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Catalog Number

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

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

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0027   CAS 1993-0001-0027; Figurine (man holding rooster)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man holding rooster)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded hollow clay figurine of a standing man wearing a deep maroon undergarment, black overcoat, and a red and black hat and holding a rooster.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.5, Width = 8.3, Depth = 6.3

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0028   CAS 1993-0001-0028; Figurine (woman and child)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman and child)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded hollow clay figurine of a standing woman wearing a red kimono and holding a child in her left arm; Figurine not painted on reverse; “Komori” translates as babysitter or nursemaid.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.3, Width = 9.4, Depth = 7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0029   CAS 1993-0001-0029; Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gifu Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Press molded figurine of Michizane Sugawara (also known as Tenjin, the god of education) sitting astride a standing water buffalo; Buffalo is painted white with black markings on shoulders and rump; Tenjin is dressed in black jacket and red undergarment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.4, Width = 8.5, Depth = 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0030   CAS 1993-0001-0030; Whistle (bird)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (bird)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
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 whistle in the shape of a pigeon-like bird with a very rotund body and short tail; Entire bird, except for the tail, is painted an off-white color, while its eyes are red and its tiny beak is pink with a gold bridge across the upper beak; Round low relief disk on bird’s back is embossed with three whirling circles and is painted gold; Small hole is pushed through from top of tail(bit of clay is left inside whistle to make rattling noise) and narrow horizontal slit extends from end of tail, connecting with upper hole for blowing the whistle; Small bit of clay from Possible artist’s hallmark is stamped across front of bird, just below the beak.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Width = 4.5, Length = 6.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0031   CAS 1993-0001-0031; Whistle (owl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (owl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data Shrine: Takara Mangu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold impressed hollow clay whistle in the form of an owl with incised feathers on chest and back; Back is painted dark brown and chest and underside is painted tan; Eyeballs are painted gold with turquoise green eyes; Round hole on owl’s back and narrow horizontal slit extending in from tail and connecting to round hole allows for blowing the whistle; Possible artist’s hallmark in Japanese script was included in mold and is located on owl’s chest, just below the beak.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 4.9, Depth = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0032   CAS 1993-0001-0032; Bell (fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamaguchi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Shimonoseki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay bell in form of blowfish; Upper body of fish is painted black with gray accents; Elongated sliver of clay is cut away from underside of bell and small clay marble is left inside make rattling noise; Possible maker’s hallmark is stamped on side of bell.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.8, Width = 5.1, Length = 5.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0033A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0033A-C; Rattles (3 monkeys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (3 monkeys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
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 Set of three mod-impressed rattles in the form of See no Evil, Speak No Evil, and Hear NO Evil monkeys; The first is depicted wearing a blue jacket and is shielding its eyes with its hands; The second is shielding its mouth with its hands, showing its bright red eyes; The third is shielding its ears with its hands, showing a bright red face; Each bell has a long sliver of clay cut away from its base and contains a small clay marble to make a rattling sound.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.6, Width = 3.5, Depth = 3.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0035   CAS 1993-0001-0035; Whistle (fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamaguchi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Shimonoseki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Slipcast ceramic whistle figurine in shape of blowfish; Body of fish is painted predominantly white, except for upper portion and eyes which are black, and the tail which is left unpainted; This type of toy originated in the 1920s and was given as a gift to a customer in a food shop.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.2, Width = 8.7, Length = 11.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0036A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0036A-C; Rattles (3 demon faces)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (3 demon faces)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Commercial cordage
Description Group of three hand-modeled ceramic rattles, each in the form of a Yamabushi tengu, or mountain monk tengu; Tengu are mountain forest goblins with both Buddhist and Shinto attributes; They are skilled warriors and patrons of the martial arts, and come in two forms, the first a crow-like creature with long beak and wings, the other a more human-like form but with a long nose and wearing a monk’s cap; Tengu can transform themselves into men, women, or children, can disappear from one place and immediately reappear in another distant location, and have other supernatural powers; The three rattles in this group are nearly identical, each having a round head, prominent ears and long nose, down-turned mouth, and gold-painted eye sockets, and wearing a gold-painted monk’s cap; A garland of leaves is embossed on the reverse side of each one, and each rattle contains a small clay ball inside; “A” is painted white and fitted with a white string; “B” is painted dark blue and fitted with a green string; and “C” is painted red and fitted with an orange string.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.8, Max Diam = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0037   CAS 1993-0001-0037; Whistle (bird)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (bird)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold impressed hollow clay whistle in the form of a pigeon-like bird whose body is painted predominantly white, except for a red crown, blue partial neck band, red and brown wing feathers, and a red tail; Round hole has been cut into the base and a small elongated slit extends from the tail and connects to the round hole, allowing for blowing the whistle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.3, Width = 4.6, Length = 8.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0038   CAS 1993-0001-0038; Figurine (boy and fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy and fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yonezawa
Maker's Name Takashi Sagara
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded hollow clay figurine of a young boy dressed in a short green undergarment and a short blue overcoat, holding a coral-colored bream [fish] that is larger than he.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.4, Width = 16.0, Depth = 5.3

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0039   CAS 1993-0001-0039; Figurine (woman in the shape of phallus)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman in the shape of phallus)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sakurai; Town: Izumo Cho
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Stylized figurine of a woman in the shape of a phallus; Kimono is worn with the right side in front (usual style is left side in front for woman), indicating that this woman is dead; Entire body of figurine is coated with fugitive white chalk-like substance.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.2, Width = 6.2, Depth = 3.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0040   CAS 1993-0001-0040; Figurine (2 monkeys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (2 monkeys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kumamoto
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hand-modeled clay figurine of two seated monkeys (1 large and 1 small), each painted with red, green and white dots and each wearing a cloth hat; The larger monkey is grasping a very large erect penis larger than its entire body, while the smaller one is also grasping an erect penis, but one that is sized proportionately to its own body; Back of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.0, Width = 13.2, Depth = 8.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0041A-E   CAS 1993-0001-0041A-E; Ornament (4 doll heads in grass bundle)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (4 doll heads in grass bundle)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Niigata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Sado (or possibly Sawada)
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Bamboo; Paint; Straw
Description Set of four puppet doll heads, each hand-pinched, painted, and mounted on bamboo sticks and all inserted into bundle of straw in bamboo; Named after 17th century puppeteer, Noromatsu Kambei, the dolls represent 4 of his best known characters: Female puppet, Ohana; Busshi, carver of Buddhist statues; Kinosuke, a simpleton; and Shimo no choja, a rich man.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.4, Max Diam = ca. 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0042A-D   CAS 1993-0001-0042A-D; Rattles (4 seeds)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (4 seeds)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Miyazaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1966
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Seeds or nut casings; Paint; Varnish; Commercial cordage
Description Four small rattles, each made from a hollowed shell of a nut or the pit of a fruit, which has small hole cut into each side and then cut open along the bottom and pried apart enough to insert a small brass bell inside; A third small hole has been cut near the top of each casing to insert a looped string; Three of the rattles are painted with he faces of kappa, spirits that usually live in lakes, ponds or streams and have both Shinto and Buddhist attributes and are usually depicted with the body of a tortoise and a cavity or bald spot atop the head which holds its strength-giving fluid; Kappa are generally the size of a small child but incredibly strong, capable of dragging horses cattle, and humans into the water and draining them of life; thus children are warned to be especially careful when playing near water; Each of these kappa rattles is painted with a red pointed beak, large black and white eyes, black hair and a blue bald spot atop their heads; The fourth rattle is painted with the face of a small child, with only the face shown, apparently wrapped in a green headscarf; Artist’s signature or other information is written in white paint in Japanese script on reverse side of the fourth rattle.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.4, Length = 2.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0043A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0043A-C; Rattles
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description Set of three unpainted clay rattles; A is pear-shaped and possibly depicts a fruit or a seed; B is in the form of a Yamabushi tengu, or mountain monk tengu; Tengu are mountain forest goblins with both Buddhist and Shinto attributes; They are skilled warriors and patrons of the martial arts, and come in two forms, the first a crow-like creature with long beak and wings, the other a more human-like form but with a long nose and wearing a monk’s cap; Tengu can transform themselves into men, women, or children, can disappear from one place and immediately reappear in another distant location, and have other supernatural powers; C is in the form of Otafuku, commonly known as the "goddess of mirth", who also goes by the name of Okame; She is depicted here with very full round and dimpled cheeks; Each rattle has an elongated sliver of clay removed from its base and contains a small clay marble for making a rattling sound; A possible artist’s hallmark is stamped on the side of each rattle; A commercially braided cord (blue on A and B; orange on C) is slipped through a pair of holes at the top of each rattle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.0, Width = 2.2, Depth = 2.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0044   CAS 1993-0001-0044; Figurine (man on dragon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on dragon)
