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Very Rare Large Bunraku Puppet of Tokagawa Ieyasu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1910: Item # 1146112

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Large Meiji Period Bunraku Puppet of Tokagawa Ieyasu. Extremely rare on this grand scale (4 feet high, 122 cm). This fine quality puppet was possibly made at the request of the puppeteer Kiritake Monjuro II, as the hero in Bunraku plays. It has a fantastic dynamic presence, and is carved of Poloma wood covered in gofun (oyster shell lacquer) featuring sumptuous silk brocades with Tokagawa crests and dragons.