HITOGATA (Dealer: titcoRet) – Unique unfinished Japanese wood carving emperor and empress doll before the process of detailed carving, like rustic form of ‘Hitogata’ (Human formed paper dolls as the roots of Hina doll) or other similar spiritual folk Japanese dolls that exorcise evil spirits as its owner’s (prayer’s) substitute. Showa period, 20th century. Emperor: 315 x 125 x 30mm (12.40 x 4.92 x 1.18in), Empress: 155 x 50 x 30mm (6.10 x 1.96 x 1.18in). Some expected stains due to aging as is.
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