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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

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0020A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0020A,B; Figurines (rooster and hen)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (rooster and hen)
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
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Press-molded hollow clay figurines of a rooster and a chicken in sitting positions; Each figurine’s body is painted yellow, head is red, wings are green and blue, and tail is black and white.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.9, Width = 4.5, Length = 8.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0021A-E   CAS 1993-0001-0021A-E; Box with lid, lion head, spear and mat (toys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Box with lid, lion head, spear and mat (toys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ishikawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Commercial cloth; Horsehair
Description A,B: Small wooden box with removable front panel, imprinted with Japanese script; C: Miniature wooden lion mask with movable lower jaw and separately attached ears; Mask is unpainted except for red interior of mouth tips of ears, and nostrils and gold teeth and eyes; Tuft of white horsehair is attached to top of mask and held in place by small gold crown; D: Miniature wooden sword with gold-colored hilt, to be displayed in lion’s mouth; E: Small rug made from blue print fabric with white backing, on which mask would be displayed; Also included in box is small explanatory note in Japanese language.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.6, Width = 6.7, Depth = 5.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0022   CAS 1993-0001-0022; Rattle (rooster)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (rooster)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Small mold-impressed clay rattle in the form of a rooster whose body is yellow, wings are red and purple, head is red, and tail is black and white; Several small seeds or pebbles are inside to make figurine rattle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Width = 2.7, Length = 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0023   CAS 1993-0001-0023; Figurine (woman wearing iron pot)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman wearing iron pot)
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. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a standing young girl or woman, wearing an orange undergarment and a green kimono, with a gray iron pot (tetsunabe) on her head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.0, Width = 6.4, Depth = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0024   CAS 1993-0001-0024; Figurine (woman holding phallus)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman 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 Bunzo Hosoi
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of Otafuku (also known as Okame or Uzume), the goddess of mirth, shown seated and wearing a red undergarment and a blue print kimono, and holding a matsutake or mushroom, whose phallic shape is further accentuated here by painting black hairs around its base; The sexual nature of this figurine is further revealed with the exposure of her own genitalia beneath her kimono; The following information is written in Japanese script on back of figurine: "December, 1976, 8th Obata Tuchi Ningyo maker - Bunzo Hosoi (65 years old)."; Portion of figurine’s kimono on reverse is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.2, Width = 15.5, Depth = 11.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0025   CAS 1993-0001-0025; Figurine (dog on rice bale)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog on rice bale)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
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 dog standing with its front paws resting atop a yellow ball or possibly a rice bale; The dog’s body is black and white and it wears three collars (blue, red, and green) and a gold bell around its neck; Japanese inscription is modeled on front of yellow ball.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.4, Width = 10.5, Length = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0026   CAS 1993-0001-0026; Figurine (boy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy)
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; Bamboo
Description Press molded hollow clay figurine of a young boy sitting in a rice bowl "boat" floating in a stream; Exterior of bowl is painted black and interior is red; Boy wears lavender jacket and green lower garment and carries bamboo rod in his upraised, right hand; Reverse of figurine is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.4, Width = 9.4, Depth = 7.1
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