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Large Antique Japanese Sanbaso Dancing Crane Doll.A dance that traditionally opens a kabuki season or marks the opening of a new theatre.before 1950.

A dance that traditionally opens a kabuki season or marks the opening of a new theatre.

This Japanese handmade doll is made of wood and has been carefully hand painted to evoke the mesmerizing fierceness of the White Lion character from the Noh play “Renjishi“, which means, “The Lion Dance“.

This Japanese handmade doll is made of wood and has been carefully hand painted to evoke the mesmerizing fierceness of the White Lion character from the Noh play “Renjishi“, which means, “The Lion Dance“.

A delightful journey into the little known world of antique Japanese dolls, focusing largely on examples from the Edo period (1615-1868), known as the Golden Age of Japanese Dolls.

A delightful journey into the little known world of antique Japanese dolls, focusing largely on examples from the Edo period known as the Golden Age of Japanese Dolls.

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She’s tall, with mahogany hair, a luminescent complexion and a pedigree that would raise a discreet eyebrow on the most well-bred face. She’s Miss Osaka Prefecture, one of 58 “Doll Ambassadors of Good Will” sent to the United States by the Japanese in 1927. She’s been part of the OHS collections since 1929.

Miss Osaka Prefecture, one of 58 “Doll Ambassadors of Good Will” sent to the United States by the Japanese in

Antique Japanese Girls Day Doll Hina Matsuri Ningyo Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Antique Japanese Girls Day Doll – Hina Matsuri Ningyo

Antique Japanese Girls Day Doll Hina Matsuri Ningyo Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Japanese Friendship Doll, original Miss Aichi by Hirata Goyo II, circa 1927

Japanese Friendship Doll, original Miss Aichi by Hirata Goyo II, circa 1927

old dolls such as this usually have bodies made of tightly packed rice straw or solid wood with hand-painted ceramic or plaster heads displaying striking features.

Antique Japanese Girls Day Doll – Hina Matsuri Ningyo

old dolls such as this usually have bodies made of tightly packed rice straw or solid wood with hand-painted ceramic or plaster heads displaying striking features.

CJ19A1 Vintage Japanese Ichimatsu Gofun Boy Doll 1950 60's Haori HAKAMA | eBay

CJ19a1 Vintage japanese Ichimatsu Gofun Boy Doll 1950-60's Haori Hakama

CJ19A1 Vintage Japanese Ichimatsu Gofun Boy Doll 1950 60's Haori HAKAMA | eBay

Large Lovely Vintage Japanese Ichimatsu Ningyo Girl Doll Taisho-Showa Period

Large Lovely Vintage Japanese Ichimatsu Ningyo Girl Doll Taisho-Showa Period

Doll  Date: 19th century Culture: Japanese Medium: silk Dimensions: Height: 6 in

Doll Date: century Culture: Japanese Medium: silk Dimensions: Height: 6 in