of the bands have red, black and blue Kabuki make - up designs and black kanji written in the corners "Matsuten" (pine), "Ume" (plum)", "Sakuramaru" (cherry). Furoshiki are used to wrap gifts or to carry items such as books.
1996.010.313 Tenugui Towel Tenugui Towel Light Weight Plain weave Cotton Cloth Unfinished at Both Ends Printed in black, green, brown, blue, red and yellow is a male Kabuki figure, Benkei, who is scowling and holding a white scroll in his hands; Kanjin-cho Kabuki play which is the story of Benkei and Yoshitsune who are escaping disguised as soliciting priests. Possibly a souvenir cloth, sometimes used as a head band or to be waved while dancing, originally used as hand towel.
1996.010.314 Noren curtain Brown cotton noren curtain with 3 panels Cotton is resist dyed with brown leaving sections white for painted designs: l. to r. one large jar with orange floral design tied with orange string; one small jar with circular spiral design with green and navy blue, navy blue lid; center panel has painted Bumbuku Chagama showing profile of badger with yellow tail in air, black outlined body, brown kettle with gold bands, yellow lid; third panel has a painted tea bowl, spoon (chashaku), tea whisk in yellow. Four cotton loops are sewn to the top of the noren in an orange cross stitch, for hanging. Appears to be some mildew on inside of curtain. Frozen for 48 hours.
1996.010.315 Cord Brown Cord possibly a drapery tie Twisted cord made of rayon? fibers, fold in half and wrapped with fine cord to create a 2 1/2" loop through which cord fastenes; two egg shaped finials at the ends, wrapped with fine twisted cord with 4 gold twisted cords fastened at top and bottom of sphere. May have been used as a belt.
1996.010.316 Fabric Yardage Brown cotton yardage for Yukata robe Resist dyed with stencils so that figures in white appear on chestnut brown background. Figures of Kappa, mythical amphibious character with a skull cap, hair fringe, shell on back large nose (usually appears in green). All over pattern show him blowing soap bubbles, playing violin, playing shamisen, eating with a friend, riding a bicycle, giving a lecture, carrying a shoulder bar with baskets, painting a picture, sandwich board advertising, walking with a briefcase. Stiff fabric intended for a Yukata.
1996.010.317 Cushion and Cloth Cushion (Zabuton) and Display cloth (Fusuma) A: Cushion made from blue Kodai chirimen crepe background with all over pattern of Kokeshi doll figures with no facial features dressed yellow, red, green and white kimono; stuffed with cotton batting; sky blue silk thread tassels tied to each of four corners. B: Display cloth (Fusuma), unstuffed cushion cover shape, same as A. May be used to display dolls.
1996.010.318 Furoshiki cloth Furoshiki wrapping cloth Dye painted chirimen silk crepe, upper left is dyed reddish orange, lower right left creme color of cloth. Mount Fuji outlined in black and grey on upper left segment, lower right features a doll's procession depicting Daimyo on a white horse, 18 gosho dolls dressed as retainers wearing green, brown, grey, yellow, rust and gold robes, some kin haku (gold paste) outlines, higher ranked wear hats, lower ranked have no pants. Originally pinned to wood stretcher bars which have been removed.
1996.010.319 Snow boots Pair of young girl's straw snow boots Made of cattail reed, front top woven in chevron design with narrow braided band across instep, sides made of vertical strips of cattail held in place with two double rows of twined cattail, red cotton sewn on around upper edge, back strips are wrapped with alternating red and black cloth, red cloth reinforcing lower back and front sole, sole woven in traditional waraji style with cut edges; orange ribbon bow pinned to top of instep.
1996.010.320 Pair of snow boots Pair of adult's snow boots (Yuki-Gutsu) Made of woven cattail, plain woven toe with decorative front seam, sides with vertical cattail are twined with bands of cattail near bottom, top edge is finished with red cotton felt 1.5" wide band, decorative dark twining at bottom edge of band and 2 lower bands; two soles, upper one of cattails and lower one made from skins of young bamboo shoots (takenoko-no-kawa)
1996.010.321 Pair of Miniature Snow Boots Pair of miniature snow boots (yuki-gutsu) Made of cattails, vertical sides with twining extend to bottom with plain woven toes, woven cattail braid extends from back of waraji style woven sole, toe reinforced with pink satin cloth, divides into two loops tied in front with pink satin ribbon; upper edge is trimmed with red cotton with white and black floral design.