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. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Mold-impressed hollow clay figurine of a man standing atop a coiled dragon; Man is dressed in flowing lavender-colored kimono, holding a golden orb in left hand and a yellow staff in right hand; His hair is piled high atop his head; Dragon is painted green with red underbody, and both the dragon and the man are positioned on a pile of gray rocks; Back side of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.3, Width = 15.1, Depth = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0045A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0045A,B; Figurines (boy and warrior)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (boy and warrior)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Anita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sakata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded hollow clay figurines of A) a boy or young girl dressed in a pink kimono (with yellow and purple lining) standing on atop of the copper-colored decoration of a red bridge post (Name of the bridge: Gojyo-Ohashi), and B) a standing male warrior in full armor holding a war club (?) across his chest; Warrior is dressed in gray shirt and pants, brown (leather?) chest plate, green and orange samurai skirt and shoulder pads, and gray head helmet; Back sides of both figurines are left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 27.0, Width = 15.3, Depth = 9.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0046   CAS 1993-0001-0046; Bell (monkey on deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (monkey on deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hiroshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Miyajima
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965-1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Willow sticks
Description Press-molded clay bell in the form of a seated deer with a small monkey on its back; Deer has two branched willow sticks in its head to represent its antlers; Miyajima is one of Japan’s 3 most famous scenic spots, once noted for its deer and monkeys; Monkeys no longer exist there, so this toy commemorates the time when they did.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.1, Width = 5.0, Length = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0047   CAS 1993-0001-0047; Rattle (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.3, Width = 2.9, Length = 6.2

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0048A-F   CAS 1993-0001-0048A-F; Ornament (5 doll heads in grass bundle)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (5 doll heads in grass bundle)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Bamboo; Paint
Description Five individual clay masks or faces, each mounted on a bamboo skewer and collectively mounted in a straw bale; Each mask is stamped on the reverse with an embossed signature, probably of the artist; Masks or faces like these are made in several parts of Japan, some as doll heads and others for theater puppet heads that can be interchanged with costumed bodies; A: Bundle of short rice straws of equal length, wrapped into a bundle with length of native cordage that is wrapped around bundle several times and tied into knot; B: Dark green mask with pointed nose, black triangular eyes, black mouth, and small black hat; C: Tiger mask, painted yellow with black stripes on cheeks and top of head, red ears and mouth, white eyes, and brown nose; D: Rust-brown mask with large nose, black eyes and mouth and small black hat; E; Red mask of a Tengu, a mountain goblin with a very long nose, white eyebrows and mustache, brown mouth, gold eyes, and small black hat; F: Mask of a man whose face is white with red lip, narrow black eyes and eyebrows, and black hair piled on top of his head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.1, Max Diam = ca. 6.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0049   CAS 1993-0001-0049; Rattles on sticks (3)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles on sticks (3)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 6.3, Depth = 2.2, Length = 11.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0050A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0050A-C; Rattles (3 monkey faces)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (3 monkey faces)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.5, Width = 3.1, Depth = 3.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0051   CAS 1993-0001-0051; Rattle (rooster)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (rooster)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.7, Width = 6.4, Length = 8.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0052   CAS 1993-0001-0052; Rattle (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Saga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1974
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint; Straw
Description Press-molded rattle in the shape of a tiger, made in two sections and joined together after inserting clay marble "rattle" inside; Exterior is painted yellow and orange with black stripes; Several strands of straw are threaded through perforation in tail and tied into loop.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.1, Width = 4.7, Length = 6.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0053   CAS 1993-0001-0053; Bell (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (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. 1974
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Commercial cordage
Description Press-molded bell in the form of a crouching tiger., painted yellow with black stripes; Ears and chin are pink, eyes are gold, and eyebrows are green; Elongated slit is located on base of bell and small clay ball is placed inside to produce ringing sound; Short length of green multi-plied commercial cordage is threaded through perforation in tiger’s tail and tied into loop; Artist’s signature (?) is written in Japanese script on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Width = 6.8, Depth = 7.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0054   CAS 1993-0001-0054; Rattle (monkey with snake)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (monkey with snake)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.9, Width = 4.2, Depth = 4.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0055A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0055A,B; Rattles (emperor and empress)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (emperor and empress)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.8, Width = 4.6, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0056   CAS 1993-0001-0056; Rattle (water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Width = 4.3, Length = 8.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0057   CAS 1993-0001-0057; Rattle (cobra)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (cobra)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.8, Width = 4.1, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0058A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0058A,B; Rattles (bird heads)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (bird heads)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Ribbon
Description Press-molded bells in shape of a bird-like head, each depicting a karau tengu, a mountain goblin with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes that include supernatural powers to transform into human or animal form, to speak without moving one’s mouth, and to move instantly from place to place; The karasu tengu form is depicted with the head of a crow-like bird and a human body; The larger example here is mostly green, with red beak, golden eyebrows, and a monk’s black hat; Red ribbon threaded through two holes at top; Smaller example is an orange color overall, with silver eyebrows and also a monk’s black hat; Yellow ribbon is threaded through two holes at top; Both bells have incised inscriptions on back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=5.9; B=4.1, Width = A=5.6; B=4.0, Length = A=6.9; B=4.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0059   CAS 1993-0001-0059; Rattle (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.0, Width = 4.6, Length = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0060A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0060A,B; Bells (2 rabbits)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bells (2 rabbits)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1987
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Slip cast ceramic bells in the form of crouching rabbits, unpainted except for pink ears and mouth and red eyes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.9, Width = 3.6, Length = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0061A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0061A,B; Puppets (warriors)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Puppets (warriors)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ehime Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsuyama
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paper; Cloth; Bamboo
Description Pair of puppet warrior dolls with clay torsos wrapped with cloth costumes that are embellished with paper; Separate clay heads are attached to bamboo sticks which pass through the top of the torso, allowing the heads to move; Separate hands are also attached to short bamboo sticks that extend down along the cuffs of the sleeves; Clay feet are glued inside cuffs of each puppet’s pants leg.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.9, Width = 14.6, Depth = 2.1

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0062A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0062A,B; Plaques (mounted heads)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Plaques (mounted heads)
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
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Clay; Paint
Description Pair of wooden plaques, with molded human head mounted on each, depicting a yamabushi tengu, a mountain goblin with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes that include supernatural powers to transform into human or animal form, to speak without moving one’s mouth, and to move instantly from place to place; The yamabushi tengu form depicts a mountain monk, whose form tengu like to assume, although they are often depicted with very long noses and red faces; More mischievous than evil, tengu have evolved to be regarded more as guardians; Japanese script is printed along left and right edges on front of each plaque and on reverse.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Width = 11.6, Depth = 3.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0063   CAS 1993-0001-0063; Rattle (face)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (face)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.4, Width = 4.1, Depth = 3.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0064A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0064A-C; Dolls (3)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Dolls (3)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsue
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Clay
Description Set of three young female dolls known as “Elder Sister” dolls, each with a painted clay face and dressed in a red/green/white striped kimono made of folded paper; Elaborate paper hair ornaments accent their paper hairstyles; This type of doll originated as a pastime for the court ladies in Matsue, but later turned into a cottage industry; The dolls are typically sold in sets of three, with each doll having a different hairstyle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.3, Width = 5.0, Depth = 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0065   CAS 1993-0001-0065; Figurine (dragon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dragon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.6, Width = 6.6, Length = 14.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0066   CAS 1993-0001-0066; Figurine (man on dragon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on dragon)
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 Hollow, press-molded figurine in the form of a young man sitting astride a dragon; Man is bare chested but wears a red skirt and holds a gold vessel of some kind in his left hand; His shoulder length hair is painted black and pulled back; Dragon is painted dark green with green eyelids and mane, with gold jowls and tail; Base of figurine is painted blue to represent water; Reverse side of figurine is left mostly unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 12.4, Depth = 4.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0067   CAS 1993-0001-0067; Figurine (warrior)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (warrior)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.8, Width = 6.4, Length = 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0068   CAS 1993-0001-0068; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.1, Width = 5.3, Length = 16.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0069   CAS 1993-0001-0069; Figurine (boy on rice bales)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy on 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
