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1996.010.381 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 green 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.
1996.010.382 Decoration Miniature Basket containing Folk Toys A: Small basket woven in heaxagonal weave of bamboo strips with bound rim. Interior is covered witrh white paper which has black circles and red and black kanji printed on it, It holds nine toys in miniature. B: Miniature kokeshi Doll H: 1.25", carved wood with stationary head painted black features painted red scarf on top of head. Painted green and red floral design on front of kimono. C: Miniature Daruma H: .5", Made of orange clay with tan colored face. Painted black eyebrows, mustache and white eyes and red mouth. D & E: Miniature figures carved from wood. D: Painted blue cloak with white dots fastened with an orange strap with white dots, black crosshatch pattern on lower body. Painted black hair, eyebrows and eyes, red mouth. Pink silk cord is looped and threaded through a hole extending through a hole from head to body. A tassel is formed with the pink cord tied to blue ad purple cords. E: Painted Green cloak with white dots fastened with an orange strap with white dots, black crosshatch pattern on lower body. Painted black hair, eyebrows and eyes, red mouth. Orange silk cord is looped and threaded through a hole extending through a hole from head to body. A tassel is formed with the orange cord tied to white and pink cords. F: Miniature Toy Dog, Inu Hariko, H: .75". Paper mache painted white, black fur on fore head, grey whiskewrers, blue eyes, red ears and mouth. Painted blue blanket with red, green and white dots. On back painted blue and red collar with white dots. Black dots on legs and tail which curls over back. Orange silk cords tied around neck. G: Lion Head, Shishi - Gashira, H: .375", Molded of saw dust and rice paste, painted red with painted black ears and eyebrows, gold painted eyes and teeth. Green woven ribbon strip glued to top of head and white and red symbol of a circle with horizontal line through middle. H: Miniature Drum - Atsuzumi, H: .5", Shaped middle section narrow in center,painted black with gold flecks, the flat round end pieces made of ivory or plastic have painted details and holes around the edge through which is strung silk orange thread. I: Possibly Miniature Drum?, H: .375", A tiny cylinder wrapped with green cloth with a painted white symbol of a circle of a line crossong though the middle. the ends of the cylinder are yellow and wrapped with a red band. A red silk cord is attached to each end of the cylinder forming a loop. J: Miniature Book, W: .75", Moulded wood paste in the form of an open book with a red painted cover, white pages, and horizontal black llines representing writing.
1996.010.383 Straw Horses Two Small Straw Horses (Wara Uma) A: Bundles of sedge wrapped with straw. Along neck extends from a horizontal body and sedge is tied and knotted to form a mane and twisted to form two ears. The ends of the neck pieces form the open mouth. Four bundles form the legs extending from the body, and the tail is made from small twigs inserted into back of body. Purple and white twisted paper ring is tied to lower jaw, to form reins, and the ends are inserted through a paper on his back. Two paper strips, one red and one white, go over the back and are glued together underneath. The white strip is printed with a red kanji seal and on the inside is written: "Shimme From Jindaiji Temple" B: Bundles of sedge wrapped with straw. Along neck extends from a horizontal body and sedge is tied and knotted to form a mane and twisted to form two ears. The ends of the neck pieces form the open mouth. Four bundles form the legs extending from the body, and the tail is made from small twigs inserted into back of body. Red and white twisted paper faded) ring is tied to lower jaw, to form reins, and the ends are inserted through a paper on his back. Two paper strips, one red and one white, go over the back and are glued together underneath. The white strip is printed with a red kanji seal.
1996.010.384 Animal Straw Horse (Wara Uma) Made of bundles of sedge tied with straw. Body is formed from horizontal loop and is split at back to form two back legs. Two bundles for front legs are looped inside the body and the bundle forming the neck loops around the front of the body , the neck is tied with shorter pieces of sedge knitted to form a mane at the back. The ears are made of twisted sedge and the mouth consisting of upper nad lower jaw are larger pieces of twisted sedge inserted into the neck. The tail is curved twigs inserted into the back of the body. Sedge rope made of one green and one natural cord are tied throught he mouth and behind the ears and fastened across the back as a rein. Three broad flat pieces of rush are dyed green, tan, and orange and tied over the back of the horse.
1996.010.385 Shuttlecock Shuttlecocks, hane Set of three and set of Two, and Two Bells A - C: Shutttlecocks are made of five outer feathers and one layer of dyed fiber inside, all tied around a small projection attached to a black painted seed. A: Green feathers and pink fiber and small brass colored bell attached in the center. B: Pink feathers with green fiber and bell is detached. C: Blue feathers and red fiber and the seed pod is rough on the outside and detached bell. D & E: Set of two shuttlecocks with three long pointed feathers glued into the hole of a black painted seed. D: Pink Feathers E: Yellow dyed feathers and the seed is broken at the bottom. F & G: Two brass colored bells which have become detached from the centers of B & C.
1996.010.386 Battledore Three Battledores - Hagoita with painted decorations A: Carved wooden paddle flat on both sides wider at the top, Shaped narrower going down to handle at the bottom. One side has painted scene of girl gressed in kimono. Her black painted hair has decoration of fuschia, yellow, red, orange, white, and gold. She is wearing fuschia kimono with floral design of white colored pinks, orange under collar, yellow and black obi, red and yellow obi - age. She is holding fan with white crane with gold and blue background, an orange and green fan lies in front of her. The back drop is an orange and fuschia sky with gold clouds, green trees, and blue river. On the other side is painted a pink rose and bud with green leaves. The wood has been dented by the shuttlecock. Written in back in pencil "Hagoita Battledore Shuttlecock Girls New Year's. " B: Wood carved paddle W: 4.625", L: 15.375", carved same as A: Painted scene is of girl dressed in kimono her hair is black and short with red bow. She has orange kimono with kight orange plum blossoms, yellow undercollar, red and purple obi, yellow obi -jime. She is holding a bouquet of flowers in white paper in left hand, Flowers are yellow. The backdrop is blue sky, green hills with brown spots and a blue river. The paint is chipping where it has been damaged by shuttlecock. the reverse has beenpainted with pink rose and green leaves. shuttlecock dents on back as well. C: Carved wooden paddle L: 15.875", W: 4.5", D: .375" Same shape as A & B. Painted front is of little girl with head cocked to one side, she has black hair with a yellow, blue, red, green and pink ornament with gold details.She has a red kimono, a pink under collar, and is holding a doll with a green and gold dress and hat. Background is yellow. On the handle written in pencil "Hagoita." On the other side is painted green bamboo leaves.
1996.010.387 Battledore Battledore - Hagoita with Padded Figure. Wooden paddle is carved with a wide top and narow hndle at the bottom. Handle is covered with black corderoy. Front has padded figure applied to a background made of card covered with silk. The shapes of the figure are made from card which is padded nad covered with silk fabric. th efigure is a woman with painted features, black silk thread for hair, with red silk scarf at the back, stripped white and purple silk scarf tied under chin at front, and a silver ornament with red wisteria painted on the front. Her kimono is made of padded red silk crepe with blossoms painted in pink, yellow and blue. The obi is orange and gold brocade with flowers, fans and water. The two silk covered hands have details painted in pink and she is holding a hobby horse made of white padded silk, with a red, white and silver collar, orange cord bridle, and a blue, white and gold striped rein. The background of peach silk has painted plum blossoms in gold, pink, blue and red. Small brass colored bell is wired to gold painted flower. figure pojects forward from background and is held by woooden blocks. Four nails hold figure in place. On the reverse is a painting of a pink and white flower with green leaves and brown design.
1996.010.388 Battledores - Hagoita Battledore - Hagoita with padded figure Wooden paddle is carved and is wider at the top and narows to a handle. On the front is a padded figure covered with silk fabric. The shapes are made of card covered and glued together. The figure is a woman with painted features, black satin hair and an elaborate headdress made of gold crinkled paper, gold and orange brocade, a silver foil flower, and a silk orange cord tied under her chin. Her kimono is made of orange and gold brocade, and the rest is made of green and gold brocade, purple and gold brocade, and yellow crepe. In her right hand, which is made of white silk and painted with pink features, is a paper fan with red bamboo leaves, gold edging and a black handle. The figure projects from the board held in place with wooden dowel and the bottom is nailed. The background is made of card covered with white silk. which is painted with pink and gold cherry blossoms and green leaves. The handle is covered with black corderoy. Print of basket at lower area of back.
1996.010.389 Battledore Large Battledore - Hagoita and Two Shuttlecocks A: Carved wood paddle wide at the top and narrower to handle at the bottom, Figure of woman is made of card padded and covered with silk fabric and glued in sections. Face is white silk with painted features, black silk thread hair, with elaborate hair dress with pink bow in back, gold foil paper, gold and orange brocade decorations in the front, two silver foil decorations with red fiber flowers on either side of the face. Silver metallic strips hang down from wires beneath these ornaments the head dress is tied under her chin with white silk cord ending in two tassels. Obi is orange and gold brocade with blue and white floral design collars in gold and whitre brocade and pink crepe. Green, blue, orange and gold obi. the white silk hands are painted with features. The left holds a bar made of red padded silk wraped with silver foil. The right hand holds three orange braids which extend from the figure and are attached to a purse ? made of padded cloth painted red and gold with blue and white wave design. The figure projects from the back held by wooden dowling and is nailed by the bottom . The background is made of card covered with pink and white shibori tie dyed silk. the handle is covered with green and gold brocade. On the other side is painting of green bamboo with blue leaves and gold flakes and an orange sun. B & C: Two shuttlecocks with three long feathers inserted into black painted seed. B: Has red dyed feathers. C: Has Yellow dyed feathers.
1996.010.390 Card Game Card Game A: Cover of cardboard box has image of two children on front dressed in kimono and holding up their arms. The boy has brown hair and blue and white robe, brown hakama, and yellow geta. The girl has black hair, red,yellow, blue and pink kimono and red geta. Background has squares of pink, red, orange, blue and green. At the top is red kanji: Katsuo-chan and Wakame-chan Karuta (Bonito and Seaweed Card Game) B: Bottom of cardboard box side covered with white paper, has cardboard platform inset. C: 45 Picture cards and 45 written cards. Picture cards have multicolored scenes with Japanese character in circle in upper right corner. The written cards have black kanji written vertically and romanji written horizontally. the object is to match the written and picture cards. Each character represents a sound from old sayings, the first sound is written inside circle. Pictures are placed on the floor in front of players and one person reads old saying starting with the first sound. The children pick out of the pictures and the first character the matching card. Organized according to sound so children can learn to read the associated characters: 1) Vowels: ah, ee, oo, eh, oh; 2) k associated with vowel: kah, kee, koo, keh, koh; 3) s sounds; 4) t sounds; 5) n sounds; 6) h sounds; 7) m sounds; 8) y dipthong sounds (4 cards); 10) r sounds; 9) w sound (1 card), (no ng sounds) a) ah - an early rising household will have luck (early bird gets the worm) b) ee - when the dog walks around he may get hit by a stick (expect adverse happenings with adventure) c) oo - truth came from a lie (even when telling a lie the truth will be revealed) d) eh - hoist your sail in the bay [so you will be recognized by those on shore] (sailing under true colors) e) oh - the metal halberd goes with the ogre (things that go together, double the scaryness) f) kah - let him take a trip (if you love a child let him learn and experience on his own) g) kee - today is other's fate, but tomorrow may be mine (but for the grace of God go I) h) koo - something smelly, use a lid (hide unpleasantness) i) keh - fighting, both should be judged (it takes two to tango) j) koh - before you fall down, use a cane (be prepared and careful) k) sah - go around warning of fire and then sit and have a smoke (do your duty and then rest) l) see - if you don't know you are Buddha (what you don't know won't hurt you, ignorance is bliss) m) soo - what happened in the past (let bygones be bygones) n) seh - if you do things in a hurry you do bad work (haste makes waste) o) soh - the oldest is no good (because they are pampered they grow up to be useless) p) tah - when you are travelling you get acquainted with fellow travellers and society shows compassion (outside it is a cold world so treat others with compassion) q) tee - even if dust piles up it becomes a mountain (a little effort every day will show a good result) r) too - it is a bad thing when the cloud covers the moon and flowers are blown by the wind (bad things happen) s) teh - heaven knows and earth knows when you are doing something bad t) toh - bats are in the village without birds u) nah - crying face is stung by a bee (don't complain things will be worse) v) nee - the one who is hated takes over (only the good die young, the bad succeeds) w) noo - put a nail in the rice bran to keep the pickling mixture fresh (useless action) x) neh - caution on top of caution (measure twice, cut once) y) noh - the able falcon hides his sharp claw (the person who knows doesn't show off) z) hah - prefer sweet over the flower (choose the practical over the pretty) aa) hee - hundred sentences is not worth one look (a picture is worth a thousand words) ab) hoo - couple fighting is the seed of poverty (don't spend your energy on negative activity) ac) heh - person who is not talented practices anyway (don't bother if you don't have the talent) ad) hoh - don't use your energy where it is not worthwhile (don't flog a dead horse) ae) mah - sometimes you win by losing af) mee - last coming from your action (you cause your own predicament, sometimes you are your own worst enemy) ag) moo - the illogical makes sense when logic disappears (stand up for justice) ah) meh - you always notice the big bump above your eye (the annoying thing close to you is all you are aware of) ai) moh - in front of the temple gate kozo (lowest accolyte) reading scripture he hasn't learned (pretending to be somebody you are not) aj) yah - person who always buys cheap things loses money (penny wise, dollar foolish) ak) yoo - tortoise beats the rabbit (when you are overconfident you lose) al) yoh - you look at the ceiling from inside a hollow stem (can't see the forest for the trees) (can't see the whole picture because of concentrating on details) am) woh - you can't hit a dog when its wagging its tail (honey catches more flies than vinegar) an) rah - there are easy times and there are hard times ao) ree - rationalization and plaster will stick anywhere ap) roo - if you polish lapiz even a needle will shine (put in the effort and you will improve) aq) reh - good medicine is bitter to taste ar) roh - direct translation is proof more than argument (actions speak louder than words) as) wah - the lid to a cracked pot (the lid is useless after the pot is cracked) Condition: Box is split on both sides.
1996.010.391 Ball, Decorative; Temari Decorative Ball - Temari Ball is wrapped with white cotton thread and is decorated with silk braided cord. On two sides of the ball rosey colored cord outlined in green and yellow cord has been wrapped in the shape of a hexagon with three petals extending tfrom the sides. The three spaces left from between these motifs have been stitched in a radiating circle. One is green and orange, one is pink and one is orange. The ball has a pink silk cord tie from which to hang it. Core is unknown but is squeezable like straw.
1996.010.392 Ball, Decorative; Temari Decorative Ball - Temari Ball is wrapped with black and gold cotton thread and has a network of finer cotton thread in tan color. Covering the black background are various chrysanthemum style flowers stitched in thick cotton embroidery thread - Pink with rose center; orange with green; yellow with orange; green with yellow; mauve with purple; bright blue with dark blue; light green with dark green; mauve with rose; white with red; pink with purple; rose with green; white with blue. Core is unknown but is squeezable like straw.
1996.010.393 Ball, Decorative; Temari Decorative Ball - Temari with Box with Written Description. A: Hard, light ball is wrapped with fine white synthetic fiber and has thick cotton embroidery thread wrapped in a design of leaf shapes which cross on two sides of the ball. Leaf shapes are yellow, green and rose with grey thread extending over the top of the shapes. Brown cotton thread is around the middle of the ball and grey thread is wrapped over it in diamond shapes. B: Cardboard Box bottom covered with washi paper with beige Buddhist knot design and blue dots. Number 5 on one side and on the bottom written in ink "Goten Ball" which is an incorrect reading from another box C: Cardboard lid for box covered in same paper with white label on top and black kanji: "Hime (Princess) Temari" Blue rice paper description with black printing in English - "Diamond Ball, Ehime Prefecture, Japan."
1996.010.394 Ball, Decorative; Temari Decorative Ball - Temari in Box with Typed Explaination. Soft core ball is wrapped with fine white cotton thread and the design is created by wrapping silk braided cord in the shape of diamonds on two sides in pink, brown, blue, orange, and yellow. four radiating diamond motifs fill the spaces between the large diamond shapes. There are two pink and two orange. Purple silk braided cord is tied through the top to act as a hanger. B: Cardboard box bottom covered with washi paper with white and beige chrysanthemum design. On the bottom is brown and white label with kanji and "Takumi Tokyo Ginza W. 8, 80 Yen" Written in pencil "Child's Ball" C: Cardboard Box lid covered with same paper. Brown and white label with black kanji "Kyodo Mingei-hin Seisaku, Fukuki Sakuhin" Organization to maintain village craft skills. Inside the box is type written explaination from one of Ms. Sealoff's students about origins of ball.