1996.010.322 Snow boot mail holder Mail holder, in the shape of woven snow boots, made to be hung on a wall. Pair of boots are woven into one piece with a high back; woven of cattails, tall back and sides made of vertical cattails twined together near bottom, plain weave top with decorative front seam, red dyed sisal twined bands in three rows hold cattails together, connected sole in waraji style; cotton blue kasuri trims the upper edges; at center back a reed braid goes through two holes and has a satin braid loop attached for hanging on wall.
1996.010.323 Pair of snow boots Pair of adult's snow boots (yuki-gutsu) Woven of cattails with vertical reeds around ankle with twined cattails near bottom and 3 rows of red sisal twining, plain weave toe with decorative center seam, two soles are waraji style, bottom sole woven of young bamboo shoot skins (takenoko-no-kawa); brownish paper insoles; plain red cotton trim around upper edge (1.375" wide).
1996.010.324 Pair of snow boots Pair of children's snow boots (yuki-gutsu) Woven cattails, vertical sides with twined reed near bottom, two rows of brown reed twining which crosses in front, plain weave toe with decorative center seam, woven, single sole with waraji style cattails cut at edges, red cotton .875" wide band finishes top
1996.010.325 Pair of shoes Pair of reed slippers (shitabaki) for adult Woven of cattails, toe has two layers of reeds, one layer vertical, the other horizontal twined together in the center, plain weave instep, woven braid extends around instep and low shaped back, smaller braid fastened at sides crosses over instep, waraji style woven cattail sole. Possibly used as bathroom shoes in rural areas
1996.010.326 Reed Sandals Pair of adult slippers Woven of skins of young bamboo shoots (takenoko-no-kawa) wrapped around straw and coiled into an oblong shape, split stitch rush holds the coils in four places, hanao-style sandal straps made of bamboo shoots wrapped around straw; finely made Used for summer wear indoors (not on tatami mat)
1996.010.327 Pair of slippers Pair of waraji style slippers Woven of young bamboo shoot skin (takenoko-no-kawa), hanao straps are wrapped and tied into the sole at the front and sides with reed. Worn previously by farmers as outdoor footwear in summer
1996.010.328 Pair of geta sandals Pair of koma geta (sandals) for woman A,B: Red velvet hanao straps stuffed and tied to sole with fiber; unfinished kiri (palownia) wood soles with 2 cross pieces on the bottom Young woman may wear them with yukata
1996.010.329 Pair of geta sandals Pair of girl's geta (sandals) A,B: Stuffed red velvet hanao straps painted with white spot design to replicate shibori, runs through holes in soles at sides and front and tied with fiber; soles are wood lacquered in red background with yellow strip decorated with temari ball design and pink triangles, bottom of sole with 2 crossbars are unpainted, dark brown lacquer on sides of sole and cross pieces.
1996.010.330 Pair of geta sandals Pair of girl's geta sandals A,B: Stuffed red velvet hanao straps run through holes in front and sides of soles and are tied with fiber, sole top is painted in glossy peach and pink background with stylized butterfly made of circles in white, red, pink dots, and sky blue, unfinished wood sole bottom with 2 cross pieces, sides of sole and cross pieces are painted dark brown.
1996.010.331 Pair of geta Pair of woman's geta sandals A,B: Twisted, stuffed red and white alternating velvet hanao straps which go through holes in front and sides of sole and tied with fiber and metal fastener at front, kiri (palownia) wood soles with two cross pieces on bottom (three inset dowels on back cross piece makes it wear longer), top of sole has peony painted in red and white, green leaves with gold veins, design extends onto sides. Paper label on bottom indicates they were made in Kyoto.
1996.010.332 Pair of sandals (Okobo) Pair of sandals (Okobo or Pukuri) for young girl for dressy occasions A,B: Made of wood with upper sole of tatami woven reed, stuffed brocade hanao straps in peach background with plum blossoms in white, gold and grey blue goes through holes in sole and attached with fiber and metal fastener, side of sole is red lacquer with gold flying cranes and gold painted pine branches (symbols of good fortune), wood sole is shaped and painted red with hole painted black near back; label indicates Mitsukoshi Department store in Tokyo A has damage on back of heel where lacquer is peeling off.
