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JAPANESE SAMURAI WARRIOR & YOROI HORSE MEIJI ANTIQUE, Musha Ningyo Doll For Sale


JAPANESE SAMURAI WARRIOR & YOROI HORSE MEIJI ANTIQUE, Musha Ningyo Doll

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JAPANESE SAMURAI WARRIOR & YOROI HORSE MEIJI ANTIQUE, Musha Ningyo Doll:
$65

JAPANESE YOROI BATTLE HORSE & SAMURAI Meiji Antique Musha Ningyo Doll

Japanese samurai warrior musha ningyo doll on kazari-uma or battle horse, Meiji period (1868-1912).

Nice detail in all respects from armor to steed. The samurai’s fierce countenance is apparent on the

wonderfully rendered gofun face. Traditionally, this horse and Samurai would be made for display on

Boys’ Day, celebrated annually in Japan on May 5.

Horse description and condition:

Japanese Armour Yoroi Kazari-uma Battle Horse. The body of the horse is covered in soft white fur, traditional for these

dolls. The ears are leather. The eyes are glass. The mane and tail are genuine hair. One of the front feet, just above

the hoof area, has a weakness problem. My friend who fixes these said they are repaired by inserting a tooth

pick through the area. This needs to be done so that the horse can always stand firm. The bridle is sewn and

turned with the seam outside and is silk. It is held onto the head by a little metal piece at each end which fits

into a round ring at the rear of the horse’s mouth. Beautiful orange-red fringe decorating the horse is in great

condition. The saddle is all leather. There is soft leather under the rider that has little flowers on it and panels

of tooled leather that hang down on either side. You can see the threads on the hoofs that once held the horse

Please note that in the second picture the body hair is dangling on the horse's head. I pushed it back in place

for the other pictures. One of the horse's back legs, which is still very very strong, needs to be reshaped a little

so that it lands on the ground closer to the tail area.

Samurai description and condition:

The Samurai helmet is a black hand shaped material (gofun?) with genuine leather flaps on each side that have

little flowers on them. The remainder of the helmet is metal with thread details. His face is hand carved gofun and

he has genuine black hair on his head and beard. There are metal epaulets on his shoulders that have a little raised

running leaf design at long each end. There are two pieces (heavy paper) hanging off of each epaulet. The top one

on his left shoulder has separated. His upper body shirt is orange silk with tiny gold flower leaves and designs.

His breast and back armor is metal with a tooled design along the front and along the top of the back. His belt

is cream silk. His pants are green silk. There is wear in the knee area of the green pants. His stockings are cloth

with dots and his shoes have real black fur at the toes. Whatever the Samurai was holding in his hands is no

longer there.

This horse and samurai were purchased from a lady in Japan who sold all of her olddolls.

Size of horse: 8 ¼ inches high x 8 inches wide.

Samurai SEATED size: 7 ¼ inches tall. Head is 1 inch high.

Please see my other listings.

Check back as I will be listing some very unique super antique Taisho dolls with faces that are original sculptures

(each one has a personality of their own), a samurai and horse and other items.


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