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Japanese Mitsuore ningyo of a girl, a jointed costume doll
Standing 10-1/2” high
Meiji period, circa 1870
Japanese Kyoto costume doll of a standing Bijin
12-1/2” High
Circa 1930
Japanese Hagoita (battledore), a decorated display baton for shuttlecock
21-3/4” High
Early 20th Century
Japanese Hagoita (battledore), a decorated display baton for shuttlecock
19-1/4” High
Early 20th Century

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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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