1996.010.333 Pair of geta sandals Pair of girl's geta sandals A,B: Stuffed red velvet hanao straps with painted white dots, extending through holes in sole and fastened with fiber, wood soles with two cross pieces, surface of sole is painted red with gold stripes, creme yatsude leaves with grey and pink veins and a lady bug, sides of soles and cross pieces are painted dark brown, unfinished sole bottom
1996.010.334 Hats Two Dance Hats For Bon Odori A & B: Identical paper hats made from a flat circle painted yellow on the top with red stripes radiating from the center. Applied to the top are three green paper leaves with straw dyed green, pink and purple wired to the center of each leaf. In hte middle of the leaves is a white tissue paper flower which has been died pink and yellow on the edges. There are four holes punched in the top of the hat through which natural and pink dyed raffia is tied A: Also has a purple silk ribbon joining the two ties and it has a tear on one side of the hat. B: Has a red ribbon holding the two ties.
1996.010.335 Hat Conical Farmers Hat Hat is woven of vegital fiber in a cone shape with a twill weave and a basketry start at the top of the hat has dark brown stakes. The edges of the hat are finished witha braided band of the same fiber whichis folded in half and sewn in place. Inside there are six bamboo stiffeners three of which are attached with a separate piece of fiber. Inside there is a fitting for the head which is made of two rings connected with straw to reed uprights which form the wall of the fitting. the fitting is tied in place to another ring which is wrapped in fiber and attached to the inside crown.
1996.010.336 Hat Takenoko - Gasa (Umbrella Hat) This large hat is curved on top ond curves down on the edges. The outer layer is made of the protective sheathing which surrounds bamboo shoots. The collected fresh sheathing sections are flattened under weighted boards to create sheaths which are overlapped and radiate from the center of the hat. Coils of thin round bamboo is layed over the top and stiched in place with yellow cotton thread. The sheathing is folded around the lower rim. At the top center are two layers of thin bamboo which are woven in spoke like fashion att he center and around the edges of the spoke is a wine colored fabric. Around the outside of the spokes densely coiled bamboo is stiched in place wih green silk thread. On the inside black and wine colored cotton has been pieced and stiffened and layed against the sheathing. On top of the fabric are black painted bamboo staves which create a framework. The yellow stiching which holds the sheathing on the outside can be seen on the inside over the staves and fabric. A wrapped coil of straw with two twisted loops are tied to the inner frame and act as a fitting for the head
1996.010.337 Hat Straw Dance Hat from Sado Island The hat is made from sedge stems which are tied in the center and radiate out to the edges. the spokes are held by sedge that is twined in a spiral. At the crown and the rim purple dyed sedge is woven as a decorative element. A red cotton tie is threaded through the sedge and crosses over the top and to the inside and the ends hang to tie under the chin. The hat has been folded in half and is worn in this manner for folk dancing.
1996.010.338 Rain Hat Straw Rain Hat in the Shape of a Hood. Made from bundles of straw which are alined vertically and held in place with a twined fiber cord at intervals. The side sections curve over the top and the straw bundles are covered on the outside with black cotton strips. Black cotton strips are also twisted along the bottom of the hood so that their ends are left free and create a decorative fringe. The twined fiber at the top of the hood ends in a loop. The edge of the hood is finished with a straw braid. These hats were worn by women working in the fields to protect them from rain.
1996.010.339 Obi Pre - Tied Obi Casual style obi made of purple silk in a weft faced weave has narrow stripe running the length of the sash and the edges of the selvages are white. The ends have a tightly woven finish. the obi is folded inhalf length wise and folded into a knot shape over a cardboard form which is covered with pink silk crepe. The form also has two pink ties extending from the sides and a label on the inside has the picture of an iris. the obi is tacked over the form with white cotton thread. Near a folded edge is a piece of elastic tied through a plastic hook and tacked to a the obi with white thread.
1996.010.340 Obi Age Sash Obi Age Sash Made of rinzu figure satin with a hemp leaf woven design (Asa No Ha) dyed light green. A resist dyed in orange to create a wavy design with leaves. A kanoko - shibori tie dyed creates white spots within the orange background.
1996.010.341 Obi Age Sash Obi Age Sash Light weight plain weave silk which is hemed on one side and both ends. Background is red and a stitch resist creates pink fan shapes Konoko - Shibori tie dye forms white spots on the red and pink background. A pale green dye accents flower shapes also created with stitch resist.
