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Classic Bunraku-ningyo


Classic Bunraku-ningyo depicting the character of Yaoya Oshichi, the green grocer’s daughter, signature tie-dyed sleeves with black trim and obi, hair in elaborate coiffure with tassles, flowers, and paper ribbon ornaments, silk fiber hair, head of wood covered in gofun with painted features, neck trigger mechanism to allow for movement, articulated hands, right hand with short post control, left hand with long arm pole, shoulder armature, bamboo support display post, plaque identifying figure as Oshichifrom the play Date Musume Koi no Higanoko (frequently translated as“Oshichi’s Burning Love) originally written in 1773. Excellent condition.Figure: 44”  

Showa Era, 20th Century
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