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Keshi Ningyo, Daimyo Gyoretsu (#30598)


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Inventory Number: 30598

  • Keshi Ningyo, Daimyo Gyoretsu (#30598)
  • Keshi Ningyo, Daimyo Gyoretsu (#30598)

NAME: Keshi Ningyo of a Daimyo Gyoretsu

SIZE: The dolls are around 5/8" tall (some variations). The box measures 13-5/8" long x 1-11/16" deep x 1-7/8" high.

CONDITION: Oldest set (40's-50's)*, 28 figures including one on a horse, an extra horse and palanquin.

The top 1/3 of the figure in the last row is missing as well as most of what he carries. Small age spots on the silk.

NOTES: 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.

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*About the age - An indication of an older set is the amount of detail. The 3rd & 4th rows have dolls carrying items on wire. In the oldest sets, the items have a lot of shape (triangular with one having a small ball on the end). As time went on these became less shapely to now, small blobs painted white (3rd row item).

Another interesting detail is the palanquin. The oldest ones actually have the window cut out. Sometimes you can even see through to the other side. Later ones were made with a slight indention and painted. Much later ones are simply painted.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 23 July, 2012.

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