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Monday, May 22, 2017

Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with shamisen musical instrument made in 1950s

Pictured vintage Japanese doll holds in her hand an unusual instrument.This is a shamisen - a Japanese name given to the traditional three string musical instrument. In more detail, this musical instrument had reached the peak of its popularity in the Kabuki Theater performances from the seventeenth century. Accordingly, in his famous painting  the artist  Kirtagawa Utumaro (mid 1700s-1806) portrayed a geisha playing her shamisen.

This doll depicts a Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with her shamisen musical instrument. Sado Island is situated in the Chubu Region (Nigata Prefecture) which is in the central region of the one of  four main Japanese Islands called Honshu.

This Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with shamisen musical instrument doll is a new addition to our Japanese Doll Gallery Japanese Doll Gallery  Doll height 25 cm.

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