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Posted 5 years ago

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This doll is about 16" tall. Very unique look, especially since the clothes is from the paper. It is kinda tick, old looking and to touch old and dry feeling. The head, legs and hands are ceramic or something else, but the whole body is made of paper. I should have uploaded a body pic. too.
Could not find any markings. Any help?

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  1. senchi senchi, 5 years ago
    Thanks a lot Rob! Will post it here once ID'd.
  2. senchi senchi, 5 years ago
    Rob, I politely asked but my samurai is still sitting on the shelf unID's :)
    I work for a Japanese co. and my boss told me that they have samurai dolls made and given to the kids at the age of 2, 5 and 7 yrs. Different for girls and boys. He had never seen this kind, but the technique of using a real flower (on the clothes) is very common, he said.
    No clue yet...but I really like it.
    Regards and thanks for your help!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Paper samurai doll I believe
    These are a traditional gift for Boy's Day or Children's Day (Kodomo no hi) on May 5th, known as Gogatsu ningyo. Families with boys set these up in a display in the tokonoma, or alcove, in their guest rooms.?

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