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Press-molded figurine of Daifuku,(or Daikoku) one of the seven gods of a good rice harvest, shown holding a ledger and standing atop two rice bales; He is dressed in brown pants, rust-colored jacket, and purple hat; Rice bales are painted yellow and with ropes represented by green lines; Back side of figurine is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.5, Width = 8.8, Depth = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0070   CAS 1993-0001-0070; Figurine (monkey and baby)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey and baby)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.3, Width = 9.3, Depth = 7.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0071   CAS 1993-0001-0071; Figurine (monkey)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a seated monkey, resting on its left hand and holding a peach in its right hand; Monkey is brown except for red rump and red/pink face.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.5, Width = 11.0, Depth = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0072   CAS 1993-0001-0072; Figurine (man on bear)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on bear)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a man holding a boar with one hand and an axe in the other hand; Man's body is red with white markings.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.2, Width = 15.5, Depth = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0073A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0073A,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. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=11.0; B=7.9, Width = A=11.0; B=8.3, Length = A=5.4; B=5.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0075   CAS 1993-0001-0075; Figurine (man on tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on tiger)
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 Hollow, press-molded clay figurine of a man astride a crouching yellow tiger; Man wears a gray shirt and a blue and white apron-skirt; Reverse of figurine is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.1, Width = 14.2, Depth = 8.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0076   CAS 1993-0001-0076; Figurine (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman)
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. 1960s to 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hollow, mold-pressed clay figurine in the form of a young standing woman, with a painted red print kimono and dark green obi; Her painted black hair is shoulder length with short bangs; Reverse side of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Width = 5.6, Depth = 4.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0077   CAS 1993-0001-0077; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Width = 12.0, Length = 6.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0078   CAS 1993-0001-0078; Figurine (fox on horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox on horse)
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 to 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-pressed figurine in the form of a fox sitting astride a white horse; Fox is painted orange with red ears and is wearing a rust-brown undergarment and a gray outer garment and green shoes with red soles; The horse has a blue muzzle, yellow eyes, blue hooves, and pink mane and tail and is decorated with a red skirt along its flanks; The fox sits on a yellow saddle; Portion of the reverse side of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Width = 13.1, Depth = 5.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0079   CAS 1993-0001-0079; Ornament
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament
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 Seeds
Description
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 1.2, Length = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0080   CAS 1993-0001-0080; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.3, Width = 5.9, Depth = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0081   CAS 1993-0001-0081; Figurine (rabbit bust)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit bust)
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. 1930s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.4, Width = 11.9, Length = 7.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0082   CAS 1993-0001-0082; Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Toyama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Toyama
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1974
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of Tenjin-sama, the god of education, seated on a low platform; He wears a black outer garment over a blue undergarment, and holds a rolled-up scroll at his left side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.2, Width = 14.2, Depth = 5.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0083   CAS 1993-0001-0083; Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Niigata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Suibara
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of Tenjin-sama, the god of education, seated on a low blue platform; He wears a black outer garment over an orange undergarment, with numerous white designs of plums on the outer garment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.4, Width = 13.5, Depth = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0084A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0084A-C; Figurines (Dutch traders)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (Dutch traders)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Tempera paint
Description Three press-molded figurines of standing men, each individual figure depicting a Dutch trader; First figure is bearded, wears green hat, black jacket, and red pants; Second one wears a red hat, blue jacket, and black pants and appears to be holding cane (?) at his right side and smoking a pipe; Third figure wears a black hat, dark blue jacket, and red pants, and appears to be holding rifle (?) at his left side and smoking a pipe.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.7, Width = 3.9, Depth = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0085A-E   CAS 1993-0001-0085A-E; Figurines (5 men)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (5 men)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.9, Width = 2.6, Depth = 3.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0086   CAS 1993-0001-0086; Figurine (boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 4.4, Length = 12.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0087   CAS 1993-0001-0087; Figurine (2 dogs)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (2 dogs)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.9, Width = 2.7, Length = 7.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0088   CAS 1993-0001-0088; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gunma Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.7, Width = 3.1, Length = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0089   CAS 1993-0001-0089; Figurine (woman and child)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman and child)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.4, Width = 3.2, Depth = 3.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0090A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0090A,B; Figurines (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=57; B=5.3, Width = A=5.5; B=3.8, Length = A=5.3; B=4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0091   CAS 1993-0001-0091; Figurine (man and woman in doorway)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man and woman in doorway)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.2, Width = 3.8, Depth = 2.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0092   CAS 1993-0001-0092; Rattle (badger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (badger)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.5, Width = 4.0, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0093   CAS 1993-0001-0093; Figurine (2 dogs)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (2 dogs)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Width = 2.2, Length = 5.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0094A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0094A,B; Figurines (2 demon heads)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 demon heads)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tottori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 3.7, Depth = 3.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0095A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0095A,B; Figurines (god of education and water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (god of education and water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukuoka
County
Other Geographic Data Kita-Kyushu Moji-Ku (Ward)
Maker's Name Yanase Shigetomo (died 1977)
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.6, Width = 3.0, Depth = 2.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0096   CAS 1993-0001-0096; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.0, Width = 2.7, Length = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0097A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0097A,B; Figurines (2 deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nara
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=3.1; B=5.5, Width = A=1.7; B=2.0, Length = A=4.7; B=4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0098   CAS 1993-0001-0098; Figurine (3 geisha women)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (3 geisha women)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Width = 9.8, Length = 5.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0099A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0099A,B; Dolls (girl and boy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Dolls (girl and boy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=2.4; B=2.4, Max Diam = A=1.8; B=1.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0100A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0100A,B; Figurines (sumo wrestlers)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (sumo wrestlers)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Osaka
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Paper
Description Papier mâché figurines of two sumo wrestlers, each with his body painted a flesh color and sporting black hair tied in a knot at the back of his head; Each figure is dressed in a black paper breechclout with fringes on the front and tied in the back; Each figure has his right arm upraised and his left pointing down, so when they are face to face, they interlock; Japanese writing appears on the back of each figure; These figurines were originally sold as souvenirs of the Osaka sumo matches.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.9, Width = 4.0, Depth = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0101   CAS 1993-0001-0101; Rattle (Daruma)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (Daruma)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Chiba Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded Daruma rattle depicting a kappa, a spirit that usually lives in lakes, ponds or streams and has both Shinto and Buddhist attributes and are usually depicted the the body of a tortoise and a cavity or bald spot atop the head which holds its strength-giving fluid; Kappa are generally the size of a small child but incredibly strong, capable of dragging horses cattle, and humans into the water and draining them of life; This example is painted green all over with a tonsure of black hair, yellow and black eyes, and flesh-colored ears and nose; Blue tortoise shell is painted on its back; Rattle is designed to always stand upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.2, Width = 3.9, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0102   CAS 1993-0001-0102; Figurine (man on fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gifu Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.3, Width = 5.0, Depth = 4.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0103A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0103A,B; Figurines (ewe and ram goats)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (ewe and ram goats)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nagoya
Maker's Name Noda Suekichi (died 1989)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description A: Mold-pressed clay figurine of a goat ram, seemingly standing on its hind legs and wearing a pale blue undergarment and a long, gray overcoat with red lining in the sleeves; He holds a silver staff in his right “hand”, his head is painted white and his horns are blue; An illegible stamped mark is impressed on the back of the figurine; B: Mold-impressed clay figurine of a goat ewe, also seemingly standing on her hind legs and wearing a pale blue undergarment and a long gray-green overcoat with red lining in the sleeves; She holds a staff or fan in her right “hand”, and her face and horns are painted similarly to those of the ram and a similar stamped mark is impressed on the side of her undergarment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.0, Width = 3.5, Depth = 3.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0104   CAS 1993-0001-0104; Figurine (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.6, Width = 6.4, Depth = 4.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0105   CAS 1993-0001-0105; Figurine (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Asakusa; "Bought near Ishibutai, Asuka. Maybe Imado Ningyo copy" (Kadota)
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 3.5, Depth = 3.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0106   CAS 1993-0001-0106; Lion head (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Lion head (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Kyushu; City: Sagara
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Plant fiber
Description Carved and painted hand-held lion head mask with movable lower jar; Mask is painted red and black; Mane made from tufts of plant fiber; Inscription on base: "Kyushu Sagara."
