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 shold hold two drumsticks, but his fingers were already broken so can not hold drumsticks.
Dimensions H-4.2 W-5.3 D-2.8 inches
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Object ID 2002.0017 b.
Object Name Figurine
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Last modified on: December 12, 2013