1996.010.342 Obi Maru Obi Silk obi woven in heavy brocade(Karaori). It has an all over design of bamboo leaves, snow covered pine branches, and chrysanthemums and other plants on cloud shaped background and wave motifs in beige, black, green, brown and white. worn for formal occasions by older women.
1996.010.343 Sash Sash to hold Kimono in Place under Obi. Pale pink silk chifon rectangle with roled and stitched edges.
1996.010.344 Men's Obi Two Men's Obi worn with Yukata A: Heavy silk woven in narrow blue and silvery - grey stripes. The middle section has a thicker weft, unfinished at the ends. B: Heavy woven silk in medium blue and sivery - grey stripes with one half with a back ground with two grey stripes and the other half appears as a grey background with two blue stripes. Middle section has thicker weft and the ends have a crepe like weave.
1996.010.345 Sash Sash worn with Yukata (?) Black weft faced silk with a band running length wise with supplementary warp which forms plum blossom design. The warp threads have been left long and knotted and braided into decorative ties on either end.
1996.010.346 Purse Clutch Handbag Made of a zippered pouch sewn to squared scarf. scarf is made of chirimen crepe weave silk. Light blue on top and white underneath, printed with all over pattern of green, red and white dots resembling flowers. the scarf is stitched to stiffen pouch which is covered in yellow silk chirimen crepe. The metal zipper is sewn to a slash in the middle of the scarf. Inside the pouch are two pockets. Card inserted into pocket shows a drawing of woman in kimono holding a purse in her hand indicating that scarf should be tied over purse resembling furoshiki.
1996.010.347 Yukata Child's Yukata Made of coarse plain weave white cotton. with blue green and red stenciled designs featuring kokeshi dolls and plum blossoms and boxes. the motifs have white shibori, plum blossom and coma designs.Wide sleeves with inside opening and small wrist opening. The shoulders are pleated, the collar extends three quarters of the way down the robe. Sewn onto the upper collar are two long yellow cotton ties. The collar has an inner protective band made of coarse white cotton. The yukata is hand sewn with white cotton thread.
1996.010.348 Yukata Child's Yukata White plain weave cotton printed with red and grey abstract motifs including parrallel zig zag designs. Narrow sleeves open on the inside with a small wrist opening and a pleat made where sleeves join the body. Collar extends three - quarters of the way down the robe and has a white coarsley woven protective band on the inside. There is an inner back yoke which extends over the shoulder. The yukata has a horizontal pleat to make the robe shorter.It is hand stitched with white cotton thread. Long ties are sewn to the middle back of the garment. There is a stain on the left front.
1996.010.349 Yukata Adult's Yukata White plain weave cotton with blue, grey, and red brush stroke motifs. Medium width sleeves with square corners. Collar extends half way down the robe. which has a horizontal pleat around the waist to make it shorter. There is a small inner back yoke. The yukata is hand stitched with white cotton thread. There are some small stains on the sleeves.
1996.010.350 Yukata Men's Yukata Cotton plain weave resist dyed with indigo. White falling flower petal; design is created by brushing on rice paste through a stencil and dipping the garnent in indigo dye. It has narrow sleeves with square corners and an opening in inside edge. The collar extends half way down the robe. A horizontal pleat down the waist was sewn before the collar was applied. It is hand stitched with black thread.
1996.010.351 Happi Jacket Child's Happi Festival Jacket Turquoise rayon printed with white rope design one negative and one positive around the lower half of the jacket. On the back is a large red Japanese character outlined in white. The black rayon collar extends the full length of the jacket. and has two identical characters in red and white on both sides of the front. Sleeves are small and the inner hem is lined with white synthetic fabric printed with rows of blue flowers. White basting stitches have been left on the sleeve edges after cleaning. Small white cloth label is attached inside the back neck and is stamped with red characters. the jacket is hand sewn with lavendar thread. There are two red stamps on the inside bottom of the collar.
1996.010.352 Kimono Men's Kimono for Casual Wear White and black hounds tooth fabric (content Unknown) over dyed with brown creating a floral medallion design with blue dyed cherry blossoms in the center of the large medallions. Short sleeves with square corners. lined in red and pink silk. The upper kimono is lined in white silk and the lower kimono is lined in pink silk. It is hand stitched with black thread.
