Translation: Horse Fetus Pill
||Wood Box with divider
||Lidded tin box for storing spices
A: Box bottom rectangular shaped with a flanged base and a rolled top edge. Tin coating is wearing off.
B: Box lid rectangular shaped soldiered seems, bottom edge rolled to the outside. Three corners have come undone. The tin is wearing off and rusting in some places. On one end Chinese characters written in black ink translated as: Authentic Vietnamese Cinnamon. Foot Oil? "
||Metal box with lid
A: Box Bottom, rectangular shaped with tall straight sides soldiered seems, top edge is bent inward. On one end are Chinese characters written in black ink: Human Placenta: Placenta Hominis. The drug consists of the dried human placenta. It is used to replenish the vital energy to nourish the blood and essence for general weakness, anemia and neurasthenia.
B: Box Lid, rectangular shape with shallow sides and bottom edge is bent to the outside. There are Chinese characters written in black ink on the top. Tin coating wearing off the metal.
||Jar of Pills
||Glass jar of pills with metal lid containing pills
Clear glass jar has straight sides and a paper label on the front with Chinese characters written in black ink. The lid has screw top with a finish which is worn off. Inside are round balls which have been attacked by insects and are fuzzy white near the bottom. This is patent medicine for venereal diseases.
||Lidded metal can with label for storing patent medicine containing paper packet of yellow powder.
A: Metal can, cylindrical shaped has a brown paper label wrapped around the outside with Chinese characters translated as Basic Copper Acetate. Inside the tin is a brown paper package containing yellow powder. The outside of the packet has Chinese characters in black ink. There is loose powder in the bottom.
B: Lid, round with shallow side raised center, tin coating has worn off the outside.
||Metal can with lid and brown label on front used for storing medicine
Cylinder shaped tin has a gold colored coating and a brown paper label with Chinese characters written in black ink. Translated as Hong Jing. The round lid with shallow sides is firmly adhered the top of the can and cannot be removed. There appears to be a hard loose substance inside.
||Metal can with lid and brown label on front containing rocks
A: Metal tin, Cylindrical shaped tin has a gold colored coating and a brown and wine colored paper label. In English "Webb's Mountain Grown coffee, Webb & Co. Importers and Roasters, Seattle, Wash." There is advertising on the side. On the other side is a brown paper label with Chinese characters written in black ink. Translated as Er Hua Sh, (Flower rock?). The can contains 8 large pieces of white rock that are beige and gray on the sides. There are a number of smaller pieces on the inside.
B: Lid, is round with shallow sides raised middle and the remains of the coffee label are on the outside walls of the lid. Tin coating has worn off the top.
||Empty glass bottle with cork and orange label
A: Squat clear glass bottle with a narrow neck and has raised letering on back: "Chesebrough, Mfg. Co. Vaseline." On the front is orange paper label with decorative gold spots and Chinese characters written in black ink translated as "arsenic."
B: Cork stopper with discolored top.
||Small Paper box containing bottle of medicine
The white cardboard box has the portrait of man on front in blue with Chinese characters below surrounded by yellow and white flowers. The back has blue outline in the shape of a vase with Chinese characters in the middle and yellow leaves growing up from the bottom. The sides and top also have printed blue characters. The package is wrapped in clear cellophane and is sealed. The box appears to contain a bottle.
Patent medicine, powder.
For diseases of the genitalia, e.g., painful swelling of the testicle or scrotum. From Hong Kong.
||Three paper boxes one containing wax pills and instruction sheets.
A: Rectangular paper box with lid is covered with white paper around the sides which have a black strip running around the middle. The top of the lid is covered with blue paper and has a white rectangle with a black strip in the middle. Inside are numerous beeswax balls that have a stamp and remains of black ink on one side. There is one small rectangular yellow paper with Chinese characters and white paper label with red Chinese characters surrounded by grapes, flowers and incense burner. Embossed stamp shows on the back.
B: Identical box to A, contains no pills, has instruction paper and numerous copies of a black printed white paper showing illustrations surrounding Chinese characters and a red stamp on the bottom.
C: Identical to A, contains no pills ans has instruction sheet.
||Metal box with lid containing 7 sealed packages and one open package of red tablets and one instruction sheet
A: Lid, Rectangular metal lid with shallow sides edge is bent to the outside. Tin coating worn off on exterior. Interior of lid has Chinese characters written in black ink.
B: Rectangular box bottom made of soldiered sheet metal tin coating worm off. Rust on the interior. On two side walls of the interior are paper labels with Chinese characters written in black ink. There are black Chinese characters written on both ends of the outside.
C: Nine rectangular pastille formed from brick colored powder, a raised seal containing Chinese characters on top. They are wrapped in two copies of the instruction sheet. Two copies of instruction sheet. 12 X 8", stamped with two sections of red Chinese characters and one larger section of black Chinese characters.
D: Two copies of instruction sheet. 12 X 8", stamped with two sections of red Chinese characters and one larger section of black Chinese characters.
E - K: Seven sealed packages of folded instruction sheets covered with a brown waterproof coating. These packages contain red pastilles. One package, K, is partially torn.
||Glass jar with metal lid containing Tu Gou (Mole Crickets) Cricket bodies.
The glass jar has straight sides rounded shoulders and wide neck. In raised lettering around the shouldering "32 Fluid Oz." On the front is white paper label with Chinese characters written in black. (Tu Gou)
The metal screw on lid has gold colored finish and painted green label, "Cico Paste" encircling red oval with "Carter products" with a center oval with "Inx"
The jar is filed three - quarters full with the brown dried carcasses of the mole cricket which have signs of insect damage.
||Canister of Minerals
||Large metal canister containing white minerals
A: Large round sheet metal canister with straight sides and has two Chinese characters painted inblack ink on one side. Inside the can is four large pieces and many small pieces of stalagtites which are mostly white with some brown and yellow coloration. There is also a small brown kraft bag with knobely stalagtite. On the front of the bag are Chinese characters written in black ink.
B: Metal lid with short straight sides and some rust in the interior. Tin coating is wearing off the bottom and the top.
||Canister of Resin
||Tall metal canister with lid containing dried resin
A: Sheet metal canister bottom, cylindrical shape with tin coating worn off outside. Small dents near bottom. On the front are painted two black Chinese characters. Inside the canister is a beige paper package consisting of several layers. It has been tied with reed and is partially torn and sits inside another paper wrapper which contains a brown powder. The remnants of dried pine tree resin.
B:Round metal lid with short sides. Tin coating worn off the outside and the top has black Chinese characters. There are some rust spots on the inside.
||Two packages, one large containing three smaller packages and one small containing ten wax pills wrapped in paper.
A: Large yellowish colored paper wrapped diagonally around three sealed packages. On one end are Chinese characters written in black ink. The three sealed packages are wrapped in beige paper with a red stamp showing an illustration of a pot and Chinese characters. "China" is stamped in red ink on one side. On one end are two Chinese characters written in blue ink. On one side are Chinese characters written in black ink. The packages appear to have printed instructions on the inside.
B: Ten beeswax balls with a knob on one end and a red stamp on one side. Wrapped in white paper with the same red stamps and Chinese characters on one end and side. The pills and paper are then wrapped in four copies of yellowed instruction sheet with black and red Chinese characters stamped on them.
Patent medicine: Ning Kuen Uan, pills for gynecological and obstetrical diseases.
||Wax Pill Packages
||One large package containing 6 sealed packages and one set of wax pills wrapped in paper
A: Large paper package covered with yellowing paper with Chinese characters written in black ink on one end. The paper is folded around six rectangular shaped sealed packages of wax pills, the white paper wrapping has illustration of a potter and Chinese characters stamped in red on top and on one end. Pills are patent medicine I Mu Uan, to regulate menstruation, prevent miscarriage, smooth labor and other illness after labor and birth.
B: Small package of wax pills. 6 X 2 X 1", wrapped in the same manner as the packages in A. Including a three layer inner wrapping of brown tissue stamped with Chinese characters. The package contains ten beeswax balls.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Two large package containing 6 sealed packages and one set of wax pills wrapped in paper
A: Large paper package covered with yellowing paper with Chinese characters written in black ink on one end. The paper is folded around eight rectangular shaped sealed packages of wax pills, the white paper wrapping has illustration of a potter and Chinese characters stamped in red on top and on one end. Pills are patent medicine for gynecological and obstetrical diseases.
B: identical to A except that it is tied firmly with cotton string and is unopened.
C: Small package of wax pills. 6 X 2 X 1", wrapped in the same manner as the packages in A. Including a three layer inner wrapping of brown tissue stamped with Chinese characters. The package contains ten beeswax balls.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Three large paper packages tied with string and 14 small sealed packages containing wax pills
A - C: Square shaped packages wrapped with yellowing brown paper. Chinese characters in black ink on one end. Tied with white cotton string.
D - O: 12 small rectangular packages, 5 X .5 X 1", wrapped in dirty white paper folded diagonally around wax balls and sealed on one side. Stamped in red on top and sides are Chinese characters inside a border and "Made in China".
P - Q: Identical to D except they have "Net. Weight 1.38 oz." typed at one end.
||Wax Pill Packages
||Two large square paper packages tied with string
A & B: Paper packages wrapped with dirty yellowing paper wrapped diagonally tied with white cotton string. Both have Chinese characters written in black ink on one end.
B: Has additional writing to the left side.
They are presumed to contain smaller packages of beeswax coated pills.
||Two Paintings on mirrors with frames.
A: Painting on the back of glass with mirror coating incorporated as accents in the painting and around the outside border. Features elderly man on horseback. He wears white robe and pale green mantle with a hood. He has a white face and silver beard. The black horse has long ears and yellow bridle. Behind them is a man walking with arms uplifted as if pushing the figure on the horse. He has white face, black hair, mustard colored tunic over a white robe and carries a gourd on his back shoulder. The ground and hill to the left of the painting is colored in shades of green and yellow with silver accents. A white body of water lies ahead of them toward the back of the painting. Above them in the mirrored section is the outline of a tree and four Chinese characters. The border around the painting is mirrored. There is a brown stained carved wooden frame with mitered corners. Mirrored painting is held with a slated wood back that has two bands of wood nailed onto the backing and the frame. A piece of deteriorated paper glued to the back of the painting is printed in red and indicates the painting came from Hong Kong. The donor has written on the back in black felt pen: "Raymond Lew, 4205 - 90th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA. 98040 232-5974" Below this are three Chinese characters. In one corner is written "circa 1920 11/74". A heavy braided wire extends between two large screw eyes.
Condition: Part of the mirrored painting is scrapped off on the right hand side.
B: Painting on the back of glass with mirror coating incorporated as accents in the painting and around the outside border. Painitng features two Chinese men playing Game of go (wei chi) on top of a rock. Man on the left faces the viewer and wears an orange robe. The man on the right faces away from the viewer and wears a blue robe on top over a whtie robe and his lower back is covered with a red garment. Both men have white faces, black hair and beards and a blue head gear. Between them is game board with squares indicated in mirrored silver. Two orange and silver game pieces sit on ends of the board. The top of the rock is white and the ground below and the hill on the right side of the painting are painted in green, yellow and white. There are silvery mirror accents in landscape and the outline of a tree appers on the mirrored section on th e left. Below this is a poem in Chinese charactes. The border around the painting is mirrored. There is a brown stained carved wooden frame with mitered corners. Mirrored painting is held with a slated wood back that has two bands of wood nailed onto the backing and the frame. A piece of deteriorated paper glued to the back of the painting is printed in red and indicates the painting came from Hong Kong. The donor has written on the back in black felt pen: "Raymond Lew, 4205 - 90th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA. 98040 232-5974" Below this are three Chinese characters. In one corner is written "circa 1920 11/74". A heavy braided wire extends between two large screw eyes.
A: KYU Sakamato's "Sukiyaki and other Japanese Hits with Orchestra" Capitol, recorded in Tokyo. White cover with photo of Sakamoto sitting on case.
B: Deems Tsutakawa, "Deems" J-Town sound Copyright 1981-82 by Akihiko music. Black cover with brown edge.
C: Deems Tsutakawa, "Living Dreams" J-Town Sound. Akihiko Music 1986. Front cover photograph of Deems.
D: Dakila "Daklia" Epic Records 1972 Mr Cafed Music Front cover photo of Dakila.
E: Jon Jang "The Ballad or the Bullet?" AsianImprov Records, 1987.
F: Hiroshima "Hiroshima" Arista 1979 front cover photo of Kabuki mask on sand. Sticker: "DJ copy Loaned for Promotion/ Not For Sale"
G: Leon & Malia "Leon & Malia" Quadrum Record Productions. Hawaiian
H: June Millington "Heartsong" Fabulous records 1981.
I: A Grain of Sand "A Grain of Sand", 1973, Paredon records. white cover with ink drawing of Asian Americans. Across the top is" "a grain of sand - music for the struggle by asians in america - paredon P-1020 - chris kando iijima - joanne nobuko miyamoto - charlie 'chin'"
J: Yellow Magic Orchestra " X ~ Multiplies" A & M REcords 1980.
K: Hiroshima "Odori" 1980 Arista records.
L: The Outriggers "Rapture: tempting Hawaiin Moods" Warner Brothers 1958, Cover photo of a couple at Don, the Beachcomber, Hollywood.
M: Yokohama, California "Yokohama, California" 1977, Bamboo Records.
N: Hiroshima "Another Place" 1985, CBS/Epic.
O: Werner Muller and His Orchestra "Cherry blossom time in Japan" Decca Records.
P: Deems Tsutakawa, Garret Smith, 45 RPM single of "The Way" and Love is Together" J-town Sound Production 1979.
Q: Deems Tsutakawa, 45 RPM single of "Okashii Na" and "Strolling Along" Akihito Music 1978.
R: The East is Red and Sailing Chorus & Band, "East is Red" and "Sailing the Sea Depends on the Helmsman" China Record co. 45 RPM Single.
||Heavy cardboard box with clear strapping. On each side in in blue ink is: 'WARDS COVE PACKING EKUK, ALASKA 99576 PRODUCT OF USA"
||Cylindrical Porcelain Vase
White background with blue landscape scene. Front of the vase has two large trees, a pine and a deciduous tree in the back of the rocks. Hint of a stream in rocks. Mountain peaks and the clouds in the background. On the side and the back of the vase are continuous rocks. A wide river has a houseboat on it. A key designed ring around the bottom. the vase has a shoulder and flaired mouth. the edge of the mouth has a brown ring. The bottom of the vase has a square inscription in blue: :Shibata Toki (ceramics) and an oval bluer label with: "Made in Japan"
||Decorative mask Kagura
Porcelain mask has an orange face, gold eyes and teeth. Wrinkles from frown in dark brown. Long white hair parted in the center and tied at ears. The mask is attached to a diamond shaped wooden board with an orange cord. White character at the top of the board: "Kaikun" - Better Fortune - Better Luck. At the bottom the character: "Miyazaki" - the name of the prefecture the mask is from.
