Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Yaegaki-hime Japanese Doll 1
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Yaegaki-hime Japanese Doll 2
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Yaegaki-hime Japanese Doll 3
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Yaegaki-hime Japanese Doll 4
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Princess Yaegaki Japanese Doll 5
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Princess Yaegaki Japanese Doll 6
Bunraku Ningyo Puppet Princess Yaegaki Japanese Doll 7

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Japanese Doll   Large Bunraku Puppet   Yaegaki-hime

circa 1970-1980

Height 49 inches   (125cm)

A large puppet of Yaegaki-hime (Princess Yaegaki) made by Ningyo Ken I (the first).
This puppet was used as a heroine in the play "Honcho Niju Shiko Jushu Konodan".
It is made of wood and covered with many layers of gofun (crushed oyster shell), with painted features.
Her head moves up and down. Her eyes open, half-open, and close. Her wrists and all joints of her fingers move. The mechanism works smoothly. This puppet has no legs because female puppets have no legs. With bamboo stand.

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