Kemari – Japanese devotional hanging hina doll

An unusual type of ‘tsurushi-bina’ (hanging stuffed hina dolls) in Shinshu region, as a form of devotion based on Koshin brief of “57th of the sexagenary cycle”. Showa period, 20th century. A motif of kemari (ancient Japanese footbag), with the implication of yin-yang duality and a disembodied spirit of tree (= ball) as a figure of monkey (like ‘migawari-zaru’ (hanging monkey effigy)). approx. 20 x 14 x 14cm (7.87 x 5.51 x 5.51in), string 32cm (12.59in)



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