The mask is representative of those worn for the Kagura dance, a Shinto dance celebrating the birth of Japan at Takachiho where Amaterasu Oomikami decended to.
A: Black background with fall representative flowers and plants in gold, brown, orange, red and lavender. Two dragon flies in front of the jar. Inside and at the bottom of the jar are glazed in plain black raku except the bottom ring which is unglazed. the jar flares out gradually upwards in a shape like a ginger jar.
B: The lid is domed has a lip. At the top is a handle in gold.
||Small Shrine Used For Community Organization, Business or Home
Shrine consists of a stage like box with a carved decoration at the top. A wooden plaque which stands at the back and two electric candle lights.
A: Altar made of red painted wood forming a platform at the bottom with short sides and a railing at the front. A tall box shaped back projects out to form a small roof which is attached to two carved columns on either side. A decorative frame around the top and sides. The altar sits on an attached wooden base which has a decorative front. The altar resembles a stage and is decorated on the frame and the front of the base with raised gold painted floral and vine like designs. At the top of the frame are four Chinese characters, Tang, Man, U, Jin which mean a Chinese idiom for " the household is full of money and treasures and people do not have to worry about the shortage of material life." Carved columns on either side of the frame have gold and green painted dragons which appear to wind around the column. The dragons eyes are painted black and white and they have clouds floating around their bodies. The railing at the front of the altar has four gold painted columns. The floor of the altar has black marks from burning incense and old wax droppings from dripping candles.
B: Decorative fa?ade, 13.75" X 2.75", carved wood painted red on the front with a gold painted raised design of a flower and vines identical to the decoration on the front of the base. Decoration was originally nailed to the top of the shrine and has two nails remaining in the back and two large staples sticking out of the lower front on each side.
C: Wooden plaque, 11.75" X 7", which stands upright at the back inside the e shrine altar. Painted red on the front and edges with gold painted Chinese characters running vertically in two columns. The Characters are on one side qian, hou, zhu, cai, shen or Front, back, landlord, Money. The other side is u, Fang, u, tu, long, shen or five directions, five grains Dragon god.
On the front of the plaque there is a burn mark from an incense stick. There is a screw eye in the top center.
Di: Two candle lights, H: 9", the light s have a base made of gold colored molded plastic in the shape of a candle holder that has four dragons on the sides a round base with lotus shaped decoration, a double bulbous shaped column that has Chinese characters raised on four sides. The top flares out and attached to this is an artificial candle which is made of red decorated paper encased in clear plastic that contains the socket for a light bulb. A decoration shows a green, white, and gold dragon surrounded by blue and yellow cloud and a green, gold, yellow and pink phoenix both of which surround stylized Chinese characters inside a ring. The bottom has a round plastic disk with a raised crest and "New night lighting mfg. Ltd." and Chinese characters below. "Made in China" printed in black on a silver sticker. A red electrical cord comes out from a black hole and runs from one candle holder to the other and another electrical cord runs from same holder which ends in a plug.
Dii & iii:The glass bulbs are painted red and flame shaped. They have a gold colored threaded base. The number Diii glass is broken from the base.
E: Stack of about 100 sheets of Spirit Money, H: 6", W: 5.5", inexpensive white paper with a rectangle of orange dye on the botton three quarters of the sheet. On top of this is stamped a red rectangular frame which has a design of half blossoms. In the center are three Chinese characters across the top one large one in the center flanked by two motifs resembling tortises. At the bottom is a large bat with characters on its wngs and under its body. On top of this stamp is square of gold leaf through which the red printing shows.
Red paper roster has Chinese characters written by hand in black ink with a title at the top and columns of characters divided by horizontal line. "1981 Seattle (Heng She) " with a list of members names. The paper has been put into a dark brown wooden frame with a rounded front. There is glass at the front and a cardboard backing held in place with staples on the inner edge of the frame. The cardboard has been replaced with acid free card stock.
||Four wood carved Chinese characters painted black on front and sides and white on the back there are holes drilled at the top and the bottom of each charcter for hanging purposes. The Characters refer to the"Heng She" association
A: 14.25" X 4.25" X .75", Three brush strokes, large vertical stroke on the left, short vertical stroke on the right with short horizontal stroke intersecting it.
B: 13" X 8.25" X .75", Six brush strokes, Horizontal stroke at the top, two vertical strokes in the middle joines by two short horizontal strokes and then one large horizontal stroke at the bottom.
C: 11.5" X 5.5" X .75", Four brush strokes, one horizontal stoke at the top with three vertical strokes.
D: 13" X 7.75" X.75", Three brush strokes, long vertical stroke in middle intersected by short horizontal stroke at the center and a long horizontal stroke at the bottom.
A & B are the "Heng" character and C &D are the "She" character.
||Four colorful decorations with pompons and peacock feathers
Each decoration is triangular shaped with gold foil painted in red, pink, white and green floral designs. Attached at the center are two white plastic heads with painted black eyes, eyebrows and mouth. Below the heads are red robe shaped papers with a pink foil flower and yellow paper center. Below this are two rolled paper flowers in orange, pink and blue with a green chicken feather extending from between the flowers. There are 14 synthetic fiber pompons in alternating colors of yellow, pink, green and red surrounding the triangle. The decorative triangle is attached to a double bamboo framework separated by spacers. Two peacock feathers are wired to the backof the framework and extend up behind the tiangle. There is a paper covered holding stick wired to the back and extending down below the decoration.
A: Holding stick wrapped with red paper.
B: Faded flowers in the front.
C: Right back is broken and the wire is exposed on the holding stick
D: Wire exposed on the holding stick
||Small piece work quilt with wide border
Center of the quilt is made up of 35 squares of silk sewn together in rectangular shape. Some of the pink, turquoise, fuschia, peach, purple, green, yellow, black, gray, rust, red, and orange pieces are made from traditional Southeast Asian textiles. Four squares have silver supplementary weft bands of geometric motifs. Two have small woven in silver motifs, one has a yellow woven in motif, one has pink supplementary weave band of geometric motifs. And there is one square made of ikat dyed silk featuring a lattice pattern in green, yellow, white and blue on black background. The quilt has a purplish blue ten inch wide border also made of silk. The squares are hand quilted in the ditch along the seam lines. Along each side of the quilt the border is hand quilted in a braided design. The four corners are hand quilted with a single floral motif. The quilt has thin polyester batting and is backed with white cotton muslin. The quilting stitches showing on the back has a blue pattern. The top of the quilt has been folded over at the edges and stitches by hand to the back. There is a white cotton muslin sleeve along the top back.
The quilt was made by women who survived the holcaust war in Cambodia. They operate a local co-op shop where quilts and other handiwork are sold. The Quilt Shop, 108 15th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112, (206) 328 - 4277
See article in Resource Room file "Stitching their Lives Back together" by Putsata Reang, Seattle Times 1/10/1997
The quilt was displayed in the Museum's exhibit "Renewal of America". The muslin sleeve was sewn to the back of the quilt for hanging purposes.
||Textile Sample of Kanoko Shibori Technique
Light mint green damask silk with a woven-in hemp leaf design which appears like interlocking stars; the center section and an inch or so at one end is a shibori (tye-dye) design of a series of chevrons creating a woven bamboo fence design; white cotton thread is wrapped around a very tiny piece of silk in a pattern to resist the dye.
The next step in the process of creating kanoko (deer spot) shibori is to overdye the silk and unwind all the thread. The result would be a bumby mint green pattern of chevrons surrounded by a darker colour.
||magenta ribbon with a blue and green flower design with orange spots. The border is purple and cream spots.
||A: single white cotton cloth with silk screen printing in red and black. Manazanar logo is in red. Below this is: "Honor the US Constitution, 18th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage"
B: Card included tells about tenugui and the design of this one.
||Two extra large white t-shirts.
silk screened massage on the front in yellow and black: "Elect Seattle City Council David Della"
||Three unopened cans of Fried Dace with Salted Black Beans
Oval shaped tin cans with printed paper labels. Pearl River Bridge, packed by China National Cereals, Oils, and Foodstuffs Import and Export corporation."
||Watch Rate Recorder
||Machine to calibrate watches and clocks
A: Rectangular shaped metal base with an L shaped top curved on two ends. At the right front there is a metal cylindar and a metal bar projecing out from holes in the top. To the left is a control lever with a round button. To the right projecting from a hole in the top and suspended above the deck of the machine is metal holder consisting of disks and a spring. Spring is operated with a plunger and the holder can be turned around. In front of this is a control panel consisting of a black metal plaque with tht e name American Time Products, Inc. New York City, New York, USA" printed at the top. Printed at the bottom is serial No. "No. 13057" and type No. "G-11". At the left is a black plastic knob with "ATF Inc" engraved at the top and "Control" is printed above the knob and can be turned left or right. To the right of this are two metal switches one says "on" and "off" and the other "record" and "listen." There is a red light above the two switches. To the right of this is a metal socket with "Phone" printed above. On the front of the machine is a metal label painted black with the words "Watch Master" in raised silver lettering. In the middle is the trade mark. There is a black electrical cord comingout of the back.
B& C: Hand books for the machine. They have blue paper back covers with the name of the company and manufacturer printed in blue. The company that used the machine has name stamped in front "Bow Wah, 672 King St., Seattle Wash." they are instruction books for the use of the machine and how to read the charts.
B: copyright in 1950 and has name of the company representative stamped on the front in red.
C: copyright in 1948 and the name "Chinn" in pencil on the top.
D: 12 rolls of charted paper printed in green ink with the name Watch Master at the top. (Location: SHELF 26D, in acid free box)
||Watch Cleaning Machine
||Watch Master Ultrasonic Watch Cleaner Machine with covered containers.
A:The rectangular shaped body is made of metal. The outside housing is covered with a gray texturized baked on enamel paint. The sides have ventilation holes. The top has two levels of red painted metal into which the four covered containers are inserted. At the front of this is a line of open slots also for ventilation. The machinery can be seen through the four holes, with the upper left containing a fan, upper right a white metal shelf, the two lower holes reveal a tan metal plate with slots for serrated columns attached to bottom of the cups. Another fan can be seen through the slots in the front. At the top front are three dials inserted in an aluminum plate. At the left is a switch labeled "dry". In the middle is a red plastic knob engraved with "mark-time". It can be turned from settings from "off" - 9" with "Min." in the middle. On the right is red plastic knob with a white dot which can be turned to "off, wash, rinse". On the front side of the machine are two labels, upper one mad of aluminum and painted red in the center "Watch Master" in raised lettering on either side of a clock shaped motif. On the parameter of the motif is "American Time Products, Inc. New York" and in the center "Trademark". On the lower aluminum label in red and black is "Type A-1, Ultrasonic Cleaner, American Time Products, Inc. New York, 115 V 60 ~ SER". Engraved below this is "A2899". A Large black electrical cord and plug extend from a hole in the bottom at the back. There are four rubber feet on the bottom.
B: an aluminum container with straight sides and a hole in the bottom. Welded to the bottom is a metal disk with six twisted arms extened towards the sides. A metal rod extends out form the bottom. This container fits into upper left hole in the machine above a metal fan.
C: An aluminum lid for B, round with short sides.
D: An aluminum container with straight sides and a solid bottom which has a metal column extending down ward. There are long metal tabs extending out form the center of the column which fits into a hole in the lower left of the machine.
E: An aluminum lid for D, identical to C.
F: An aluminum container with straight sides and a solid bottom which fits into the hole in the upper right hand corner of the machine.
G: An metal basket that has a wide mesch bottom, straight aluminum sides, a metal divider on the inside and a curved metal handle at the top. G sits inside F.
H: A small mech strainer that has an aluminum band around the top and the bottom. It fits inside G.
I: An aluminum lid for F identical to C, E.
J & K: Identical to D & E and fit into lower right hand hole.
L: Instruction booklet, glossy green paper folded with staple binding. The front cover has a photograph of the machine in a darker green circle. Below this in black is "Watchmaster Products, A division of the Bulova Watch Company, Inc."
The title of the book is "Operating Instructions, Watch Master, Model WT, Ultrasonic Watch Cleaner." The title is in a white square above the photograph. Stamped over the title to the right is "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and two Chinese characters. (location SHELF 26D, in archival box)
||Watch Instruction Books
||Twelve Books containing information on watch repair
A: Hardcover brown book, H: 8.75", W: 6", D: 1.875", Front embossed with floral border design and " Watch and Clock Maker's Handbook-Dictionary and Guide, Britten" this is repeated in gold on the spine and at the bottom of the spine "Spon". Inside the front cover is black stamp - "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." This 14th edition is published in London by the E & FN Spon, 57 Haymarket SW1, and in New York by the Chemical Publishing Coy. Of N.Y.Inc., 148 Lafayette St. 1938.
B: Blue hardcover book, H: 9.25", W: 6.125", D: .5", printed on front cover in blue is a diagram of Watch wheels and "Complicated watches". Inside the front cover are two Chinese characters stamped inblack and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." There is also a green, white and black square sticker with "The H & H Horological Supply Co., HAGCO, Denver, Colorado" the book is compiled by Seibel and Hagans and printed in the US by the Roberts Publishing Co. Denver, Colorado, Copyright 1945.
C: Black soft covered book bound with plastic black rings. H: 8.875", W: 6.25", D: .75".The front cover is embsossed with a silver circular design and "Better Watch Repairing - Faster!, Authors LM Lewis and Max E. Lee". The manuel is not dated and some of the text appears to have been typewritten. Black stamp in front and back inside "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
D: Turquoise hardcover book with black printing on front and spine and a drawing of a cloth within a bell jar. The book has green, white and black paper dustcover which repeats the printing on the cover. "The Horolovar Four Hundred - Day Clock Repair Guide By Charles Terwilliger. The first edition July, 1953, and the book copyrighted 1959 by Horolovar Co. Box 299, Bronxville, New York. H: 10.375", W: 7.25", D: .75".
