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S-010 Japanese twin Gosho doll of Lion-dancers, 1920's

Lovely twin Gosho dolls from the Kaga region portrays two children performing the Lion Dance (“Sakamoto no Shishimai). One of the child holds big wooden festival mask of Shi-Shi (The Lion of Buddha) with an attached silk cloth which covers his head and another boy's head. Another child plays on drum. Facial features are well modeled and delicately hand painted, and tufts of hair fall from each side of their faces. They dressed in silk brocaded aprons with orange cords. The Lion dance, popular at New Year’s to ward off epidemics and evil spirits, was a favorite theme for doll makers.
By 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
Dimensions: 16 cm / 6,2 inches high
Condition: very good with one small yellowish stain on the one boy face under the lower lip

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Japanese Lion Dancers Gosho Twin Dolls, 1930's
Japanese Lion Dancers Gosho Twin Dolls, 1930's
Japanese Lion Dancers Gosho Twin Dolls, 1930's
Japanese Lion Dancers Gosho Twin Dolls, 1930's
Japanese Lion Dancers Gosho Twin Dolls, 1930's
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