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Posted 2 years ago

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shanay1957
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I found this unuseal piece of some kind of art. This is big it is 1ft 26" wide,and 1ft 23" tall and 1ft 14" in depth. It is a wind-up musical also it has no markings or dates or anything in writing. I would love to learn more about it if anyone knows anything about it.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    The Japanese Doll Festival Hina-matsuri?), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3rd.
    the Japanese Doll Festival, better known as Girls' Day is celebrated on the third day of the third month, March 3rd. This is the day when families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their daughters and to help ensure that they grow up healthy and beautiful.

    Taking place either at home or at the seashore (or both), the family sets up platforms with red cloth (hi-mosen) which is used to display a set of ornamental dolls (hina-ningyo). The dolls on this stair-like display represent the Emperor, Empress, attendants,
    .Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls ( representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period
    First platform, the top


    An Emperor doll with an Empress doll, in front of a gold screen. The optional lampstands are also partially visible.



    (video) A five platform doll set.
    The top tier holds two dolls, known as imperial dolls dairi-bina?). These are the Emperor Odairi-sama?) holding a ritual baton and Empres Ohime-sama?) holding a fan. The words dairi means "imperial palace", and hime means "girl" or "princess".

    The dolls are usually placed in front of a gold folding screen by?bu and placed beside green Japanese garden trees.

    Optional are the two lampstands, called bonboriand the paper or silk lanterns that are known as hibukuro, which are usually decorated with cherry or ume blossom patterns.

    Complete sets would include accessories placed between the two figures, known as sanb? kazaricomposing of two vases of artificial peach branch kuchibana

    The traditional arrangement had the male on the right, while modern arrangements had him on the left (from the viewer's perspective).

    Second platform
    The second tier holds three court ladies san-nin kanjo. Each holds sake equipment. From the viewer's perspective, the standing lady on the right is the long-handled sake-bearer Nagae no ch?shi, the standing lady on the left is the backup sake-bearer Kuwae no ch?shi , and the only lady in the middle is the seated sake bearer Sanp?

    Accessories placed between the ladies are takatsuki, stands with round table-tops for seasonal sweets, excluding hishimochi.
    The 3 tier often displayed musicains . Hope you find the history interesting it is a wonderful display ! Love it
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Here is photo of your group as well as others
    http://muza-chan.net/japan/index.php/blog/customs-traditions-hina-matsuri
  3. shanay1957, 2 years ago
    thank you so much that is very interesting and very cool,i cant wait to tell my family and friends again thank you very much
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Your welcome Shannay ! Glad I could help. As you see these pieces have a lot of history behind them in Japanese Culture . I love it and hope you can enjoy it even more knowing what it is . You can mark this solved :-)
  5. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 2 years ago
    This is out of the ball park!!! Manikin it was so nice to hear your description. I have a Asian Doll in a Glass case with a black round big hat, red belt sash with pink sash above it and in the left hand the base of what appears to be a cherry branch that is draped over the right shoulder down. It has a small wooden plaque that is signed with black ink. I saw another very similar with the black round hat, red sash and cherry branch over the shoulder . Has anyone ever heard of a cherry blossom rite where the woman wear flat wide round black hats ans red sashes and carry a cherry branch over their shoulder??? I am so curious. This piece is the COUP DE GRACE!!! I would love to happen upon a beautifl piece like this Post, absolutely exquisite, and so much more intriquing with manikin's explanation, she so very smart!!!!

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