Ei: Yellow soft cover book with blue cloth binding.H: 12", W: 9", D: .25" On the front is a blue oval containing stars and wrapped with laurel shaped leaves and "Waltham First American Watch Since 1850, Watch and Clock Material * 1948 Edition* Waltham Watch Company, Waltham 54, Massachusetts, USA". Inside is a black stamp "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
Eii: Yellow folded paper with "Material Price List to the Retailer and Watchmaker Feb., 1948"
Eiii: White paper printed in black on one side "Material Jobbers List, 1948, Domestic and Canadian"
Eiv: Letter on Waltham Watch Co. letterhead March 12, 1948, to the Bow Wah Co. Appears to be form letter sent out with the catalogue.
F: Bright blue soft cover ring binder with gold printing on front and spine, "Elgin Service Manual". Inner pages in black and blue have three holes and are separated with four cardstock dividers. Inside stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.", copyrighted 1958. H: 9.125", W: 7.125", D: 1.25".
G: Wine colored soft colored three ring binder with gold printing on front and spine "Elgin Genuine Material, Only Elgin Watches have the DuraPower Mainspring". There is also a crest on the front cover. Pages have three holes and are separated by dividers which have model numbers on them. They are printed by the "Material Department Elgin National Watch Co. Elgin Illinois." Stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on the first page. H: 11.5", W: 9.875", D: 1.5".
H: Wine colored soft colored three ring binder with gold printing on front and spine "Elgin Service Bulletin, Only Elgin Watches have the DuraPower Mainspring". There is also a crest on the front cover. Pages have three holes and are separated by red dividers which have model numbers on them. They are printed by the "Material Department Elgin National Watch Co. Elgin Illinois." Stamped with "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on the first page. H: 11.5", W: 9.875", D: 1.5".
Ii: Blue hard cover three ring binder with masking tape on the front and written in black ink "Hamilton Technical Bulletin 1948".
Stamped on the inside cover - "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.". Contains pages dated 1955 from Edauchas Co. in Switzerland." Service bulletin from the Hamilton Watch Co in Lancaster Penn and some hand written and typewritten pages of instruction with diagams in pencil. The last page is a letter from the Hamilton watch Co. dated March 12, 1948 which accompanied the technical literature sheets. H: 11.5", W: 10", D: 1.25".
Iii & iii: Two copies of paper booklet with black printing "Practical Modern Watch Making-Educational bulletins, by the Horological Institute of America by HL Deehler." Published by the Horological Institute of America Washington DC. Stamped in red ink is "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
J: Orange and white pamphlet "the H.I.A. Journal, Official Publication of the Horological Institiute of America, September, 1952." With a photograph of a watch showing world time zones on the front. On the front is stamped "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and on the back is typewritten "Lester Chinn 672 King St. Seattle 4, Washington." 9" X 6".
Ki & ii: Two pamphlets printed in black "Cylopedia of Valuebel Information for Jewler, Watchmaker, Optician. Privately printed for the trade. Price 2.50, by Nelson Hall, Publishers, 321 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago."
Ki: Written in ink on the front "Lester Chin 1949".Stamped on the front are two Chinese characters and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
Kii: Written in ink on the front "Your Instructor Wm. ?? Fickeisen, 1949" Stamped on the front are two Chinese characters.and "Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash.".
L: Three copies of letter head paper 8.5" X 11", black printing at the top "Bow Wah Company" and then to wsets of double lines and in between the lines "CHINESE JEWWLRY - JADES - CURIOS - LUGGAGE - ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES" and then the address: "Phone SEneca 1467, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." in the upper right hand corner.
M: Two cardstock tickets with blue stamp of three Chinese characters and "Bow Wah Co., 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash."
L & M in Archives.
||Two cardboard and two plastic boxes containing watch parts.
A: Rectangular cardboard lidded box 4" X 8" X 1" with a label printed in blue, "Meyer Beck Co. Encino, Calif., to Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." and a blue 5 cent stamp. On one end of the box written in ink "Bulova 5 AB-AS976-1012. Inside are 6 smaller white cardboard boxes 2.5" X 1.625" X .75"which have bottom s which slide out to one side.
Ai: Stamped in blue ink "ETA 1,000-1220 for Bulova 8AH" an d numbers written in ink. Inside is a clear paper wrapper containing a very tiny needle like balance staff. A larger balance staff and three brass knobs.
Aii: Stamped in blue ink-" For Bulova 6AM-AH-AK-AZ" and numbers written in ink. Inside the box are four blue paper packages printed in red, three containing mainsprings and one containing a winding stem. A clear paper package with a mainspring, a blue lined foil package with a mainspring, one tiny balance staff, three small winding stems, three longer winding stem and three brass knobs.
Aiii: Printed in blue on the top "ETA 900-925-930 for Bulova 10-BE" containing one sealed blue package of balance staffs, two winding stems and two knobs.
Aiv: Stamped on top in blue "AS 970-1171 For Bulova 8AL" containing one blue package of balance staffs, two foil packages containing mainsprings, ten winding stems and two brass knobs.
Av: Stamped on top in blue "For Benrus Bm Font 60", containing one package of balance staffs three mainsprings and brass knobs.
Avi: Stamped on top in blue "A.S. 1194-1158-1187" containing one blue package of balance staffs ands two brass knobs.
B: Rectangular lidded cardboard box containing 28 packages of mainsprings and one loose spring, H: 1.75", W: 8", D: 2.25". The lid of the box has "Springs" written inpencil on the top and a black stamp Bow Wah Company, 672 King Street, Seattle 4, Wash." on one end a black stamp "No. W 105". On one side e printed in black is "Swartchild & Co., Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, Kansas City".
Bi: Top of the box
Bii: Bottom of the box which has two metal tabs on either end which attach to the top.
Biii - xvii: Small envelopes with blue printing "Waltham Mainsprings". Each package contains one black spring with rust colored circular holder.
Bxviii: Small envelope withprinting "Swartchild & Co." written in ink on the front "Eibosa Main" containing one bronze colored spring held with wire and one blue colored metal spring held with brass ring.
Bxvix - xx: two envelopes printed in red "Waltham Mainspring" each contains metal spring with holder.
Bxxi: Small envelope printed in brown "Charles Robert fit for a Waltham".On the back flap 100% Hand made English Crucible Cast Steel" Inside is paisley shaped spring inside a clear envelope.
Bxxii - xxiii: Two small envelopes with brown printing"Excelsior Mainspring" containing spring wrapped in foil.
Bxxiv - xxv: Two small envelopes printed in black "A. Adolphe Hug, J. Green building, Seattle, Wash."containing paisley shaped springs.
Bxxvi - xxix: Four small envelopes printed in black "Sandsteel Mainspring, New York." Each contains a spring inside a metal holder.
Bxxx: One square envelope with black printing "Elgin Resilient Mainspring". Contains large blue spring in cardboard holder.
Bxxxi: Mainspring in metal holder wrapped in clear paper.
C: Rectangular plastic box with hinged lid and dividers, H: 1.25", W: 8.25", D: 4.25", each of the 18 compartments holds one or two small square envelopes. There are 20 packages with blue or red printing for the companies Longienes, Wittnauer, and Le Coultre. Each contains a mainspring, winding stem or balance staff.
Cxx: has a brass knob tied to outside of the package.
D: Plastic box with hinged lid and seven compartments. H: 1.25", W: 4.5", D: 3". One hinge is broken, and inside the lid is paper label printed in blue and white "Bulova Buloloy Mainsprings Kit, No. 20. $10.95." In the left three compartments are three yellow plastic holders with the number 7AD in black, four red holders # 6AH, Six green holders #5AD, One green holder # 5AB and in the right three compartments are three black holders #8AD, Two red holders, #8AE, one blue holder #10AK, two blue holders # 10BC, three red holders # 10CSC.
The holders are printed on one side with Buloloy Bulova Watch Co. and on the other with "Insertopak" and "Barrell side". In the larger middle compartment is holder # 7AK and the spring has sprung. In the middle of the compartment is a plastic peg which holds a plastic tool. The tool is hexagonal shaped with a hole in the center and has six hexagonal shaped projections around the outside. The projections are black, red, yellow, green, white and blue to match the spring holders. It is used to insert the spring from the holder.
||Mouth organ made from a gourd
Tan colored round gourd with long straight neck with tip cut off. Inserted through the bottom and top of the body of the gourd are three bamboo or reed tubes. Two are 10" long and one is 6.75" long. Pitch seals openings around tubes, on top and bottom.
A: 2 Piso Bill predominantly blue wiht portrait of Jose Rizal. On the back illustration of the declaration of Filipino independence June 12, 1898.
B: 5 Piso Bill predominantly green with brown ink. Portrait of Andres Bonifacio on the left. On the back is illustraiton of men talking a blood oath - "Mga Bagong Kasapi ng katipunan na Lumalagda sa mga kasulatan ng kkk sa pamamagitan ng Kanilang dugo"
C: 10 Piso bill. Olive green and brown ink. Portrait of Apolinaro Mabini on left side. On the back is "Simbahan ng Barasoain"
D: 50 Piso bill. Beige paper with black and red ink. Portrait of Antonio Luna on left. On the back in red is illustration of the blood campact between Sikatuna and Legaspi.
E: 5 Piso coin. On the front if Ferdinand Marcos. Dated September 21, 1972.
F: 1 Piso coin. Octagonal shape. On the front is "Jose Rizal" 1976.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of women's high heeled beaded shoes.
Shoes have cloth upper front woth a solid bugle and seed bead in two shades of white and two shades of blue creating a triple swirll design. Design repeated on 2.5 " heel. The insole and under sole are made of brown leather trimed with blue velvet. There are straps at the back go around the wearer's heel down the back and fasten over the instep with a strap that has holes to fasten to metal buckle.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of women's backless beaded shoes
Slipper style shoes have blue velvet insole and trim with the toe covered with bugle and seed beads in shades of blue and white. The curved designs featured flowers and leaves on one half of the toe and wave like designs on the other half. A flat heel and under sole are made of thick leather. The manufacturer's name "Filifinas Foot Wear Manila PI" framed in a triangle. Size 42 is stamped into the bottom. On the right shoe the under sole is gouged near the toe.
||Pair of Shoes
||Pair of Women's Backless beaded shoes
Slipper like shoes have a dark brown velvet toe and insole and heel covering. The toe is partially covered with brown bugle beads and white seed beads. The design features three flower shapes interspersed with undulating beaded lines. Some of the beads on the left shoe are loose. The 1.75" heel narrows towards the bottom. The brown leather under sole has the size 42 punched into the bottom near the toe.
||Silk robe made in China for the western market
A: Ivory colored satin lined with light weight silk twill of the same color. Down both sides of the front, over the shoulders down the back and on the back of the sleeves are embroidered motifs in satin stitch outlined with gold couching. Motifs include medallion shapes with a green and purple Chinese junk, a brown and beige sail, yellow purple and blue waves, green, brown and yellow mountains, blue and purple pavilion, pink, yellow, purple and green flowers and brown birds. Between the medallions are large flowers on branches. They include pink, white and purple plum blossoms, pink, purple and blue peonies, yellow, orange and purple citron blossom. Yellow, orange, and purple chrysanthemums. There are two purple, fuschia, orange and yellow butterflies on the back. Robe is sewn in style of Japanese kimono with straight sides and back square sleeves, and a collar band which runs down to the hem. Loop sewn on inside neck for hanging.
B: There is a 1.5" wide matching tie that goes through two fabric loops under each arm.
||Straw Snow Boots
||Model Straw Snow Boots, Pair of Yuki-nagagutsu (A, B)
Woven straw boots separately woven soles, plain weave uppers with decorative weave in front, twill weave sides, with stakes extending to form long top of boot which are reinforced with red yarn serving a decorative purpose. The tops of the boots are trimmed with indigo colored cotton fabric with ikat style printed design.
||Pair of Sandals
||Pair of Women's Mule Style Wood Sandals (A,B)
Made of a single piece of wood, hand carved with an opening at arch, carved flower on either side of heel. The sole is painted red with the flower painted white and yellow at the center; the wood insole is varnished. Sandal straps are made of weft-faced red and white cloth attached to the sole with brass tacks painted to match the straps. Nailed to the bottom is a horseshoe shaped leather strip at the toe and a leather heel. A sticker attached to each insole is printed in black, "Lucero, Manila Handcrafted".
||Cloth Chinese Male Figure Theater Puppet
Puppet has clay head, hands and feet painted in theatrical style; the face is painted white with red and black designs, blue neck and ears. Cloth and paper hat with orange, white and blue pom poms on top and sides, the front of the hat is decorated with sequins and beads attached with copper wire to a crown shaped front piece covered with red fabric on white and gold paper; on body of the hat is made of white satin cloth stiffened with paper and trimmed with blue ribbon; at the very top is an orange double pointed shape extending up from the back and trimmed with yellow ribbon; the back is pink cloth stiffened with paper and trimmed with yellow braid. The figure wears a red and gold brocade robe with orange accents in a crysanthemum, halo shaped and floral design design which is cut to form two side panels and attached front and back panels; the back panel is cut from a dark pink and gold brocade with orchids, chrysanthemums and plum design; the same material is used for a front tab. At the waist is a yellow and black brocade band in the form of a belt and the same fabric is used in the collar which is trimmed with pink braid. The body is made from white muslin and the legs are filled with beans; hand stitched in front. Clay fist-shaped hands are painted pink, clay feet are painted black boots with white soles.
||Chinese male doll
A: Papier mache head, hands and feet; cloth body containing rubbery substance. Painted peachy colored skin with bald head and small amount of painted white hair on back, eyebrow, mustache and goatee, red lips, brown and black eyes, rosy cheeks and rose colored wrinkles around the eyes, rose colored finger and toe nails. He wears a blue cotton tunic and trousers with ties at the bottom of each leg; and a coconut fiber vest with a paper backing, white stitching and blue piping and a black braid loop and knot closure. He carries a basket made from light and dark brown molded plastic suspended from white cotton twill tape. There is a hole in his clenched right hand with traces of glue where something was once inserted.