1996.010.395 Ball, Decorative; Temari Decorative Ball - Temari Hard ball is wrapped with white synthetic fiber and has a cotton embroidery thread design of two flower shapes in yellow, green, rose and pink. the two flower shapes have six petals, and are divided by band of purple embroidery thread around the center of the ball. Pink thread in a diamond shape hold the band and the flowers together.
1996.010.396 Wood Blocks and Prints Two Sets of Wood Blocks, Three Sets of Wood Block Prints used for cards. A: Block Print Christmas Card 5.5" X 3.5", white paper card created from four wood blocks and shows two kokeshi dolls who are yellow with black hair and dressed in red and green clothing. Above their heads in blue "Merry Xmas" below are the initials "GLS." Yellow border. B - E: Set of Four wood blocks used to make Christmas card A. 5.5" X 3.5" X .5" B: Wood Block rectangle chisel marks in background and two outlines of kokeshi dolls and a border stand out in relief to the background. Yellow paint on the doll figure and border, on the side of the black is carved # 1 and a Japanese character. C: Wood black rectangle with chisel marks in background, raised border details of clothing and other rectangles stand in relief to the background, white paper is adhered to some of the rectangles and green paint is visible on the clothes and border. Green image of two doll heads on one of the white papers. D: Rectangular wood back with chisel mark background doll details carved in relief, these have red paint on them other raised areas including the green border are covered with paper. E: Rectangular wood block chisel mark background final block in series and has the words Merry Xmas, hair and features of the dolls and two sets of initial, GLS and AMS in relief. The upper lettering has red paint ,middle is black and the initials have blue paint on them. Border is raised and has white paper with green paint on it. F - N: Set of wood blocks and cards representing the various stages of printing. F: Card Number 1, 5.75" X 3.875". Made of white hand made paper with yellow print of upper part of horse. G: Card Number 2, Yellow print plus green saddle. H: Card Number 3, Yellow horse, green saddle, red print of saddle details and wheels. I: Card Number 4, final Print adding black outline. J: Fully printed card with yellow horse on red wheels representing a folk toy. K: Rectangular wood Block 6" X 4" X.5", raised portion of black is they body of a horse with yellow paint, chisel marks around the horse put it in relief. Some paper is on outside edges of the black. In pencil -"1" and a Japapnese Character in upper corner. On the back in black "Kono" L: Rectangular wood block raised portion is saddle and wheel axels and has green paint on top. wood is chiseled out around details and the rest of the black is covered with white paper and yellow imprint of the horse can be seen on the left. the number 2 and Japanese character on upper right. On the back is: "Kono" and a label : "Matsuzaka" M: Rectangular wood black raised portion is bottom of saddle and the wheels with red paint on top. Chisel marks around the outside put the decoration in relief. White paper with yellow border stuck to block and Number 3 on block and Japanese character and on back "Kono" N: Rectangular wood Block of horse on wheels and black paint covers raised portion, number 4 and Japanese character in upper corner, on other side is complete carved outline of horse covered in yellow paint. Probably used as original guide for carving each block. O - U: Set of wood block Prints showing the stages of printing 5.5" X 3.625". White cards O: Card 1, Light blue background pattern P: Card 2, Dark blue added to background. Q: CArd 3, Mauve added to background pattern. R: Card 4, Ochre colored trees and people with animals. S: Card 5, Black outline of trees, people and animals printed on brown paper. T & U: Identical cards with final print of people and animals traversing road behind trees. On the back of the cards printed with wood blocks is "Merry Xmas" in red with a green border and the initials GLS in blue in lower right hand corner.
1996.010.397 Calligraphy Books Two Calligraphy Books Cursive Style Writing A: Paper bound booklet, covers are greenish grey, printed with black ink: "No. 1 Cherry and Snow Book" in Japanese on cover, interior pages yellowing, black ink hiragana and mayoo-gana (old poems) with notations in red ink, Characters have brown border on each page. The book opens from the left and the last page has red seal at the bottom. The pages are bound in traditional style (tsutsuri) with grey thread tied through four holes on right hand side. Published by "Matsubayshi-do" B: Accordian style book opening from the left has front and back cover made of kiri (palownia) wood. The back cover is split. Pages are made from white paper glued together in continuous piece with ends glued to two wooden covers and the middle section pleated to create individual pages. The front side of the pages is black with white characters in grass style calligraphy in hiragana and kanji mayoo-gana old poem; it gives the effect of stone rubbings, the back of the pages are white and there are worm holes extending through the whole of the book.
1996.010.398 Brush, Calligraphy Two Calligraphy Storage Mats and Four Brushes (Fude) with Protective Sleeves. A: Storage Mat, 10.5" X 11.75" (Unrolled), Made of red dyed bamboo sticks which are twined together with cotton thread in seven places and tied to two bamboo slats at teach end. A silk purple cord tied to one end, and ends in a tassel underneath a plastic pick or tab which is threaded on to the cord. In the middle of the mat is black ink stain. The mat is rolled around the brushes and purple cord and tab fasten the roll. B: Calligraphy Brush - Fude L: 9", Dia: .375", Made of hollow bamboo tube handle with whitish bristles on one end, Along upper end of handle there are four red characters above four blue characters written vertically above four more characters "No. 6, long bristle", sheep hair and pig or horse hair. The handle is stained with black ink. C: Protective Sleeve for Brush L; 3.125", made of hollow bamboo piece which has split. Meant to be thrown away after using brush, not for storage. D: Calligraphy Brush - Fude L: 9", Dia: .375", Made of hollow bamboo tube handle with whitish bristles on one end, Along upper end of handle there are four red characters above four blue characters written vertically above four more characters "No. 6, long bristle", sheep hair and pig or horse hair. The handle is stained with black ink and covers the upper red characters. E: Protective Sleeve for Brush L: 3", made of hollow bamboo piece which has split partially. Meant to be thrown away after using brush, not for storage. F & G: Calligraphy Brush - Fude L: 7.875", Dia: .25", Made of hollow bamboo tube handle with whitish bristles with brown tips on one end, Along upper end of handle there are four red characters above four blue characters written vertically above four more characters "No. 8, shortest bristle", sheep hair and pig or horse hair. The handle is stained with black ink. H: Protective Sleeve for Brush L: 3.5", made of hollow bamboo piece which has split. completely. Meant to be thrown away after using brush, not for storage. I: Storage Mat, 11" X 11.5" (Unrolled), Made of black dyed bamboo sticks which are twined together with cotton thread in seven places and tied to two bamboo slats at teach end. A black cotton cord is tied to one end, underneath a plastic pick or tab which is threaded on to the cord. The mat is rolled around the brushes and black cord and tab fasten the roll.
1996.010.399 Seal Ink Paste Container with lid holding Seal ink paste A: Bottom of black plastic round container, indented in center, shape of a mountain and initials E K moulded into the bottom. Inside is blob of vermillion ink paste mixed with wax or oil to be used with a seal. B: Round plastic lid with moulded design of endless knot pattern around rim, on the inside is a moulded design in the shape of a circle and square amd the word paten. The lid fits loosely on bottom.
1996.010.400 Seal Ink Paste Container with lid holding Seal ink paste A: Bottom of black plastic round container, indented in center, shape of a mountain and initials E K moulded into the bottom. Inside is blob of vermillion ink paste mixed with wax or oil to be used with a seal. B: Round plastic lid with moulded design of endless knot pattern around rim, on the inside is a moulded design in the shape of a circle and square amd the word paten. The lid fits loosely on bottom.
1996.010.401 Seal Ink Paste Metal Container with lid for Seal Ink Paste. A: Bottom of red metal container with recessed bottom and heavy silver colored metal liner containing vermillion red ink paste mixed with wax or oil. B: Round metal lid painted red on outside with 1.50 Yen stamped on top. Inside is gold colored metal.
1996.010.402 Seal Set Three Piece Kokeshi Seal Set inside Leather Pouches in a Lidded Box. A: Kokeshi Doll Seal, H: 1.875", Dia: .5", carved of wood with round head cylinrical body. painted features, red scarf on head, black hair eyes, eyebrows and nose, red mouth. red collar. two purple flowers with green leaves down front. Bottom is carved into shape of character with evidence of red ink. B: Leather Pouch, L: 2.75", W: 1", Acts as container for kokeshi doll seal . Tan color sewn around side and bottom, open top has scalloped edge. Leather thong threaded through holes in upper pouch with sliding amber bead above the knot at the end of the tie. C: Kokeshi Doll Seal, H: 1.875", Dia: .5", carved of wood with round head cylinrical body. painted features, red scarf on head, black hair eyes, eyebrows and nose, red mouth. red collar. two purple flowers with green leaves down front. Bottom is carved into shape of character with evidence of red ink. D: Leather Pouch, L: 2.75", W: 1", Acts as container for kokeshi doll seal . Blue color sewn around side and bottom, open top has scalloped edge. Leather thong threaded through holes in upper pouch with sliding amber bead above the knot at the end of the tie. E: Kokeshi Doll Seal, H: 1.875", Dia: .5", carved of wood with round head cylinrical body. painted features, red scarf on head, black hair eyes, eyebrows and nose, red mouth. red collar. two purple flowers with green leaves down front. Bottom is carved into shape of character with evidence of red ink. F: Leather Pouch, L: 2.75", W: 1", Acts as container for kokeshi doll seal . Wine color sewn around side and bottom, open top has scalloped edge. Leather thong threaded through holes in upper pouch with sliding amber bead above the knot at the end of the tie. G & H: Lacquered Box, H: 1.375", W: 4.125", D: 2.625" G: Box bottom rectangular shaped, with ledge around upper edge, black lacquered exterior, wine colored lacquered interior. At each end blue washi paper with cream medallion motifs match up with lid decoration. H: Box Lid, rectangular shaped with recessed edge, wine colored lacquered interior, black lacquered exterior with wide band of blue washi paper glued across the top and side of the lid. Paper has design of round medallions in the shape of flowers and geometric motifs.
1996.010.403 Ink Stone Ink Stone suzuri Rectangular shape made of black slate, carved top which slants foreward into a dpression, raised rim that rises into top edge has engraved swirl design at front and is chipped at right side. Remains of dried ink inside well.
1996.010.404 Ink Stick, Sumi Ink Stick, Sumi Black bar made of solid ink, rounded at one end and broken or worn down at the other. On top is engraved border has fleur - de - lis, and kanji which are enhanced with white paint. The back has same border with Japanese characters engraved and painted in blue. The surface is crackled, a round white label with red kanji and a plum blossom is glued over the upper right edge.
1996.010.405 Book Soft cover book written in English "Japanese Folk - Toys" by Nishizawa Tehiho Translated by S. Sakabe, Tokyo: Board of Tourist Industry, Japanese Government Railways, Tourist Library: 26. 82 pp. Bound western style, beige color with colored illustration of three folk toys: sumo wrestler, man riding horse on wheels, man riding tiger on wheels. Title in brown print, the back has impressed medallion with the word Japan, and printed in brown in English and French "Printed In Japan". Interior pages and colored illustrations.
1996.010.406 Book Paper bound book in English, western style binding "Japanese Proverbs", by Huzii Otoo. Tokyo: Board of Toursit Industry, Japanes Government Railways, Tourist Library 33. 111 pp. Grey paper cover with colored print on front showing a man kneeling and holding a string attached to a walking monkey dressed in costume. Proverbs in English and Romanji, yellow and black illustrations. Two color plates. Front cover is torn on right bottom.
1996.010.407 Book Paper bound book written in Japanese, western style binding, opens at left. "Tohoku No Gangu" (Toys in the Northeast of Japan), Edited by Sendai Railroad Bureau, Tokyo: Japan Tourist Bureau, 66 pp. Blue cover with black, yellow, red and white illustration of folk toy; man riding an ox, on front cover. Title in red kanji. Back cover has illustration of doll's head. Inside flyleaf is a map of Northeast Japan showing toy figures. Inside pages have black kanji, color photos and b & w photos of toys.
1996.010.408 Book "Things Seen in Japan"by Olive Holland, New York: E P Dutton. Inc. 251pp. Hard back book written in English, cover is blue with gold printing, Front cover has black medallion with gold illustration of two women in kimono carrying umbrellas. Six chapters about life in Japan. Black and white photographs of people engaged in various activities.
1996.010.409 Book Paper Bound Catalogue in English and Japanese, "Old Masters of the Far East: Wood Cut Reproductions" Tokyo: Shimbi Shoin, Ltd. 77 pp. Tied on left with two purple ribbons Front cover has illustration of black, white and red crane flying over a green and brown pine tree with an orange sun in back ground. Lower left corner "Price 1 Yen" Back cover has blue character in a circle. Pink title page. Interior pages show wood cut prints in black and white with title, artist, dimensions and price. Inside back cover has color print of woman writing in front of a lantern.
1996.010.410 Book "Their Japan" by Frederick Garis, Yokohama, Yoshiaawa. 200 pp., 345 illus. and photos in black and white with color accents. A: Cloth bound book with Japanese style binding of brown cord. Gold colored silk damask cover with wiggly lines. Title page, "Their Japan: Being Brief Descriptions of Noteworthy Phases of Japanese Life, of Many of the Customs, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese - Also Descriptions of the Principle Places usually Visitied by Tourists, Besides places Away From Well Trodden Trails and Numerous Other Subjects." B: Hard cover folder which encloses book. Covered with fabric showing processions of people in blue, red and brown, intersperced with kanji. Inside gold flecked white paper. Paper label on front says "Their Japan" in green Printing. Cover fastened in two places by ivory tabs inserted into cord loops.
1996.010.411 Book Cloth bound book written in English "We Japanese", Books I, written by Frederic DeGaris, II, III. by Atsuharu Sakai. for H.S. K. Yamaguchi, Managing Director Fujiya Hotel, Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan, Yokohama, Yamagata Press. 600 pp. Beige colored cotton cover with gold stamped motifs, blue and brown accents. Japanese style binding with brown cord opens at the right. Black and white illustrations and photographs.
1996.010.412 Book Three volumes of hard cover books bound on the right, "Nippon Gangu Shu: Oshburi" "A Collection of Japanese Toys" By Arisaka Yotaro, Tokyo: Kyodo Gangu Fukyu - kyi. A: "Kodai Hen" (The Old Times Volume), 1926. H: 9.875", W: 7.5", D: .625" Western style binding opens from left, Front cover has grey, blue and red illustration of a couple showing audience various folk toys under an umbrella, kanji at top and left side. On the back is illustration of blue, red and white rabbit folk toy. Red and blue kanji on either side. Written in Japanese with color wood block illustrations and photos of folk toys. B: "Tokoku Hen" (Northeast Volume), 1926. H: 7.25", W: 11", D: .625" Japanese style binding with two sets of purple cords tied to album style cover. White and grey cover has brown and black illustrations of folk toys. At the top. White inscriptions at the bottom. A red label on the front cover hasthe title in black kanji. Inside covers have pink, yellow,red and blue decorative stripes. Label on inside front cover written in Japanese with "Isshindo". Light green title page written in English, "Arisaka's Oshaburi: A Collection of Japanese Toys, (I). Beneath is illustration of folk toy fish on wheels. Next two pages fold out and have black calligraphy. Some pages are written in Japanese and English. One wood block print of kokeshi doll and black and white photos. C: "Tokyo Hen" (Tokyo Volume), 1927. H: 10", W: 7.5", D: .75" Bound in western style on the right opens on the left. Front cover has illustration of bullfinch carved folk toy in black, red, blue and gold, black kanji on either side, black triangles on either corner. Back cover has print of white fox in blue and red clothing. Written in Japanese with some colored wood block prints, black and white photos and illustrations of folk toys. Pages are doubled over into the binding.
1996.010.413 Book Soft cover book made of Chizimi paper, "Old Tale of Bunbuku Chagama", by Hayashi Hiroyuki. Tokyo: Matsumoto, Yachzo. (Bunbuku Chagama Display),written in English with floral design on each page, black and white illustrations. On front cover is a yellow and black badger with blue and black tea kettle body standing in front of kimono rack with blue, white and black clothes hanging over it. The book is tied in two places with red cord.
1996.010.414 Book "The Story of the Battle Between a Monkey and Crab" By Hayashi Haroyuki. Tokyo, Mastumoto, Yachizo Soft Cover book made of chizimi paper. Tied in two places with red cotton cord. The front cover has red and beige design with illustrations of monkys and crabs on either side of title and a water design. Printed in English with black and white illustrations and floral designs on each page. Blue and white label on back page "Maruzen Old Books Dep't."
