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Daimyo Gyoretsu Creative Kokeshi

$19.00

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Inventory Number: 70597

  • Daimyo Gyoretsu Creative Kokeshi
  • Daimyo Gyoretsu Creative Kokeshi

NAME: Japanese creative kokeshi of a Daimyo Gyoretsu

MAKER: Onsen name is on the post

SIZE: 9-1/4" long, 1-5/8" at tallest point. The 11 tiny kokeshi are about 5/8" each.

CONDITION: A piece of the lead Samurai's hat is missing. The stand has a whitish film from the aging varnish.

NOTES: The pine "needles" are still very green. They are usually the first to fade.

During the Edo period, a law, called "Sankin Kotai" was created to help control the Daimyo (Feudal Lords). The law required every Daimyo to spend every other year in Edo (Tokyo). The travelling procession of the Daimyo household often included over 200 samurai (soldiers) and was called Daimyo Gyoretsu. With hundreds of Daimyo coming or going every year, these processions were common occurrences.

This one is a little unusual as it has a female behind the palanquin. The women usually did not travel.


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 17 July, 2010.

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