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CAS 1992-0005-0001   CAS 1992-0005-0001; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1991
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hollow, slipcast clay figurine of male in standing position wearing a brown kimono with black and yellow diagonal stripes and holding a sword (?) with red hilt under his left arm; Figure is not painted on back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.1, Width = 9.2, Depth = 4.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0001   CAS 1993-0001-0001; Figurine (mouse with rice bale)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (mouse with rice bale)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi; District: Fushimi-Ku
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a gray mouse, wearing a red apron and leaning against a yellow rice bale; Japanese inscription on reverse; The mouse is the first animal represented in the 12 cyclical years named for animals, and is associated with Daikoku ten, the god of wealth and harvest; The practice of dedicating a particular year with an animal began in China between 0 and 200 CE and was introduced to Japan during Ojin Emperor's era.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.8, Width = 11.4, Depth = 10.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0002   CAS 1993-0001-0002; Figurine (mouse on rice bag)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (mouse on rice bag)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a white mouse, wearing a red apron and leaning against a yellow rice bale; Japanese inscription on reverse; The mouse is the first animal represented in the 12 cyclical years named for animals, and is associated with Daikoku ten, the god of wealth and harvest; The practice of dedicating a particular year with an animal began in China between 0 and 200 CE and was introduced to Japan during Ojin Emperor's era.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Width = 10.0, Depth = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0003   CAS 1993-0001-0003; Figurine (rat on small hammer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rat on small hammer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow figurine depicting a small white rat climbing atop a small hammer called a kozuchi, a small hammer from which wealth comes out; Hammer is painted dark brown with red handle at one end and yellow, green, and red decorative panel on front and back; Rat is painted white except for pink and red ears and feet and black eyes, whiskers, and tail markings; Figurine is unsigned.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Depth = 6.5, Length = 12.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0004   CAS 1993-0001-0004; Figurine (seated mouse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (seated mouse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a standing mouse, dressed in a red undergarment and a blue kimono with floral print; Mouse’s head and face are white, with pink inner ears; Lower reverse portion of mouse’s clothing is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Width = 8.8, Depth = 6.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0005   CAS 1993-0001-0005; Figurine (water buffalo and rice bales)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (water buffalo and rice bales)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Slipcast ceramic figurine of a standing water buffalo carrying a load of three yellow rice bales on its back; Body of water buffalo is natural white with black spots; Head is black with blue and yellow muzzle; Horns and feet are blue; Halter is red; Pack frame is red and brown.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.1, Width = 11.2, Length = 18.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0006   CAS 1993-0001-0006; Figurine (goat ram)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (goat ram)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow figurine of a reclining goat; Overall color of figurine is glossy satin white, with light blue hooves, horns (with dark blue accents) and muzzle, red mouth and nostrils, and pink ears with red accents.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 7.2, Length = 16.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0007   CAS 1993-0001-0007; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a rabbit sitting upright with its hind legs crossed and its front legs held together beneath its chin; Figure is painted entirely white except for pink feet, mouth, ears, and eyes, with red highlights on all; Three raised bars on figure’s lower back may be artist’s signature.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.6, Width = 5.7, Depth = 5.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0008   CAS 1993-0001-0008; Figurine (goat ewe)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (goat ewe)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold impressed hollow clay figurine of a reclining goat with all four legs drawn up under its body, but with its head held erect; Figure is painted entirely white except for blue feet and horns, pink and red ears, red mouth and nostrils, and yellow and black eyes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.5, Width = 13.1, Depth = 6.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0009   CAS 1993-0001-0009; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a seated rabbit, painted entirely white except for pink and red ears, yellow and red eyes, red muzzle and feet, and black whiskers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Width = 4.6, Length = 7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0010   CAS 1993-0001-0010; Figurine (woman on goat ram)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman on goat ram)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of Otafuku shown wearing an orange kimono with floral prints and holding a plaque that reads "Bring in good luck." Otafuku is sitting astride a seated goat, whose body is white with blue feet, horns, and muzzle; Otafuku is commonly known as the "goddess of mirth", and also goes by the name of Okame; The motif of the Otafuku mask is a common design found in many places, but not often talked about is the sexual side of her nature.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.2, Width = 12.0, Depth = 5.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0011   CAS 1993-0001-0011; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold impressed hollow clay figurine of a white rabbit wearing a red kimono and blue headband, seated atop a yellow orb; The most widely cited interpretation of this figurine is that it represents the story of the “Rabbit in the Moon,” similar to the American story of the “Man in the Moon.”
