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Keshi Ningyo, Aoi Matsuri

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  • Keshi Ningyo, Aoi Matsuri
  • Keshi Ningyo, Aoi Matsuri Keshi Ningyo, Aoi Matsuri

Keshi Ningyo of an Aoi Matsuri festival parade. Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) or Kamo Festival is held on May 15th and is one of the three big festivals held in Kyoto every year. The style of the parade is fashioned from the Heian Period Court and everything is adorned with hollyhock. About this set: Keshi means "poppy" and ningyo is doll. These little dioramas have tiny plaster figures with metal pins for legs, inserted into a silk covered wooden board and placed inside an unfinished wooden box. The lid serves to protect the scene when closed or doubles as a stand when placed below the box when displayed. This is a rare smaller version of the keshi doll sets normally seen. The box measures 6-1/2" long x 2-3/8" deep x 1-1/4" tall and has artist signature and stamp on top. The dolls measure approximately 3/4" tall and are very detailed. They all have a clearly defined face, some have swords, one with a closed umbrella and are colorfully painted. It also includes the bull pulling the cart. The condition is excellent. As far as the age, 50's(?). Could be older but not newer.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 26 November, 2006.

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