1996.010.415 Book Set Paper back set of ten volumes, bound on the left Japanese style, Front and back flyleafs have colored wood block prints of folk toys; a dog, badger, rabbit, tameri ball, battledore, and tea utensils. Grey and white illustrations and one fold out color print in the middle of each book, "Hokuseido's Japanese Fairy Tale Series", Tokyo: Hokusado Press. A: Beige color cover with silver flecks, orange label on front "A Japanese Fairy Tale: Momotaro: The Story of Peach Boy and Hokuseido." B: Blue cover with white fibers and silver flecks. White label on front cover " A Japanese Fairy Tale: The Jewel Spring: Tama - no - I, Hokuseido" C: Orange cover with silver flecks. Wwhite label on front. "A Japanese Fairy Tale: The Crab's Revenge: Saru - Kani Kassin, Hokuseido." D: Pink cover with white fibers, white label with silver flecks, " A Japanese Fairy Tale: the Mirror of Matsuyama, Hokuseido." E: Light grey cover with tan fibersBlue label with silver flecks, "A Japanese fairy Tale: The Gobblin Mountain: Oye - Yama, Hokuseido. F: Green cover with silver flecks and tan fibers. White label with silver flecks. "A Japanese Fairy Tale: The Tongue - Cut Sparrow: Shita - kiri Suzume, Hokuseido." G: Blue - grey cover with silver flecks, beige label, "A Japanese Fairy Tale: Tawara Toda Hidesato: Hidesato of the Rice Bale, Hokuseido. H: White cover with fibers, blue label with silver flecks, "A Japanese Fairy Tale: Do Nothing Taro: Monogusa Taro, Hokuseido. I: Grey Cover with white fibers, pink and blue flecks, white label with silver flecks, "A Japanese Fairy Tale: The Tea - Kettle of Good Luck: Bun-buku Chagama, Hokuseido." J: Grey Blue cover with fibers, orange label, "A Japanese Fairy Tale: The Old Man with the Wind: Kobu - Tori, Hokuseido.
1996.010.416 Book Paperback book written in English and Japanese, "Iwaya's Fairy Tales of Old Japan" By Iwaya Sazanami, Tokyo: Eigaku - Shimpo - Sha, One of a series: Tawara Todo Hidesato (Hidesato of the Rice Bale) Translated by Hana Riddell. Western style binding, beige front cover showing grey buddhist bell with green dragon around it. Back cover in beige and blue background shows color print of a warrior with bow and arrows besde a bent figure with long brown hair. Title in black kanji. Front half in English with black and white illustrations, back part in Japanese with no illustrations. Between the two sections is a peach colored page advertising other books.
1996.010.417 Book Children's Book "The Story of Nippon" Editor: Hayashi Hiroyuki. Publisher, Osaka, Isihizuka Sho - ho Hard bound book with blue cover printing and border in gold, picture on front shows seated samurai with fan, two momkeys on the left one holding banner, two rabbits in fore ground. Stories written in English with illustrations. Notes in the back written in English with translation in kanji. Stories: Momotaro (Peach Boy); Shitakiri Suzumu; the fight of a Monkey and a Crab: Matsuyama Kagami; Kintaro and his Boyhood; Urashima Taro and his adventues; Kachikachi Mountain; Hana Sakashi Jiji; Kobutori; Bunbuku Chakama;
1996.010.418 Book Folk Tale Bumbuku Chagama Paper back book written in Japanese, opens from the left. Told By Sasanami Aeno, Written down by Nishi Maru Azamaya, Illustrated by Kason Suzuki, Tokyo - Hakubunkan, 1901. (Iwaya, Renzanjin Addition Japanese Folk Tales, Vol. 12) Front cover has blue plants in back ground with black and yellow illustration of badger with black and grey tea kettle on his back. white with black kanji. Story is printed in black kanji with black ink illustrations.
1996.010.419 Book Folk Tale Written in Japanese "Kobutori", ( Old Man and the Devils). by Iwaya Sazanami, Nippon Mukashi Banshi, Paper bound book stapled with some tape on the spine. Front cover has blue, white, green and yellow illustration of two men. The large one is bearded, possibly an ogre, and the other has black eboshi hat and blue and white robe. Title in black kanji, interior pages have black kanji with borders and black and white illustrations.
1996.010.420 Book Paper bound book written in Japanese "Urashima - Taro" by Iwaya Sazanami, Tokyo - Hakubunkan. Front cover which is torn shows two people in the center one is a woman dressed in blue robe woth yellow details, has elaborate hairdoo and fan. Back ground has grey tortoise shell design. Interior pages printed with black kanji and decorative borders with black and white illustrations, one of which has been hand colored.
1996.010.421 Book Folk Tale Written In Japanese ,1894 - 1904. Rashomon and Other stories (Story of Swordsmen and Devil) Edited by Iwaya Sazanami ( Psueo), Nippon Mukasi Bunasi, Vol. 15, Tokyo - Hakubunkan. Paper bound book opens from left, front cover has blue and white background in Buddhist knot design with color print of Samurai holding sword in yellow, green, blue, purple and red. To the left is black kanji on white panel with blue floral design pages printed with black kanji and illustrations.
1996.010.422 Book Hard cover book in English "Little Peachling and other Tales of Old Japan" Retold By Georgene Faulkner, Illustrated by Frederick K. Richardson. New York: The Wise - Parsalow Co. Orange colored cover has red illustration of baby boy inside a peach on front cover. Title and author in blue. Flyleaf shows color print of young man holding flag with a peach with arm outstreached towards a flying phesasnt, monkey and dog. In front of Mt. Fuji. On either side is printed "The Golden Hour Rainbow Edition" Color prints illustrate the stories. Stories: Little Peachling, Momotaro; Two Frogs; Wonderful Teakettle: Bumbuku Chagama; Mirror of Matsuyama, (Matsuyama Kagami); Prince of the Reed Plains; Chin - Chin Kobakama; Boastful Bamboo Tree; Schippeitaro; Toungue Cut Sparrow, (Shitakiri - Suzume); Wonderful Waterfall; the Stone Cutter.
1996.010.423 Book English and Japan Tales of Old Japan, Compiled by Ueda Teijiro Paper back book opens from the right bound in traditional style with cord. Front cover and fly leaf have painted blue and red parachute with bamboo and pine trees underneath. Black kanji in lower half. Stories: Written in English and Romanji with black and white illustrations. Tounge Cut Sparrow; the Accomplished and Lacky [sic] Tea Kettle; Cracking Mountain; Old Man Who Made Withered trees to Blossom; Battle of the Ape and the Crab; Adventures of Little Peachling; the Foxes Wedding; The Elves and the Envious Neighbor.
1996.010.424 Book Paper bound book written in English "Japan: Old and New" Tokyo, T. Hasegawa. Book opens from right and is bound in two places with white thread. Front cover has multi colored drawing of two women. One on left is in blue robe with butterfly motif, is dancing with fan in one hand and flower in other, the other one has green shawl, a hat with red peony and red flowing hair, she is playing a drum. Introduction "Exhibiiton of figures representing life in old and new Japan" Colored illustration of man pulling rickshaw in which is seated a woman in kimono, on next page. The book has short explainations of Japanese activities and historical figures. The back cover has color illustration of Mt. Fuji and chrysanthemums. In red printing "Compliments of Japanese Tea Garden, Atlantic City N.J." Some worm holes in interior pages.
1996.010.425 Book Set Seven paper back volumes, "Japanese Fairy Tale Series" Various editions published in English between 1885 - 1889. Tokyo: T. Hasegawa, Kobunsha. A: Bound on left in two places with light blue cord, "Momotaro" printed in red on front cover which has a colored wood block print of a Japanese warrior banging on a gate while his three helpers, a pheasant, a dog and a monkey dressed in clothing, look on. The back cover has yellow and white pheasant design. Written in English with colored wood block print illustrations. B: Bound on left binding cords missing, tan cover with white label printed in English and Japanese, "Japanese Fairy Tales: Momotaro," Published by Kobunsha, No. 2, Minami Sayegicho, Tokio, 1885 written in pencil. Written in english with black illustrations. Worm holes in interior pages which are loose. C: Bound on left in two places with silk cord, label on front "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 3, Saru Kani Kassen, (2nd edition), Teh colored wood block print shows a rice mortar and pestle with arms and legs, a small boy with an egg head and an insect (bee). Title page "Battle of the Monkey and the Crab", Flyleaf, 1885 - 1886 in pencil. Written in English with colored wood block print illustrations. Extensive worm hole damage. D: Bound on left Japanese style, Front cover "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 9, Yamata - no - Orochi," Told in English by B.H. Chamberlain, Published by the Kobunsha, to Minami Saegicho, Tokyo." Colored wood block print of eight headed dragon extends to the back cover. Inside first page, beneath sun illustration, " The Serpent with Eight Heads." On the flyleaf " 1886" written in pencil. Written in English with black and white illustrations which have color accents. Extensive worm hole damage. E: Bound on the left in two places with silk cord. "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 10. The Matsuyama Mirror. Told to Children by Mrs. T. H. James. Published by T. Hasagawa, 10, Hiyoshicho, Tokyo." Colored illustration on front cover of a woman dressed in robe sitting on a bench with girl on her lap and a mirror in left hand. Inside the flyleaf 1886 written in pencil. Written in English with colored illustrations. F: Bound on the left Japanese style, "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 13. the Silly Jellyfish. Told in English by D.H. Chamberlain. Published by the Kobunsha, to Minami Sagicho, Tokyo." Front cover colored illustration shows monkey on jellyfish in the sea with nearby town and two turtles watching. Written in English with color illustrations. Worm hole damage. Binding cord is broken. G: Bound on left Japanese Style, "Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 18. The Ogre's Arm. told in English by Mrs T.H. James. Kobunsha, Publishers, 3, Maruyacho, Tokyo." Colored wood block print on front cover shows samurai on horse and an ogre grabing him from above. Written in English with colored wood block print illustrations. Worm hole damage. Broken binding cord. Set held together by pink cotton tie knotted through metal disk.
1996.010.426 Book Paper bound book with staples written in Japanese "Sarumen Kanzya" (Biography of the boyhood of Hideyoshi Azuchi, Momoyama period) Tokyo: Kinko - do Shoseki. Book opens at the left, Beige front cover with a man wearing monkey mask, a hat, and a shinto robe, with kiri leaf crest on the front. Back ground is red. Title in black kanji on white background. Written in English in pencil across the cover "Sixteenth century biography of the boyhood of general Hideyoshi, Osaka Castle 1582, Azuchi, Momoyama - ku" Interior yellow pages with black kanji and illustrations which have been hand colored. Written in English on back cover "sometimes called the Napoleon of Japan"
1996.010.427 Book Hardbound accordian style book written in Japanese "Beauty of Family", (Katei No Bi) by Ichikawa Hidekata. Tokyo: Katsukeio. Front and back covers are covered with grey and black fabric with floral design, a white label is glued to the front with title in black kanji. Interior pages are glued to continuous paper with brown flecks and is folded accordian style and attached to front and back covers. Multi - colored panels on one side: Scene 1: shows people in dark robes carrying halberds and one is mounted on a white horse. Scene 2: Five women in kimono, serving a man in traditional clothing with trays of food between them . Scene 3: five kimono clad women outside, viewing maple trees in Autumn.Scene 4:, Four women writting poetry. Scene 5: People kneeling outside near a display of mochi viewing the moon. Scene 6: Two figures crossing halberds while two others look on. Other side of book: Scene1: Woman bringing food on tray to two seated women. Scene 2: Four women watching dancing and games under the cherry blossoms. Scene 3: Four women setting up a Girls Day display. Scene 4: Women seated watching a man in front of the room. Scene 5: Women outside watchind a procession with large mochi float. Scene 6: Young woman making offering to woman on platform while others look on. Notations in black kanji are written at top and sides of each scene.
1996.010.428 Book Japanese Fairy Tales (in Japanese) Nippon Mukashi Banashi Edited by Iwaya Sazanami, Published Tokyo, Hakubunkan. A: Soft red cover, opens from left, front has green stripped band with white medallions showing motifs from fairy tales, bottom of cover has white and green decorative line. Spine has gold printing in Kanji. Stories printed in black with colored illustrations. 24 stories including Bumbuku Chagama. B: Cardboard cover with yellow paper background showing white medallions and water motif. Black kanji on front and spine.
1996.010.429 Book Hard covered book in English "Kotto: Being Japanese Curios, with Sundry Cobwebs" collected by Lacadio Hern. New York and London: MacMillan Co. 251 pp. Brown cover with gold printing and image of gold pheasant on front. Interior pages have red illustrations and black and white photos.
1996.010.430 Book Hard cover book bound at left with two purple silk cords "Buddha's Crystal and Other Fairy Stories," By Ozaki Yei. Tokyo: Printed by Kyobunkwan, Published by Kelly and Walsh. Faded front cover shows a round crystal ball emanating rays and sitting on a purple and black rock. Inside th eball is figure riding elephant, below are clouds and waves. Three Japapnese charcters at lower left. title and author printed in red. 123 pp. Black and white illustratons. Inside the flyleaf is colored black print of mermaid in the ocean being chased by dragon and other sea creatures. On the title page written in ink "Mary Lowman, Christmas 1908 - Yokohama" Stories: Buddha's Crystal; Issunboshi; the Kettle of Good Fortune; the Mouse Bride; the Chrysanthemum Crest; The Fallen Comet; The Demon Tile;
1996.010.431 Book Hard cover book in English with some Japanese Characters, "Warriors of Old Japan and other Stories" First Edition, by Osaki Yei, Preface contains biographical sketch of the author, Boston: Houghton - Mifflin, Co. 254 pp. Cover is green with embossed chrysanthemums, yellow lines on spine replicate traditional Japanese binding. Title in yellow Kanji. Black and white illustrations written in ink on title page " Lowman 1910" Stories: Hachiro Tametomo, the Archer; Gen Sanmi Yorisama, the Knight; The story of Yoshitsune; the Story of Benkei; The Goblin of Oyeyama; Kidomaru, The Robber, Raiko, the Brave, The Goblin Spider; the Story of the Pots of Plum, Cherry and Pine; Shiragiku or White Chrysanthemum; the Princess of the Bowl; The Story of Lazy Taro.
1996.010.432 Book A: Hard cover book, western style binding, In English, Romanji and Kanji, "Min - Yo: Folk Songs of Japan," by Matsuhara Iwao, Translated. Tokyo: Shin - Sei Do, 227 pp. Blue cover with gold wave design on front gold printing on spine and borders of waves. Publishers embossed symbol on back cover. Flyleaf has color wood block print of Mt. Fuji. Has introduction ans transcripts of folk songs called nyno. B: Cardboard cover stapled on each end rust colored, black printing in English andJapanese showing title and author.
1996.010.433 Book Soft cover book in English, Romanji and Kanji, hand made paper, bound on left with two purple ties, "Melodies of Japanese Folk - Songs" compiled by Hattori Ryutaro. Translation by Matsuhara Iwao. Tokyo: Nippon Times. 57 pp. Black music notations and green illustrations. The front and back covers have purple and white background with illustration of woman on left in blue kimono carrying brown bundle on head, in the middle are two red and yellow kokeshi dolls, on the right two women in green and white kimono face away from the viewer. The back has purple, yellow and orange bird illustration.