B: Hat made of tan paper with gauze cover in a conical shape with a wide brim; white cotton twill tape for ties
||Aneko (big sister) style Japanese cornhusk doll
Tall slender doll is padded with cotton or polyester batting and the head and clothes are made of dried corn husks (yellowish white color). The face has no features and the hair is folded and tied into a traditional style. The corn husk clothing consists of a crossed undercollar and the kimono top is made of a corn husk that is folded on one edge to create a crossed collar with the side pieces folded down to represent sleeves. Another cornhusk is wrapped in columnar form for the bottom of the kimono. The obi is made of a corn husk wrapped around the middle over the join between the top and bottom of the kimono; another husk is tied to the back to form the obi bow and two smaller pieces form the obi age and the obi jime which holds the obi together. The doll is attached to a 2" square block of wood.
The front hair pieces have shrunk slightly revealing the white batting beneath.
||Japanese Dancer Doll
A: Round fair face with painted black eyes and eyebrows, red mouth; short straight black fibre hair with bangs; doll is looking across her right shoulder; body is turned diagonally with the right arm toward the back and the left arm held up to the shoulder to hold a carrying bar with 2 buckets. The long kimono extends out behind the figure and has long sleeves; made of rayon in a red, pink, blue, yellow, green and white design including hemp leaf pattern, maple leaves, water and flowers; the orange and gold obi is made of paper and metallic thread. The doll has paper hands; the left is curled around a red and gold carrying bar which has two paper buckets in blue and silver hanging from faded red threads at each end of the bar. The doll is attached to a black lacquer base that has an orange fabric top.
B: The eboshi style had is made of gold colored paper with a pink lining; it stands up with a curved top. An orange silk braided cord is strung through two holes on either side of the hat and is tied in a bow which fits under the doll's chin.
||Newspaper written in Japanese, "Jiji Shimpo, Ocean Edition", April 30, 1929
Two pages of yellowing paper, black ink printing, written in Japanese except half of one page written in English reporting Western news, has some photographs and half a page of cartoons.
||Women's Summer kimono
Long robe with short square sleeves for informal wear. Indigo dyed bast fiber with white resist pattern. The all over design consists of white starbursts with curved ribbon shapes intersecting with each other and the starbursts. The ribbon shapes are stripped horizontally white on blue with splashes of white. The straight band collar extends half way down the front which has extensions for overlapping. The front and back yokes are lined with white cotton. The kimono is machine sewn.
||Women's informal kimono
Long body with medium length sleeves and rounded corners. Sleeve is open in the section next to the body. Smaller wrist opening. Collar, straight, extends half way down the front which has extensions for overlapping. Synthetic royal blue and white crepe has an overall design of blue and white bamboo branches against scattered blue cloud like background. The cloth label on the inside back of the collar has a red sunburst emblem and "Made in Japan" woven in. Machine and hand sewn. Unlined.
||Women's informal kimono
Long body with medium length sleeves and rounded corners open on the side near the body. Small wrist openings. Wide straight band collar extending half way down he front. Which has extensions for over lapping. The collar has a doublelayer around the neck line acting as reinforcement. The kimono is made of short fiber, silk fabric, woven in vertical bands of reddish brown graduating from light to dark. The weave has a pale brown variegated grid pattern resembling a plaid. (Possibly Tsumugi)? The fabric has a random supplementary weft pattern of pink, blue, black and silver roses. The collar is lined with plain weave silk which has turned pink after washing. The center back seam allowances has been bound with a purple silk and the kimono is hand stitched. There is no lining. On the inner collar at the back is a knotted silk thread loop which indicates the collar is meant to be folded in half length wise.
||Woman's Informal Kimono
Purple silk background with woven in vertical stripe there are large resist dye motifs over the whole robe. They are clusters of large leaves and small flowers in red, yellow, salmon pink, gray, gold and white. Among the large motifs are scattered small blossoms. The straight collar extends half- way down the front and is doubled to reinforce the neck line. The sleeves and upper body are lined with red silk and the lower body and sleeve edges are lined with fuschia silk crepe.
||Women's Lined Kimono
Peach colored silk damask with woven in design of floral medallions. Yuzen-zome dyeing of scattered hexagon shaped rectangles in white, light green, red and pink which frame different styles plum and cherry blossoms in pink, white, red, yellow, and green. Outside these hexagons are other shapes and floral designs in the same colors. The kimono has long sleeves appropriate for a young woman. There is an opening near the body and the outside corner is rounded. The collar extends three - quarters of the way down the kimono and has a reinforced section around the neck. It is lined with white silk and the upper body red silk in the sleeves, and red cotton at the bottom.
||Women's Summer Kimono
Long body medium length sleeves with rounded corner, open near body, wide straight band collar extending halfway down the front which has extensions for overlapping. Overall white wavy net design on navy blue back ground. Accented with smaller white dots. Design appears to be resist dyed to imitate tie dyed "knoko shibori" dyed method. Collar has an extra layer of fabric around the neck line. And is lined with white cotton. It is designed to be folded in half length wise. The rest of the kimono is unlined. Machine and hand stitched.
||Young Woman's Informal Kimono
Pale yellow synthetic robe with all over pattern of large peonies in full bloom. The peonies are peach, red, orange, and white shades with dark and light bluish leaves and an apricot colored shadow. The sleeves are long, open near the body and have rounded outside. Collar extends 3/4 of the way down the front of the robe and like the body of the robe it is lined with white cotton near the top and pink cotton near the bottom. The sleeves are lined with red silk.
||Women's Under Kimono Nagajuban
Medium length body with long sleeves which have been basted to shorten them. Straight band collar extends halfway down the front. Red and white printed crepe has an overall design simulating tie dyed "Konoko shibori" method. The background is mostly square dots with large folding fan motifs scattered on top. The fans overlap and are connected with looping ribbons. There is an "eri " collar sewn over the top of the garment collar. It is made of white crepe like fabric with a textured medallion design woven in the inside collar and back have been stained yellow.
||Formal Kimono for Older Woman
Black silk robe with Yuzen-zome dyed wagon wheel motif at lower hem at both fronts. The top half of the Wagon wheels show in white, light blue and beige color. On the wagon wheels are floral design of clover, pinks. In front of the wheels are white outlines of suzuki (pampas grass.) There are five white mon family crests in the shape of the mygoa (ginger family plant). On the center back, the back sleeves and both sides of the chest. The collar is wide so that it can be folded in half length wise. It is lined with white silk crepe. The body of the kimono is unlined.
||Young Woman's Formal Kimono
Black silk crepe with yuzen -zome dyed motif extending from the hem half way up from both fronts and inside each front. Motif consists of large images of out of scale they include folding fans, stylized pine branches, bamboo leaves, plum blossoms, treasure wagon, folk house, and large white cranes. Colors include green gray, pink, yellow, peach, rust, and gray -blue. There are some gold painted accents and the cranes have red and white embroidery. The collar is wide and the upper half is reinforced. Around the neck it has been folded in half and tacked to the inner collar. A plastic and cloth stiffener is inserted between the collar layers. Sleeves are long with square corners and whole kimono lined with white habutai silk. There is a cloth label stamped in red ink "Made in Japan" hanging from one thread at the neck.
Black dye on the front of the kimono shows signs of fading.
||Woman's formal Kimono
Fine black silk crepe with Yuzen -zome dyed scene at the hem on the front and inside. The scene is divided into sections by cloud shapes and shows a treasure wagon at the bottom surrounded by pine plum, chrysanthemum and bamboo branches. Above this motif are rock formations trees, flowers, a pavilion, and two flying cranes. The motif in yellow, green, red, brown, gray and white is surrounded by graduating white background. The cranes are accented with white embroidery and there is some gold couching and gold paint. There are five mon family crests in the shape of the Kiri leaf and blossom which represent the donor's Father's family. The collar is wide so that it can be doubled and the sleeves are long with squared corners. The kimono is lined with red silk.
||Nagajuban Under collar bodice with sleeves
White cotton gauze bodice that has a tuck at the shoulders. Long sleeve lined red and white silk crepe sleeves are attached at the shoulders to the white gauze. The sleeves a have konoko shibori design of squarish white dots in the shape of very large folding fans. A white cotton straight band collar extends almost to the bottom of the bodice and has a strip of red silk crepe stitched over the upper part of the collar. On top of this is a double layer of light pink silk covering most of the red crepe. The garment is hand stitched, the bodice and collar are quite discolored. This under bodice was probably worn by a young girl.
||Pink silk under Kimono (Nagajuban)
The body of the robe is made of light pink silk damask with an woven-in design of spots imitating shibori dying and a wave -like motif. The robe is long and straight with tuck at the waist line, long sleeves which have been shortened with basting. The narrow straight collar has a white eri detachable collar basted around the top section. It is embroidered with white flowers and gold accents. There is a plastic stiffener inside. Two white cotton ties are stitched to the bottom of the collar area to hold the robe in place.There is also piece of white cloth stitched to the upper back which acts as a tie. The Kimono has perspiration stains next to sleeves and upper back turning the silk yellow.
This robe is worn underneath a kimono with the collar exposed.
||Young women's Nagajuban Under robe Kimono
White cotton body has tucks at the shoulder and a front yolk, the lower section of the body is red cotton with a deep hem. There are red cotton front extensions for overlapping and a straight band collar extending halfway down the robe. It is covered around the neck line with a light pink cotton strip. Very long sleeves are attached to the body at the shoulders. They are made of a printed fabric with an alternating orange cloud and purple and green floral motif. Inside the orange clouds are printed white alternating leaf and Buddhist knot designs. The flowers are mostly different varieties of chrysanthemum. The nagajuban is machine stitched in crude fashion.
||White cotton cloth worn under kimono next to body
Made of two hemmed heavy plain woven cotton pieces which are sewn together to create a larger square with a flat fell seam in the middle. A white label with blue woven printing "American Linen Supply" is sewn into the hem of one of the pieces. Extending from the center seam on each side are pale green twill synthetic tapes which act as ties for securing the cloth around the waist. There are some yellow stains.
||Hanten Jacket for Festival Wear
The jacket is made of rayon which has been printed with turquoise blue dye as a background and a red and white rope shape extending around the hip area. In the center of the back is a large Japanese character in red and white. The jacket has a straight black collar which extends to the bottom. Is resist dyed with two sets of Japanese characters on the upper section. The sleeves are straight with an opening near the body and the wrist section is lined with brown silk crepe that has a white diamond design. Inside the back neck is a white round cloth which protects the jacket from soiling. Next to this is a label which has been woven with washing instructions and "Matsuriya Co. Ltd., Made in Japan" . The jacket is hand stitched.
||Obi Material for Informal Obi
Double faced orange silk and metallic fabric. Fabric with long selvage edges. The design is a bold wave like motif which has four finger like lines set at a diagonal resembling the crest of a wave. At both ends are double horizontal lines and at one end there are four Japanese characters woven beneath the pattern.
||Woman's Obi to be worn at all Seasons
Jacquard woven obi with orange background and a blue gold, white, and beige repeating design over the length of the sash. There are chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms, bamboo leaf repeating design, gift boxes and wagon wheels. At one end is a double stripe of gold couching but the gold has worn off the thread. There are some loose threads.
Exterior fabric is made of a resist dyed silk crepe with a repeating design of off white squares on brownish red background. Repeated inside and inside the squares is a design of two pomegranates with eaves. The resist design creates a mottled reddish brown skin with tiny white flower spikes. One pomegranate has blue seeds. The pomegranates are decorated in a variety of ways. Starting at on end the blue seeds have been embroidered over with gold thread. The small flowers and leaf veins accented with gold thread. In the next square only the small flowers and veins are accented in gold. The next three squares are undecorated then the next pomegranate is accented with gold and orange silk embroidery. With small flowers and vein accents. The next pomegranates are decorated with embroidery, gold coveringthe seeds, and white orange,red pink and gold threads covering one whole pomegranate. The other pomegranate and the leafs are decorated with orange and gold thread. The next square has two leaves embroided with orange and gold thread. And a yellow stain on one side. The next is undecorated. The next two have orange embroidered leaves orange and gold accents on one pomegranate and on has gold embroidered seeds.the next six are undecorated. At each end are two white horizontal stripes dyed into the fabric. The last one and one half have gold embroidery accents and one has blue seeds covered with gold braid. The back of the obi is 1950's style upholstery fabric. Abstract designs in green yellow, rust and black on a beige background. The obi appears to be padded or has an extra layer of fabric on the inside.
||Men's Formal Obi
Light weight black silk sash decorated with kanoka shibori design. A series of white dots extends across the end of the sash in a wave like shape with two well head motifs with in the wave. Another band of dots extends below the wave shape. Seven smaller dot motifs are dispersed across the middle part of the sash. The design is created by tying little tufts of fabric with thread and dying the fabric black. White dots are left when the threads are removed and gives a crinkled effect to the motif.
||Informal Obi for Festival Wear
The sash is made of shibori dyed turquoise blue and red habutai silk. The red and blue appear in broad diagonal bands separated by white areas of resist. On one side near each end and in the center are tie dyed dots in three rings.The silk is joined in the center, folded inhalf length wise and has a padding which is stitched along the edges by hand.
||Pair of white tabi socks
A, B: Plain white cotton uppers have a seam down the center front, shaped at the front for a separate big toe, open at the back and fastened with three brass colored metal tabs which fit into two rows of cotton thread stitching (in the form of loops). The attached sole is made of heavy white cotton twill. The right tabi is lined with white cotton flannel and the left tabi upper is lined with plain white cotton and the sole with white cotton flannel.
||Long Narrow Sash.
