Friday, July 1, 2016

Japanese Doll Head - Girl Doll Head - Body Part - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - D8-45

Japanese Doll Head - Girl Doll Head - Body Part - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - D8-45



Japanese Doll Head - Girl Doll Head - Body Part - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - D8-45



This is a doll head meant to be used for "Hina Matsuri" or Japanese doll festival. The details are really amazing! This doll head is made from clay.

About Hina Matsuri
Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō?) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.

This one measures about 23 cm long including her hair and about 11 cm including the stick and about 14.5 cm around. 


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Japanese Ceramic Bell - Amulet - Lucky Charm - The Peony of Otokuni-dera Temple - Vintage Bell - Migawari Omamori (B1-25)

Japanese Ceramic Bell - Amulet - Lucky Charm - The Peony of Otokuni-dera Temple - Vintage Bell - Migawari Omamori (B1-25)



Japanese Ceramic Bell - Amulet - Lucky Charm - The Peony of Otokuni-dera Temple - Vintage Bell - Migawari Omamori (B1-25)



This is a ceramic bell called 土鈴 "dorei". 鈴 is "Suzu" which means bell and 土 is "do" which means earth, soil and is part of 粘土 meaning clay. So...this is a clay/ceramic bell. These bells have a ceramic ball inside so the sound is a coarse, rolling sound. 

Bells of all kinds, have a long history in Japan. Dorei (ceramic bells) date back to the prehistoric Jomon Era (10,000 B.C.-300 B.C.). These bells were used to scare away evil. At Shinto shrines, large bells drape over entrances, as it is said that ringing them calls gets the attention of the Gods allowing one to acquire positive power and authority, while repelling evil.

This is a "migawari suzu" which is a type of "omamori". Omamori are amulets - they are physical objects that contain the spiritual essence and powers of a deity or buddha . " Migawari omamori" (身代わりお守り,means that the item takes the place of the person...so the bad luck is transferred, in this case, to the bell.

For a fabulous and interesting read on omamori please see http://www.tofugu.com/2014/06/25/omamori-protecting-yourself-in-little-ways/

This bell is from Otokuni-dera (乙訓寺) - a temple of a peony, and it is considered as beginning that two stocks of buttons were contributed from Chokoku-ji which is head temple. About 2,000 stocks of flowers will make a large flower bloom from the end of April early in May.

http://penjpn.com/20kyoto/otokunidera.html

参拝記念 Sanpai Kinen = Worship Memorial

This bell is about 11.5 cm high (including rope loop) and about 6 cm wide.

This will be will padded and shipped in a box.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Japanese Doll Head - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - Boy Head - Man's Head - Vintage Doll Head D10-23

Japanese Doll Head - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - Boy Head - Man's Head - Vintage Doll Head D10-23



Japanese Doll Head - Hina Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival - Boy Head - Man's Head - Vintage Doll Head D10-23



Here is a very cute doll head meant for Hina Matsuri. He is made from clay.

About Hina Matsuri
Platforms with a red hi-mōsen are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period. The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits.

He measures about 7 cm long and about 11.5 cm around. The last photo shows that a wood stick was broken and missing.

Please look at the pictures carefully.




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Friday, June 24, 2016

Bento Box Russian Doll Matryoshka Blue

Russian-Doll-1-Tier-Bento-Box-Matryoshka-Blue



Russian-Doll-1-Tier-Bento-Box-Matryoshka-Blue



Russian Doll 1 Tier Bento Box Matryoshka Blue



This is a cute 1 tier bento box.

It holds 520 ml.

Please wash by hand and only use on the warm setting in the microwave.



Japanese Dance Fan - Vintage Dance Fan - Mai Ogi - Japanese Calligraphy Fan - Kanji Fan - Sensu - Recovery Revival Restoration F192

Japanese Dance Fan - Vintage Dance Fan -  Mai Ogi - Japanese  Calligraphy Fan -  Kanji Fan - Sensu - Recovery Revival Restoration F192



Japanese Dance Fan - Vintage Dance Fan - Mai Ogi - Japanese Calligraphy Fan - Kanji Fan - Sensu - Recovery Revival Restoration F192



This is a "mai ogi" or dance fan. This hand fan is simple yet elegant! The color is white. There is a calligraphy on it. These 2 kanji characters mean recovery, revival, restoration. This fan is memento for new government office in Hyogo prefecture. It is from head of a police station in Hyogo. 

It is about 27 cm long and when opened about 43 cm wide.


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Japanese Fabric - Half Yard Fabric - Cute Beige Rabbits And Waves - Light Purple Fabric - 110 cm x 50 cm (F88)

Japanese Fabric - Half Yard Fabric -  Cute Beige Rabbits And Waves - Light Purple Fabric - 110 cm x 50 cm (F88)



Japanese Fabric - Half Yard Fabric - Cute Beige Rabbits And Waves - Light Purple Fabric - 110 cm x 50 cm (F88)



This is very cute fabric! There are many rabbits and (sea) waves (traditional Japanese symbol).


*************THESE ARE PRE CUT SO IF YOU BUY 2 YOU WILL GET 2 HALF YARD PIECES. 

***********PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RABBITS AND WAVES ARE TAN / BEIGE not white.

The main color is a lovely shade of light purple and it is very pretty!


It measures about 110 x 50cm or half yard.

*************THESE ARE PRE CUT SO IF YOU BUY 2 YOU WILL GET 2 HALF YARD PIECES. 


The edges are unfinished. It is 100% cotton.

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Cherry Blossom Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stamp - Japanese Rubber Stamp - Traditional Japanese Stamp - Flower Rubber Stamp - Sakura

Cherry Blossom  Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stamp - Japanese Rubber Stamp - Traditional Japanese Stamp - Flower Rubber Stamp - Sakura



Cherry Blossom Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stamp - Japanese Rubber Stamp - Traditional Japanese Stamp - Flower Rubber Stamp - Sakura



This is a really pretty stamp. There is a single, perfect cherry blossom.

It measures about 1.3 x 1.3 cm (.5 x .5 inches).


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