1996.010.434 Woodblock print set 20 Sets of woodblock prints of folk toys with explanations in Japanese in envelopes, handwritten English translation in booklet form Set 1 incl. envelope with print of papercut on front (Chosen-uchiwa, Korean fan) and written introduction: 1-1 Wooden horse (Kosodate Mokuba) [see 1996.10.199 - .208], 1-2 Lg. wooden horse (Miharu-goma) [see 1996.10.199 - .208], 1-3 Papier mache tiger (Jin-no no Tora) [1996.10.378], 1-4 Clay ox (Fushima Nade-ushi), 1-5 Sm. clay dolls (Edo Ichimon-ningyo), 1-6 Grass owl (Zoshigaya Mimizuku) [1989.32.3], 1-7 Hotei figure (Tofuku-ji no Hotei), 1-8 Clay doll couple (Kanazawa Aikyo-bina), 1-9 Wooden amulet (Somin Shorai) [1996.10.254], 1-10 Miniature spears (Oji Yarimatsui no Yari) Set 2 incl. envelope with print of boat and fish (Okinawa pottery) and written introduction: 2-1 Papier mache mask of demon (Yasha-jin-do Ki-men), 2-2 Clay heads (Kompira Deko), 2-3 Wood box (Chigi-bako), 2-4 Clay frogs (Futami no Kaera), 2-5 Bamboo dipper (Miyajima-Shio-kumi-oke), 2-6 Sleeping cat picture (Nikko Nemuri-neko), 2-7 Papier mache tumbler figure (Hachiman Okiagari) [1996.10.277 -.278], 2-8 Papier mache tumbler figure (Matsuyama no Okiagari) [1996.10.277 -.278], 2-9 Clay dove (Kawara-bato), 2-10 Clay dog amulet (Hokke-ji Mamori-inu) Set 3 incl. envelope with printed Ainu design and written introduction 3-1 Wooden bullfinch (Dazaifu-Tenjin no Uso) (1996.10.367), 3-2 Wooden bullfinch (Kamedo-Tenman no Uso), 3-3 Clay eagle (Imibe-jinsha no Washi), 3-4 Clay dolls (Ginkei-bina), 3-5 Wooden rice spatula (Miyajima Shakushi), 3-6 Papier mache divine dog (Koya-san Michibiki-inu), 3-7 Bamboo dragonfly toy (Take-tombo), 3-8 Clay cat (Neko-no-mon no Neko), 3-9 Paper & clay dolls (Tottori no Nagshi-bina) [1996.10.154], 3-10 Clay tiger (Kanazawa no Mayoke no Tsuchi-Tora] Set 4 incl. envelope with design from bronze drum and written introduction 4-1 Treasure bell (Daijo-bo no Takara noSuzu), 4-2 Bull fight toy (Ushi-no-tsunotsuki Omocha), 4-3 Clay beckoning cat with robe (Hatsu-tatsu no Maneki-neko), 4-4 Clay horse (Wakayama no Tsuchi-uma), 4-5 Yo-yo (Ocha no Teguruma), 4-6 Bamboo top (Hyuga no Take-goma), 4-7 Wooden hawk (Sasano Niugyo) [1989.30.2, 1996.10.252, .253, .367], 4-8 Clay boar (Yamasaki no Tsuchi-inoshishi), 4-9 Clay beckoning cat (Marushime no Maneki-ueko), 4-10 Clay toad (Awashima no Hikigaeru) Set 5 incl. envelope with Nara decoration and written introduction 5-1 Paper/shell lion (Zubombo), 5-2 Writing brush with doll top (Arimano Ningyo-fude), 5-3 Papier mache bull dragon (Ushi-oni) [ 1996.10.364], 5-4 Clay monkey (Wakayama no Kawara-zaru), 5-5 Clay ox (Kishu no Kawara-ushi), 5-6 Log Daruma (Kunuki Daruma), 5-7 Clay figure amulet (Toso yoke Sasano Saizo), 5-8 Wooden lion head (Hakata Kibori shishi-gashira) [1996.10.257-.258] 5-9 Bamboo basket (Hakozaki no Shio-kago), 5-10 Wooden horses (Hachiman-goma) [1989.32.1, 1996.10.199 - .208] Set 6 incl. envelope with print of animals playing with balls and written introduction 6-1 Wooden wheeled carp (Kagoshima-jiugu no Tai-guruma) [1996.10.359 -.360], 6-2 Wooden box (Kagoshima-jingu no Kesho-bako), 6-3 Paper fish lantern (Nebuta Toro), 6-4 Clay badger (Yanagi-mori no Fukuji-Tanuki) [1996.10.18], 6-5 Papier mache hills on cart (Himeji no Kosode-yama), 6-6 Clay ox (Sekijin-do no Hono-ushi), 6-7 Clay figure (Izumo-mura no Hidari-mae Ningyo), 6-8 Seated clay figure (Izumo-mura no Tenjin), 6-9 Clay horse (Yoda-hachiman no Haniwa-uma) 6-10 Clay woman with baby (Sumiyoshi no Tanekashi-Ningyo) Set 7 incl. envelope with print of geisha stencil and written introduction 7-1 Clay image (Momoyama Hanimwa Mokei), 7-2 Papier mache Emperor's grave (Momoyama Miyage), 7-3 Wooden Korean poles (Mayoke Shogun-hyo), 7-4 Firecracker (Miken-jaku), 7-5 Wooden pigeon (Otoko-yama no Kusu-bato), 7-6 Wooden carp (Gofuku-machi no Ebisu-dai), 7-7 Clay bell amulet (Mie-dera Kaiko Suzu), 7-8 Wood/paper figure in carriage (Jiurikisha), 7-9 Clay bowls (Dembo), 7-10 Butterfly pupa & box (Himeji no Okiku-mushi) Set 8 incl. envelope with print of stencilled images and written introduction 8-1 Papier mache demon mask and wooden bullfinch (Dazaifu-Tenjin no Kimen to Uso), 8-2 Clay fox priest (Shiro Zosu), 8-3 Clay game pieces (Tsuchi menko), 8-4 Bamboo water container (Nigatsudo O-Kusui), 8-5 Paper crow fan (Fuchu no Karasu-uchiwa, 8-6 Boat with 7 clay gods (Mukojima Shichi-Fukujin), 8-7 Clay Hotei figure (Koemon-gata no Hotei), 8-8 Paper oyster catcher bird (Ryuto-e Miyako-dori), 8-9 Clay dressed monkeys (Tsuchi-zaru), 8-10 Wooden horse (Kokuzo no Kaiun-uma) Set 9 incl. envelope with print of wisteria and calligraphy and written introduction 9-1 Papier mache figure (Miharu Hariko-ningyo), 9-2 Straw snake (Fuji-mode no Mugi wara-hebi), 9-3 Paper treasures (Toka-Ebisu no Ko-dakara), 9-4 Papier mache ox (Asakuma no Kokuzo-ushi), 9-5 Clay food model (Buto-magari), 9-6 Cloth trailing ox (Nuno-biki Ushi), 9-7 Paper doll (Kada-Awashima-bina) 9-8 Wooden swallow (Shiten-no-ji no Ki-tsubame), 9-9 Wooden bullfinch (Basho-Tenjin no Uso), 9-10 Papier mache tiger (Kyoto-sei Hariko no tora) [1996.10.378] Set 10 incl. envelope with print of kite and calligraphy meaning dragon and written introduction 10-1 Wooden ox cart (Shin-nyo-do no Gyu-sha), 10-2 Paper & bamboo wand (Nozato Sumiyoshi no Tsuru-kame), 10-3 Papier mache couple under umbrella (Kochi no Aiai-gasa) [1996.10.144], 10-4 Wooden head (Ki-deku), 10-5 Paper & bamboo rice granary toy (Kura-iri), 10-6 Straw soldier decoration (Chihaya no Wara-ningyo), 10-7 Clay mask (Yome-odoshi Nikutsuki-men), 10-8 Papier mache deer (Nara Hariko no Shika), 10-9 Clay frog (Tobe no Tsuchi-gaeru), 10-10 Bamboo leaf & mochi decoration (Sasa Dango), 2 drawings of red dragon boats Set 11 incl. envelope with calligraphy print meaning "heavenly river" for tanabata festival and written introduction 11-1 Clay figures (Yomeiri-Ningyo) [1996.10.244], 11-2 Clay dove (Miyake-Hachman no Tsuchi-bato), 11-3 Clay pigeon whistle (Hakozaki-Hachiman no Hato-bue), 11-4 Amulet mask (Mibu no Men-mamori), 11-5 Daruma with pointed head (Echigo no Sankaku Daruma), 11-6 Papier mache horse head 11-7 Clay figure of Goddess (Uzume-no-mikoto no Zo), 11-8 Wooden top (Sakura-goma) 11-9 Clay doll with large head (Kanae-Fukusuke), 11-10 Clay and paper puppet (Ikudama ningyo) Set 12 incl. envelope with print of shadow hand in shape of fox and written introduction 12-1 Clay figure of Rikyu (Rikyu no Zo), 12-2 Papier mache spouting whale (Kujira no Shio-fuki) 12-3 Papier mache of Bumbuku Chagama badger/kettle (1996.10.3 -.16), 12-4 Papier mache and wood puppet head (Yozo Deko), 12-5 Clay figure and whistle (Chi-no-ike-jigo ku no Tsuchi-oni) 12-6 Bamboo rake with paper ornaments (Tori-no-ichi no Kumade), 12-7 Wood climbing figures (Shiro-uma Toan Miyage Kibori-ningyo), 12-8 Clay cat (Fukagawa no Maneki-neko) 12-9 Papier mache female tumbler (Onna-Daruma Okiagari) [1996.10.276 - .278] 12-10 Clay bell (Chiyoda-inari no Tsuchi-suzu) Set 13 incl. envelope with print of bird eggs and nests and written introduction 13-1 Wooden figure of tea picker (Uji Chanoki Ningyo), 13-2 Fan (Toshotei-ji no Uchiwa), 13-3 Paper masks (Taishin Usui-matsuri Kamen), 13-4 Wooden bullfinch (Tedori-jinsha no Uso) [1996.10.367] 13-5 Wooden horse (Tamukeyam Hachiman Ita-ema), 13-6 Clay farmer figure (Noh Ningyo) 13-7 Straw horse head (Rintei-in Mugiwara-uma), 13-8 Paper kite (Nagasaki no Tako) 13-9 Papier mache masks (Enma-do no Kamen), 13-10 Wood carved leaves (Tototogisu no Otoshi-bumi) Set 10 incl. envelope with print of calligraphy pictures and written introduction 14-1 Papier mache female tumbler figures (Amakusa-jim no Okiagari) [1996.10.277-.278] 14-2 Clay dogs & cormorant (Kibitsu Ningyo), 14-3 Clay Kabuki figure (Tsutsumi Ningyo), 14-4 Top made from shell (Bai-goma), 14-5 Paper/wood dance hammer (Daikoku no Furi-Tsuchi) 14-6 Clay horse (Sumiyoshi no Hidari-Shinme), 14-7 Papier mache dog (Miya-mode no Inu-hariko) [1996.10.377] 14-8 Papier mache monkeys (Koshin-do no San-zaru), 14-9 Crab (Heike-gani), 14-10 Picture of Otsu (Otsu-e) Set 15 incl. envelope with print of magnet and nail and written introduction 15-1 Clay monkey (Konoha-zaru), 15-2 Clay Gishi doll (Gishi ningyo), 15-3 Clay bells (Eihiko-san Jinja no Tsuchi-suzu) 15-4 Clay bell with bamboo stick (Ise no suzu-mamori), 15-5 Paper carp (Otokoyama no Hojo-koi) 15-6 Clay fox (Hono Tsuchi-gitsune), 15-7 Clay figure of Hitamaro (Hitomaro no Zo) 15-8 Papier mache mask of Shaki (Men-mamori), 15-9 Badger shrine float (Ji-guruma Inari no Ji-guruma) 15-10 Writing brush grass (Fude-gusa) Set 16 incl. envelope with print of a shuttlecock and written introduction 16-1 Plaster pilgrim figure (Okage Mairi), 16-2 Straw parasol decortion (Sumiyoshi-Odori) 16-3 Wooden doll (Hinaisa no Okin-jo), 16-4 Papier mache boat (Takamatsu no Hariko-gunsen) 16-5 Wooden bullfinch (Osaka-Tenmangu no Uso-mamori) [1996.10.367] 16-6 Papier mache horse head (Hakata no Kubi-uma), 16-7 Paper/clay warrior (Kagoshima no Yoroi-ningyo) 16-8 Clay bells (On-take no Mushi-kiri suzu), 16-9 Papier mache tumbler (Aizu no Oki-hime) 16-10 Hollyhock leaves (Kake-Aoi) Set 17 incl. envelope with print of clay dove and written introduction 17-1 Clay figure of girl & bun (Maju-kui Ningyo), 17-2 Clay bell and bamboo bow (Masaru) 17-3 Clay chicken (Sampo-Kojin no tsuchi-dori), 17-4 Clay nurse and child (Kitano-komorai-ningyo) 17-5 Pith decorative shapes (Shu-chu ka), 17-6 Straw & paper figures (Ohara-me Ningyo) 17-7 Colored clay bells (Suzaki-jinsha no Goshiki-suzu), 17-8 Clay ox (Ushi-gozen no tsuchi-ushi 17-9 Clay dance doll (Naniwa-Odori no Ningyo), 17-10 Clay bullfinch (Sakura-Tenjin no Tsuchi-Uso) Set 18 incl. envelope with print tangram figures and written introduction 18-1 Wood Noh figure (Nara Ningyo), 18-2 Bamboo & paper Buddhist figure (Go-raigo) 18-3 Clay prone ox (Eikokuji no Fuse-ushi), 18-4 Clay "Fu" offerings (Uke ningyo) 18-5 Clay peach boy figure (Kibi-jinja no Momotaro), 18-6 Wooden Kokeshi doll (Kogarashi Haiko), 18-7 Toy Gion float (Gion-Matsuri no Hoko) [1996.10.435], 18-8 Clay tigers (Kurama no Tora) 18-9 Paper and bamboo lantern (Miyako-odori no Chochin), 18-10 Clay mermaid (Fushimi no Ningyo) Set 19 incl. envelope with print of a pomegranate? and written introduction 19-1 Clay horse (Koga ningyo), 19-2 Papier mache tiger masks (Yamashina Bishyamon-do no Tora no Men) 19-3 Life size wooden bullfinch (Yasui-Tenjin no Uso), 19-4 Prone ox (Sekiho-ji no Fuse-ushi), 19-5 Bean wood drum (Eihei-ji no Mame-daiko) [1996.10.382], 19-6 Papier mache fox mask (Toyokawa-Inari no Kitsune men), 19-7 Paper mask (Atami Dai-yakushi no Ki-men), 19-8 Clay ox (Domyoji-Tenjin no Tsuchi-ushi) [1996.10.236 &7) 19-9 Clay bells (Takan-ji no Tsuchi-suzu), 19-10 Lucky mouse and lamp wick (Kizu Okuni no Fuku-nezumi to Toshin) Set 20 incl. envelope with print of hand drum and written introduction 20-1 Paper and bamboo puppets (Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei), 20-2 Clay ox (Ushi-beni no Tsuchi-ushi) 20-3 Clay deity statues (Miyaji-dake no Shin-zo), 20-4 Toy parasol & halberd (Waka-matsrui no Kasa-boko to Naginata) 20-5 Clay statue of Prince Shotoku (Shotoku Taishi no Zo), 20-6 Clay shishi dance figure (Echigo-jishi) 20-7 Bamboo & mochi decoration (Tenjin-bana), 20-8 Wood fortune telling fox (Hyotan-yama no Tsujiura-Kitsune) 20-9 Wooden Daikoku couple (Chozu-sha no Meuto-Daikoku), 20-10 Clay monkeys (Kiki-zaru) Exercise book contains English translation of folk toy print explanations
1996.010.435 Miniature float Miniature Gion Festival Float Made of light weight wood black lacquered roof with gold ends, poll extends from top of roof painted white with red ribbon wrapped around, green fiber decoratrion, two pieces of yellow cord and a cone shape sit on roof below poll. Black lacquered polls around open part of cart have gold accents. Pieces of gold red, blue, and white brocade surround upper and lower ends of cart. A red cloth hangs down the back. White paper decorations extend from front. The lower part has two pieces of unfinished wood which straddle axels made of bamboo four wooden wheel disks are stamped with black spokes. Gold colored pins hold wheels in place. A small white cord tied to front crossbar. (see 1996.10.434 18-17 woodblock print and description)
1996.010.436 Notecards Set of 10 notecards with colored block printed motifs on front, with plain envelopes, in a card stock folded cover A: 11.375" x 4.875" Folded cover, creme with reddish orange cherry blossom motifs, label in black sumi "Japanese Toy Cards" in English. B: Card folded in half with motif of paper doll, red robe with white cherry blossoms, blue undergarment, hanayome bridal hairdo. On back printed in English "Paper doll which Japanese girl used to play". C: Card with motif of pair of Japanese classical dolls seated, egg shaped, micho-no-kubina couple, one in blue and one in red. On back printed in English "Pair of Japanese classical dolls put on display on Girl's festival day, March 3". D: Card with motif of horse painted on ema temple board, brown horse with gold and red floral motif scarf around stomach. On back printed in English "Horse painted on board to be offered to God with prayers". E: Card with motif of black shi shi mask with red mouth and pair of green frog figures with beige stomachs. On back printed in English "Wooden lion and earthen frogs. Charms of good luck." F: Card with motif of quail on two wheels, yellow with red and black dots, black eyes, beige face. On back printed in English "Wooden quail is a charm for children's health". G: Card with motif of Chinese pheasant and an whistle in the shape of an owl. On back printed in English "Toy of pheasant (wooden), owl (earthen) often found in Kyushu district". H: Card with motif of paper mache Tenjin figure in a sitting position on two platforms, black hat, scabbard, blue garment with white floral design holding a hyaku; at right is a paper mache fox mask. On back printed in English "Doll of Tenjin, the God who rules children's education; and a paper made of an animal". I: Card with motif of two head bobbing paper mache animals: yellow and black tiger with red necklace, black ox carrying two beige straw bags. On back printed in English "Moulding of tiger and an ox. Both made of Japanese paper which are found all through the country". J: Card with motif of miniature portable shrine with gold roof, red ridge, black and white, orange triangular base on top of two slats. On back printed in English "A model of a portable shrine on which a God comes during the summer festival".