Made of white synthetic material and tie dyed in four spots in an orange crinkled design. Sash was formed by doubling and folding the cloth length wise to make it thicker. The ends have been folded in and stitched together.
||Sash (Obi Age)
||Red Obi Age Sash for Women
The fine plain woven silk has been stitch resisted and dyed red. The intricate design consists of floral motifs - chrysanthemums, kiri leaves - . These motifs mirrored at the other end of the sash. Part of the design has more solid puffy areas in contrast to the fine line motifs. There are diagonal lines in the background and at either end the silk has been left untied. Above this are two horizontal lines. Where the sash was tie dyed it has shrunk to 6" wide.
||Sash (Obi Jime)
||Obi Jime Tie For Woman's Obi
Faded orange silk sewn into a tube and stuffed with cotton batting. The silk is decorated with white embroidered flowers scattered along its length. There are some beige accents which may have been gold at one time. One end of the sash is tied with thread and the other is frayed.
||Stiffener for the front of an Obi
The support is rectangular shaped with rounded corners and is slightly bowed. It is made from two pieces of cardboard. Stitched together to form a pocket. The front is covered with printed silk. There are brightly colored chrysanthemums, daisies and pinwheels. In red, ink, green, yellow, orange, blue and white. One corner is decorated with silver tortoise shell and cherry blossom designs. The back is covered with white cotton.
||Boy's cotton yukata
short body and square sleeves made of printed cotton. The design consists of diagonally printed stripes in blue, browns, and beige. Each stripe has a different motif which is repeated every 16 rows. The motifs include arrow shafts, stripes, a checker board, cherry blossoms, fences, double fan, hemp leaf, zigzag, gourd, floral designs and geometric designs. The straight band collar extends to the bottom of the garment and is made of sateen the inside of the sleeve hems are faced with a bright pink cotton.
||Nagajuban Under Kimono for a Young Woman
Red silk with a printed design of fan shapes kiri leaves, bell flowers, plum blossoms, wisteria, and hexagonal tortoise shell shapes containing other motifs. There are gosho style doll figures scattered among the other motifs which cover the whole kimono. Motifs are red, pink, blue, yellow, orange and white. Sleeves are long and open near the body. They have been turned up and tacked in place to make them shorter. There is an over collar made of white synthetic fabric with a raised design and a stiffener has been inserted in between. The body of the kimono has been lined with red silk and the sleeves are lined with a self fabric. The kimono is stained in two places on the front.
||Small Child's cotton Yukata
The robe is made of large squares of blue and white cotton pieced together to form a long body with short sleeves. The doubled collar is a straight band which runs tot he hem line and is reinforced around the neck line with another layer of fabric. There are tucks at the shoulder and an inner front and back yoke. Cotton squares include bright blue wisteria and bamboo fence design; a large white floral design decorated with dots and zig zaged lines on a bright blue background; white dragon fly design on dark blue; white fish and fish net design on bright blue; white blossom and stripe design on dark blue; white bows and stripes on dark blue; dark blue blossoms, water wheel and cart wheel design on white alternating with dark blue fringe design; white wisteria and pine design inside a blue square centered on a white background with blue stripes; Blue striped floral design on white back ground; similar design in purple and white. The upper collar has a blue on white design of wisteria, pinks and stripes. The lower collar has white blossoms on a dark blue back ground.
||Child's Cotton Yukata
the robe is made of blue and white cotton squares sewn together to form a long body and short sleeves. The collar is a long straight band extending to the hem. And is reinforced with another piece o f material around the neck line. There is an inner yolk facing.The motifs include: dark blue stripped flower on a gridded white back ground; blue and white wave medallions on a blue and white stripped back ground; a white leafy vine design interspersed with white dots on a blue back ground; white and blue positive/negative wisteria design on a blue stripped white back ground; a large blue hemp leaf on a white background which is then reversed to appear white on blue; White leaf design appearing beneath a blue and white grid on a blue background; Dark blue pinks with leaves on a blue stripped white back ground; White and blue pinks on a white and blue stripped back ground; white pinks and blues with a white grid on a blue back ground; white wisteria and grid on a blue back ground. The sleeves have four different fabrics including a large white flower with a pine bark motif and dots on a blue background. A large pine bark shape containing blue petals and grid on a white background contrasting with a dark blue area. Large semi - circles containing blue and white balloon flowers and grass on a white background surrounding white dots on a blue background. Another semi circle has blue outlined flowers and leaves on a blue background next to a large dark blue area; a pine bark outline of blue contains a gridded flower design of blue on white on two different scales. The upper collar ahs blue and white clover on top of a white and blue stripped background. The lower collar has blue and white morning glory designs.
||Five pieces of Mizuhiki gift decoration
Mizuhiki is made of washi paper rolled into fine strands and covered with colored paper
A: Gold and silver interlaced knot design forming a circular pattern with curled tendrils around the outside
B: Gold on one half and silver on the other half, 5 strands form ring shape and are tied into a flat knot with curled tentrils hanging down
C: Multi-colored strands of mizuhiki are held together near one end by a red lined white paper folded around artificial yellow fabric fruit and green foliage, tied in place with gold mizuhiki. At the same end is knotted round shaped motif made of acqua, red, yellow and purple strands with a bright pink knotted and curled design in the center. A gold cross shaped motif is attached to the same end and a metallic loop tied between the two motifs.
D: Identical to C except there is no artificial foliage in the red lined white paper.
E: Dark green on one half and white on the other half, 10 strands form a small ring shape and are tied into a flat knot
||21 rubber stamps with wood handles, 8 wood handles with no stamps, 15 rubber stamps with no handles.
Wood handles have a bulbous upper edge which narrow in the center and flares out to the flat edge on which the rubber stamp is glued, stained reddish brown with a lacquer finish which is worn in places, unfinished edges. Rubber stamps have raised numbers, English letters and Chinese characters; ink has crystallized on the stamps.
A: "No. 18 Co.", 4 Chinese characters above, Pacific Coast Stamp Works sticker on side
B: "No. 19 Co.", 4 characters
C: "No. 8 Co.", 3 characters, finish is worn off the handle
D: "No. 7 Co.", 3 characters, part of sticker remains
E: "No. 10 Co.", 3 characters
F: "No. 17 Co.", 4 characters
G: "No. 13 Co.", 4 characters
H: "No. 11 Co.", 4 characters
I: "No. 3 Co.", 3 characters
J: "No. 4 Co.", 3 characters, sticker on side
K: "No. 2 Co.", 3 characters, sticker on side
L: "No. Twenty Eight Co.", 5 characters, very worn handle, worn finish
M: "No. Twenty Six Co.", 5 characters, one worn side
N: "No. Twenty Five Co.", 5 characters
O: "Wing Fook Yuen Co.", 4 characters
P: "Pilipino Co.", 4 characters
Q: 3 large Chinese characters
R: "11 P.M."
S: "3 P.M."
T: "8 P.M.", sticker on side
U: "9 P.M."
V: Handle only, stamp surface is wider than other stamps
W: Handle only, very worn finish
X: Handle only
Y: Small handle only
Z: Small handle only
AA: Small handle only
AB: Small handle only, sticker on the side
AC: Large (3" X 2.875" X 1.125") handle only, round bulbous end, metal screw holding handle in place, recessed surface for stamp, worn finish
AD: Rubber stamp top only, small Chinese character representing "day" at top above row of Chinese characters, in English "Wing Sang Yuen Co., Daytime"
AE: Identical to AD except "Chong" instead of "Sang"
AF: Identical to AD except "Fong" instead of "Sang" and "Nighttime" instead of "Daytime"
AG: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters across top, in English "Wing Fook Yuen Co."
AH: Rubber stamp top only, "5 P.M."
AI: Rubber stamp top only, "2 P.M."
AJ: Rubber stamp top only, "Pilipino Co." with 4 Chinese characters
AK: Identical to AJ
AL: Rubber stamp top only, 3 Chinese characters across the top, in English "No. 1 Co."
AM: Rubber stamp top only, 3 Chinese characters, in English "No. 5 Co."
AN: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, in English "No. 12 Co."
AO: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 20 Co."
AP: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 21 Co."
AQ: Rubber stamp top only, 4 Chinese characters, "No. 23 Co."
AR: Rubber stamp top only, 5 Chinese characters, "No. 27 Co."
AS: Square reddish colored stone with round depression on top and gouged figure? on the other
AT: Wooden cigar box with lid attached with brass hinges, with tongue and groove joinery, each side and top has stamped black ink "Sam'l J. Davis y Ca.", "1886" with stylized border, on sides "Queens, 3 for 50 cents", on top "Finest Selection, Havana Blend, New York, the Vintage Cigar" (repeated on inside of lid).
||Tunic and Pants
||Long Tunic and Pants Outfit intended as casual wear
A: Purple silk damask with woven-in large floral design, long sleeves cut in one piece with the long body and have extensions at the ends, side closing with diagonal edge from center top front, front and back are consist of two pieces cut into an A shape, closing consists of self fabric loops and brass ball buttons with engraved markings, stand up collar. There are dark stains in a couple of places.
B: Purple silk damask pants with a gusset added to the crotch, top extended band with inserted elastic waist. On either side of each leg the fabric has been folded into a pleat and 3 decorative self fabric frogs can be buttoned to narrow the leg at the bottom. Two white tabs, one printed in ink "7411" and the other is a "Made in China" label. The fabric appears worn on the legs.
||Woman's casual summer kimono
Blue damask polyester fabric with a woven-in large cloud pattern has resist dyed white and black grass design around the hem, part way up the left front, on the back of the right sleeve and on the front of the left sleeve; unlined. The sleeves are relatively short and open near the body of the kimono, square shaped with slightly rounded corners, doubled collar with white lining extends 3/4 down the kimono; inside the seams are bound in a "Hong Kong" finish with white fabric. The color and motif indicate this robe would be appropriate for summer wear and the length of the sleeves indicate it is for casual wear.
||Woman's Casual Obi
Turquoise synthetic sash woven lengthwise with a white supplementary weft geometric design of two narrow, one wide and 4 striped rows, folded in half lengthwise and sewn on one side, folded and open at ends, underside is plain.
||Miniature Folding Fan (Senshu)
Bamboo slats glued to a white silk fabric panel painted with brown branches, white cherry blossoms accented by orange, yellow and green flecks; and splashes of pink in background; upper edge of fan is trimmed with silver foil. The two outside slats are painted magenta. At the base is a silver colored metal rivet and post with silver ring attached possibly for a tassel.
||Folding Fan (Sensu)
Bamboo carved spokes with a pierced design, top third covered with fabric which is painted with a white peacock having a blue head and yellow beak, tail feathers are spread out, up and over the top of the fan; the background is light blue and fades to white from the left; the two end spokes are clear plastic with silver flecks embedded; the pieces are held together by a single silver colored metal pin and one end of the pin has a ring to which is attached a faded light blue silk cord with tassels at each end.
||Folding Fan (Sensu)
Bamboo slats with a pierced design, top half covered with paper glued to spokes, cream color background with a silver water design and 7 light blue ovals and 2 gold ovals scattered across. The end pieces are bamboo carved in a half oval shape; a single plastic rivet holds spokes together, a light blue cord goes through the rivet and has a small green plastic bead holding a large loop in place.
At the bottom is a large ink stain on the outside of the bamboo spoke.
||Flat Paper Fan
Round shaped with a double layer of white paper with bamboo skeleton radiating from handle inside. Trimmed with cream colored paper strip. On the front wood-block print style village scene with peach colored torii gate and fence, yellow building in center with gray roof, pine trees and people throughout scene, two buildings in background, and mountains on horizon. The fan is inserted into a flat bamboo wood handle with knotched top and reinforced with white glue; a semi-circular blue paper tab protects the fan at the handle. On the back is kanji written in gray ink. On the bottom back of the handle is a black permanent mark covering an old museum inventory number.
Sandalwood pierced spokes, intricated carved, near the end of each one is a painted outline of a rose with a green stem and two leaves on both sides. The end spokes are white plastic molded with the same design as the sandalwood. A single silver colored pin holds them together; at one end of the pin is a ring through which runs a red silk cord with a decorative knot and two tassels at the end
||3 Flat Miniature Fans, Envelope and Manufacturer's Label
Ai: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", rounded square shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a blue waterwheel and roof beside a willow tree; trimmed with gold foil strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle finished with reddish brown lacquer; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot.
Aii: White paper envelope, 7.75" X 4.75", with printed red squares in one corner for Japanese postal purposes
Aiii: Light blue washi paper rectangular shaped label with printed Kanji in red, 3.375" X 1.25"
B: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", rounded square shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a Ukiyo-e geisha with black hair with yellow hair ornament, black, peach, green, white, aubergine colored kimono collars, scratching behind her ear (based on an Utamoro print); on either side are two columns of kanji, one inside a frame; trimmed with silver foil strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle finished with black lacquer; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot. On the back printed in blue ink is a square area for a stamp, a row of kanji and a wavy line at center.
C: Paper Fan, 7.375" X 4.5", trapezoidal shape made of paper and paperboard with a motif of a Ukiyo-e geisha identical to "B" with green, brown and red in her kimono collars (based on an Utamoro print); trimmed with rice paper strip and inserted into a flat bamboo handle; semi-circular beige colored paper tab at insertion spot.
Silk painting of two white cranes with black tail feathers, gray legs, light gray necks, green beaks, orange and yellow tuft on head, eyes are outlined in white with a single black dot for eye; small green and brown tortoise at the bottom with green fringe at back; behind the cranes are rock formations and white plum blossoms; above on the left is a gray pine branch hanging down, at the center top is a red sun; at the bottom are brown pine needles and a red seal with two kanji characters. The silk painting is framed by gold colored brocade and on the top and bottom is a band of beige silk with gold painted floral design. The silk painting and brocade is laminated to a paper backing and is attached at the bottom to a ivory colored plastic dowel. At the top is a half-round wooden dowel between the paper and brocade, attached to it is a brown braided cord across the top and a separate piece attached to the middle to wind around the closed scroll. A gold oval sticker on back wood dowel "Made in Japan"; next to it is a rectangular paper tag "SQ".
||One pair of wood geta sandals (A,B)
Made of one piece of wood with two cross pieces on bottom, rectangular sole with rounded corners, insole painted beige with carved striations resembling wood grain; black velvet padded straps anchored at the toe with a velvet loop inserted through a hole in the sole and secured with a brass colored molded morning glory flower shape cap nailed into the sole, and anchored near the back on each side by inserting through two holes and tied together with white yarn underneath. On the bottom "Made in Japan, 9 1/2 inch" stamped in blue, "$12.95" written in pencil on the bottom heel.
||One black lacquer bowl with gold design around the outside upper edge in a single band consisting of hand painted parallel lines with continuous circles between, three bunting like gold designs hang from band, three phoenix (?) birds around sides. Straight sides and rounded bottom.
||Toy shrine used in Girl's Day Display
Hand carried float with a square wooden base with four short posts on each corner, attached to a red painted platform and between these are two long yellow poles and one short yellow pole (the other is missing), the poles are reinforced by a perpendicular wooden beam on one side (the other side is missing). On top of the red platform is a thick yellow platform with a silver glass bell on each corner; on each side is attached square red pillow with a piece of embroidered cloth glued on top (yellow, gold, black, white and green). On top of the yellow platform is a square piece of wood covered with a brocade cloth of orange, white, yellow and gold; on top of this is a 5-level platform covered with red felt; around the bottom is a gold cord which drapes down and at each corner is a white silk tassel; the felt platform has two strips on either side of the same brocade fabric as the middle platform which run completely around; on the top of the platform, on each corner, tied in a loop, are 4 thick white cords; at the end of each cord is wrapped a gold piece of paper and a purple and white tassel.