1996.010.353 Kimono Formal Kimono Black synthetic crepe with short sleeves squarish corners design near hem is machine embroidered with gold cranes flying over silver waves. there are five white mon on the front back and sleeves. (Butterfly Design). There is an upper lining of white synthetic fabric and lower lining of black synthetic crepe fabric. There is a lossely attached white synthetic inner collar and lower lining. The lower hem of the kimono and the lining has a protective ribbon basted over the edges. There is also basting stitches left in the sleeves. There are two sets of snap fasteners at the back collar. Originally in paper wrapper with instruction pamphlet: How to store the costume. Thank you very much for patronizing our store (Daimaru Dept. Store, 4th floor, Tokyo branch) and for your order. This paper box is for mailing purposes only to keep it from getting soiled. If the kimono is left in the box it will get mouldy spots. 1) On a sunny day let it hang in the shade to air it, 2) Wrap in paper provided with mothballs and a dessicant, 3) Pleasure consult a professional when it is dirty, spotted or mouldy. Pay special attention to kimono with free-hand dye or natural dyes, be careful about sending it to the dry cleaner; 4) If the motif has gold or silver dust or a mon please put paper to protect it. Be careful not to steam iron the mon or it be ruined. Label on wrapper shows customer's name as Matsunaga, salesperson is Iwasaki.
1996.010.354 Haori Jacket Summer Haori Black boz weave with woven in wave design and supplementary weft wagonwheel scattered motifs in brown and copper. Three white mon on the back and sleeves. in a stylized circular flower design. White basting thread has been left in the sleeve ends. On the inside of the collar kumihimo braided cord is sewn to a fabric loop. It is woven in white, pink and rust color and acts as a tie for the jacket.
1996.010.355 Obi Age Sash Obi Age Money Belt Aqua plain weave silk is folded in half length wise and stitched together. At the center of the sash is a cotton lined pouch with a metal zipper. The sash has a white, kinoko shibori bands at both ends of the ties. Also the center section of the sash has been stiffened on the inside.
1996.010.356 Tabi Socks Pair of White Tabi Socks White cotton socks with separate toe are lined with white cotton. Fuzzy inner sole and stiffened white heavy cotton outer sole. Open at the back with three metal tabs which hook into white cord loops on the other side. Envelope explains how to wear tabi "in case it is difficult to put your foot into new tabi, turn upper half inside out and put on" and how to clean them "turn inside out, dissolve soap in hot water, soak tabi with lid on pot and let steam, press on washing board and squeeze out water, but do not twist, scrub soles with brush, for colored tabi used lukewarm water and rinse without using laundry board (see donor file). Made by Fukusuke Tabi Co.
1996.010.357 Tabi Socks Pair of White Tabi Socks White cotton socks with separate toe are lined with white cotton. Fuzzy inner sole and stiffened white heavy cotton outer sole. Open at the back with three metal tabs which hook into white cord loops on the other side. Envelope explains how to wear tabi "in case it is difficult to put your foot into new tabi, turn upper half inside out and put on" and how to clean them "turn inside out, dissolve soap in hot water, soak tabi with lid on pot and let steam, press on washing board and squeeze out water, but do not twist, scrub soles with brush, for colored tabi used lukewarm water and rinse without using laundry board (see donor file). Made by Fukusuke Tabi Co. High-grade tabi (red label)
1996.010.358 Pull Toy Pull Toy - Kiji Guruma Carved wooden toy with a long body humped behind the neck angular shaped head painted with red and green bands. painted black eyes in the form of a circle with a dot in the middle. Four cross cut wooden disks with bark form wheels which are attached through two grooves in the bottom of the toy by bamboo axels. The red painted snout at the front has a metal loop through a string would be tied to pull the toy.
1996.010.359 Toy Wheeled Toy - Tai - Garuma (Sea Bream) Hollow paper mache fish covered with plaster painted shiney red with pink back enhanced with gold and black paint on the fins, scales, eyes and mouth. On the bottom, two axels have been plastered in place holding four wooden disks which are painted black and yellow and act as wheels. There is a hole in the bottom and to the right of this written in pencil: "Tai Garuma, (Sea Bream), Shizuika, [Shizuoka?], Happy fish"
1996.010.360 Toy Wheeled Toy - Tai Garuma Sea Bream Paper mache fish with whited bottom. Covered with pink plaster, painted red, fish shaped with tail in the air. Scales and fins painted gold and black. Blue white and black eyes, black painted base with white and blue wave design on front. Clay wheels in the shape of a sea shell are apinted red. Two at the front and two at the back are joined by a bamboo stick axle which is inserted through holes in the base. The red and black paint is chipping off.