1996.010.437 Paper Cut Paper Cut Light weight paper dyed red has been cut into village scene. Hills and mountains in background, bamboo tree on left. Fields in center, group of people in front of tiled roof building in right center.
1996.010.438 Wood Block Print Wood Block Print by S. Wantanabe Medium weight white paper showing winter scene with blue sky in background trees with snow, a woman in purple kimono and geta carrying green umbrella, walking across a red painted bridge next to houses and trees coverd with snow. there are several stone lanterns. Dots of white represent snow falling. Lower reight hand corner " Wood block Prints by S. Wantanabe (Original Prints)"
1996.010.439 Wood Block Prints Two Small Wood Block Prints by Same Artist A: Print shows three people planting rice, the two in the foreground are wearing blue and white clothing and one has straw rain cape. All wear conical hats. In the grey fields representing water are green patches for rice palnts. There is a hill and grove of trees on right hand side, farm houses and two blue hills in background. Vertical lines represent rain. B: Print shows two people in foreground harvesting rice, the man in blue and the woman has blue pants with grey and white jacket. The man has scythe in front of yellow and tan field, in which stands white scarecrow, in the background are farm houses, green trees, and pink and blue hills. Both prints have a character (Tai ) with circle around it in upper right hand corner.
1996.010.440 Wood Block Print Two Small wood Block Prints A: Back ground of shades of grey, clouds and trees, thatched roof buildings lower right green slope inforeground with four people travelling uphill and two downhill. Two men in blue and green loin cloths with large hats are carrying a sedan chair with seated person with straw cape. Another person with straw cape running ahead. Going downhill person with umbrella and another running beside dressed in straw cape is hiding head under umbrella. Grey streaks covering print represent rain. On the left in upper and lower corners is black ink kanji and two seals one in shape of gourd. H: 3.5", W: 5.25". Hiroshige's woodblock print (Sudden Rainstorm at Shono) Tokaido Route 53 - Tsugi (53 stations). Signature: Hiroshi Gega; censor's kiwame seal in left margin; publisher's seal in red. At left bottom: Hoei-do plus publisher's surname Takenouchi on the umbrella. B: The print shows large house or inn made of wood and showing light behind windows. The roofs of the buildings and foreground are covered with snow, There are two wooden sleds with bundles on top and a horse with a red blanket (kanji: Naka) eating out of a bucket in foreground. A dark blue sky, sliver of a moon and black and green trees in background. A red and green seal at lower left. H: 3.75, W: 5.875".
1996.010.441 Wood Block Print Cards Wood Block Print Cards Used as Post Cards or Greeting Cards. A: Print of three children in kimono with chichi - go - san festival dress. Seven year old dressed in multi colored kinomo with black and white obi, Five year old boy has black haori with orange and blue plaid bottom and stripped hakama, holding candy bag. Three year old wearing red kimono with pattern of origami cranes. Black kanji and red seal in front of streamers in lower right hand corner. On the back printed in red in English: "Postcard Dressed up for November Festival of Children's Shrine Visiting" Stamp red colored showing castle and 14.00 ? B: Wood block print card showing three thached roof houses with river and dyke inbetween them. Two people walk along path and bridge, carrying bundles, trees and hills in the background. Colors used, blue, grey, tan, red, yellow, green and purple and brown. Grey colored kanji at lower left corner. No printing on back, may have been for gift. C: Wood block print card showing blue Mt. Fuji with snow, pink cherry blossoms in middle ground, green trees and grass in foreground. Red seal in lower right hand corner. On the back in blue, English: "Postcard" D: Wood Block Print showing a red torii gate standing in water with a man in a boat nearby. Green hills and purple mountains in background. Red seal in lower right hand corner same as C. "Postcard" printed on back. E: Wood Block Print of green hills with black reeds growing from white water in foreground. Red kanji in upper tight hand corner, black kanji in lower corner. On the back in black, English: "Postcard, Unsodo - Co". F: Wood Block Print card with man in foreground dressed in green short cloak, blue leggings and sandals. He is carrying grey box on back on which orange face mask - Tengu - is attached. Mask has yellow eyes, long nose and blue teeth, surrounded by purple and orange decorations. In the middle ground is blue harbor with grey stone quay with white and grey building and grey boats. In back is yellow and green hill. On the back printed in English: "Postcard" and kanji. G: Wood Block Print Card showing red torii gate in blue water, pine tree and stone lantern in foreground, white and pink houses along the shore showing yellow light around windows, grey trees and hills in background. White dots representing falling snow. Red seal at lower left. Kanji on back. H: Wood Block Print Card showing three people dressed in green , purple, red and blue carrying two children crossing low bridge in foreground, blue water with black reefs and sillouetes of grey trees and land in background. Print by Hiroshige, Station 37 of Kisokaido Entitled Miya - no - koshi. Figures are crossing Kiso River. Black kanji and three red seals at upper left and lower right. Kanji on back. I: Wood Block Print of snow scene showing two travellers on horseback led by two men on foot. Hills, pine trees and people covered with snow. Patches of green peach, brown and yellow. White dots of falling snow. Original print by Hiroshige, Station 47 of Kisokaido Entitled "Oi". Black kanji and three red seal on front and black kanji on back. J: Wood Block Print Card showing scene of grey white and blue castle buildings on left, blue harbor, with two white sails and traveller on horseback with two men on either side proceeding on grey path, green grass, black pine trees in foreground. Black kanji and red seal in upper left. In English on back: "Postcard" Blue kanji. K: Wood Block Print Card showing yellow Mt. Fuji in mid ground, left green hills and trees with four travellers on brown path. On rigtht blue harbor with white sails, grey hills, behind, and blue sky streaked with white. Black kanji and red seal in upper right. Grey Kanji on back. L: Wood Block Print card showing long procession of travellers on tan road surrounded by grey hills and trees on either side. Thatched roof buildings on either side. Green water on right hand side. Black kanji and three red seals on right front. Grey kanji on the back. M: Wood Block Print Card glued to a card showing a grey thached roof building with two men in blue sitting on bench with food between them being served by woman in blue carrying baby. Outside on grey road is man in blue carrying straw hat and staff, behind is a greyhill, green fields and grey trees. Sky is bright red shading into pink and has black kanji and two red seals on left. Grey kanji on back. N: Wood Block Print pasted onto Card showing scene of travellers entering village one on horseback, village surrounded by trees, grey hills and fields and blue harbor. Accents of yellow, red and blue. Yellow and grey sky, black kanji with two red seals on upper left. Grey kanji on back. O: Wood Block Print Card showing a boat on river with large sail and loaded with cargo, smaller boat in foreground. Background grey thached roof buildings, riverbank and trees. Stormy blue grey skies with grey diagonal rain lines. Two red seals in lower right hand corner, grey kanji on back. P: Wood Block Print Card of people crossing bridge in rain. Raft in middle of river behind bridge, grey skies and tree sillouetes in background, black lines of rain, accents of yellow, blue and brown. Copy of print by Hiroshige, Number 52 on Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Entitled "O - hashi No Yudachi" (Storm on Great Bridge over Sumida river.) Original produced in 1857. Grey Kanji on back. Q: Postcard of Vincent Van Gogh's version of Hiroshige print Storm on the Great Bridge. shows people crossing bridge, green water and blue sky. Surrounded by green frame trimmed with red. Copies of kanji characters on outside. Printed on back: "Vincent Van Gogh 1853 - 1890, Japonaisere (naar Hiroshige), De brug, Le Pont, The bridge, Edition Stedelijk Museum, corrected with the original painting." 5.75" X 4.25" R: Wood Block print card yellow and brown resort buildings surrounding blue river with green mountains in background, black kanji and red seal in lower left hand corner. On the back is red English: "Postcard, A hot spring view in early summer" Jozankei Hokkaido, Kanji." S: Wood Block Print on white card an apprentice geisha (miako)has her back to viewer and is facing covered bridge in background. She is in black kimono with red and blue designs a large green obi with yellow and blue leaves and holds a pink parasol. On either side are red maple leaves. On the back in English: "Postcard and black kanji." T: Wood Block Print resembling paper cut of building with tiled roof, canopys set up to create market with people in front. the colors from dark brown to orange, tan at the bottom with accents of green and red. Red seal in lower right corner. On the back in faded red printed in English" Postcard, Nibumikumo Ishihara Kyoto. " U: Wood Block Print resembling paper cut of pagoda style building in center and in front is street with building on each side and telephone wires above. Colors from brown to tan with accents of green, blue and red. Red seal in lower right corner. On the back in faded red printed in English" Postcard, Nibumikumo Ishihara Kyoto. " V: Wood Block Print showing figure of woman carrying a bundle of twigs on her back. She is wearing short black kimono, blue appron and arm protectors, white leggings and yellow sandals. the red seal in lower left corner is same as C & D. On the back is printed in English "Postcard". W: Wood Block Print Greeting Card shows scene of elderlky woman spining yarn across from young boy on floor grilling mochi. Lower right is fire pit and behind them are shoji doors whitch are open to reveal snow capped mountain and bonsai on the veranda. Black kanji in upper left corner.
1996.010.442 Note Cards A variety of note cards A: White card folded on half has image of apprentice geisha next to stone lantern. The figure shows her back and is made of silk fabric applied to cardboard, black hair, red kimono with yellow orange and black collar and hem. Long orange obi with yellow and white motifs. The lantern painted on card in grey and blue paint has been sprayed on lower left of card. 4.125" X 3" B & C: White cards folded in half have image of Noren curtain. Bamboo pole painted on card is green with black accents. the curtain cut out of yellow paper with two vertical slits and applied to the card. B has red curtain with gold painted ties, cherry blossoms, blue bamboo leaves, and three white characters. C has green curtain with gold painted ties, maple leaves, white water, and two blue characters. Each is 4.125" X 3". D: White card folded in half has image of hanging scroll situated to left. It has pale blue rectangular cotton glued to card and on top a white paper painted with grey cliffs, gold and black building and black foliage. A black hanger and lower rod. It is 4.125" X 3". E - G: wood block printed notecards resembling torn paper collages is 3.375" X 4.5", On white folded cards also printed on back, folded white paper glued to inside with stamped brown image of a doll. On the back in English in grey: "Japan" colors are grey, orange, blue, yellow, mauve, and green. E: Image of three kokeshi dolls on either side of large candle with flame, candle is decorated with flowers. On the back is white silhouette of kokeshi doll on mustard background. F: Image of thatched roof building which extends to back of card, surrounded by pine branches, bamboo leaves and plum blossoms. G: Scene of five women around table drinking tea. On back is a white snow man with blue whiskers and shovel. H: Note card of yellow note paper folded in quarters. Painted on front is one large daruma in red with white face and two smaller darumas on purple and one red hanging from green bamboo branch. Red seal in lower right hand corner. Remains of blue on inside and on the back. 3.5" X 5". I - K: Cards on white paper folded in quarters. Images hand painted on front and a red seal on lower right hand corner. Each is 5" X 3.5". I: Image of little girl with white face in purple scarf with green plaid added. Blue pants with white nail head design, yellow straw snow boots and carrying basket with red fruit and vegetables. J: Image of a round bell painted red with yellow flowers, from the clapped hangs white paper tag with fuschia and purple design. To the left in green "Wind Bell". K: Image of a round bell painted blue with peach flowers, from the clapped hangs white paper tag with red and yellow design. To the left in red "Wind Bell". L - N: White cards folded in half with painted image of tumbler dolls on left front. 3" X 4.125". L: Pink tumbler doll with blue bottom, white face, black eyes and bangs, red mouth, resembling baby. M: Daruma painted orange with gold outline, yellow face, black fears and red mouth. N: San Kaku Daruma, with pointed head, red top outlined in gold, black bottom, pink face with black features, red mouth and black character written on pointed head. Each card has envelope.
1996.010.443 New Year's Cards New Year's Cards and Summer Greeting Cards Sent Semi-Annually A: Wood Block print of young girl in red, blue and fuschia kimono bouncing temari ball beside pine tree, two kites fly above her head. Red seal at lower left. Back of card in English "Postcard", and kanji. New Year's sent to young child. B: New Years Card printed with pale background and gold edging, shows chado tea utensils including grey kettle and tea bowl with gold accents. Yellow bamboo water scoop and tea whisk. Red tea caddy with gold accents. Black kanji in grass style in upper right. On back is green kanji. C - H: New Year's Cards for Year of Ram C: Black and white card showing two rams with pine branches and plum blossoms branches to the right, black kanji at the top. Grey kanji on the back with illustration of bird in circle and number 3. D: Same series as C has black and white showing ram with horns standing between pine branches and a moon above. Black kanji in right upper corner. On back is grey kanji with bird in circle with number 1. E: Pale green and grey images of two sheep fence and hills on white card with pink sky. On the back is mauve kanji with illustrations of bambo and battledore respresenting New Year's.. F: Illustration with silver outline on white card of lamb with three shuttlecocks in shape of chidori birds, pine needles and plum blossoms. On the back is green square with globe "Syobido" and kanji. G & H: Illustration of a lamb with black kanji in grass style above red seal below. G: Plum blossom branch above and H has snow covered pine branch below. On the back is green square with globe "Syobido" and kanji. I - L: New Year's cards for Year of the Horse. I: White card with black and white reproduction of two horses, one eating decoration, plum tree behind. Black kanji in grass style in upper right. On the back in grey "Post Card, Place Stamp Here", and kanji. J: Card with yellow background illustration of prancing white horse with green accents. In front of a white sillouette of a bell. Black kanji and a red seal. On the back grey kanji. K: Reproduction of print of black horse prancing above green bamboo leaves underneath plum blossom branches. Black kanji in upper left corner. Blue kanji on the back. L: Illustration of horse folk toy on wheels, purple saddle blanket with flowers, black kanji in grass style in upper right. On the back is blue kanji. M & N: Summer time Greeting Cards M: White card with dark blue band on right side with white kanji running vertically down the band. Blue kanji on the back. N: Wood Block print with blue background of two girls in white yukata with red, yellow and green motifs. Stand on red geta holding a tassel between them. Red stamp in lower left corner. On the back in red "Postcard, Mikumo Mokuhansha Kyoto"
1996.010.444 Money Envelopes Small envelopes used for giving money to children at New Year's. A - D: 4.875" X 1.875", A: Design on left half is blue plum blossoms scattered on light blue geometric branches with white background, red band on right side has white "Noshi" symbol. B: Grey band on left side with white wave pattern and green and tan pine tree, red "Noshi"symbol on right side on white background. C: Bands of grey, white and brown background with yellow tied strips of abalone or Noshi on right side. D: White triangle at left, dark blue at right with white pine needles scattered behind two white bars outlined in light blue. Red decorative symbol in upper right hand corner. E - H: 4" X 2.25" Four white envelopes with illustrations of gosho dolls. in red, yellow, black and blue, and purple. E: Standing gosho doll with hobby horse and triangular hat. Black kanji in grass style above. F: Seated doll holding fan in right hand wearing eboshi hat G: Dancing doll with folding fan in left hand rattle in right, wearing stripped hat. H: Seated doll with blue pate, holding mask between his feet. I - K: Wood Block Print Envelopes.4.125" X 2.375". I: Background white on left, purple on right. Image of a drum from end and side. Purple Noshi symbol at right. J: Background ahs green , brown and black vertical bands, black kanji in center, orange and white noshi in right black band. K: Green background with white sillouette of deer and other symbols. L - P: 4.25" X 2.375", White envelopes printed with paper cut out designs. Black kanji attop with noshi symbol ot right, Below each image "SAKA" L: Brown dog pulling at blue costume of lion dancer wearing red mask. M: Figure of girl wearing black and white hood walking on green stilts with blue boots on top ends. Dog running ahead of her, houses in background and blue snow falling. N: Two people inside blue cavelike structure, one in yellow and red kimono the other silloueted in blue. O: Woman with dark face and red kimono at fire pit. P: Girl wearing purple and white kimono, red okobo, chasing a blue shuttle cock with yellow battledore. Red plum blossoms in right corner. Q - W: 4" X 2.25", Q: Blue and white vertical bands, white pine needle and tortoise shell design on blue band, red, white and silver origami crane with cherry blossom design, red noshi symbol in upper right corner. R: White envelope wit hwhite band, three kokeshi in red, yellow and green block printed, red noshi symbol on upper right corner. S: Red envelope covered with white dots representing plum blossoms on front and back. T: Envelope with graduated red band at top on front and back. Green noshi symbol in upper right hand corner. U: White envelope with blue water motif and white plum blossom and branches on top of blue background. White Noshi symbol with red frame in upper right corner. V: White envelope with sillouted gourd on green background decorated with white plum blossoms, red shape on right echos gourd and represnts noshi symbol. Two red seals on the gourd. W: White rectangle with green, blue and rust bands behind. Grey plum blossoms on a branch in middle of rectangle. Rust noshi symbol. X: 4.125" X 2.375", White envelope with red background stylized red symbol, black noshi symbol. Y & Z: 6.5" X 2.875", Red and black line drawings of kabuki characters in lower right corner. AA: 7.375" X 2.625", yellowed envelope with wood block prints of red and green lantern with black roof mounted on post. Blue wisteria and green leaves hang above and below the lantern. On the back is red seal. AB - AD: 7.25 X 2.875" White envelopes with wood block prints of folk toys near bototm of envelope. AB: Seated figure in black, green and red with purple headband on a green platform beneath yellow object. AC: One large and four small tumbler toys. in red, yellow, green, blue and white. AD: Gosho doll holding a red temari ball next to a smaller dog toy decorated with blue and red. AE - AF: 7.5" X 2.875", White envelopes with wood block prints kanji and artist symbol at lower left. AE: Brown lines on white background of thatched roof houses, trees, pagoda and clouds. AF: Grey lines of thatched roof buildings seawall blue water, and green willows overhead. AG: 8.25" X 3.25". White envelope with grey round seal. AH - AK: 6" X 3.75" AH: white envelope with red frame at top and right side, pink, red and yellow plum blossoms on grey branch at top. Pink, red and yellow folded decoration at upper right. Green and tan pine branches, and yellow, green and tan plant at lower right. Black kanji in the middle. AI: White envelope with lightening shaped background in center, white pine needle medallion on tan background at upper left, blue and red folded decoration at upper right, two red horizontal bands in the middle. Green and black pine branches at lower left. Green origami crane on purple background on lower right, black kanji in center. AJ: White envelope with background in three sctions upper is white and rust folded decoration on a yellow, plaid background, lower section ahs white, black and grey crane with red forehead on a purple background, black kanji in center. AK: White envelope with blue band on top, pink, white and yellow plum blossom tied with green pine needle at the right. Waves of blue and yellow at center and bottom on a white page which is curled up to reveal red paper with white and black stripes, black kanji in center. AL: 6.125" X 4", White envelope with red, green and blue bands at top and left side. White plum blossoms, blue, yellow and green bamboo leaves at right, Blue yellow and gold folded decoration in upper corner, black kanji in middle.
