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Japanese Tachibina (Imperial couple) for the Hina Matsuri
17" High Meiji
Taisho Period, circa 1910
Japanese Takeda Hina Ningyo, of a pair of seated ministers
Each Measuring: 19” High x 12” Wide x 10” Deep
Edo Period, Circa 1820
Japanese Tachibina, the simple essential form of the imperial couple used as the display for the Girl’s day celebration
13-1/4” High x 8-1/2” Wide x 3” Deep
Edo Period, circa 1840
Japanese Hina Ningyo of the musician’s chanter
9-1/4” High
Edo Period, Circa 1780

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For further reading about Japanese Ningyo, please go to our on-line articles :

Ningyo Journal Winter 2003,
Northern Japan Traditional Kokeshi, by Shirlee Funk
Circa 1989: Japanese Samurai Dolls, by Timothy Mertel
Arts of Asia, September/October 1986: Antique Japanese Festival Dolls, by Timothy Mertel
Daruma #17, Winter 1998: The Hina Matsuri - A Living Tradition, by Alan Pate
Daruma #14, Spring 1997: Musha Ningyo - Portrait of Boy's Day, by Alan Pate
Arts of Asia, July/August 1996: Gosho-Ningyô Palace Dolls, by Timothy Mertel


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