“Emperor and Empress” “Emperor and Empress”

Vintage Japanese Lacquer Wood Ouchi Doll Set

“Emperor and Empress”

Unknown Artist



Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: Emperor- 3-1/4’ w x 3-0” h; Empress- 3-1/8” w x 2-3/4”h

This is a beautiful set of Japanese Ouchi lacquer dolls. This set was in honor of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako, and are both made of wood and handpainted. The famous Ouchi lacquerware originated in Yamaguchi city and dates back hundreds of years. The most familiar of the Ouchi products are the Emperor and Empress doll sets. Threre is no signature or kiriwood box with these dolls.

Vintage Condition: “as is”, impectable condition retaining the original color/finish/craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted. 

NOTE: "The Ouchi bird" represented in the round shape of the Ouchi doll represents love is said to be the symbol of the couple’s harmony and happy times and is an artifact representing a celebration of their relationship.