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Width = 6.1, Depth = 6.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0107A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0107A,B; Figurines (woman and man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (woman and man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=7.2; B=7.8, Width = A=5.3; B=5.6, Length = A=4.2; B=4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0108   CAS 1993-0001-0108; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nara: Hokke Temple
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; String
Description Hand-modeled figurine of a standing dog with upraised face; Body is painted white with black markings; 5 red dots represent the five parts of the human body which this amulet is thought to protect; Dog wears a red string collar; This small figurine is made by Buddhist nuns, following a tradition thought to have begun 1200 years ago and traced to a famous empress, Kômyô Kôgô.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 1.4, Width = 0.8, Length = 1.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0109   CAS 1993-0001-0109; Figurine (rabbit with sack)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit with sack)
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-pressed figurine in the form of a rabbit shown dragging a heavily loaded sack that is bigger than itself; Rabbit is painted white and the sack is painted black with a yellow base and a large blue area revealing silver and gold objects inside.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.5, Width = 3.9, Length = 6.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0110   CAS 1993-0001-0110; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Fusa Miyauchi
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.4, Width = 2.3, Length = 3.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0111   CAS 1993-0001-0111; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Width = 1.6, Depth = 2.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0112A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0112A-C; Figurine (woman carrying 2 bags)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman carrying 2 bags)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Width = 6.6, Depth = ca. 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0113   CAS 1993-0001-0113; Ornament
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 2.4, Depth = 1.9, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0114   CAS 1993-0001-0114; Figurine (fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.8, Width = 3.4, Depth = 2.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0115A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0115A,B; Figurines (2 people on fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 people on fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.3, Width = 3.0, Depth = 2.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0116   CAS 1993-0001-0116; Figurine (child)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (child)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.9, Width = 2.1, Depth = 1.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0117   CAS 1993-0001-0117; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.1, Width = 2.6, Length = 1.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0118   CAS 1993-0001-0118; Figurine (lion head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (lion head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.0, Width = 3.0, Depth = 2.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0119   CAS 1993-0001-0119; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.1, Width = 2.7, Depth = 3.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0120   CAS 1993-0001-0120; Figurine (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hirosaki
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.4, Width = 3.2, Length = 3.3

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0121   CAS 1993-0001-0121; String ball
Category Folk Toys
Object Name String ball
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ishikawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Yamanaka Onsen (Hot Spring)
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Thread
Description Silk thread wound around a paper core in a geometric pattern; Colors are pink and yellow with a central purple band, all on a white background; Long yellow tassels are suspended from the bottom.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 8.8, Length = 21.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0122A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0122A-C; Figurines (3 seated people)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (3 seated people)
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; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=5.8; B=5.1; C=6.1, Width = A=5.5; B=4.4; C=5.2, Length = A=3.9; B=4.2; C=3.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0123   CAS 1993-0001-0123; Wood carving (man "looking amanu-hashidate")
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (man "looking amanu-hashidate")
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.7, Width = 3.4, Depth = 2.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0124A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0124A-C; Doll heads on sticks (3)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll heads on sticks (3)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Bamboo
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.2, Width = 3.1, Depth = 2.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0125   CAS 1993-0001-0125; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Taito-Ku (Taito Ward); Shrine: Kuchiire Inari in Tamahime Inari
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 5.9, Depth = 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0126   CAS 1993-0001-0126; Figurine (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Taito-Ku (Taito Ward); Shrine: Kuchiire Inari in Tamahime Inari
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 5.9, Depth = 4.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0127   CAS 1993-0001-0127; Figurine (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Taito-Ku (Taito Ward); Shrine: Kuchiire Inari in Tamahime Inari
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.4, Width = 4.7, Length = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0128   CAS 1993-0001-0128; Figurine (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.5, Width = 3.0, Depth = 3.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0129   CAS 1993-0001-0129; Figurine (lion)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (lion)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 11.7, Depth = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0130   CAS 1993-0001-0130; Figurine (sheep)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (sheep)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.3, Width = 3.7, Length = 8.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0131   CAS 1993-0001-0131; Figurine (elephant)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (elephant)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.8, Width = 4.3, Length = 8.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0132   CAS 1993-0001-0132; Figurine (dragon's head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dragon's head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Width = 5.4, Length = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0133   CAS 1993-0001-0133; Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on water buffalo)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Width = 13.1, Depth = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0134   CAS 1993-0001-0134; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.9, Width = 6.6, Length = 10.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0135   CAS 1993-0001-0135; 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
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 6.6, Length = 10.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0136   CAS 1993-0001-0136; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Toyama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.0, Width = 7.4, Length = 16.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0137A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0137A,B; Figurines (2 women)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 women)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County Yamato
Other Geographic Data Akahada
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=14.6; B=13.7, Width = A=6.8; B=6.0, Length = A=7.0; B=6.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0138   CAS 1993-0001-0138; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960-1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-pressed clay figurine in the form of a tiger, standing on all four feet with its head lowered and its tail curled across its back; Tiger is painted yellow overall, with black body markings, pink ears and chin, green eyelids, and blue toes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.2, Width = 13.8, Depth = 8.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0139   CAS 1993-0001-0139; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a standing dog; Body of dog is primarily white with black ears, tail, and several body spots; Collar is red and purple.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.1, Width = 7.5, Length = 17.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0140   CAS 1993-0001-0140; Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Toyama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Toyama
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture 1974
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood
Description Press-molded clay figurine of Tenjin-sama, the god of education, seated on a low wooden base; He wears a black outer garment over a pale green and silver undergarment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.1, Width = 12.7, Depth = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0141   CAS 1993-0001-0141; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Uji
Maker's Name Hishihei, 5th
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of a dancing tiger, dressed in a kimono (upper portion is blue, lower portion is orange).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Width = 10.3, Depth = 6.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0142A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0142A,B; Figurines (woman and man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (woman and man)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=9.4; B=11.5, Width = A=7.5; B=6.5, Length = A=5.4; B=4.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0143A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0143A,B; Doll heads (female) on sticks
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll heads (female) on sticks
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Kyushu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Corn husk; Bamboo; String; Cloth; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=16.4; B=17.9, Width = A=2.7; B=3.4, Length = A=2.4; B=5.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0144   CAS 1993-0001-0144; Figurine (monkey)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-pressed figurine in the form of a monkey standing upright and dressed in a black undergarment and a blue outer garment with large, squared shoulders; Figure has a sword at his left side and holds a scroll or fan in its left hand; Monkey’s head is painted brown and its face is red; Reverse side of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.7, Width = 12.8, Depth = 5.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0146   CAS 1993-0001-0146; Ornament (group of monkeys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (group of monkeys)
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; Wood; Metal wiring; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Width = 9.1, Depth = 1.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0147   CAS 1993-0001-0147; Chain of 5 bells
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Chain of 5 bells
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamanashi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kofu; Shrine: Mitake Kanazakura
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; String
Description Five round clay bells, each with a narrow slit at the bottom and a perforated hole at the top, through which a string is strung; Each bell is painted gold; Traditionally, it was thought that if one of these bells was accidentally broken, a child would be cured of worms.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 2.0, Length = 9.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0148   CAS 1993-0001-0148; Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.3, Width = 16.0, Depth = 7.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0149   CAS 1993-0001-0149; Rattle
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood; Plant fiber; Paint