Papier mache mask painted red on front with gold lines on forehead, eyes and mouth, black eyebrows, mustache, and chin hair; has large protruding nose, downturned mouth and hollow eyes. An elastic cord is attached on either side behind the eyes to fit around head. Tengu represents a European face and is considered the patron saint of farmers.
||Mask of Hyottoko village clown
Molded plastic mask painted with white and blue polka dot scarf around his head and tied in a bow on left side, black painted eyebrows, beige colored face, right eye is open wide, left eye is squinted half closed, wide nose with black hairs protruding from nostrils, pursed lips to one side, and red painted cheeks. They eyes are cut out for vision. On the inside "Made in Japan" sticker and a "Uwajimaya" sticker with $2.95 price.
||Set of Chinese Jacks (A-E)
16 plastic rings held by one ring in 5 sets, striped red, yellow, green, pink, rings are open and overlap by 1/8". The player throws on set up in the air and picks up the required numbers of sets from the ground before catching the airborne set.
||Miniature Kite (Kaku)
Single sheet of white paper attached to bamboo frame consisting of 3 vertical struts, 3 horizontal struts and 2 diagonal struts; on the front is a kanji character (Dragon) in faded red with a silver outline; there are fine white strings attached to each joint along the top, 3 down the center, 2 on the left and right, strings are looped together at the ends.
||Black and white photograph of a young Chinese American girl wearing a single piece jumpsuit with a wide lacey collar, standing at the gate of a wire and wood fence. Behind her is a boulevard with trees. Photograph is laminated to a convex metal top that overlaps black metal concave back; engraved manufacturer's mark in the center which is difficult to read.
||Lapel Pin with screw on back
A: Blue enameled pin with faded metallic sun image on front, single soldered post with sharp point on back which screws into part B: Round disk with threaded hole with raised serrated edge to grasp cloth.
Sun represented KMT Chinese Nationalist party
||Chinese Chess (Ch'u Hsiang-ch'i) Game (A-AI)
A: Paper chess board, 14.125" X 10.25", red ink leafy design border and a double grid pattern with 4 x 8 squares including diagonal lines, with a empty space in the middle inside of which are 4 Chinese characters "Shu He" and "Han Jien" representing contenders from two kingdoms vying for emperor.
B: Plastic box bottom, 3.875" square X .875", reddish brown soft plastic
C: Plastic box top, 4" square X .25", clear soft plastic, yellowed, with raised Chinese characters, one in middle and each side, row along bottom and map of Taiwan at top.
D-AI: Black plastic disks with recessed bottom; D-S have a red Chinese character inside a circle engraved and painted on the top of the disks; T-AI have a white character inside a circle
||Chinese Chess (Ch'u Hsiang-ch'i) Game (A-AI)
A: Paper chess board, 14.125" X 10.25", red ink leafy design border and a double grid pattern with 4 x 8 squares including diagonal lines, with a empty space in the middle inside of which are 4 Chinese characters "Shu He" and "Han Jien" representing contenders from two kingdoms vying for emperor. Masking tape along the middle.
B: Plastic box bottom, 3.875" square X .875", green soft plastic
C: Plastic box top, 4" square X .25", clear green soft plastic, yellowed, with "Star" in raised letter on top
D-AI: 32 White plastic disks with recessed bottom; D-S have a red Chinese character inside a circle engraved and painted on the top of the disks; T-AI have a black character inside a circle
||Game pieces with cards and flat cardstock sticks
39 faded red cardstock cards with smeared black characters, 3.5" X 1.875", rounded corners
1 larger red card with no markings
Many faded red flat paperboard sticks, approx. 3" X .5"
possibly used for gambling game
||15 long narrow rectangular red paper bags with gold printed Chinese characters; at top is an image of a man holding a scroll,
"Chen Liang Xing of Canton --Macau long incense"; the bags are fold in half lengthwise.
Signs of old insect activity and mildew.
||Wooden Crate top
Rectangular cedar wood slab with black impressed lettering stamped with "4 dozen" in upper left, "1 LB. Tally" in upper right, in top in cursive lettering "Red Label", printed "Brand", in middle on either side of logo "Alaska" on left, "Red" on right, the logo in the middle is an oval frame containing a picture of a cannery factory on the ocean coast, large salmon jumping out of the water with "Red" stamped on his body; below logo "Sockeye Salmon, packed by Red Salmon Canning Co., Office: San Francisco--Cal."
Dark gray wool finished on two sides with machine blanket stitch done in black cotton thread. At a diagonal in one corner the name "NP HOTEL" is sewn by machine in red thread in cursive writing style. On another corner is the remains of a white cotton label that was sewn with machine in zig zag stitch. The center of the label as been cut out.
Condition: Above the label are two sets of two holes.
||Wooden shoeshine Kit containing brushes and shoe polish
A; shoeshine box, made of wood and stained dark brown rectangular in shape with an open top which has a hinged lid fitted with dowels. The lid can be folded back at the center reveling a wooden shoe rest on the top. The rest is shaped like the bottom of a shoe and has cork glued to the bottom of it. The inside shelf is covered with a sheet of cork that has marks from shoe polish. At the lower front is a bin shaped drawer which is held with dowels at the bottom front so that it can be tipped open. Two dowels on the inside front prevent the bin from opening too far. There is a wooden horizontal shaped handle on the front of the bin.
B:Shoe brush, H: 2", L: 7.5", D: 2.25", top is made from an oblong shaped piece of wood which is curved on the topa nd the ends. And has a groove on either side for a better grip. Impressed in the top are black letters "Esquire Boot Polish USA". There e are clumps of coarse hair bristles in black and brown across the bottom the wood.
C: Shoe brush, H: 1.5", L: 6.5", D: 1.75", the handle and the base of the brush are made of one piece of wood rounded at both ends and narrower at one end. On the handle end of the brush is black writing: Sterilized hair made in USA". The bristles are black and inserted into the wood inbnches. There are red colored stains from shoe polish around the bristles.
D: shoe Brush, H: 2", L: 6", W: 1.25", hollow metal handle with a hole at one end extends to become part of the brush base which ends in raised point for prying lids of shoe polish cans and this is attached d to a circular metal ring which holds the blond colored animal hair bristles. Engraved in the top of the brush base are "Parks & Parks, Inc., C.P.E. Troy N.Y."
E: white Glass jar of leather cream, H: 2.5", Dia: 2", the glass has striated sides and recessed bottom, the lid is metal painted pink on the inside and pink in the center with aqua colored ring around the outside. On the pink circle is illustration in black and white next to black lettering: "Lady Esquire, duplex, Neutral leather Cream." Jar is fille d with yellow colored waxy substance.
F: Brush, H: .625", L: 6.25", W: .5", In the form of a tooth brush but used for shoes, mauve and white plastic handle with engraved lettering, Pro Double Duty. There is a hole in the end of the handle and at the other end are blond colored bristles surrounding blue colored bristles, the back is stained pink.
G: Package of shoe laces, 4" X .75", two black cotton flat shoe laces are folded side by side and held together with a blue and white wrapper sealed at the back. In the center "Sears" is repeated three times and around the edges "27 inch" is printed in blue.
H & I: two foam rubber polishers, H: 2.75", W: 5.25", to form polishers a rectangular shaped piece of foam rubber has been squeezed in the middle and stapled in place. A pink felt cloth is fastened around the bottom section. And a piece of clear is attached to the top. Brown printing on the plastic "Hotel Satellite Roma-Lido- Areoporto" inside a ring with the image of a satellite. To the right "Gran Galla Special Shoe Cleaner". There are other words in Italian, French and German.
J: Broken plastic brush, 5.5" X 1.25".
Ji: White plastic bristled brush mounted inside a yellow plastic end.
Jii - iii: Two yellow plastic holders which originally were fastened around the brush so that it could be retracted or extended.
||Koto playing Japanese doll
A: Kneeling/sitting doll wearing a formal black kimono, elaborately tied obi. Wears two layers of under robes (nagajuban), which show only at collar and hem.
She has an elaborate hairdo of a young girl made of black fiber, tied in back with wide silver paper; both sides, front and back have a smooth, puffy look; top back is tied with 6 silver and gold twisted wire cords; a decorative lacquer comb with a folding fan design on off white, back is plain yellow, gold painted teeth; in front of comb is a 3 -layered silver and gold curled paper decoration; to the right is a kanzashi pale pink and white flower with 3 tanzaku shape tassels made of metal. Her head is skewed toward her right and inlaid glass eyes cast downward. Her face if dipped in gofun; black painted eyebrows and eyes, red painted lips; neck is exposed at back. She holds her arms in front raised to her waistline and appears to be putting koto picks on her right hand. Her hands are covered with white silk crepe. The koto picks appear to be made of wood with a red band. Style of round picks indicate she plays the Yamada style school of koto playing.
Kimono has design of open orange, yellow, black, blue and red folding fan and water; has gold and silver speckles throughout; long sleeves with same design as kimono front should be flared out to show kimono design when she plays; opening of sleeve and wrist shows ivory crepe nagajuban, red damask juban (indicating a young woman). Each fan has a different floral motif: white peony, cherry blossom, old bridge with willow tree at edge, pine tree, muti-colored maple leaves and iris. Obi is satin brocade with a five petaled flower in blue, salmon, chartreuse and gold thread in a tortoise shell design, tree branches; white silk grosgrain ribbon obi jime tied in a knot in front; shibori white and pink dotted obi age tied in a knot in front above and tucked into top of obi. Plain heavy silk crepe ivory nagajuban; kari eri (collar) has silver tortoise shell design on off- white background; underneath this is a solid red crepe undergarment which shows at the back of neck and at sleeve edge.
B: Koto, L: 17.625", D: 2.625", H: 1.625", appears to be made of kiri wood with fixed legs painted dark brown. (higher leg goes to player's right and shorter leg to left) 13 strings made of regular cotton cord sit on top of 13 bamboo pegs (removeable), strings extend across 2 ivory plastic bridges, goes through holes in a brown band on left side of koto, the strings extend and are tied at the end, extra string is wrapped in loops underneath; red and gold brocade cloth placed underneath to protect koto and a brown decorative leaf like petal in front of this; the left (head) end has white pasted paper as a decoration. Shellaced top, hollow, unfinished bottom.
C: Cushion for seated doll, W: 11.75, D: 9.5", H: 1.25", made of habutai silk with shibori diagonal design in white and red on pink background in diagonal stripes, on top of this is an orange hyotan gourd shape with a white outline, purple, red, white, yellow, light blue, dark blue, orange, green and yellow butterfly with yellow and gray antennae and 2 blue, yellow, green and purple kiri flowers on top of gourd, tied with chartreuse cord; further down is another yellow gourd outlined in white and decorated with tortoise shell design and kiri flower, tied with orange cord. The bottom has blue gourd outlined in white decorated with colorful kine pestle shapes and masu measuring cup set (squares within squares) in orange, green, white and yellow. Stuffed with cotton and held in place with royal blue embroidery thread at the center and at each corner.
||Oiran entertainer Japanese doll
A: Doll, H: 17", W: 9", D: 7.625", standing doll with hand held in front, one foot forward, one back.
Black fiber hair, pulled together at back in pony tail style with the loose end curved forward to front, creating a large loop on crown, back is pulled down and extended out, front piece extends backward from forehead and tied with white; hair ornaments of white paper (Shinto) and 3 yellow konzashi plastic bars and comb in front. Her face is dipped in gofun with pink tinted cheeks, black painted hairline and eyebrows, light red painted lips, inlaid glass downcast eyes looking toward her left, ears are exposed. Hands are dipped in gofun, and extended in front, fingers on right hand extend out, left hand fingers are partly folded, light orange painted nails. Outer kimono which hangs from waist and tied with obi is silk satin brocade, mauve background with gold and white outlines around green and orange interior, purple silk crepe lining shows at edge and hem. White crepe nagajuban (possibly rayon) shows at edge of lower kimono. Orange and gold silk brocade obi tied in knot at back with both ends hanging loose has a diamond shape motif and a rectangular key-hole design with notched corners with a silver and bronze medallion center, inside a medallion design is a silver rabbit with mauve ears, inside another medallion design is a silver and bronze water design, inside another medallion is a green and purple dragon, balloon (kikyo) flower within a wavy design. Off white satin brocade kimono with shorter sleeves has a flower motifs in pink, red, gold, silver, blue, brown, white and circular design in gold, some chrysanthemums, balloon flowers, bamboo leaves, maple leaves. Beneath this kimono is another white crepe nagajuban and eri collar, two layers of undergarments show at wrist and sleeve opening. Only left foot shows and it is bare. She is attached by nails to a grainy dark brown stand and has notched corners in a flower petal shape.
B: Miniature Shamisen, L: 7.625", D: 1.125", H: .875", long handle painted with black lacquer, 3 winding pegs at end, 3 yellow silk strings attached to pegs and extends over 2 white plastic bridges of varying heights, white imitation leather paper pasted all around body, polished brown wood frame, protective pad on one side made of cloth with silver cloud motif held with orange silk cord with tassel at end on handle.
