Antique Japanese Haori-hi...

In Japan, a braided clasp used to close a Haori jacket, (overcoat), is called haori-himo, and is used by both women and men. The Montuki Haori is worn over a Montuki kimono to not only complete the ensemble but to protect the kimono and Hakama, (trousers). The haori-himo are made to secure the jacket, and […]

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Antique Pair of Japanese ...

Shown is an pair of Antique Japanese Hair sticks using floral carved Apple Jade for the decorative ends. One simulates a flower in bloom with a black lacquered stick, and the other a detailed leaf with a natural wood stick, both have silver fittings attaching the jade to the stick. This Kanzashi pulls apart on […]

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Antique Japanese Coral Ka...

Shown is an Antique Japanese Hair stick using floral carved Coral for the decorative ends. This Kanzashi pulls apart on both ends for ease of use and shows that the stick base is made of boxwood wood with brass fittings. Worn on the back of the chignon. Dimensions: 6-1/2”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information — Kanzashi are […]

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Japanese Maki-e Kanzashi-...

Shown is an Antique Japanese Hairpin decorated using Japanese Makie (Gold lacquer), illustrating wild flowers utilizing Mother-of-Pearl. The same gold lacquer motif on both ends of the hairpin.  This Kanzashi pulls apart for ease of use and shows that the base is wood with lacquer finish and has extremely fine decoration. Dimensions:5-1/2”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information […]

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Antique Japanese Lacquere...

Shown is an Antique black lacquered Kanzashi with Mother-of-Pearl floral decorative ends. This Kanzashi pulls apart for ease of use and shows that the base is wood with lacquer finish and has extremely fine decoration. Dimensions: 5-3/4”L. Condition: Excellent. Additional Information — Kanzashi are elaborate Japanese hair ornaments often worn with traditional Japanese clothing and now […]

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Vintage Japanese Kushi Go...

Shown is a Vintage Japanese Hair comb set consisting of two pieces. The pair of hair accessories have been decorated using Japanese Makie (Gold lacquer), illustrating a pattern of flowers, leaves and and a exaggerated face in the left hand corner of the comb. The gold lacquer work goes down just to the edge of […]

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Antique Ball Style Kanzas...

Traditional two prong Tama metal hair pin, (bronze finish), with one Coral Bead and spoon at the end. The set is complete with seven Tama Coral Beads which were typically tied to the hair or bun. These prong style Kanzashi were only decorated with a simple coral bead on the end. Traditionally a red tama […]

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Japanese Vintage Metal Ka...

This delicate two pronged Kanzashi is hand crafted in metal with a gold and silver wash, illustrating a beautifully rendered chrysanthemum and complimenting flowers with an ear spoon at the end. At some point in history in Japan, hair ornamentation was prohibited by law. To circumvent that law, an ear spoon was attached to the […]

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Japanese Vintage Kushi Co...

This set of three, (3), Kushi Combs are made of boxwood. This style of comb has very fine teeth on both sides of a center ridge. This type of come was a traditional hair styling accessory for everyday use. One multi toned without a sheath and two with sheaths, (one natural wood; one lacquered), was […]

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Kobe Ningyo Mechanical do...

‘Kobe Dolls’ is the name given to mechanical wooden dolls that are unique to Kobe, Japan; they were once as well-known as its harbor, and were popular from the mid-Meiji era, (1890), on, and sold at souvenir shops and where-ever tourists gathered. Their funny movements and jocular facial expressions attracted the attention of Kobekko and […]

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Vintage Japanese Sosaku K...

This creative kokeshi is vintage, and illustrates the noble four-legged animal called Uma in Japanese. The horse had inhabited Japan for about one thousand years, and has in the past been indispensable, contributing much in bringing Japan’s economy back on track. During the Edo period, (1600-1867), the horse was used for transportation, agricultural work, equestrian […]

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Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi by...

Description: The title of this lathe-turned sosaku kokeshi is “Katao-Nami or translated as, “One-Sided Wave”. This “rare” doll is a famous award winning Kokeshi, produced in 1970. What is unique to this doll is the incorporation of a traditional hairstyle, and the tight, uncolored wood obi on a subtile claret-red Kimono. The closing or edge […]

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