1996.010.361 Animal Two Clay Toys - Turtle and Rabbit A: Molded clay Tortoise painted red with a gold splothch on back and gold and white eyes. Under side is white. B: Molded clay rabbit crouched down, painted white with red ears, eyes, nose. Both have hollow bodies with two nails on the bottom edge of both sides. A string extends through a hole in the upper body and a metal wire loop is tied to one end and a brown clay cylinder is tied to the other end. Remnants of an elastic band are tied to the strings and one of the nails Originally the cylinder and rubber band would have been wound up so that when the string was pulled it would be propelled along a flat surface.
1996.010.362 Toy Boat Toy Whaling Boat on Wheels Kujira Bune Carved wooden boat is long and narrow with a shallow indentation in the top painted red. Top of the sides are black three sticks projecting through holes in the side of the boat, (Broken). The sides and the back are white with red and green floral motifs, blue diagonal bands, and a black and white dashed line. The bottom sides are black with a pattern in white and black and a yellow flower with green leaves. The prow extends from the front and is green with a red stripe and the tip is painted black with a white band. At the back top is a yellow painted piece of wood which is nailed on. the four wheels are made of wooden disks painted yellow with red flowers which are held on with a bamboo axle which fits into grooves on the bottom of the boat. On the bottom written in English: "Muroto Shikoku Kujira Bune 'Whale Boat' "
1996.010.363 Toy Pulled Wheeled wooden toy Kiji - Guruma Pheasant Car. Carved wood in an oblong shape with an angular head and a peaked tail. Front body is painted red with black and white eyes on either side. Black Japanese character on the top and cresent shaped groove behind it, At the front is angular shaped beak painted yellow.In the middle are two triangles outlined in white. The middle back has a red half flower with a yellow and green middle and four green leaves. The tail is yellow with red chevron shapes. The wheels are made of wooden disks with bark on them. The two wheels are joined by a wooden dowel and bamboo tube extendeing through two holes in the bottom of the body. A hole isdrilled through the front of the toy and has a green paper ribbon tied through it. On the bottom written in English:" Whaling Boat, Hitoyoashi, Kumomoto - ken, Gift from Sachiko Yuchiyama, 1980"
1996.010.364 Festival Figure Model of a Bull Demon Festival Figure paraded at the Uwajimaya Festival, Bu-yare or Ushioni Carved wooden head on along stick painted black with black and gold cylindrical ears, black and gold horns which curve up behind the ears, two gold painted eyes which are knobs pro trudung from the head an open mouth painted red inside with gold lips and black lines indicating teeth. The nose is a gold painted ring through which a white and orange ribbon are twisted. The stick extends into a hole in the base and the whole neck is covered with red cloth in fron and black velvet in back. Two pieces of folded white paper (gohei) are glued to the side of the head and side of the head. The base is angular is painted black with three brown horizontal stripes, protruding from the back is a wooden tail painted brown and black. On the bottom is a brown and white sticker " Takumi, 200 Yen" , Kanji: "Tokyo Ginza 8th West"
1996.010.365 Ox figure Ceramic Bull on Wood Base Hollow ceramic stylized ox is painted black with gold nose and eyelids, white eyes and two wooden ears painted black, red and gold, protruding from the sides of his head. Gold painted feet. Over the middle of the bull is a piece of brocade with gold, orange, black and white floral designs with kanji woven in "Negai kake ushi". The fabric is glued to the body and a gold braided cord is tied in a bow around the body and under the chin. A white and orange braided cord is tied around the ears and a brown fiber cord is knotted through holes in the nose. On either side are glued white folded paper representing gohei. The bull is glued to a wood rectangular base which has a seal in red kanji "Kai un-kigan" (reveals your fortune, wishes will come true) on the top of the base and black kanji "Negai kake ushi" (wishing ox) on the right side. On the bottom written in English: " Wish Ox. The ox is charmed with all the good wishes made by a maidens elaborate care." The head is split around the ears and the nose.
1996.010.366 Carved Figure Carved wooden figure in the style of Itto - Bori Figure is carved of one piece in the middle back has been cut to create a curved feather effect. The figure appears to represent a rural person with a cone shaped hat, a rain cape, kimono style jacket and striped pants, monpei. The details are painted in red and black. There is a red square on the crown of the hat, red and black scalloped shape representing a scarf on the back of the head. Painted black facial features, red cross hatch design on jacket with red and black collar, red tie at waist with red bow in front. Red and black feet on a cylindrical base. The hole in the bottom indicates the figure was turned in a lathe.