Description Series of 5 small spherical clay rattles painted various colors and suspended from a wooden beam; Braided plant fiber cord is fastened to each end of beam.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Depth = 1.2, Length = 18.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0150   CAS 1993-0001-0150; Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.5, Width = 20.2, Length = 7.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0151A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0151A,B; Figurines (cone-shaped head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (cone-shaped head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Niigata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Mizuhara
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paper; Paint; Plastic
Description Cone-shaped heads with round, weighted bases, one painted orange overall and the other blue, except for their flesh-colored faces; Both figures are wrapped in a thin plastic protective sheet; These figurines are purchased for good luck during the coming year, at which time a pair purchased the previous year is given to the children as toys.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.8, Max Diam = 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0152   CAS 1993-0001-0152; Figurine (fox on horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox on horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Width = 3.4, Length = 11.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0153   CAS 1993-0001-0153; Figurine (boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description Figurine of standing boar; Body is painted brown with blue feet, orange ears, dark blue and pink snout; Underbody is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Width = 7.3, Length = 9.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0154   CAS 1993-0001-0154; Figurine (sumo wrestler)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (sumo wrestler)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.7, Width = 11.3, Length = 9.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0155   CAS 1993-0001-0155; Figurine (bird)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (bird)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.7, Width = 6.7, Length = 7.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0156A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0156A,B; Rattles (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattles (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=5.9; B=5.1, Width = A=4.0; B=3.7, Length = A=3.2; B=3.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0157   CAS 1993-0001-0157; Figurine (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Miyazaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sadohara
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1986
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Seated figurine of Benzaiten (popularly known as Benten-Sama), one of 7 happiness gods; She is seated on black base and is dressed in pink and red kimono and holding a green bag; A snake is coiled on her lap.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Width = 6.9, Depth = 5.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0158A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0158A,B; Figurines (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=8.2; B=8.0, Width = A=8.6; B=8.8, Length = A=6.8; B=7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0159   CAS 1993-0001-0159; Ornament (with rattle)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (with rattle)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood; Commercial string
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 3.5, Thickness = 1.9, Length = 12.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0160A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0160A,B; Figurine (fish with bamboo rod)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fish with bamboo rod)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tochigi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Utsunomiya
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Bamboo; Paint; String
Description Papier mâché figurine of a gibel, a fish with a yellow body and red head, dark green tail, and black dorsal and lateral fins; Fish is suspended from a short bamboo rod by means of a string threaded through its dorsal fin; According to a Japanese legend, smallpox may be cured by eating yellow gibel, so this toy is traditionally hung in doorways on New Year’s Day in this region.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Width = 6.0, Length = 14.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0161   CAS 1993-0001-0161; Rattle
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Miyagi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sendai
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.3, Width = 5.4, Length = 4.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0162   CAS 1993-0001-0162; Figurine (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.0, Width = 11.1, Length = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0163   CAS 1993-0001-0163; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 6.1, Depth = 3.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0164A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0164A,B; Whistles (2 pigeons)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistles (2 pigeons)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hirosaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded whistles each in the form of a standing pigeon with yellow, red, and black eyes, yellow and red beaks, and yellow feet; Body of A is white overall, while feathers on head, wings, and tail of B are painted green and purple; Small round hole on underbody of each figurine connects to rectangular hole extending through tail to produce whistling sound when blown through tail.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.6, Width = 2.3, Length = 5.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0165   CAS 1993-0001-0165; Bell (animal head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (animal head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nachi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; String
Description Press-molded bell in shape of a bird-like head, depicting a karasu tengu, a mountain goblin with both Shinto and Buddhist attributes that include supernatural powers to transform into human or animal form, to speak without moving one’s mouth, and to move instantly from place to place; The karasu tengu form is depicted with the head of a crow-like bird and a human body; This example is painted green, and brown and wears a monk’s black hat; String is threaded through two holes at top; Japanese characters are incised on back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.4, Width = 4.9, Depth = 5.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0166   CAS 1993-0001-0166; Rattle (carriage)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (carriage)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Commercial cordage
Description Press-molded clay rattle in the form of a wheeled carriage with an elaborate peaked roof; Sides of carriage are painted in yellow, coral, blue, gold; Tiered roof is black and gold around its outer edges, with a coral-colored central tower bearing a lotus blossom motif; Small clay balls inside rattle to make noise, and short length of commercial red cordage extends out of hole in top of roof.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Width = 4.9, Depth = 4.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0167   CAS 1993-0001-0167; Bell (man's head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (man's head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Kyushu; City: Fukuoka; Temple: Munakata Taisha
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Slip cast ceramic bell in the form of an elderly man's head, shown wearing a pale green mask and a black hat.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.9, Width = 6.2, Depth = 7.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0168   CAS 1993-0001-0168; Figurine (monkey on dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey on dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.3, Width = 4.6, Depth = 6.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0169   CAS 1993-0001-0169; Figurine (5 men in line)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (5 men in line)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.2, Width = 12.1, Length = 2.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0170   CAS 1993-0001-0170; Figurine (5 men in line)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (5 men in line)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.7, Width = 12.6, Length = 2.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0171   CAS 1993-0001-0171; Bells, paired
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bells, paired
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1956
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood; Paint; Cordage; Metal: Steel nail
Description Pair of hand-modeled, spherical clay bells, each with a long slit on the underside and containing a clay ball inside; One of the bells is painted orange and the other blue, and each is painted with human facial features (eyes, nose, mouth), with the slit on the bell’s surface forming the mouth; Each bell has a perforation at the top, and they are strung together on thread that is nailed to the end of a short twig, of which the bark has been peeled back on one end, forming a kind of hat for the bells; The twig, itself, is painted with 1 white band and 2 red bands, and a length of native cordage has been threaded through a hole near the twig’s proximal end to form a loop for hanging the bells.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Max Diam = 6.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0172   CAS 1993-0001-0172; Figurine (2 deer and a monkey)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (2 deer and a monkey)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hiroshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Wood shoots; Paint; Willow sticks
Description Modeled clay figurines of 2 reclining deer (1 buck, and 1 doe), each painted brown with black and white body markings; Small monkey is seated on rump of buck; Small willow twigs inserted into buck's head represent antlers; All mounted on rectangular wooden base that is painted black; Miyajima is one of Japan’s 3 most famous scenic spots, once noted for its deer and monkeys; Monkeys no longer exist there, so this toy commemorates the time when they did.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Width = 9.3, Depth = 6.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0173   CAS 1993-0001-0173; Rattle (snake on ball)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (snake on ball)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Max Diam = 4.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0174   CAS 1993-0001-0174; Figurine (octopus)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (octopus)
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; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Width = 12.2, Length = 3.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0175   CAS 1993-0001-0175; Rattle (boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Saga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture 1971
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Plant fiber
Description Hand-held rattle fashioned in the shape of a boar and having a clay ball "clapper" inside; Body is painted rust brown with gray, white, red, and black body markings; Fiber strands are threaded through perforation in figurine's back and tied into loop; Maker's stamp is impressed on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.4, Width = 3.3, Length = 6.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0176A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0176A,B; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Oita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Wood; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.7, Width = 4.7, Length = 10.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0177   CAS 1993-0001-0177; Figurine (young boy on fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (young boy on fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Miyazaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded figurine of young boy sitting astride a carp or sea bream; Fish is painted orange with gold body markings; Young boy wears gold cap and pale green jacket with gold collar; Reverse of figurine is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 10.3, Depth = 4.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0178   CAS 1993-0001-0178; Rattle (deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Width = 2.7, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0179   CAS 1993-0001-0179; Figurine (the bun eater)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (the bun eater)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Locality: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded figurine of a young boy, known as the “Bun Eater:, standing and holding half a bean paste bun in each hand; He is dressed in dark blue, floral-print kimono; Reverse of figurine is unpainted; Depicts legend in which young boy was asked whether he loved his mother or father best; After some thought, he held up the two halves of his bun and posed his own question, "Which half is more delicious?"