1996.010.445 Greeting Cards Cards Used to Send Greetings or to give as small Gifts. A: Beige colored card with green design at the bottom of swimming kappa (Water Mink), surrounded by green plants. On the back is blue kanji and illustration of flat fan with morning glory design and the number 5 below. this card used for summmer time greetings. B: White card with pale green scene of mountain above, cherry trees on the left and tents pitched in bushes below. Blue kanji on back. C: Beige card with pale green and tan scene of a man polling raft down blue river, trees and mountain in background. Green kanji on back. D: Beige card with pale green scene of mountain above and hut below. Three yen stampaed in green in lower left. Blue kanji on the back. E: White card with pale green background, large white moon, and two greenish blue bats flying around. F: i - iv. Set of Cards in paper folder illustrating kokeshi dolls. Fi: Block printed card showing two kokeshi dolls decorated with green red and black designs. In the back are grey rectangular line designs. Grey shadows appear on the dolls and on the table surface. Two columns of black kanji. In lower right hand corner "Sekino". Fii: White card with two kokeshi dolls wood block printed in yellow with red, green and purple designs. Black kanji written beside each doll. Fiii: Card with blue background, block printed, image of two kokeshi dolls decorated with black and red, doll on the right smaller with tilted head. Black kanji at left. Fiv: White paper wrapper folded into three has sillouete of kokeshi doll, kanji in white and brown.
1996.010.446 Bookmarks Bookmarks A: Folded white paper creates long rectangle one end glued inside. On the front is print white with pink background of kokeshi doll black kanji in grass script is written vertically on top. On the back is a black seal. B: Bookmark in shape of long envelope printed on the front with white on red cherry blossom design within a cloud shape at the top. At the bottom are red maple leves outlined in white, in the middle green and yellow horizontal stripes. Bold black kanji framed in red runs down center front. Black kanji to right and bottom. On the back is blue bird symbol . C: White western style mark with color photograph on front of two apprentice geisha (Maiki) Standing on stone bridge in Japanese garden with pond. On the back printed in English in black "Uwajimaya" Main Store: 6th S. So. King St., Seattle, , Main -6248, South Center: CH6- 7077 Made in Japan Black kanji on left side.
1996.010.447 Stationery A: Folded sheet of transparent white paper with embedded colored confetti, 6.625" x 9.5", folded into thirds, stamped red kokeshi dolls, one tall one has floral design on lower front, shorter one shows a baby's head above a cup shaped bottom representing a baby padded into a basket. B: Long envelope, 8 x 3.5", of light bluish gray handmade paper, front has 5 red boxes printed in a row for mailing purposes, back has a seam down the middle, sealed flap at one end and open flap at the other. A white strip of paper is glued in a ring around the envelope with a black seal and "Made in Japan" printed on it, originally held more envelopes. C: Long envelope, 8 x 3.5", of light beige handmade paper with some colored fibers, front has 5 red boxes printed in a row for mailing purposes, back has a seam down the middle, sealed flap at one end and open flap at the other. D: Rectangular envelope, 6.5 x 2.875", of cream colored paper, wood block printed motif of 3 kokeshi doll heads on sticks stuck into a bundle of straw in pink, red and black, back has a seam down the middle, sealed flap at one end and open flap at the other. E: 4 pieces of stationery, 8.375 x 5.875" which made envelope D, of cream colored paper, wood block printed motif of 3 kokeshi doll heads on sticks stuck into a bundle of straw in pink, red and black in lower left corner. F-I: 4 pieces of stationery,10 x 6" made of cream colored paper, wood block printed motif of folk toys in lower left corner, F: Gosho doll of plump child with left leg back and right leg forward, black hair, red and green clothing, holding a red, green and yellow temari ball, looking at the clay figure of a white dog with blue, red and yellow decoration; G: Tumbler dolls, one large red one with blue bamboo leaves, white dots and yellow pine needles, surrounded by 4 smaller dolls in yellow, blue, green and white; G: Seated figure with a purple head band, turquoise, pink and black clothing sitting on a curved green surface, drum shape with yellow sides nearby; Two kokeshi dolls, one standing has yellow robe and red and green striped middle hand head, one lying down is white with green, red and black details. K-J: 2 pieces of stationery, 10.25 x 6.75", semi-transparent white paper with vertical yellow lines for calligraphy and a yellow motif at the center top. K: Calligraphic design surrounded by plum blossoms inside a circle; L: Vessel or jar with 3 irises on upper third and wiggly and straight lines on bottom third, 3 petaled motif to the right.
1996.010.448 Stationery A: Gift folder, H: 5", W: 2.5", white inexpensive paper folded in three, front which folds from the left is printed with blue background and has an image of two kokeshi dolls in front of wavy lines, cherry blossoms and yellow kanji, the narrow left front is printed red. B: Gift folder, H: 7", 4", white inexpensive paper folded in three and folded at top and bottom, printed silver and red mizuhiki goes around the back and has a bow in the front with a yellow, red and blue folded decoration to the right. At the top is black kanji and stamped at the bottom is more kanji in purple. Used as a gift of money to pay for a taxi. C: Gift folder, H: 7", W: 5.5", 9.5" yellowed paper folded in thirds, design printed on the front is a silver and red mizuhiki tied in a circle with a folded green red and yellow decoration surrounded by brown stamped grass, maple leaves, green stamped bamboo leaves and flowers, orange stamped medallion at lower left has kanji inside. D: Sweet paper: H: 7.125", W: 3.5", soft white paper folded in thirds with a red and black theater mask makeup stamped on top of a gradated rust design of three squares (measuring cup motif?]. E: Set of envelopes and writing paper on yellowed paper with mint green border on left with white kanji behind a bearded grey theater mask; i: Envelope, H: 8", W: 5.5", rust colored kanji written on front, envelope to hold stationery, red kanji stamp at back lower left, "Noh (letter paper) Georgia Sealoff" written in blue ink on back. ii & iii: H: Envelopes 7.5", W: 2.75", red kanki stamp at back lower left. iv & ix: Writing paper, H: 7", W: 5", yellowed paper folded in half. x: Writing paper, H: 7.25", W: 5", Writing paper with black vertical lines folded in half (black kanji, no motif). F: Set of envelopes and writing paper on yellowed paper with black and red theater mask makeup; i: Writing pad, H: 8.25", W: 6", 4 yellowed paper sheets attached at top to cardboard backing, front page has a large character stamped in the middle and written at the top in red pencil "Letter paper with Kabuki make-up design", the other sheets just have the make up design and inserted in front of the cardboard is a lined paper which acts as a guide when writing. ii & iii: 2 Envelopes, H: 6.5", W: 2.75" have make-up design on front and are held together with a red paper band with a price tag on it #34, Y25.
1996.010.449 Cards Notecards, some used for holiday greetings, white paper folded in half or in 4, torn colored paper collage, orange crest on lower left back is a circle with "Hand made paper from Japan" printed around inside and an arrow shaped emblem in the middle, a number is printed in black on the back right lower corner. A: Front cover has green background on right and a dark brown deer with white spots, rust stripe, and yellow eye lying down, inside card are 2 oval shaped tan spots, the green continues onto the back bottom with a gray shape above, No.-2,006, folded in 4 B: Front cover has pink angel flying upside down, yellow braided hair, orange hair ties, silver wings, green trumpet, 4 blue stars surround her, inside is a green trumpet with an orange bow, on back are 2 blue stars, No.-2,002, folded in 4 C: Front cover shows a stained glass window in black with a figure wearing a yellow hat, white face, tan top, white paints, tan colored cover on outside, yellow angel wings on inside, 2 021 on back, folded in half. D: Yellow cover on outside forms background for design that covers front and back, brown bridge with grey pylons, silver and blue river, green branch above right and green shrub below left, grey branch with 2 orange balls on inside, 2 022 on back, folded in half. E: Mustard yellow cover on outside forms background, front cover has half a Christmas tree in brown with silver decoration, back has other half in rust with silver decoration, front and back have brown squiggly lines representing Japanese characters, 2 033 on back, fold in half. F: Front cover has two trees, one green Christmas tree with brown trunk and orange and yellow balls, one green pyramidal tree with brown trunk, back has one rust colored triangular tree with brown trunk, one shorter green fir tree with brown trunk, inside right has the same tree repeated, 2 009, folded in 4. G: Outside cover has blue sky background, white snow, front shows a snowman with black features, brown hat, yellow and brown broom and 2 rust colored boots, back has a black shovel with a brown handle, inside left has a green mitten with an orange cuff; on right is written in red pen "A Merry, Merry Holiday Season to the finest student assistants ever--and have fun until Jan 3, 1961. Affectionately, Georgia Sealoff", No.-2,004, folded in 4. H: Orange cover on outside forms background for a green teabowl (chawan) with brown holly leaf decoration, a light green teaspoon (chashaku) and on the back a black lidded tea caddy (natsume), two black broken circles on inside, 2 024, folded in half. I: Brown cover on outside forms background for grey lantern, green tree and white snowflakes on front, inside is an orange and tan roofed gate and 2 green blobs, 2 023, folded in half. J: Brown cover on outside forms background for tokonoma alcove black floor, taupe posts, yellow mochi ball arrangement, green, white, blue and yellow scroll on front extending onto back, inside is a black serving tray on legs with yellow mochi ball arrangement, 2 025, folded in half. K: On front cover is an orange and black paper lantern, inside is a blue curtain, cut in two places with a brown, blue and white mon of bamboo leaves, tan bows at the top of the cuts, No.-2,003, folded in 4. L: 7.375" x 3.125" rectangular card with a brown cover on outsides forming background for a church steeple in tan, brown, blue and white, silver bell and white snow flakes covering front and back, orange bell inside, No.-2,028, folded in half.
1996.010.450 Calendars 4 folk calendars made of 13 white stiff card pages for a cover and 12 months, attached to a yellowish card backing folded into a triangle which stands by two white plastic rings running through slots in the top of the cards, covers have red band across top and colored block printed designs A: Front cover "Calendar, 1976", brown, black, orange, yellow, blue and green folk house with a pine tree to the right, black kanji, each month page has the month name and number, dates on top half and a different folk house pictured at the bottom, numbered table in kanji on the back for notes. B: Front cover "Calendar, 1978", blue kanji, brown, black red, blue, white and green toy samurai on a horse, each month page has the month name with a small toy and dates on top half and a folk toy at the bottom, numbered table in kanji on the back for notes, "Naomi Fukuda" written in ink on the back of the stand. C: Front cover "Calendar, 1980", black, fuschia, green, red and yellow figure dressed as a lion with a sword in its mouth, kanji at the bottom, each month page has an abbreviated month name, kanji and dates on top half and a festival image or folk toy at the bottom, numbered table in kanji on the back for notes. D: Front cover "Calendar, 1981", red, yellow, blue, green, white and black rooster, blue kanji, each month page has the month name and small motif and dates on top half and a folk toy at the bottom with Japanese characters, numbered table in kanji on the back for notes.
