HAGOITA – Old Japanese wooden battledore (Dealer: tayutafu) – Besides the usage of battledore (hagoita) for child’s play, traditionally a decorative talisman to expel evil spirits and pray for girl’s good luck. Meiji-Showa period, early-mid 20th century. Design of * ‘Otsu-e’ style folk painting. Slightly curved. Unstable pigment. (so, please don’t rub the painting.) approx. L 48cm (18.89in), W 18cm (7.08in), T 1cm (0.39in)
(*Otsu-e – Japanese folk paintings by unknown artists, which were sold as souvenirs to travelers along the Old Tokaido Highway in Edo period.)
Item price: $200
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