Vintage Gogatsu Ningyo (May doll) in a glass case, Boy’s Festival, Japan Introduction of goods Hand Made Vintage Gogatsu Ningyo (May doll) in a glass case. Case Size: W 59.5 X 35.5 X 58.8 cm W23.4 X 13.9 X 23.1 cm Brand : 16 16th generation Syugetsu Crafted by : 16 16th generation Hideshige. Title : Child Treasure The First Battle Admiral. Explaning the Tradition The 5th of May is Boy’s Festival in Japan. The origin can be traced back to the Chinese tradition of exorcism. While the Girl’s Festival is known as Momo no sekku (Peach Festival = Doll’s festival = Hinamatsuri), the Boy’s Festival is called “Tango no sekku”. In 1948, Tango no sekku was renamed Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day). However, people still use both “Kodomo no hi” and Tango no sekku. In the Edo period, when a Shogun had a new born boy, they celebrated on the 5th of May by raising flags. In China, carp symbolize success in life. Therefore, Japanese people drew a picture of a carp on a flag and hung it outside the house to wish the boys a successful life. We also display Japanese armour, helmets or Musha ningyo (Warrior dolls) in the house, wishing for the boys to grow to be strong and wise. It is common for a family that has a son to decorate their house with a flag and gogatsu ningyo to wish for their son’s health and success. About Us Our shop is offering carefully selected Japanese brand items. And we will do our best to make your request come true! We will look for and suggest the best products on your behalf. And more, as cheap as possible. Our aim is to provide Top Level Customer Service, your recognition will encourage us greatly and serve you better. We strive to keep all our customers satisfy. International Buyers – Please Note 1. The item “F/S Vintage Gogatsu Ningyo (May doll) in a glass case, Boy’s Festival, Japan” is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Dolls”. The seller is “knockonjapan” and is located in Kawaguchi. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
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