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KUKURIZARU (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Rare type of red cotton textile talisman doll with bell and ‘eboshi’ (headgear worn by nobles in court dress) called ‘Kukurizaru’ (lit. “Hanging Monkey” / or also called ‘Migawarizaru’ ) in the Japanized folk belief of ‘Koshin’ based on Chinese Taoism as “Monkey of Substitution”, tied up its arms and legs together and hung on the house frontages in the particular area of Kyoto-Nara region to get disasters in place of the local resident. Early Showa period, 20th century. Damaged as is.

Total: approx. 84cm (33.07in), Monkey: 25cm (9.84in), Bell: 8cm (3.14in)



Item price: $280







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