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.7, Width = 11.2, Depth = 7.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0180   CAS 1993-0001-0180; Rattle (whale)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (whale)
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
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.2, Width = 5.8, Length = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0181   CAS 1993-0001-0181; Rattle
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture (?)
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Unidentified plant fiber; Paper; Coconut fiber; Commercial nylon cordage
Description Ornament consisting of two clay rattles each containing a clay ball to produce noise; One rattle bears two Japanese symbols on a yellow background and the other shows two Japanese symbols on a red background; Both rattles are tied with string to a length of 2-ply fiber cordage that is twisted into a double loop and whose ends are secured with a green paper strip, imprinted in Japanese script, possibly with the name of the shrine where this ornament was collected; A second length of 2-ply cordage is also looped behind the first one and also through the green paper strip, terminating at the top in a papier mâché head with red and black painted facial features, a tuft of brown coconut fiber “hair”, and a length of commercial red and white multi-plied nylon cordage around the neck.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.2, Width = 12.4, Depth = ca. 4.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0182A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0182A-C; Figurines (3 deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (3 deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hiroshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.0, Width = 4.9, Depth = 2.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0183   CAS 1993-0001-0183; Figurine (boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 3.6, Length = 7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0184   CAS 1993-0001-0184; Figurine (3 geisha women)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (3 geisha women)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Yamamoto Kosen (died 1991)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press molded clay figurine of three smiling geisha women with flushed faces from drinking sake; The three are standing in a row, bowing from their waists; Each wears a bright kimono, which is drawn up in the back to reveal their unclothed bodies; Incised inscription on base: "Kosen."
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.3, Width = 37.7, Depth = 20.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0185   CAS 1993-0001-0185; Figurine (man on horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Fushimi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description "Kinsatsu" on the plaque in hand.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.9, Width = 12.6, Length = 4.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0186   CAS 1993-0001-0186; Figurine (3 people)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (3 people)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s to 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-pressed clay figurine in the form of two men and a small boy; The first man is shown standing and wearing a dark brown outer garment with pale blue lining and a yellow hat; Second man is shown bent over at the waist, leaning against the first man and wearing a dark green outer garment; The small boy is sitting on the back of the second man and wears an orange and green checkered outer garment and a blue skull cap; Reverse side of figurine is left unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.9, Width = 11.6, Depth = 4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0187   CAS 1993-0001-0187; Figurine (woman holding phallus)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman holding phallus)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.9, Width = 6.3, Depth = 5.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0188   CAS 1993-0001-0188; Figurine (fox on boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox on boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.4, Width = 14.2, Depth = 6.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0189   CAS 1993-0001-0189; Figurine (boar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Width = 6.0, Length = 13.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0190   CAS 1993-0001-0190; Ornament (2 fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (2 fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Straw; Paint
Description Papier mâché ornament in the form of two red bream fish, shown face to face and tied together with a bundle of straw; Made more as an ornament than as a toy, this figurine is considered a “good luck” charm.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Width = 17.0, Depth = 4.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0191   CAS 1993-0001-0191; Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Tenjin-sama or Sugawara Michizane)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurine of Tenjin-sama, the god of education, in a seated position; He wears a red undergarment and a blue outer garment.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.4, Width = 9.4, Depth = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0192   CAS 1993-0001-0192; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yonezawa
Maker's Name Sagara Takashi, 7th
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.8, Width = 9.2, Length = 4.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0193   CAS 1993-0001-0193; Figurine (nursemaid and child)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (nursemaid and child)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata and/or Niigata Prefectures
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yonezawa and/or Mizuhara
Maker's Name Sagara Takashi, 7th
Date of Manufacture 1973
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold-pressed clay figurine in the form of a standing woman with a child climbing over her left shoulder from behind; Woman is dressed in a long, dark green kimono with white floral print and a black obi, and she holds a red flower in her right hand; The child wears a red kimono; The reverse side of the figurine is left unpainted; Artist’s name and date are written on base of figurine.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.6, Width = 7.3, Depth = 5.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0194   CAS 1993-0001-0194; Figurine (woman and child)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman and child)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Sumiyoshi-Ku
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 5.7, Depth = 3.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0195   CAS 1993-0001-0195; Figurine (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Taito-Ku (Taito Ward); Shrine: Kuchiire Inari in Tamahime Inari
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Width = 3.7, Depth = 2.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0196   CAS 1993-0001-0196; Figurine (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Taito-Ku (Taito Ward); Shrine: Kuchiire Inari in Tamahime Inari
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Width = 4.8, Depth = 3.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0197A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0197A,B; Figurines (2 frogs)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 frogs)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Futami: Koshitama Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description Pair of small clay frogs that are glazed green; It is believed that frogs like these were once offered to the deity who controls rainfall.