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.5, Width = 8.9, Depth = 7.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0012   CAS 1993-0001-0012; Figurine (monkey holding phallus)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey holding phallus)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a monkey grasping a very, very large erect penis; Monkey is painted gray with a pink face and is wearing a red jacket; The penis is painted pink.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Width = 10.5, Depth = 5.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0013   CAS 1993-0001-0013; Figurine (white snake)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (white snake)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold impressed hollow clay figurine of snake coiled around gold ball; Snake is painted white with red mouth and nostrils and black and gold eyes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Max Diam = 9.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0014   CAS 1993-0001-0014; Figurine (boy on water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy on water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a man dressed in orange pants and blue jacket and holding a baton while sitting astride a reclining black water buffalo; Buffalo’s hooves and horns are light blue and its muzzle is pink; Man’s right leg and small portion of buffalo on the reverse side are left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 12.5, Depth = 5.6, Length = 10.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0015   CAS 1993-0001-0015; Figurine (woman and snake)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman and snake)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Bunzo Hosoi
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a woman standing alongside a large bell with a white snake wrapped around both her and the bell; Woman is dressed in a kimono that is half red on the left side and half blue on the right side; Her black hair cascades down her shoulder and back; Following is written in Japanese script on base: "December, 1976, at Folk Toy Salon; 8th Obata Tuchi Ningyo maker - Bunzo Hosoi (65 years old)."; Large section on reverse of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.0, Width = 9.8, Depth = 7.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0016   CAS 1993-0001-0016; Figurine (chicken holding chick)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (chicken holding chick)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a mother chicken holding a baby chick; Mother chicken is dressed in a pink apron and blue floral print kimono tied at back with large red sash; Baby chick is wearing an orange kimono; Mother and chick have their heads turned away from each other in opposite directions; Small area on reverse of mother chicken’s kimono is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.1, Width = 8.0, Depth = 5.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0017   CAS 1993-0001-0017; Figurine (boy on tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy on tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a standing tiger, hunched down on its front legs, painted yellow with black stripes, with red highlights on its feet, green eyebrows, gold eyes, and pink chin and ears; Seated on the tiger’s back is a large, bald man (sumo wrestler?) wearing only a dark blue bib and a pale blue apron, holding a black fan over his head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.7, Width = 14.7, Depth = 6.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0018   CAS 1993-0001-0018; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1973
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of standing man representing Sugawara Michizane (born 845, died 903), a Japanese scholar of Chinese literature during the Heian Period, who was later deified as Tinjin, the patron of scholarship and literature; Figurine’s clothing is painted including black shoes, orange undergarment or pants, and a black jacket with large, flowing sleeves with plum blossom designs, and a high black hat; “48:12.2” [Dec. 2, 1973] is printed on base; Portion of figurine below waist on back is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.2, Width = 9.0, Depth = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0019   CAS 1993-0001-0019; Figurine (boy and demon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy and demon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a young boy seated atop a dog-like creature, relating the story of Issun Boshi, a very small child who was born to a childless couple that desperately prayed for a child; As the child aged, he did not grow and as a teenager he decided to leave home in search of employment; There are various versions of his tale, but he is matched with a princess and through magic, he eventually becomes full sized; In this figurine, the boy is dressed in blue pants, a red shirt with green sleeves and a gold vest, and he is seated upon a pink dog-like animal that has gold-tipped ears and a long black mane.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.8, Width = 11.7, Depth = 6.2
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