THE OKAZAKI COLLECTION
Figurine

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Collection Okasaki Collection
Description In Japan, there is a girl's festival (call Hinamatsuri) at 3 March. It is an occasion to play for young girl's growth and happiness. Most homes with girls display Hina-dolls for Hinamatsuri and dedicate to them peach blossoms, hinaarare (rice cake cubes), Hishimochi (special colored and diamondshaped rice cakes), Shirozake (white sake), and other items.
This doll call "Gonin-bayashi." Gonin means five people, and bayashi means the court musicians. So this doll is part of the Gonin-bayashi. Gonin-bayashi should set for five men, but one Gonin-bayashi was already lost (just have four men).
Gonin-bayashi is wearing Japanese traditinal Kimono (colored gray and orange) and has black hair. He holds two drumsticks, but the drum was already lost.
Dimensions H-4.2 W-6.5 D-2.8 inches
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Object ID 2002.0017 a.
Object Name Figurine
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Last modified on: December 12, 2013