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=1.1; B=1.0, Width = A=1.5; B=1.4, Length = A=2.0; B=1.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0198A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0198A,B; Figurine (man on stand)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man on stand)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hiroshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Miyoshi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Width = 8.4, Depth = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0199A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0199A,B; Figurine (man with removable head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man with removable head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Tsuyama
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.8, Width = 6.1, Depth = 3.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0200   CAS 1993-0001-0200; Ornament (2 children)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (2 children)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Glue; String; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.5, Max Diam = 1.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0201   CAS 1993-0001-0201; Whistle (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hirosaki
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.4, Width = 3.6, Length = 3.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0202   CAS 1993-0001-0202; Whistle (pigeon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (pigeon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamanashi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Enzan
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded whistle in shape of pigeon; Wings and top of head and tail are painted green; White, 5-petal flower also painted on each wing; Paper banner with inscriptions glued across pigeon's back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Width = 4.7, Length = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0203   CAS 1993-0001-0203; Whistle (pigeon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (pigeon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Temple: Hachiman-Gu Shrine
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.6, Width = 3.5, Length = 8.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0204   CAS 1993-0001-0204; Whistle (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whistle (horse)
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. 1978
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Mold impressed clay whistle in the form of a horse, whose body is painted white with a pink mane and blue muzzle; Horse is shown wearing a red skirt that encircles its entire body and a brown saddle with blue saddle bags (?) with floral print; Proximal portion or mouth piece portion of whistle is unpainted; Large round perforation is located on upper surface of whistle near proximal end and small crescent shaped hole extends through mouthpiece of whistle, connecting to larger perforation.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.5, Width = 4.5, Length = 10.2

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0205   CAS 1993-0001-0205; Figurine (young girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (young girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Akita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.3, Width = 5.8, Depth = 4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0206   CAS 1993-0001-0206; Figurine (woman hiding man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman hiding man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Oita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.9, Width = 5.8, Depth = 5.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0207A-D   CAS 1993-0001-0207A-D; Figurines (emperor and empress on stands)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (emperor and empress on stands)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=2.7; B=0.7; C=2.6; D=0.7, Width = A=3.2; B=2.6; C=3.1; D=2.6, Length = A=1.7; B=2.1; C=1.9; D=2.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0208   CAS 1993-0001-0208; Bell (unpainted face)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Bell (unpainted face)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Okame
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1986
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Slip cast clay; Paint; Grass
Description Slip cast ceramic bell in the form of a child's head; Unpainted except for facial features; 2-ply loop of unidentified plant fiber is attached to top.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 8.2, Depth = 8.2

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0209   CAS 1993-0001-0209; Doll (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tottori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurayoshi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché female doll in a standing position, wearing a red kimono and a black obi: Hakota is a regional word to describe a naive country girl, and according to tradition, this type of doll expresses the charm and modesty of girls from Kurayoshi; This type of doll also resembles a kokeshi doll in form; A red kimono is also representative of a servant girl; Artist’s name(?) is written in Japanese script on back of figurine. See CAS 1993-0001-0335 for an earlier and smaller example of this same doll.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 33.7, Width = 7.9, Depth = 6.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0210   CAS 1993-0001-0210; Cart model
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Cart model
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Grass; Foil paper; Cordage
Description Miniature wooden cart; Main beam is wrapped in woven grass mat.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.3, Width = 11.8, Length = 22.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0211   CAS 1993-0001-0211; Cart model
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Cart model
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Grass; Foil paper; Cordage
Description Miniature wooden cart mounted on two wheel, carrying a wooden beam that is wrapped in a woven tatami mat; Ends of the crossbeams of the cart are wrapped in gold foil; Wooden beam is secured to the cart with two lengths of commercial, multi-plied white cordage; Two bamboo plaques with Japanese script are attached to front of cart; Length of commercial, multi-plied red and white cordage is tied to cart for pulling it. This is souvenir model of lumber transport used during Gosengu [rebuilding of shrine], when buildings, imperial treasures, costumes and furniture are all renewed; Ever since inner shrine (Kotai Jingu) for goddess Amaterasu and outer shrine (Toyouke Dai Jingu) for gods of agricultural harvest were built in Ise, Gosengu has been held; Emperor Tenmu ordered the ceremony done ''every 20 years''; First held by Emperor Jito, ca. 1280 years ago.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.9, Width = 11.8, Length = 22.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0212   CAS 1993-0001-0212; Animated toy (soldier)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (soldier)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kumamoto
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Nails; Nylon cord
Description Animated papier mâché figurine depicting head of Kinta, a foot soldier who served under Kato Kiyomasa, the building of Kumamoto castle; Kinta was a heavy drinker (hence the red face) who loved to play practical jokes; He wears a military black-lacquered hat; Head is mounted on wooden pole and fitted with string, which when pulled, causes Kinta to roll his eyes and stick out his tongue; Japanese characters are printed on front of wooden support.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.6, Width = 8.1, Depth = 12.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0213   CAS 1993-0001-0213; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.2, Width = 5.5, Length = 15.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0215A-D   CAS 1993-0001-0215A-D; Figurines (4 kappa musicians)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (4 kappa musicians)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description Four hand-modeled figurines, each depicting a kappa, a spirit that usually lives in lakes, ponds or streams and has both Shinto and Buddhist attributes and are usually depicted with the the body of a tortoise and a cavity or bald spot atop the head which holds its strength-giving fluid; Kappa are generally the size of a small child but incredibly strong, capable of dragging horses, cattle, and humans into the water and draining them of life; Each of these four figures has a tortoise shell on its back and a small plate-like device on its head; They are shown seated and are painted green; Three of the figures are playing musical instruments (lute, flute, and drums) and the fourth one is holding a jar in one arm and drinking from an upraised dish.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.0, Width = 3.9, Depth = 3.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0216A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0216A-C; Figurines (2 dogs and 1 pigeon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 dogs and 1 pigeon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Magane
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hand-modeled figurines of 2 dogs (1 standing, 1 sitting) and a dove, all painted white with minimal black body markings; Each dog also sports a painted red collar; Figurines are based on legend of a dog and a dove that helped a warrior to bring peace to the area; Sets of these three figurines are given to worshipers at the local shrine.
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=2.5; B=2.7; C=2.3, Width = A=2.7; B=3.2; C=3.2, Length = A=2.0; B=2.3; C=1.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0217A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0217A-C; Figurines (2 dogs and 1 pigeon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 dogs and 1 pigeon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Magane
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hand-modeled figurines of 2 dogs (1 standing, 1 sitting) and a dove, all painted white with minimal black body markings; Each dog also sports a painted red collar; Figurines are based on legend of a dog and a dove that helped a warrior to bring peace to the area; Sets of these three figurines are given to worshipers at the local shrine.
Dimensions (cm) Height = A=2.1; B=2.8; C=2.8, Width = A=3.1; B=2.9; C=4.6, Length = A=2.1; B=2.3; C=2.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0218A-H   CAS 1993-0001-0218A-H; Figurines (8 individual people)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (8 individual people)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Nariwa-Cho
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint; Paper; Ink
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.2 to 4.1, Width = A=2.4; B=3.2, Length = A=2.1; B=2.7

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0219A-D   CAS 1993-0001-0219A-D; Figurines (man and woman with head covers)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman with head covers)
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 Wood: bamboo; Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; String; Glue
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Width = 3.7, Length = 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0220A-J   CAS 1993-0001-0220A-J; Tea set (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Tea set (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kanagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hakone
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description Miniature lathe-turned tea set consisting of A) Serving tray; B) Bowl; C&D) Plates; E) Teapot with lid; G&H) Teacups; I&J) Tea jar with lid, all individually carved; The teacups are of a naturally light-colored wood; Other pieces are of a darker wood and are lightly varnished.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.7, Max Diam = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0221A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0221A,B; Figurines (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Tchoku
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture prior to 1950
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Press-molded clay figurines: one an emperor, seated on a low platform with his hands folded across his chest and wearing a blue and gold kimono and a black hat; the other an empress, seated on a low platform holding a fan in front of her and wearing a rose-colored and gold kimono, a red undergarment, and a gold hair ornament.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.9, Width = 16.0, Depth = 8.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0222   CAS 1993-0001-0222; Fish on wheels (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Fish on wheels (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagoshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Kagoshima Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Bamboo
Description Figurine of a bream carved from a single piece of wood and painted in vertical red and natural colored stripes typical of a bream; Figurine is mounted on four wheels, fashioned from cross-section pieces of a tree branch that are mounted on small diameter wooden “axles”, which in turn, pass through lengths of bamboo.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Width = 5.8, Length = 15.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0223A-G   CAS 1993-0001-0223A-G; Nesting dolls, 7 (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Nesting dolls, 7 (toy)
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 Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.8, Max Diam = 5.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0224   CAS 1993-0001-0224; Whale on cart (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whale on cart (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nagasaki; Suwa Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Paint; Wire
Description Papier mâché figurine of a black and white whale with movable flippers, mounted on a wooden base that is painted to represent ocean waves, the whole unit mounted on four small wooden wheels with wire axles; This toy was modeled after a float used in a festival started by the Suwa Shrine as a counter-measure against Christianity early in the Edo Period.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.5, Width = 7.5, Length = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0226   CAS 1993-0001-0226; Wood carving (2 comedians)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (2 comedians)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Metal: Steel nails
Description Carving consisting of two figures of men, each carved separately from single pieces of wood; The first figure is in standing position with one arm raised, holding a scroll; His stylized facial features and clothing are only minimally depicted with sparse painting; The second figure appears to be seated, looking up at the first figure; The second figure is painted similarly to the first; Both figures are nailed to an unpainted rectangular wooden platform; Artist’s name (?) is printed in Japanese script along front edge of platform.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.1, Width = 9.7, Depth = 3.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0227   CAS 1993-0001-0227; Animated toy (soldier)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (soldier)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Papier mâché; Paint
Description Animated papier mâché figurine depicting head of Kinta, a foot soldier who served under Kato Kiyomasa, the building of Kumamoto castle; Kinta was a heavy drinker (hence the red face) who loved to play practical jokes; He wears a military black-lacquered hat; Head is mounted on wooden pole and fitted with string, which when pulled, causes Kinta to roll his eyes and stick out his tongue.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.5, Width = 5.8, Depth = 7.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0228A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0228A,B; Guitar with stand (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Guitar with stand (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okinawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Plastic; Fabric
Description Cheap commercial reproduction of traditional stringed instrument whose body is traditionally made from ebony and black pine and covered with snakeskin; This type of instrument probably originated in the Chinese province of Fukien before the late 16th Century, when it was introduced to Japan via Okinawa.