1996.010.367 Owl Carvings Two Carved Wooden Owls Itto - Bori Carved wood owls sit on a post, At middle back slivers of wood have been cut to form wing and tail featers. Two pointed ears, head is painted brown, except for eyes and nose which are black . At the front where the owl body angles in towards the post two sets of three black lines represent feet. A; Slightly broader than B and appears to be newer. Holes in the bottom and top indicated these were lathed.
1996.010.368 Carved Animal Carved Wood Shi Shi Lion Dog Body legs and head are carved separtely and joined together. The head is painted red with a v - shaped groove to create a snout. Black painted nose, yellow and black eyes and teeth. Two black painted wooden square ears are glued to the top of the head. There is a hole in the middle of the head. The body is formed from a half cylinder of wood with the bark side facing up. Painted in black and white on either side of the body are Mon,one is shaped like a plum blossom, the other has three comas in a circle. The back and front of the body are painted green and a straw tail extends from a hole at the back of the animal. The four legs are made of sticks covered in bark and stuck to the flat bottom of the body.
1996.010.369 Mobile Mobile of Folk Toys Six black painted wood dowels ranging from 3" to 8" long are joined with light weight mono filament. A brass ring is attached to the top. Hanging from the dowels are 7 miniature folk toys. They are: Kokeshi Doll, 2.25" tall, carved of wood and painted with a yellow conical hat, white scarf with green coard, black, grey and red facial features. orange jacket, white and yellow striped green pants. Paper mache cow, Aka - beko, 3.125" long, with a bobing head which is unattached, painted red with black, gold and white details, two horns protrude from the head. Tamari yarn ball: 1.25" dia. Wrapped with red cloth covered yellow, green, and pink silk yarn creating a floral pattern. Red painted wooden dish possibly for sake. Black painted carved wood badger with two round ears painted red, painted yellow and white eyes and nose,red mouth, white collar, pink paws with yellow claws. White painted wood sake bottle with a cork-shaped top and black kanji on the front. Black painted wooden horse, Miharu - Goma, painted orange, briddle and other details, white nose and bit, blue saddle, yellow black and orange saddle blanket, black fiber tufts extend from the head as a mane and from the back as a tail. The mobile is stored in a cardboard box which has dividers for each item and a cardboard lid, covered with decorative paper. On one end is stamped 1 - 7.
1996.010.370 Rattle Paper mache rattle Barrel shaped rattle has a extension on top which peaks. Paper mache covered with white plaster and the extension and the ends of the barrel are painted red with gold and blue markings. On both sides are a painted red flower with gold flaked accents, blue and grey leaves with gold veins and a pink bud. The bamboo handle is inserted into the bottom of the barrel shape and has remnants of white plaster and white and blue paint. Inside there are seeds to make it rattle . (magic wand from old children's story, rattling brings about wishes)
1996.010.371 Toy Drum Toy Drum Toy is made of three drum sections on a stick.The bottom drum is round, flat shaped sides covered with red paper and a gold paper strip runs down the middle on each side. The sides are covered red, blue, yellow, purple and green silk cloth featuring various flowers. Two brass bells hang down on cotton strings on either side of the drum. When the drum is twirled back and forth the bells hit the drum. The middle drum is a Tsuzumi style drum with a cylindrical middle and two disk shaped ends. The middle is covered with gold paper and two red stripes. The ends are covered with yellow paper with red and green kokeshi doll designs. The ends are tied on with a yellow silk cord which crosses the middle section. Between the middle and the top drum is a red cross bar wrapped with gold paper strips orange and white tassels hang from each side. The round flat drum on top, smaller than bottom drum, has a red paper middle and the ends are covered with the same patterned silk fabric. The stick which forms the handle is covered in red paper and decorated with a broken gold paper strip.
1996.010.372 Rattle Paper mache rattle Barrel shaped rattle has a extension on top which peaks. Paper mache covered with white plaster and the extension and the ends of the barrel are painted red with gold and blue markings. On one side is a painted red flower with gold flaked accents, blue leaves with gold veins and a pink bud. The other side is a painted red sea bream with gold markings and black eyes around it are blue and green waves. The bamboo handle is inserted into the bottom of the barrel shape and is covered with white plaster and white and blue paint. Inside there are seeds to make it rattle.