C: Red lacquer Shamisen stand, L: 5.25", W: .5", in shape of a bar with a notch in top for shamisen handle
D: Mustard colored silk braided cord tied around top of stand hand shamisen handle
E-O: Kiri wood framed glass display case for doll, H: 22", W: 14", D: 11.75"
E: Wood Platform, rounded corner, 3 tier edges, center is covered with faded green damask cloth with karakusa design (vine and floral), 4 corner legs fastened with nails
F-I: 4 corner kiri wood Posts
J: Wood framed Top with glass center
K: Framed door with glass and metal diamond shaped handle
L,M: 2 side glass Panes
N: Paperboard back with two toned sparkling gold and off-white crackled design, on back there is a circular abstract floral design chained together on olive green background
||Ceramic Buddhist priest figure from Mount Koya
Standing on a black wood platform. Circular tan colored straw style hat has a chevron weave design, inside has a doughnut shaped cardboard (possibly to repair broken hat); white silk cord tied under chin. Face is flesh colored, inset glass eyes, painted shaven head, black painted eyebrows, red painted mouth. Wears black machine sewn silk-like kesa robe ending at the middle of thighs; wears short white kimono underneath with shorter sleeves; wears lavender colored apron with square stamped design saying "kooyasan" to show that he is from a mountain temple; wears white cotton leggings wrapped and glued onto legs, flesh colored feet with orange colored waraji (straw) sandal straps, yellow paper soles. White ceramic left hand is raised to touch hat, right hand holds a natural bamboo (skewer) walking stick. On his back is a white silk cloth (furoshiki) backpack (gebako) covering a piece of wood?, held on with white X shaped cord.
||Straw Figure of a Komuzo Buddhist Priest playing flute from under a basket
Waraningyo (straw figure) wearing a straw hat (tengai) resembling an upside down basket, straight sides with a screen style opening in front. Wears black satin kosode kimono with 3 mon (family crest) in the shape of a white circle glued on. White cloth undergarment appears at collar and hem. White cotton gauze obi with two navy blue stripes and tied into a flat folded knot at back. Holds a straw shakuhachi flute with both straw hands. Feet are made of straw tied with lavender cotton thread in two places held to body with two metal wires. Platform is a slice of cherry tree branch, lacquered on top and unfinished on bottom. Holds an extra shakuhachi or cane inside left arm.
||Onna Daruma Doll, round
Black silk straight hair under red silk crepe head wrapper. Silk face with painted brown eyebrows, black eyelashes, brown eyelids and pupil and brown iris, red painted "cupie doll" lips, pink cheeks. Body covered with silk brocade in dark gray with bronze peonies and pinkish leaves an stem. At collar the kimono has silver wisteria blossom and other gold motifs and kanoko shibori design white and red, white cotton gauze with gold speckles. The bottom is covered with a stiff disc so it will stand out.
Made in Hime, Japan. Souvenir doll from north.
p. 127, The Image and the Motif: Japanese Dolls, by Leah Baten
||Doll Set, Gosho
||Set of 4 miniature ceramic Gosho Dolls on rectangular black lacquered wooden bases
A: Courtier, H: 3", gold painted ceramic eboshi hat, white painted face, black painted features, 2 red dot mouth, blue tinted blue indicates shaven head, outspread arms, wearing orange brocade robe with gold chrysanthemum motif, purple hakama pants with white floral motif
B: Merchant?, H: 2.25", red silk damask scarf over head and hanging down at back pasted onto ceramic head, black painted features, 2 red dot mouth, head is unsteady because it is becoming unglued, wearing red, gold and white brocade robe with floral and vine motifs, white with gold, pink and silver striped vest, holds a stick in his right hand and carries a box wrapped in white cloth with red lettering "tamaeya", right knee and foot raised up to show foot wrapped in white cotton cloth.
C: Dancer, H: 2.875", gold painted ceramic eboshi hat, painted black bobbed hair, gray and black painted features, 2 red dot mouth, both ceramic white hands extended, in right hands he holds a gold folding fan with a black lacquer frame, wearing off-white, orange, black and gold brocade robe with cranes and silver accents, red silk hakama and silver accents, left leg is raised to side and shows white cotton wrapped foot indicating dancing step.
D: Noh Lion Dance, H: 2.5", white silk straight hair, gray and black painted features, 1 red line mouth, black brocade jacket with gold chevrons, red and red kimono, off-white hakama pants with silver accents.
p. 37-38, 58-59 (Gosho dolls), The Image and the Motif: Japanese Dolls, by Leah Baten
||Set of 2 Kokeshi Dolls
A: Small kokeshi doll with black painted hair and features on round white head, red painted mouth, orange ribbon on head. Cylindrical body covered with red brocade with gold cherry blossom motif, at hem and collar is a pink and silver brocade trim, silver cord belt tied in knot at front; on bottom is a purple disk.
B: Small kokeshi doll with black painted hair with raised bang, painted black features on round white head, red painted mouth. Cylindrical body covered with pink and silver brocade with cherry blossom motif, at hem and collar is a red and gold floral motif, gold cord belt tied in knot at front; on bottom is a purple disk.
||Molded synthetic figure depicting Robin Hood, Award
Standing on pedestal with right arm at hip and left arm in front, black painted bangs and eyes, turned up nose, grinning mouth, orange color face and arms, tan shirt and hat, red feather across chest, brown belt, tight green pants, beige boots and pedestal, hole in left side of head where a red feather is missing. On front of pedestal "Community Chest, 1949 Campaign Award" in black lettering on gold and framed in black. On back of pedestal is carved "1946" with a copyright symbol.
||Miniature pieces of wax sushi in a ceramic soy sauce dish
A: Soy sauce dish, H: 1", Diam: 3", white ceramic dish with shallow straight sides and pedestal bottom; 2 brown crabs with orange dots in the center are painted on the inside of the dish; the sides have ridges and accents of brown glaze
B-J: Wax models of sushi, approx. 1.25":
B: nigiri sushi: silver gray and blue mackerel on white rice
C: nigiri sushi: light orange uni (sea urchin) tied with orange strip on white rice
D: nigiri sushi: purple, white and yellow eel on white rice
E: nigiri sushi: yellow with red sprinkling tamago (egg) on white rice
F: nigiri sushi: white with red stripes and tail, ebi (shrimp) on white rice
G: nigiri sushi: dark red naguro or toro (tuna) on white rice
H: maki sushi, seaweed coated rice roll with tuna in center
I & J: 2 pieces of 3 bamboo leaf decoration with tan painted centers, paper with shellac
||Miniature pieces of wax sushi in a small lacquerware dish
A: Lacquerware dish, H: 1", Diam: 2.5", black lacquer interior with brown lacquer shallow straight side trimmed with red lacquer, black lacquer bottom
B-J: Wax models of sushi, approx. .75":
B: nigiri sushi: light red naguro (tuna) on white rice
C: nigiri sushi: dark red toro (tuna) on white rice
D: nigiri sushi: brown, white and yellow eel on white rice
E: nigiri sushi: white with red stripes and tail, ebi (shrimp) on white rice
F: nigiri sushi: light orange uni (sea urchin) tied with orange strip on white rice
G: nigiri sushi: silver gray and blue mackeral on white rice
H: nigiri sushi: yellow with red sprinkling tamago (egg) on white rice
I & J: 2 pieces maki sushi, brown seaweed coated rice roll with red tuna in center
K: Piece of brown bamboo leaf decoration made of paper with shellac
||Miniature Go game with table, two wood containers and kokeshi doll lids
A: Miniature Go game table, 1" high, 2.25" square, made of wood with a painted black grid on top, four wooden turned legs at each corner. Purple stamp underneath "Japan"
B: Round jar shaped wooden container, .75", with natural dark wood accent on side painted with 4 red cross hatched symbols and two white dots, hollow in center
C: Tiny white round lid with a miniature kokeshi doll attached to bottom, .75". Kokeshi doll has moveable head, red, green and yellow painted outfit, black painted features, red hair decoration and mouth. The doll fits upside down inside container when the lid is on.
D: Round jar shaped wooden container, .75", with natural dark wood accent on side painted with 4 green cross hatched symbols and two white dots, hollow in center
E: Tiny black round lid with a miniature kokeshi doll attached to bottom, .75". Kokeshi doll has moveable head, red, blue, green and yellow painted outfit, black painted features, red mouth. The doll fits upside down inside container when the lid is on
The wooden jars may have originally contained miniature game pieces.
||Miniature incense set
||Miniature Incense Smelling Set with carrying case, bowl and 2 metal incense sticks
A: Black lacquer carrying case 2.25 X 2.5 X 1.75", rectangular base is painted on one side with a gold crane and pine tree with red accents and on one end with gold pine needles, recessed interior in black lacquer has red edges and two insets: one yellow container to hold incense and one blue container painted with silver gray charcoal; squared red and black lacquer handle
B: Green painted incense bowl, .875 X 1" with interior rounded top painted white with red dot in center; sits on blue brazier
C & D: 2 metal joss sticks, pointed on one end and incised with lines at the other.
||Miniature smoking set with carrying case pipe holder, pipe and charcoal tongs.
A: Maroon colored lacquer carrying box rectangular shaped with a cut out on one side in shape of a fan. Smaller box attached insdie and has a hole icenter. The interior is black lacquer. Square shaped handel extends the full length of the box. An actual smoking set would have charcoal in open section of the box.
B: Pipe holder, L: 1.25", made of hollow bamboo and first in th ehole inside th ebox.
C: Miniature pipe, L; 3", made of wood with a metal bowl. The stem is painted red with gold on one end. The bowl is painted gold. This represents a pipe for smoking tobacco.
D & E: Miniature charcoal tongs, 2" long, made of metal painted gold. Consists of two sticks with curved ends.
||Miniature Hibachi Set
||Miniature Hibachi Set with faux wood box with brazier aitached and separate gold tea pot.
A: Rectangular shaped box covered with brown lacquer and painted with wood grain stripes. The left side of the box has an indentation at the top where the rim is lacquered black and red on the inside there is a mound of gray nateriel representing ashes. On top of this is a brown colored double brazier. The right has an attach lid with a solver knob. The left one is covered with gold paint where the tea pot use to be glued. At the back of this are two charcoal tongs standing upright. They are painted gold and black. On the font of the box five outlines drawers have been painted inblack. The two on the upper tight have black knobs and the three across the bottom jave crescent shaped handles painted on. There are two crescent shaped black indentations on both sides of the box representing handles. The bottom is painted black.
B: Miniature kettle, Dia: .5", possibly made from a wood ball. Shaped with a spout on one side and a small knob with a lid on the top. Kettle is painted gold and has a red painted wire handle attached a the top. It sits on the brown brazier.
||Miniature Hibachi Set
||Wood Miniature Hibachi Set with removable stand, drawers, kettles and tongs.
A: Miniature habachi made of lacquered brown wood and lined with cedar colored unfinished wood. The rectangular base has straight sides which curve in slightly at the top. The top rim is painted with black lacquer. The interior has a upper interior box which contained the charcoal and beneath that are two openings in the front for drawers. The bottom is unfinished.
B & C: Miniature wood drawers, 1.5" deep, the drawers are rectangular with an added lacquer front with wooden knobs for handles.
D: Stand, L: 1.625", made of wood and sits inside the brazier box. Rectangular shaped with straight sides. The front and back have semi-circular cutouts at the bottom edge. The top has two holes one larger to hold the kettles. Attached permantley to back top of the stand is wooden holder with minuature water scoop inside it.
E: Loose piece of wood. 1.5" X .75".
F: Miniature wooden tea pot, Dia: .75" round body wider at the bottom and tapered at the top. Small spout on one side . A rusted wire loops over the top and acts as a handle. The bottom has a recessed edge which fits into the hole in the brazier. There is a separate carved wood small lid with knob on top which fits into the tea pot.
G: Miniature kettle, Dia: .75", Made of wood but reperesents a metal kettle which is round with a flange going around the middle and a carved lid with a knob for a handle. Fits into the larger hole in the brazier stand.
H & I: Two metal tongs, 2.625" long, made of heavy wire painted gold, used for lifting charcoal.
||Chado Tea Set
||Miniature Chado Tea Set with ceramic brazier and containers, bamboo vase backdrop, lacquered serving pieces, bamboo utensils, silk cloth.
A - F: Ceramic brazier with dark brown glaze.
A: Brazier bottom, H: 2", Dia: 3.25", round ceramic bowl shape with three squat legs on the bottom. Brazier has a U - shaped opening on one side and the interior is unglazed.
B: Ceramic water kettle.H: 1.875", Dia: 2.75", Round shape which narrows towards the top. On each side are loop downturned handles. The bottom and interior rim are unglazed. On one side is a gold sticker pinted in black in kanji and "Kyoto". The kettle is intended to sit on the ceramic trivet inside the brazier.
C: Ceramic kettle lid, Dia: 1.75", curved top has a knob for a handle. The underside has a ridge which fits into the top of the kettle, the underside is unglazed.
D: Water pot, H: 1", Dia: 1.5", bowl shaped bottom narrowing neck flairing out at the top. The brown glaze onone side is covered with beige and mottled decoration. Unglazed bottom.
E: Tea Bowl, chawan, H: .5", Dia: 1.5", flaired bowl shaped with a pedistal bottom, the interior center of the bowl has a raised spiral shape covering the brown glaze on the interior is circular shaped mottled white beige and blue decoration. The foot is unglazed.
F: Ceramic trivet, H: 1", Dia: 2", ring shaped with three legs and feet which point inwards. The trivet sits inside the ceramic brazier and acts as a stand for the kettle.
G - J: Ceramic tea vessels with white glaze and green accents.
G: Water jar, H: 2", Dia: 1.75", upright sides which are slightly wider at the bottom. And are encircled with ridges. A flange encircles the pot just below the rim. This acts as a rest fot the lid and is unglazed. On one side of the pot a green glazed triangular shaped accent has a brown mesh design outline in a wide brown band.
H: Water jar lid, Dia: 1.375", concentric circles in the center dip down in the middle of the lid. A handle is formed into a loop shape with an attached piece of cord. A green glazed accent crosses over the handle.
I: Water Scoop holder, H: 2", Dia: 1", vase shaped holder has a round bulbous bottom and a long narrow neck. A green glaze accent runs around the neck of the container, the bottom is unglazed.
J: Tea bowl, Chawan, H: 1", Dia: 1.25", the upright sides are narrower in the center, pedistal bottom is unglazed. The interior theer is a raised spiral in the center bottom. On the outside there is a brwn motif and green accent similar to the water jar G.
K: Backdrop with attached vase. H: 2.875", W: 4.25", D: .25". Black lacquered rectangular piece of wood. Has a small sectionof bamboo attached to it at the upper left. The bamboo is hollow and has a diagonal shape cut out in the front presumably a holder for the cha bana flower arraingement.
L: Miniature tray with sweets, 1.5" X 1.125", the tray is in the shape of a rectangle with upturned ends. And a square shaped pedistal on the bottom painted with red lacquer. Glued to the top are three Japanese sweets. One pink ball shaped sweet, Mochi, One purplish oblong sweet, maybe red bean pastry, and a green sweet wrapped around a red center. Besides the sweets is a bamboo pick used as eating utensil.
