This Japanese Vintage Ichimatsu Doll 一松人形 of Gofun is wearing a silk kimono and dressed in festive wear with the big tall hat as if for a Japanese traditional holiday and parade. She is an ichimatsu doll with a drum and dressed for a festival. She is dressed head to toe in traditional Japanese clothing and accesories. She has a sweet beautiful face.
She is made of a wood composite and oyster shell called 'gofun' which is a very well known and popular material for making dolls in Japan. Her skill looks real and does her hair. She has a beautiful face and complexion. She has wonderful hair. Her eyes are glass. Her kimono gown is embroidered silk, cotton, and manmade materials, the silk is called 'Chirimen', which is Japanese raw silk crêpe widely used for kimonos. We do not know the exact age, but believe it to be anywhere between 30-50 years old. A wonderful collector's doll.
She is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. There may be some age-related wears. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We are careful to check incoming items.. Again please let us know if you have any questions. This is a purchase from a collector in California.
Size: Height 11 inches or 27.94 cm
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Ichimatsu dolls 一松人形
Definition from Wikipedia: Ichimatsu dolls represent little girls or boys, correctly proportioned and usually with flesh-colored skin and glass eyes. The original Ichimatsu were named after an 18th-century Kabuki actor, and must have represented an adult man, but since the late 19th century the term has applied to child dolls, usually made to hold in the arms, dress, and pose (either with elaborately made joints or with floppy cloth upper arms and thighs). Baby boy dolls with mischievous expressions were most popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, but in 1927 the friendship doll exchange involved the creation of 58 32″ dolls representing little girls, to be sent as a gift from Japan to the United States, and the aesthetic of these dolls influenced dollmakers to emulate this type of a solemn, gentle-looking little girl in elaborate kimono.
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