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japanese traditional gosho doll of a little boy with black hat, 1930's
S-012 Japanese Gosho doll of a boy with black hat and two swords, 1930's

By Japanese tradition, Gosho Dolls represent chubby, almost naked little boys with large heads, round bodies and brilliant white skin. They generally show an originality and character which places them in a special category of Japanese dolls.
Rare on th theme this Gosho doll from the Kaga region of Japan, portrays a child performing Japanese epic hero BENKEI warrior monk. The boy holds a spear in his hand and has a sword attached to his  silk brocaded red-golden colored apron with red cords.  Facial features are well modeled and delicately hand painted, and tufts of his hair fall from each side of the boy's faces. Small black lacquered hat  - traditional headdress and symbol of Yamabushi Buddhist sect warrior-monks in in boy's head and wooden bag with Buddhist manuscripts attached on his back with violet cord. The boy stands raising his right hand with open palm.  This doll is masterpiece of Kozan, famous doll maker. Wooden box with artist name come with.
Dimensions: 12 cm / 4,7 inches high
Condition: very good  overall according to age, with small  almost invisible yellowish stains on doll's head and leg

Price: US$ 180.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 28-30.00
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japanese traditional gosho doll of a little boy with black hat, 1930's
japanese traditional gosho doll of a little boy with black hat, 1930's
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