1996.010.451 Programs, theatre Theatre Programs A: Booklet with brownish orange cover 10.25 x 7.25" and white paper insert 5 x 7.25". i: Booklet front cover "Kabuki" in white letters, "Kanatehon Chushingura, Imperial Theatre" in black letters, first two pages in English give an outline of the play, the rest of the booklet is in Japanese and at the front of the Japanese section there are black and white photographs, front Japanese cover (back western cover) has a white 2 comma symbol and graduated square symbol, black kanji. The full title of the play is Kanatehon Chushingara "The Alphabetical storehouse of Exemplary Loyal Retainers". ii: White paper insert with blue printing and illustrations of an audience, on the other side printed in brown is an advertisement for "Kawamura". B: Booklet written in English, 11.375 x 8.5", 8 numbered pages, white paper, front cover: "Nippon Times presents A Special Program of KABUKI, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 1953, Kabukiza, Tokyo, Japan", nobleman wearing gray kimono with peony mon, blue and orange under kimonos, geta, purple headband, holding parasol in right hand, sword through obi. Program for "Sukeroku Yukari no Edozakura", "Tachi Nusubito" (Sword Thief), and "Fujimusume" (Wistaria Maiden). Back cover had advertisement for "Enicar" shows a watch in front of a purple parasol, at bottom "Sole Agent: Herald Trading Corp. 413 Nikkatsu International Building". C: Booklet written in English, 11.75 x 8.25", 8 numbered pages, tied with two white braids, green cover with pink, rose and black outline of Kabuki painted face, "Kabuki, Nippon Times presents, October 1953" in white and black, back cover shows 5 watches "Vulcain, A Tradition..., of almost a century guarantees the precision and regularity of every Vulcain Model, Sole Agents, Herald Trading Corp. 413 Nikkatsu International Building". Program for "Gedatsu", "Kagamijishi", "Suo Otoshi". D: Booklet written in English, 11.75 x 8.375", 15 numbered pages, white cover with a design of red plum blossoms with yellow stamens, blue center, gray branches on a moss green background, front: "English Version, February 1954, back: "Kabuki-za". Program for "Part I: I. Ieyasu To Kasuga-no-Tsubone (Ieyasu and Lady Kasuga), II (1) Echigo-Jishi (The Lion of the Echigo Province), (2) Meisaku-Hidari-Kogatana (The Left-Handed sculptor's Masterpiece), III. Suzugamori, IV. Hakone-Reiken-Izari-no Adauchi (The Miracle of the Cripple's Revenge), Part II: I. Terakoya (The Private School), II. Shinobi-Yoru-Koi-was-Kusemono (The Lady Magician at Mt. Masakado), III. Chikagoro-Kawara-no-Tatehiki (The Pure Love), IV. Awa-Danuki (The Badgers of the Awa Province) E: Booklet written in English, 12 x 8.25", 12 numbered pages, white cover, front cover has two diagonal green bands behind a tall figure wearing a black, white and red kimono leaning on a sword and holding a fan, red cherry blossoms, "Kabuki, April 1954. Kabuki-za, Tokyo", purple ribbon binding, Program for "Part I, I. Hototogisu-kojo-no-rakugetsu (The Fall of the Osaka Castle), II. Sakura-Gimin-Den (The Story of the Self-Sacrificed Man), III. (1) Hanagoyomi-iro-no-showake (Tohima) (The Woman of Mature Age) (2) Gyo-sho-mondo (The Fisherman and the Woodcutter); Part II, 1. Yoshitsune-sembon-zakura (The Florid Romance of Yoshitsune), II. Ibaragi (The Ogre's Arm), III. Toribey ama-shinju (The Double Suicide at Toribeyama), IV. Chushingura-sugata-no-eawase (The Caricatured Version of the Vendetta of 47 Ronin). F: Booklet from Seattle, 9 x 6", 11 numbered pages, white and blue cover showing illustrations of dancers, musicians and actors "Hugh Becket's Moore Theatre. The Azuma, Kabuki Dancers and Musicians, April 20-21, 1956. Theatre School of Dance, Pre-Dance Thru Adult Professional...", Program of The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians, "Kojo", "Sambaso (Offering to the Gods), Shakkyo (Lion Dance), Dojoji (The Dancing Girl at the Dojoji Temple), Fukitori-Tsuma (The Would-Be Flute Player Seeks a Wife), Tsuchigumo (The Dance of the Spider), Ninin-Wankyu (Memories), O-Matsuribayashi (Festival Music), O-Matsuri No Hi (Festival Day) G i: Program for the Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians, 1955, H: 8.75", W: 11", booklet with front cover cut in the shape of a folding fan silver on black background, black and white bamboo branch. Photographs and essays on the dance company, history of theater and music. ii - iv: Show Notices, H: 9", W: 6", 3 copies, red, grey and black printing on white paper, image of dancers and musicians, "Direct from Tokyo, S. Hurok. presents the Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians, A Smash Hit" at Moore Theatre, Seattle, April 20-21, 1956. v: Booklet for the above show, issued by the Information Section of the Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C., front cover is a duplicate of ii-iv in black and white and essays inside on History of Japanese Dancing, Kabuki: A Dance Theater, Japanese Music, The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians. Store in Cataloguing Information files. H: Poster, H: 10.125", W: 14", Lightweight white paper printed with a beige border containing white crests, inside black bordered rectangle are illustrations of actors dressed as historical characters in black and green. Black kanji "In Memory of Ichika Danjuro", inside a sawtooth border at right "Kana Dehon Chushingura", at bottom "Do your shopping at Takashimaya Dept. Store", at lower left corner "Torii Tadamasa", at left top margin "Open at 11/1", at left bottom"Teikoku Gekijo". I: Booklet, H: 10", W: 7", Purple cover with gold Buddhist symbol on front with white Kanji, "Showa 28th Art Festival Sponsored by Ministry of Education, Garaku Program", opens from the left, black Japanese script inside with photographs of musicians on stage.
1996.010.452 Noren 3-panel Noren, cotton, brown dyed with 5 different styled Kokeshi dolls, stenciled. It has 4 tabs sewn at top for rod to be inserted, each panel is sewn partially together and enforced and decorated by a knotted red cloth
1996.010.453 Noren 3-Paneled, Roketsu (Wax resist) Indigo-dyed with a badger called "Bun Buku" from a children's story. Japanese inscriptuions read "Bun Buku" twice, using 2 different characters for "Bun". Playing with kanji, gives a meaning of Bun Buku (Badger's name): Shares good fortune. Seven tabs are sewn on top of the panels for a rod or string to be inserted
1996.010.454 Noren 3-paneled cotton, stencil dyed in green with decoration of a procession of Daimyo (Feudal Lord) with his vassals traveling along Tokaido (inter-town pedestrian route) at Hakone. The background mountain is Mt. Fuji. 4 Navy blue cotton tabs are sewn at the top for a rod/string to be inserted. 2 red decorative cotton knots are sewn at each end of the partially joined panels for enforcement. Inscription reads "Hakone" with a hotspring logo (a horizontal curve with three waved vertical lines extended from the horizontal line's center)
1996.010.455 Noren 2-paneled cotton Noren, stencil-dyed in sandy color, and free hand lighter shade of sandy brown. Design is "Bun Buku - Chagama" From Japanese Children's book. 7 tabs are sewn on top of the noren. Two tabs are sewn closely together at both ends while the rest are sewn at an evenly spaced distance. Two panels are joined by fancy stitches with beige silk
1996.010.456 Noren 2-paneled indigo-dyed cotton noren, with stenciled kokeshi doll on each panel. Kokeshi has red chrysanthemum motif with gray leaves. Facial feature is stenciled in black except lips which are in red. 4 tabs made of same material are sewn at the top of the panels for a rod/string for hanging.
1996.010.457 Noren 3-paneled batik dyed in olive green, cotton noren. Motif is bamboo. 7 tabs made of the same fabric are sewn at the top at evenly divided intervals. Panels are sewn partially joined and the end of the seam is enforced and decorated by yellow knotted cotton tape. The original tags are attached.
1996.010.458 Noren 3-paneled soft gauze woven cotton noren with snowscape scene. Japanese architectural structure in the center with snow capped pine trees on one side of the building and deciduous trees on the other side on beige background. The building's top structure is black; main roof in is in gray blue; ground structure and the side of tte wall panels are in black and blue. The mud wall in white roof in one side is white, other in black and circles in background color 4 white cotton tapes are sewn on top for a rod/string for hanging. The panels are joined together by sewing partially at the top.
1996.010.459 Noren Two-paneled, sheer, navy cloth noren, hemmed at the bottom and sides, 3 tabs attached at top for a rod to be inserted for hanging. One panel has one machine embroidered silver fan, other has two fans embroidered in silver and navy blue. Tabs are reinforced by hand stitched in off-white thread in diamond shape radiating at 4 angles; 2 crosses inside a diamond shape. The panels are partially sewn together at the top part and criss-cross stitches in deep reddish purple.
1996.010.460 Furoshiki Starched. new cotton furoshiki, red background one corner is stenciled cherry branches with pink blossoms on opposite lower corner, a stenciled young girl in gold kimono carrying cherry branches. Face and hands are left from dyes. Hair is in old-fashioned style and strong black lines are used for the design. On the corner, a black square seal with kanji "taki" is inscribed. A white label is pasted below to show it has never been used. The reverse side is not dyed.
1996.010.461 Furoshiki Large cotton furoshiki. Background dyed in red and design done by wax resist method. aThe design is based on a children's story called "Bun Buku Chagama" with traditional figures such as a buddhist priest, badger and another badger with a metal kettle on his back, dancing. Two sides are machine hemmed.
1996.010.462 Furoshiki Silk-like crepe, woven in "Kodai-Chirimen" deep rippled weave. stencil-dyed in purple background with Noh masks, shinto purification sticks, musical instruments, hats, "naginata" book, boughs of pine, abstract designed waves, folding fan. Two sides are machine hemmed in metallic gold thread
1996.010.463 Furoshiki Gray background with wood-block depicting Hiroshige's Tokaido route and 3 Shikishi poems, each one in brown, blue-green and mauve backgrounds. The gray background gradually progresses into undyed areas around the motifs. 2 sides are machine hemmed
1996.010.464 Furoshiki Green bordered at the top and the bottom with many figures in theatrical costumes, some are playing Noh, others are playing roles of Kabuki. The weave is crepe "Kodai Chirimen"
1996.010.465 Furoshiki Peach background with children in old-fashioned Japanese dress playing old-fashioned children's games sucha s playing with "temari" balls (thread balls) or watching a cat playing with the balls. Some children sit. Others seek shelter under paper umbrellas. The material is made of heavy silk crepe called "Kodai Chirimen" Borders are darker peach and has gradations. 2 sides are machine hemmed. There are spots.
1996.010.466 Furoshiki Almost square shaped pink background furoshiki. It looks like silk but it may be made of rayon. It is deep crepe which is called tamba chirimen according to the tag attached. The motif is a group of children in kimono with the children's hair style from the feudal period playing jump rope, holding the ends of the rope in a circular motion. Two under the rope have bare feet. One branch on left upper corner of the furoshiki and falling leaves are scattering. It appears never to have been used.
1996.010.467 Furoshiki Almost square shaped with 2 sides hemmed - furoshiki with brownish beige background with bokashi (gradation dye process) and 3 stylized garden scenes with cream colored surrounding. Various shades of green ,muted peach, earth colors are used for the garden. The material is 100% silk with fine crepe weave. The corners show flaws in dying process.
1996.010.468 Furoshiki Almost square furoshiki with Keio University scene on cream colored background. with border of purple and red stripes with red in the center. On upper left corner 2 gold pen tips (Keio University logo) and inscription"Keio University" in English and Japanese on right bottom corner. The drawing of a divider in gray with black outline and vegetation in green with black outline at top. It is soiled in the lower portion. 2 sides are hemmed.
1996.010.469 Furoshiki Olive green background furoshiki with toys and items from Japanese children's tales are scattered on the furoshiki. Items include boy's day display items, toy animals, girl's New Year's game paddle called "Hagoita" which is like badminton. Magic wands, bows and arrows, musical instruments, firemen's handheld lanterns in red. It is stencil-dyed and hemmed on two sides. It is made of rayon, flat weave with the original price tags which reads Oniya-eri-ten (Name of the store) in red writing and black inked price marked 130 yen. It is new. Two identical pieces
1996.010.470 Furoshiki Stencil-dyed FUROSHIKI - red background with folded origami cranes diagonally placed on one side of the furoshiki and the rest scattered. Most of the cranes are outlined with black, gold, white. The color of the cranes are blue, yellow, pink, salmon pink and white. The material is silk woven in flat weave. Two sides are hemmed. It looks new.
1996.010.471 Furoshiki Blue stencil dyed FUROSHIKI with a boy and a girl under a plum tree. The blossoms cascade downward. A boy on the left of the tree who wears a kimono and EDO period boy's hairstyle, is riding a wooden horse stick. His kimono is orange, black, green, plaid on olive green background. The boy's profile is shown. The girl wears a yellow kimono with green and white vertical stripes and a black collar. She wears an orange apron with white motif wrapped around her waist with blue string. Her hair-do is of the EDO period girls style with orange tie-dyed strip adornment. Her geta (wooden footwear) is orange. She is keeping herself warm by putting her hands under his kimono. The cat is cocoa-brown/white outlined by grey color. The plum blossoms are white with pink border with orange/yellow center. The orange gourd shaped seal of the artist ENKO is located next to the cat. Two sides are hemmed. The materials is rayon, woven flat and smooth. the condition is good but there are dye flaws on both sides.
1996.010.472 Furoshiki A brown stencil-dyed FUROSHIKI with animal zodiac motifs in rectangles left undyed. The animals are in blue, dark orange, and green. The Mitsukoshi Department Store logo is in lower right corner. Two sides hemmed. The material appears to be synthetic fabric woven flat and smooth. It looks unused.
1996.010.473 Furoshiki A stencil-dyed FUROSHIKI with 4 corners in red and orange tie-dye KANOKO motif. Inside the diamond shaped center are 3 dolls of the Kyo Ningyo type pulling an orange cord wrapped around one wheel of a palace wagon called GOSHO GURUMA. The wagon is purple carrying a bouquet of purple, orange and white peonies; white, red, orange mums, a bough of plum with white, red, orange blossoms; narcissus in white with red centers, wysteria in red and white. The container of the flowers is made of brocade with 6 sided geometric design with yellow, red, purple and green flowers placed in each hexagon. The center background is bluish gray., Two sides are hemmed. It is soiled at the bottom There are dying flaws at upper right corner. The material appears to be synthetic fabric.
1996.010.474 Furoshiki Beige background FUROSHIKI with a variety of family crests. Probably used the wax resist method. The crests are purple, dark mustard, wine, green dyed and some are left undyed with blue outlines. The material appears to be synthetic fabric. Two sides are hemmed. It is in good condition.
1996.010.475 Furoshiki Brown bordered FUROSHIKI is stencil-dyed and also uses wax resist method. Inside and near the edges of the two folding fan shaped areas, there are bluish-grey bamboo, flower arrangement vase with holders called KENZAN and the tools for tea ceremony such as a tea bowl, spoon, container for tea powder. The NATSUME (tea container) depicts looks of lacquerware with a family crest in white, green, orange, on textured black background. The rests have cloth covers in brown and green. the abstract peach colored squares and short lines are added inside the fan shaped areas. It is in good condition. The materials is of synthetic fabric, woven flat and smooth. Stains and dye flaws.
1996.010.476 Furoshiki A square nylon FUROSHIKI with gray gradation around top and lower corner with HIROSHIGE's wood block scene of one area of the TOKAIDO route. At upper right it reads: TOKAIDO GOJYU SAN TSUGU NO UCHI: KABAHARA (Tokaido route - 53 stations: at Kabahara) An orange gourd-shaped seal reads YORU NO YUKI (Night Snow Scene) Lower left corner states: HIROSHIGE's picture; the orange seal reads: TAKEUCHI (Probably a distributor's name) Two men climb uphill while one with blue garment with blue footwear and geta goes downhill with his umbrella partially closed. One climber wears brown kimono with mustard color outer garment and other wears blue garment with MINO which is made of straw. Two sides are hemmed. It is in good condition. The black label indicates that the material is 100% nylon.
1996.010.477 Furoshiki The purple FUROSHIKI with white bamboo with one side in light brown has a store's name on GINZA street in Tokuyo. It reads GINZA ECHI GOYA IN browin inside a circle. Two sides are hemmed and it is frayed at the seams. It appears that this was washed and the dye ran. The material appearrs to be synthetic. There are spots and areas where dye did not take place. The condition is good.
1996.010.478 Furoshiki This silk furoshiki is almost square. The background is a deep purple with a variety of family crests, MON scattered around the periphery of the furoshiki, leaving a space in the middle. The MON are beige, lavender, and white in color. Some MON are a stylized version in a tie-dyed KANOKO style. The furoshiki has some thread imperfections near the middle of the piece and a small hole in one of the corners. Method is in stencil-dye.
1996.010.479 handkerchief The handkerchief is folded into the shape of a HAPI. The design on the folded handkerchief is applied with the wax-resist method. The outer area of the coat shape has a vertical design in indigo and white. The collar is in black with writing vertically down each side. The inner lining is in gray and white plaid. The back of the HAPI has a crest or MON of three cherry blossoms in a circular pattern.
1996.010.480.G doll accessory Handmade almost square piece made of a section of woven straw used for TATAMI mats which is folded and sewn together in wide zig-zags on the back. The edges that are not folded, are trimmed with green cotton strips sewn on with natural fiber. The piece may be part of the set of dolls, UCHIKAKE and FUTON and may represent the dolls' sitting pillow, OZABUTON.
1996.010.480A Doll A handmade doll of soft ribbed cotton wearing a cotton gauze YUKATA. The face is hand-embroidered in black thread except for the red embroidered lips. The hair is black yarn parted in the middle of the head and to its shoulders. The YUKATA is stencil dyed in indigo, light brown and gray check motifs scattered throughout the cloth. The yukata can be removed and is tied with a cotton gauze strip.
1996.010.480B doll accessory A small hand made futon which seems to be for the dolls in the series. Made of plum colored cloth with abstract plaid design woven into in with ligth pink thread. The batting and material is tied together with bright green embroidery thread. Each of the corners of the piece are also tied with the same thread.
1996.010.480C doll The doll is handmade of white soft ribbed cotton with a face embroidered in black thread. The mouth is embroidered in red, the hair is of black yarn, parted in the middle of the head with bangs and the length to its shoulders. The doll wears a removable white cotton KIMONO tied on to the doll with white cotton gauze. The dolls red underlayer, JUBAN of synthetic fabric is seen under the kimono. The KIMONO is a TOMESODE with stencil-dyed gold fish in red, yellow, blue and dark green water ripple and drop motifs. The piece is in good condition.