M & N: Tea Caddy, Natsume, with lid, H: .75", Dia: .5", carved indark wood the bottom has a recessed rim and a hollow interior the lid is round with straight side which fits over the rim on the bottom.
O: Water Scoop, L: 4", tiny replica of a water scoop has a bowl made from a cross section of bamboo and a finley carved handle inserted into the bowl. A bamboo node in teh center of the handle acts as decoration.
P: Tea Scoop, chashaku, L: 1.625", tiny replica of a tea scoop made from bamboo curved up at one end. Has a bamboo node in the middle acting as a decoration.
Q: wiping cloth fukusa, 1.75" square, made of red ribbed silk. The cloth is double and sewn around three edges.
||Miniature metal brazier chagama with removable water kettle and lid.
A: Brazier, iron cast bowl shaped vessel. The bulging sides have two areas cut out on one side in the shape of a lotus and the other is circular. On two sides are decorative holders with a hole in the center through which two rings act as handles. There are three legs on the bottom.
B: Water kettle, squat round shape made of the same cast iron with a rough finish. Handle ring and holders on each side are a smaller version of those on te brazier. The lower half is recessed to fit into the top of the brazier. There is a raised rim around the top.
C: Kettle Lid, made of cast iron round shape with a knob handle on the top. Underneath is a ring shape flange which fits into the top of the kettle.
||Miniature New Years Offering
A: Two white colored clay balls are joined together representing two mochi balls. On the front of the balls on the top is a bundle of green and beige fiber wrapped with white paper and red thread and decorated with four red berries. Beneath this is a red wire lobster tied with silver mizuhiki cord. The mochi balls sit on top of a wooden offering stand. The stand narrows near the top and has a wooden tray attached to it. Two pieces of wood extend across under the top. Possibly acting as handles. The tray is covered with a rectangular piece of paper, four light blue paper leaves, two small tan leaves, two tufts of tan fiber, a printed blue paper apron in front covered with shinto oharai white paper decoration.
B: Miniature fan made of white folded paper edged with red orange and green threads are laced through the paper near the top.
The bottom of the fan is tied with a silver mizuhiki cord. And attached to a yellow painted ball. A wire extends from the bottom of the clay ball and inserts into the top of the white ball.
||Flower Basket and Stand
||Basketry Vase on a miniature two wheeled bamboo cart
A: Miniature flower sellers cart, made of bamboo and dark brown or mottled color. The deck of the cart is made ofrom split pieces of bamboo held in place with cross pieces at each end which are inserted into holes in the outside bamboo frame. The length wise pices curve downward a the front and are joined with bamboo cross bar. (this is the bar that the flower seller holds to pull the cart). Acentral bambo axel exends unbder the deck and out on each side passing through two wheel hubs. The two large wheels on either side of the cart are made of bamboo curved into a circle. The spokes are made from smaller pieces of bamboo extending out from the hub. The wheels are held on by pegs which go through holes in the axle.
B: Open weave flower basket (Hanakago), basket woven on the bottom with three weavers creating a hexagonal design. The weavers extend up the sides and are plain woven in a diagonal pattern. The sides are bulbous near the bottom and narrow into a neck. At the neck the weavers flar out into a fdlat rim. The neck is held in place with a piece of bamboo on the inside and a double piece of bamboo on the outside tied in a decorative knot. Making the basket resemble a sack tied near the top. The raised rim is made from the weavers braided over a piece of bamboo.
||Wooden model hibachi
The outside of the habachi is carved from a light weight dark brown and tan wood. The top outer walls are carved in a n octagonal shape and the bottom of the walls taper down into a round shape. The inside is hollow and the bottom has a large hole in the center. The wood ha been carved in such a way that the grain creates a decorative pattern. A copper insert with straight and a flat bottom is attached by its rim to the inside of the wood form.
||Calligraphy and Sumi ink painting set; wooden box containing brushes, ink sticks, ink stone
A: Kiri wood box with lid, H: 1.5", W: 10.75", D: 7.75", the bottom has straight sides with carved bottom edge in a wave shape. It has a raised bottom and the corners are rounded. The plain wood lid is attached with brass hinges on the back. And has rounded corners. There are the remains of white paper inside the box and on the lid.
B: Suzuri ink stone, H: .875", L: 5.375", W: 3", made of heavy black stone in a rectangular shape. The top is recessed for two thirds of the way by .125", and then inclines towards one side by .5". This creates a flat rim around the top which is rectangular with rounded corners. There are remains of dried ink around the edges.
C: Ink stick, 1" X 4", made of fragrant charcoal carved with three birds flying above waves and has three gold characters on the other side. It is wrapped in white paper tube and stored in a lidded cardboard box. The lid of the box has a gold on green decoration a white and gold label on the top with black calligraphy, red seal, and a brown and white sticker with "500 Yen".
D: Ink Stick, 3.5" X .875", made of fragrant black charcoal formed into a rectangle with kanji on three sides and a raised flower design at the bottom on one side. On another side is a sticker with red lettering, "Made in Japan". The ink stick is covered with a green and white paper tube that has cherry blossom design and kanji on all four sides.
E: Ink Stick, 2.5" X .75", made of charcoal into a rectangular bar with a rounded top. The inkstick has been used and is shorter than its original length. It is very shinny on the outside and has engraved kanji and a decorative frame painted gold and blue. On the top are three gold engraved dots.
F: Lidded yellow plastic box containing ten pieces of broken sumi ink pieces. The box bottom is round with straight sides and the lid has a convex top and straight sides and has a transparent stripped effect. Two of the charcoal pieces do not fit into the box.
G: Calligraphy brush, L: 8", bamboo handle white bristles ending in a black point. White paper label on handle a with black kanji. This new brush still has a plastic protector over the bristles.
H: Calligraphy brush, used, L: 8", bamboo handle, stained bristles, light green paper label with black kanji. Black stamp "Made in Japan", the bristles are protected by a plastic tube with metal end.
I: Calligraphy brush used, L: 7.75", Bamboo handle with green and red kanji, white bristles with brown tip. Has 3 inch long bamboo bristle protector in the shape of a tube with a split down one side.
J: Calligraphy Brush , used, 8" long, bamboo handle, with black and white bristles that have been broken. It has 3.5" bristles protector stained with black ink.
K: Calligraphy brush used, 8" long, dark brown bamboo handle with ivory cap at one end and an ivory ring at the other holding blond colored bristles many of which are broken.
L: Calligraphy brush used, 8" long, bamboo handle stained with black ink, has blue and red kanji on one side, white bristles stained black on one side.
M: Calligraphy brush, used 8" long, bamboo handle with black ink stains printed with "Holbein's Japan". Black band around one end which holds the bristles which are caked with black ink.
N: Calligraphy brush used, 8.25" long, bamboo handle stained with black and red ink. Black and white bristles stained with red ink.
O: Calligraphy brush used , 9" long, bamboo handle stained with black Ink. Printed on one side "Made in Japan". Two paper labels with black ink kanji and red symbols. Black and white bristles stained red.
P: Calligraphy brush used 7" long, bamboo handle with black kanji and an orange label that has white printing "Made in China", Chinese characters and an animal. Black bristles with a white tinge.
Q: Calligraphy brush protector, 5" long made of hollow light colored bamboo.
R: Calligraphy brush handle, 7.25" long, bristles missing, bamboo black ink stains, printed with "Made in Japan". At one end is a black band which once held the bristles.
S: Paint brush, 7" long, wooden handle, printed in blue ".25" Setwell 4849", reddish brown bristles fastened to handle metal holder.
T: Straight pen handle, 6.25" long, painted black handle which tapers at one end, the other end has inserted holder for metal nib.
U: Brush, 5.25" long, used to clean an ink stone. Has ivory colored plastic handle in the shape of a bar rounded at both ends. One end has black bristles fastened in a clump in the handle. Part way down another set is inserted. At the other end is a hole for hanging. Printed in beige " Doctor Wernet's Dental Plate Brush", stained with black ink.
V: Metal bar, 5.375" long, painted green and has a sharp chisel end. May have been used to clean the ink stone or as a paper weight.
||Low Japanese style dining table
Rectangular shaped table top is made of heavy grained wood, two thirds of one side shows the heavy grain finish in greenish beige stain with a clear lacquer. The other third which is divided by a wavy line has a black lacquer finish which has become brown where it fades. This section is cracked from one end to the other. There are four three inch square legs which are heavy grained and have a wider base. A curved apron runs between the legs at both sides and ends. It has a beaded edge. The finish has deteriorated and there are two dark squarish spots on the top indicating the light has faded the table surface around objects. The shinny black lacquer is marked and has a cup shaped spot that mars the center of the table. The table was used for traditional style Japanese Meals.
||Set, Salt & Pepper
||Two Porcelain Salt & Pepper shakers shaped and painted as the busts of a Chinese man and woman.
A: head and shoulders of stereotypical Chinese man with knotted cap, and green jacket.
B: Head and shoulders of stereotypical Chinese woman, wearing flater hat.
||White and Purple silk Wedding Outer Kimono (Uchikake) with red, gold and silver embroidery
Very long robe with front insets and a double wide band collar which extends half way down the front; very long sleeves with rounded outer edges, open on body side and at wrists, attached to upper bodice and shoulders; padded hem. Made of white damask satin which has been space dyed in purple wavy cloud-like horizontal bands; the damask woven design is "matsu kawa bishi" representing pine-tree bark. The embroidered design consists of a large peacock on the upper back with a tail that extends over the left shoulder and sleeve; satin stitched, alternating long and short stitches (nagamijika-sahinui) and woven effect (mushiro-nui) in light and orange gold metallic thread with a red tuft on the head and black and white eyes. There is another large peacock stitched on the lower left front with a tail extending around to the back. Large flowers are distributed over the whole surface of the kimono including some on top of the peacocks; they consist of peonies in gold with silver leaves, in red and white with gold stamens and silver leaves, in red outlined with gold couching (komadori-nui) and other abstract flowers in the same colors. Lined with red synthetic? fabric with two white hem protectors basted to the lower front corners of the robe.
The Uchikake is worn over the wedding kimono which is often made of white silk.
||Red Wedding Outer Kimono (Uchikake) with gold and silver embroidery
Very long robe with front insets and a double wide band collar which extends half way down the front; very long sleeves with rounded outer edges, open on body side and at wrists, attached to upper bodice and shoulders; slightly padded hem. Made of red silk rep (weft faced weave). The embroidered design consists of floral motifs on shoulders, upper sleeves with a few independent clusters lower down, lower back sleeves, middle cluster of flowers on right front and a larger design on right front and at hem which continued across the bottom at the back. Silver and gold metallic and white thread chrysanthemums and leaves in satin stitch. Fully lined with white silk.
||Young girl's special occasion kimono, silk crepe
Beige silk crepe with red, pink, yellow chrysanthemums and red and pink garden gate design (fall pattern), red, green, pink plum blossoms, black abstract handle shaped design. Upper portion of the body is lined with smooth white silk and lower portion and sleeve opening is lined with pink crepe silk, other sleeve opening is lined with red. Two smooth silk sash pieces sewed at the waist to tie the kimono. Stitching which holds sleeve in place is ravelling.
||Young girl's nagajuban
Red silk damask with design of open folding fans with decorative cords, self-lined 1/3 of the bottom, rest is lined with red cotton. Medium length sleeve is self-lined at the openings only. Band style collar extends to the hem. To be worn directly under the outer kimono
||Kari Eri, detachable collar
Red silk crepe with two embroidered bouquets of white and pink flowers on each side of center: small flowers surround larger ones, some have gold embroidered centers and leaves. To be worn under kimono collar and tacked to nagajuban
||Girl's pre-tied obi for 7-5-3 birthday celebration
Orange, silver and gold brocade, cranes with yellow and green pine trees, gold and silver tortoise shell design on red background. (symbolizes longevity). Tied in "butterfly" style with two red and white decorative fringed cords attached to center of the bow, each fringe has a gold colored metal bell at the center of the decorative knot (to chase away evil spirits). Back of tie has a T-shaped metal piece which fits into the tied sash portion of the obi.
Originally stored in a cardboard box with kanji written in black in on top "7-5-3 birthday celebration obi for Kazuyo"
||Girl's cotton yukata (robe)
White cotton with stenciled design of imaginative red flowers resembling daffodils with stems and short leaves, scattered leaves throughout. Long band collar lined at back with plain white cotton, extends half way down front, back yoke lined with white cotton. Short sleeves with rounded corners. Hole in body near collar.
||Girl's cotton yukata (robe)
White cotton with stenciled multi-colored floral design of red, green, blue, maroon and fuschia colored flowers, red and green stems. Long band collar extends half way down front, back yoke lined with white cotton. Long sleeves with rounded corners. Two white cotton sashes sewn at waistline. Discolored around the shoulder.
||Nylon heko obi age sash
Yellow and bright pink graduated colored background, shibori effect textured floral design in 5 clusters, bigger floral design in center and smaller at ends. To be worn with yukata for summertime.
||Furoshiki wrapping cloth
Nylon bukashi graduated color salmon to off-white. Hole in center on salmon-colored portion. Label attached to one corner "KKK" inside diamond, "C-AT6553", on reverse "Nylon" in English and Japanese 100%.
||Rectangular cardboard board with faux wood paper.
On the front are miniature paper cylinders and then a miniature hagoita, ema, kite. Kite and hagoita have come off the board.
||Rectangular cardboard board with faux wood paper.
On the front are miniature paper cylinders and then a miniature kite.
||Regtangular board with orange and gold brocade cloth over it. Chinese characters on one side. the charm is wrapped in white paper.
||Kosodate Hina Omamori
Small doll of man and child in paper. this is wrapped in beige and yellow sheets of paper.
||Obi sash to be worn with kimono, ecru with light blue lines, embroidered boat and birds
Made of bast fiber (asa) in a gauze weave (ro), doubled and sew down one side. The color is a natural ecru with dyed light blue wavy lines simulating water. Embroidered in silk thread near one end is a boat with a lanteen sail, cr?me colored hull with black dotted lines, white deck, brown railings, green and dark blue railings aft, large aqua and mauve sail with a white crest, small green sail on forward deck behind a pink, white and black canopy, green, white and rose canopy on starboard, hut shaped structure with rolled blind in the middle. Scattered through the middle and at the other end are aqua and mauve flying seabirds. The boat motif will appear upside down when the obi knot is tied.