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Posted 6 years ago


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SHICHO= three servants

The fifth tier, between the plants, holds three helpers or samurai as the protectors of the Emperor and Empress. From left to right (viewer's perspective):

1. Maudlin drinker
2. Cantankerous drinker and
3. Merry drinker

They represent the 3 initial human reactions.. delight, sadness and anger


  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    Their faces are great. You look like you have started your own museum!
  2. iamken iamken, 6 years ago
    Thank you Vesta..every corner of my house have dolls (except the bathroom nd the kitchen). Ill post more dolls soon.

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