1996.010.373 Toy Cow Bobbing Head Cow Toy Aka - Beko Paper mache in two parts: a body painted red with black spots and tail and white spots on top, has four legs and an opening in front. The head is shaped with a long neck which hangs inside the body opening by a red thread. Head is painted red with black horns,black and white eyes, gold nose and mouth and white stripes on the forehead.
1996.010.374 Toy Cow Bobbing Head Cow Toy Aka - Beko Paper mache in two parts: a body painted red with black spots and tail and white spots on top, has four legs and an opening in front. The head is shaped with a long neck which hangs inside the body opening by a red thread. Head is painted red with black horns,black and white eyes, gold nose and mouth and white stripes on the forehead.
1996.010.375 Toy Cow Paper mache toy cow with bobbing head Aka - beko style cow made of two sections: Paper mache body has four legs and has an opening at the front. Painted red on top with faded white and gold floral gold design, bands of gold and blue below, two rectangular paper mache boxes are attached on both sides and are painted yellow and have black kanji on both sides "Kinjurio" (carrying money in box). Black markings on all legs. paper mache head is attached by a string through a front opening in the body. Painted black mane, black eyes outlined in red, yellow muzzle with red nostrels and mouth, Ears are attached on both sides, red in front, right ear is broken. Horns are made of two twigs sticking out of the top of the head. Labels on the bottom of the cow say : Takashimaya, # 79, 126, black kanji "Tokyo, Takashimaya store"
1996.010.376 Figure Paper mache figure of girl Hoko - san Paper mache doll covered with white plaster and has painted black hair. eyebrows and eyes, red mouth and brown eyelids. Front is painted red indicating kimono with black and gold collar, sleeve openings and decoration near the hem. White and green markings down the front, white spots for hands and black spots for feet. On the bottom there is a hole and written in English "Kyushu Ningyo."
1996.010.377 Dog Ceramic Dog Figure Inu - Hariko White ceramic dog with tail curled up over back Black lacquered fur on top of head, red lacquered inner ears, red blush around eyes, red mouth. Blue nad black eeys and nose, painted brown whiskers, black lacquered spot on tail and on legs. Multi-colored silk dog blanket is glued across the back and across the front as a bib. The floral design is outlined with orange and white silk cord. Red cloth around his neck.
1996.010.378 Toy Tiger Bobbing Head Paper Mache Tiger Shinno - No - Tora or Hariko - No - Tora Hollow paper mache body with opening in front painted yellow with black stripes across the back and legs and along the tail which is curled up on its back there is a painted red ring around the opening of the body. the head is weighted on the back inserted in the cavity in the front of the body and hangs by a string. Painted yellow with black stripes white, black, and gold eyes, black nose, red ears and mouth. Whiskers are made from bleached straw glued into holes on each side of the nose.
1996.010.379 Fish Decoration Paper Mache Fish Decoration Made of paper shaped so that the body is puffed out and has scale forms the fin projects from the top back of the fish and the tail hangs down below. It is lacquered red with gold flakes. The edges of the fin, tail and chin are left as pink paper. Its eyes are silver and black. White and blaue label glued to the tail: "Made in Japan". This gold fish decoration is possibly part of a larger decoration containing other figures and symbols hanging from a stick .
1996.010.380 Bird Whistle Toy Bird Whistle Whistle Consists of carved wooden bird sitting on a bamboo tube which has another tube extending out the back. The bird has lower beak which has been carved separately and inserted into upper beak so that it moves when whistle is blown. Bird is painted red on top and sides, a black outline for wings and yellow and black dot for eyes. The beak and lower body are unpainted. the bamboo tube is painted red on either end and has a flat top where the bird sits, a hole in the center, and a thinner bamboo tube extending at an angle from the back. The accompanying instruction sheet is printed with red diagrams of boy blowing whistle and close up of the bird. the instructions are in red kanji "As you blow the beak moves and sings, automatic nightengale whistle, newest innovation, educational toy. As diagram indicates put you thumb in front and index finger in back to hold whistle and by using your tongue as you blow you can whistle to to totato, and without tongue it sounds ho ho hokako. Shizuoka Wadami 1283 Hashizume Shigeru Shoten (shop) Toy Department". The whistle was originally stored in small cardboard box with a stamped label in Kanji underneath plum blossoms.
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