1996.010.480D doll accessory A small winter UCHIKAKE which seems to fit the dolls in this series. The UCHIKAKE is made of a variety of fabrics. The collar is a fine black velvet. The inner lining is a beige silk gauze. The upper three fourths of the UCHIKAKE seems to be made of a synthetic fabric with a stylized brown and white checkered pattern woven into the cloth. The lower quarter of the UCHIKAKE and edges of the sleeves are of a deep purple synthetic fabric with a rose, brown and grey floral motif woven into the fabric. The shoulder area is reinforced with a white cloth. Batting is between the outer and inner linings and held in place with yellow embroidery thread, and knotted throughout the piece.
1996.010.480E doll accessory Handmade doll's futon is made of light silk fabric. The edges are folded to the front and frame a white, rough synthetic fabric with motif of old style chinese characters in black. Stitching is in white thread. Yellow embroidery thread is knotted in seven locations throughout the central area of the piece to hold the front and back materials and the batting inside in place. Each corner is accented with green embroidery thread for further support.
1996.010.480F doll accessory Handmade doll's futon is made of light silk fabric. The edges are folded to the front and frame a deep purple fabric with a lotus motif woven into the cloth in gray, yellow, pink, green and dark beige. Stitching is by hand in white thread. The front, back and batting are held in place with knotted yellow embroidery thread throughout the middle of the piece. Green embroidery thread accents each of the corners and help keep the batting in place at the ends of the piece.
1996.010.480H doll accessory A hand-made pillow in the doll series, to match its futon set. A pillow of pink silk with abstract plaid weave in light pink is filled with barley. The pillow is accented with yellow embroidery thread which is knotted at each end of the cylindrical pillow shape. An outer cover is nade for the pillow in white silk. It is handstitched and decorated with an unhemmed ruffle on either end of the cylindrical pillow shape.
1996.010.481 furoshiki On natural fiber, black and white prints of Japanese warriors on horseback, on their knees or sitting on stools with their weapons. In black circles are "X" marks, or a group of four diamond shapes are horizontally arranged while some of these motifs are scattered throughout the piece. At the left side, a black inscription reads: "Ghengis Khan Ane Lusive Schumacher HAND PRINT". The material appears to be loosely woven silk. The two dsides are machine stitched. The piece is in good condition.
1996.010.482 Tenugui White cotton terry cloth tenugui hemmed at the top and bottom along a blue stripe. 2 thin blue lines and 1 thick blue line decorate top and bottom sections. 3 KOKESHI decorate the lower half of the piece. A small boy KOKESHI with a green stripe haori and red and yellow wear looks up at a KOKESHI of a woman with a green, red and white flowered haori and yellow and red flowered kimono, witha baby KOKESHI on her back. The characters for TOBETSU ONSEN (TOBETSU hot springs) in green decorate the area below the KOKESHI figures and characters for TOBETSU in blue are above the KOKESHI. A stamp of MT Fuji with "JAPAN" writtin in kanji under it on a water motif and "M.160" is stamped at the top right corner. The tenugui is packaged in translucent paper with green writing that says "ONSEN TOWEL" on it. The mark to the left of the writing is the symbol for hot springs. The top and bottom of the packaging are decorated with a geometric flower design.
1996.010.483 Tenugui This flat woven cotton TENUGUI is ivory colored. The top and bottom of the piece are not hemmed and the material is off the bolt lengthwise. A sakura branch in gray with pink cherry blossoms decorate the top portion over the young girl feeding chicks. The girl wears a kerchief and wears work wear, a top in red and blue and pants in brown, gray and white. She holds a basket of feed. She wears ZORI of beige with red straps. Two chicks in gold and beige are at her feet. One looks up at her and the other one at seeds on the ground. Brown thatch scatters the ground. The writing reads "Sakamoto Moritaya phone 84 3864". There is a yellow stain to the left and just under the basket.
1996.010.484 tenugui This tenugui in indigo is not hemmed at the left and right edges. The design is in a wax resist method of 5 faces of KOKESHI in red white and black. Each face has differnt styles of painted faces and headwear. There is a motif of a KOKESHI in brown and white at the top right corner. Writing in white that reads "KOKESHI" and the insigna of the artist are at the bottom left corner of the piece.
1996.010.485 Tenugui This tenugui is off the bolt lengthwise with the top and bottom edges unhemmed. The top left corner is a bit soiled. The design in the center of the piece is of two KAPPA (mythological water nymph creatures) sharing shelter from rain under a paper umbrella. Probably painted or stencil dyed. The rain is represented with indigo streaks to the left. The umbtrella is yellow with a gray top center portion. One KAPPA holds the pole of the umbrella and the other to the left looks over its shoulder out of the umbrella. The picture shows the left KAPPA's webbed feet. Both have pointed faces and SARA on their heads typical of KAPPA creaturees. The writing to the bottom right says " The rain of radioactivity"
1996.010.486 Tenugui This TENUGUI is white. The top and bottom edges are finished off the bolt and the left and right edges are not hemmed. A scene of 5 children playing is represented in the center of the piece in stencil dye method. The children all have hairstyles traditional to the Edo period. The child to the far left wears a red kimono with flower and lattice pattern and green obi. She wears red ZORI. The second child from the left wears a plaid motif brown outfit with a green vest. and indigo ZORI. The third child from left wears a red striped kimono and green obi with red zori and the fourth child wears a green kimmobno with cloud pattern and red obi with indigo ZORI. These children are playing a game which looks like TORYANSEI (a game similar to London Bridge), represented by each of them hanging on to the clothes of the child in front of them. A child faces them from the right wearing a green kimono, red vest adn red ZORI
1996.010.487 Tenugui This tenugui is off the bolt (sideways) and the left and right edges are not hemmed. The scene on the piece is of spring and done in the wax-resist method. To the left are a series of TORII gates signifying entry into or exit out of a sacred location (Shinto) A small boy wearing a brown top, indigo pants and blue geta is holding the hand of an adult male in mustard yellow and red top and blue pants, with red geta. They are watching people performing a fox dance on a mustard yellow mat under a cherry blossom tree which looms over them. One performer is playing the TAIKO, wearing a brown top and indigo and white bottoms. Another performer wears a fox mask askew on his head while he plays the FUE (Flute) wearing white and indigo hapi. Another performer wears a fox mask and dances wearing a gray top and brown pants. He holds wands of folded white paper hanging from them, which are often used for shinto rituals. Under the cherry tree of grey and indigo with white blossoms, is a red structure on stilts with green, white and red striped banners decorating the far side of it. The area to the top of the tree is accented in blue.
1996.010.488 tenugui This tenugui is hemmed on the top and bottom edges but not on the left or right edges. The cloth is off-white with a Japanese summer evening scene in the center of the piece in a wax resist method. The background of the scene is colored in blue-grey. The scene is of 3 children. A girl to the left has short shoulder length hair in indigo. She wears a white, grey and red yukata with yellow obi and wears geta. She kneels and holds a fire sparkler. A boy in the center of the scene wears a white, indigo and grey yukata with green sash and geta. He kneels to watch the sparkler that the girl holds. To the right is a bench of bamboo outlined in green. A girl with short hair sits on it wearing a yukata of red, greem, blue and white with circular patterns on it and a yellow obi. She wears geta as well. To the corner of the bench is a box with a swirled object with strands of smoke rising from it. This is an OSENKO (mosquito coil) to keep the mosquitos away.
1996.010.489 tenugui None of the edges are hemmed. The design is in a wax-resist method. The sky and background are gray dyed on white cotton. Most of the cloth is dominated with a design of traditional homes fenced in by rock and KAWARA (baked tile) walls. The scene represents five buildings plus a tall narrow tower-looking structure. The wall is in black and white. Roofs are outlined in black grey and blue-gray. The homes are traditional style with roofs made of KAYA (thatch) and/or KAWARA. A pine tree with black trunk and white shapes representing greenery looms to the right and cedar or pine trees in blue sway to the left. A white convex crescent of a moon is represented to left-top portion of the scene. A signature of artist is at bottom right.
1996.010.490 Furoshiki This Furoshiki made of light silk material is hot pink. Images of
1996.010.491 cloth This material is a cloth from the bolt. The top and bottom of the piece are left unhemmed. The motif is a collage of patterns. The designs is all machine printed. Colors are forest green, pale green beige, taupe, brown, black and white. The motif represents a patchwork of patterns - one of shibori, another of a wax resist look with plum blossoms in black. another of old chinese characoters, Kikkoman motif, an abstract pattern of flecks of color etc. Scatterd on this patchwork are sporadic stylized representations of open books with immages of nature in beige, white, brown, and black. Scenes represented on these books are a bamboo stand, willow trees, a mountain and sea scene, iris and other scenes. The piece has no visible flaws.
1996.010.492 Furoshiki This silk furoshiki is a deep purple with a design derived by the shibori method (a tied and dyed method) leaving white outlined shapes and using yellow dye accents. The cloth is off the bolt and the two side edges are not hemmed. The piece has six prominent plum blossom designs scattered throughout the FUROSHIKI. THe plum blossom design is in Shibori. The holes where the thread passed through to tie and prepare the cloth for the shibori process can be seen. The area surrounding the six blossoms are in shibori patterns as well.
1996.010.493 A & B tenugui These two, identical, cotton gauze tenugui is made of cotton which seems to be stencil dyed. The fabric is white and off the bolt. The motif of a diverse array of kokeshi silhouettes in green, red, purple of different shapes and sizes scatter the tenugui. The top and bottom edges of the tenugui are left unhemmed.
1996.010.494 ABC tenugui These three, identical tenugui are made of cotton and are off the bolt. The top and bottom edges are left unhemmed. The color of the cloths are indigo with figures of 4 kokeshi on scattered throughout the piece. Two smaller kokeshi are featured at the top and bottom of the piece each have a kokeshi's face represented in indigo and white with red lips. The one at the top dons a red and white kimono with a sakura patterbn, The largest kokeshi has a large chrysanthemum pattern. Two of the tenugui are still covered in their origianl paper wrappings.
1996.010.495 Cloth This cotton cloth is off the bolt . The top is left unhemmed and the bottom of the cloth seems to have been hemmed at one time, but this hem has been removed (marked by perforations in the cloth) The cloth's motif has been applied in the wax resist method. The cloth is dyed brown with white undyed areas representing old style chinese characters. Each character is separated from the characters around it by parallel lines which create an abstract grid throughout the piece with a character in each square.
1996.010.496 cloth This cotton cloth is straight from the bolt. The dimensions for this piece are noted as when it is folded, since this piece has been basted shut with the original light blue thread and original tags. the brand insignia, a small piece of circular cardboard with a motif is held in place with this thread and a tag with the insignia, the price - 200.00 yen and a stamp with a number and what seems to be a date, 28.9.12 which could stand fo the 28th year in the Showa period, Sept 12 are represented. The cloth iteslf is white. The piece is stencil-dyed with motifs of brown swirls, gray wave shapes and indigo motifs of jumping hares. The piece is in good condition. There is a narrow red smudge on the back of the folded cloth.
1996.010.497 whistle This piece is a whistle with a cloth to wear the whistle around the neck. The cloth is made of cotton printed with a red and white design. The design seems to be a magnified view of shibori squares (white on red). The cloth is folded lengthwise and sewn on all sides. The whistle is of metal. A motif of a dove with an olive branch hanging from its beak is embossed on the mouthpiece. One side of the whistle's chamber is embossed with a circle. The bead inside the whistle is a small piece of cork. A ring is attached to the bulb at the top of the whistle through which the cloth passes. the piece is in good condition, though well-used The pattern on the cloth is the same as on the accent of a happi for a child in this series
1996.010.498 wall hanging This piece is made of silk cloth and silk embroidery thread. It consists of 2 pieces of cloth. A red cloth with a plaid weave for the backing and a flat dark blue silk weave for the front on which the embroidery is done. The piece features two figures in Edo period dress. The figure to the right is of a man looking toward the other figure. The figure to the right wears a hat and a top with a traditional star pattern in gold and light blue thread. The pants are a plaid looking pattern in green and rust. The figure wears light blue tabi and sandals. The face is of a young man. The figure to the left is of an older man with a hat. He holds a taiko on his shoulder. The top that he wears is a woven look in green and blue thread with a plaid lining in yellow and light blue. The pants are in white and brown thread representing plaid. He wears tabi and sandals also. Pine branches are scattered at the top and bottom of the piece. The embroidery is very detailed and intricate. The figures are bordered by a line of red thread which holds the two cloths togerher. The top two corners have light green silk cord knotted from them. probably to hang the piece. There are a couple of dark smudges to the top left.
1996.010.499 cloth This long piece of cloth seems to be a cotton chirimen. It is printed indigo with a white thready lined pattern throughout. The lengthwise edges have been folded over and hemmer to the back. The widthwise ends have not been hemmed. It's uncertain what this piece was used for. It appears to have been used well.
1996.010.500 tabi These pair of tabi are red with a thin white cotton lining ,. The bottoms are in a rugged cotton canvas weave with a paper lining wrapped in flannel. The outer cloth is of smooth flat weave. The inner heel portions are fastened by a system of hook and eyelet. The inner flap has a series of parallel cotton cords stitched along the vertical edge with portions left unstitched to accommodate thin metal hook plates. These tabi have never been used. A piece of paper is wrapped around the pair to hold them together. A picture on an attached piece of papaer has a picture of a MAIKO dancing. She wears a red kimono with black obi and red hairpiece. The card says "Geisha Girl brand tabi" Underneath, in Japanese the card says Lion brand. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. A strip of paper notes that the tabi are 9" and are made in Japan. The tabi are wrapped in its origianl plastic wrap. These tabi are most likely sold for tourists or were produced for export.
1996.010.501 Tabi Pair of white tabi
1996.010.502 Tenugui Stencil dyed white cotton tenugui with an image of a kabuki mask. In a box in Japanese is: :Kabuki" and around the mask are the names of famous Kabuki actors.
1996.010.503 Tenugui Cotton red, white, blue and brown with kanji characters "Mo Gumi" in red.
1996.010.504 Tenugui White with blue and gray tenugui with unhemed edges. An image of a book moblile with a caption in Japanese: "Congratulations - 5th Anniversary of Chiba Prefectures Bookmobile, August 8th, 1956"
1996.010.505 Tenugui Two identical blue and white Tenugui wiht image of kokeshi doll. Includes the name of the artist: Yoshie.
1996.010.506 Kimono Doll's Haori and Kimono. On the box they are in is written: "A padded kimono and haori made for Fumiko Matsunaga's doll by her grandmother." A: Kimono, w: 6.5", L: 5"; small silk handmade furusode of floral design. B: Haori, W: 6.5", L: 4.25", Small silk handmade haori of floral design.
1996.010.507 Wall Hanging Orange dye resist decorative cloth with the character "Kotobuki" Happiness in white. Tassels at each corner.
1996.010.508 Haori A handmade cotton Haori The exterior fabric is pritned with a small red geometric line design and black blurred spots. The inner lining is light pink synthetic material. The Haori is half length. The sleeve are timesode in length.
1996.010.509 Apron Kimono apron White with dyed illustrations of kokeshi.
1996.010.510 Haori A blue and white cotton work shirt - Hapi Coat Decorated with Noh masks.
1996.010.511 Hapi Childs Hapi coat Handmade coat of purple silk outer and inner teal cotton. Collar of black silk with red kanji "Kodomoren" On the back in red with gold applique is the character for Festival - "Matsuri"
1996.010.512 Tenugui Blue and white tenugui with image of horse. Artists name in Romanized letters: "marino" and to the left the artists name in kanji.
1996.010.513 Tenugui Two identical cotton pieces stenciled dyed with color illustration of Bambuku Chagama and two human characters.
1996.010.514 Decoration White silk with printed colorized photograph of Geisha in rickshas
1996.010.515 Tenugui White cotton tenugui with red and blue and brown illustration of a woman, torii gate, and a poem in runniing style kanji. "Fall in Miyajima 7 Ri around with 7 inlets and 7 Ebisu"
1996.010.516 Furoshiki Plastic cloth with black and white photographs of scenes of Japan printed on it.
1996.010.517 Tenugui White cotton unhemed tenugui with dyed illustration of a badger fishing.
1996.010.518 Runner Red silk with green brocade piece on top attached with woven flat purple cord.
1996.010.519 Tenugui White cotton tenugui with dyed illustration of Bambuku Chagama the badger that is also a tea kettle.
1996.010.520 Tenugui Whiteloose weave cotton tenugui with dyed illustration Illustration is of a woman and a bear with a poem in red above. The poem alludes to bathing with a beauty. Along the bottom is: "Nobor Betsu Onsen"
1996.010.521 Paper 8 - sheets of Japanese wood block printed paper.
1996.010.522 Fan Bamboo and paper fan. Fan paper has printed brown design.
1996.010.523 Fan Paper and bamboo fan with black kanji.
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