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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0277tt Doll Japanese Unknown date, likely 20th Century Materials: Cloth, hair, Ceramic Chikanobu Toyohara, Foxfires, 1898.The print depicts Yaegaki-hime carrying the helmet of the warrior Shingen as she dances amidst magical foxfires. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This Japanese doll is [...]

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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0277n3 Doll Japanese 21st Century Materials: cloth, thread In Japan the word for doll is ningyō (人形), which translates to ‘human shaped’. Japanese dolls have been, and still are, immensely popular in the western world and while Western society sees [...]

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  • Object: Fan

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291z Folding Fan Japanese Japan 20th Century Materials: Wood, Paper, Ink Various cultures around the world have used handheld fans throughout the centuries. However, in Asia they are also important artifacts that are found in nearly all aspects of culture, [...]

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  • Object: Obi

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0323s Obi Japanese Japan Date unknown, likely 20th century Materials: Cloth What is an ‘obi’? This item is an obi (oh-bee), a large sash used in traditional Japanese clothing for women. The obi functions as the tie used to keep [...]

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  • Object: Fan

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0323w Fan, Hand Japan Mid- 20th Century Materials: Bamboo, silk Japanese (samurai) Edo period fan with wood ribs and an iron outer cover “gunsen”. Image via Samuraiantiqueworld. This item is a Japanese fan, more specifically a Suyehiro. It is believed [...]

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  • Object: Kimono

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0385a Kimono Japan Mid- 20th Century Materials: Silk For many centuries in Japan the traditional style of dress was the square-cut body and sleeves of the kimono, which translates to ‘thing to wear’. It is believed the Japanese got the [...]

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  • Object: Obi

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0323s Obi Japan Mid- 20th Century Materials: Silk Photo via: National Museum of Denmark @ Flickr Commons, WikiMedia Commons This garment is called an obi and it first appeared in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185). It was first designed [...]

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  • Object: Book

    Sep 27, 2018

    2014.1.6 Text Book German 1943 Materials: Cardboard, Ink, Paper This is a children’s text book, written in German entitled “Arbeitsbuch fur de Interricht in der deutsche Sprache,” which translates roughly to “Workbook for Teaching in the German language.” Under the [...]

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  • Object: Toy

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0358a Toy, Jeepney Bus Filipino ca. 1982 Materials: Metal, plastic Map via: United States Department of Energy, WikiMedia Commons This is a toy bus that is modeled after a Filipino Jeepney which is a mode of public transportation in the [...]

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  • Object: Raincoat

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0035a Palm Raincoat Japanese Date: Early 20th century Materials: Palm Straw Photo Via: Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 14, Dec. 17, 1942. LoneSentry.com This object is a Japanese raincoat outfit that was typically used by Japanese farmers and fisherman to [...]

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