DB 1288a-b - Yokohama doll, Tachibina

Catalogue Number
DB 1288a-b
Object Name
2 dolls, stand, pamphlet
Culture
asian
Geocultural Area, Broad
Asia
Geocultural Area, Narrow
Japan, Korea
Origin Country
Japan
Origin Municipality
Yokohama
Dates/Period
1984
Artifact History

Tachibina (standing dolls): male figure shown with kimono sleeps extended; female figure have a cylindrical shape; Tachibina figures also referred to as "Kami-bina" (paper dolls) because some are made of paper.

Gender Association
Female
Artist
Hasegama, Nobu (Or Nodu)
Reference / Bibliography

Yamada, Tokubei. Japanese Dolls. Tokyo: Japan Travel Bureau, 1959, p. 80-89 illus p. 83, 87.

Physical Description
The female's cylindrically wrapped body has an orange and gold out kimono with cloud-like forms and crescent shapes (foliage?). She has a simple purple obi with white flowers. Her under kimonos are one of light green and light blue with a gold design. Four under kimonos/layers are visible at her neck. She has a small gold headdress with short red and white strings attached. Both stand on a rectangular black lacquered base, attached. B) Passport, red with yellow interior, includes their photo and information on about their artist.
a) Standing male is taller than the female. He wears loose brocaded pants with a gold and white diamond pattern. His short (waist length) kimono top has cloud like designs with varying patterns within. The colours are gold, turquoise blue, olive green, white, red, and layers of kimonos beneath the outer one. He has a black headdress, tied with a white tasselled cord. Both the male and female have white porcelain faces but no hands or feet. The male's kimono ties with a simple white and gold obi. Both male and female have black hair (silk): The male's short and the female's long and simply tied with two gold strings.
Material
gofun, silk, fabrics (brocade), metal, paint, laquer, wood, glue
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
38.50 20.30 23.90 14.10
Technique
handmade
Nomenclature
Department
Asian Studies
Source
City of Yokohama