Dimensions (cm) Height = B=1.7, Width = A=5.1; B=4.9, Thickness = A=2.7, Length = A=25.5; B=4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0229   CAS 1993-0001-0229; Gate model
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Gate model
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Miniature model of a torii gate, which marks the entrance of nearly all Shinto shrines and represents the transition from the profane to the sacred; Assembled from several pieces of wood, this model consists of two rows of pillars (2 short ones and a taller center one) with crossbars linking the pillars in each row; Shorter pillars are topped with square caps; Larger central pillars are joined by a heavy lintel with upturned ends; Pillars are all painted orange, while the caps on the smaller pillars and the upper portion of the lintel are painted brown; Ridge line of lintel is painted black; Pair of wooden plaques suspended from center of lintel bear several Japanese characters, possibly identify the location of this particular gate.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Width = 11.2, Depth = 5.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0230   CAS 1993-0001-0230; Animated toy (whistle and drum)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (whistle and drum)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nagoya
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Bamboo; Wood; Paper; Paint; String
Description Bamboo whistle on front of which is attached a paper pinwheel, paper figure of boy, and upright paper drum; Air escaping whistle causes pinwheel to spin, causing figure of boy to spin and wooden beads on ends of his arms to strike the drum.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.9, Width = 9.4, Depth = 11.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0231A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0231A,B; Clappers, lion heads (toys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Clappers, lion heads (toys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Tsuruoka
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; String
Description Handheld clappers in form of stylized lion heads, each made from two pieces of flat wood tied together at the jaws so they will make clapping sounds when shaken; Predominant use of orange paint on (A) indicates intended use by a young girl, whereas black paint on (B) indicates intended use by a young boy.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.4, Width = 6.8, Length = 17.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0232   CAS 1993-0001-0232; Stick and ball (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Stick and ball (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; String
Description Carved and painted wooden ball tethered with string to a handled hammer-like wooden device with two concave surfaces into which the ball is tossed and caught.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Width = 5.3, Length = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0233   CAS 1993-0001-0233; Ornament (snake inside gourd)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (snake inside gourd)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Gourd; Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Commercial nylon string
Description Small double-lobed gourd hollowed out with circular opening cut into one side; Small papier mâché figurine of a snake, white with red mouth and silver X designs, sits inside, curled up but with its head raised and facing out; A piece of red nylon string has been wrapped around the gourd and tied in a bow to the side of the opening.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.6, Max Diam = 4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0234A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0234A,B; Animated toy (boy and girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (boy and girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. late 1950s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Walnut shells; Wood; Paint
Description Pair of miniature male and female dolls made to resemble kokeshi dolls, except the bodies of these are made from walnut shells whose ends have been cut off so they will stand flat, and the opposite end has been drilled out to accept a very narrow diameter stick that serves as each doll’s neck; The actual head of each doll was formed on a lathe, painted, and then mounted on the end of the “neck”; A: Male doll; Face is painted with narrow black eyes, tiny red mouth, and tuft of black hair at sides of head, and black hair on top of head cut in star-shaped pattern; B: Female doll; Head is similar to A except a black hat with pink circle on front covers most of her hair; Back of each figure bears Japanese writing in white paint.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Width = 2.4, Depth = 2.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0235   CAS 1993-0001-0235; Whale on wheels (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Whale on wheels (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a black and white baleen whale painted on its underside to depict ocean waves and mounted on a wooden base with four stationary wooden wheels.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.4, Width = 7.6, Length = 7.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0236   CAS 1993-0001-0236; Wood carving (horse)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Unidentified plant fiber; Metal bell; Thread
Description Figurine of a horse in standing position, carved from a single piece of wood; Figure is unpainted except for red ears and mouth and black eyes, and various pieces of skirting, painted in colors of yellow, blue, white, red, and green; Bundles of straw-colored plant fibers are attached to represent the mane and tail; Small silver metal bell on purple thread is attached just below horse’s head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Width = 3.1, Length = 5.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0237   CAS 1993-0001-0237; Figurine (cat)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (cat)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Width = 5.6, Length = 10.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0238   CAS 1993-0001-0238; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamanashi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Straw; Paper; String; Cloth; Wood
Description Standing horse figurine fashioned from straw and decorated with cloth, string, and paper; Rider is fashioned from folded paper; All mounted on wooden base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.7, Width = 4.3, Length = 14.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0239   CAS 1993-0001-0239; Doll (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Commercial fabric; Synthetic hair; Clay; Papier mâché
Description Modern style commercially made doll of a young woman standing by a wooden mortar and holding a wooden pestle for pounding rice; Doll is lavishly dressed in ornately printed fabric kimono that is mostly black with gold, red, and white designs on the bottom and whose top and sleeves is gold and white; Both top and bottom of the kimono are lined with red fabric; Doll also wears around her waist an obi with a red and gold checkerboard pattern; The clay face is delicately painted with facial features, and synthetic hair is pulled into a small bundle just above the forehead, while one lock hangs along each side of the face and the rest is pulled back and tied behind the head and left to fall down her back; Doll is mounted on a black lacquered rectangular wooden base; Japanese inscription on clear acetate or cellophane tape is attached to front of mortar.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.4, Width = 12.2, Depth = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0240   CAS 1993-0001-0240; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Chofu; Temple: Jindai-ji
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Straw; Ribbon; Cloth; Cord
Description Standing horse figurine fashioned from straw and decorated with orange ribbon, blue cloth, and brown/white striped cord; This toy is known as a “Red Horse,” based on a poem
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 4.0, Length = 12.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0242   CAS 1993-0001-0242; Wood carving (water buffalo)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (water buffalo)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Width = 3.6, Length = 11.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0243A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0243A,B; Kokeshi dolls (2)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kokeshi dolls (2)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1952
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Pair of miniature and non-traditional kokeshi dolls (male and female) with movable heads, each doll carved from a single piece of wood with a barrel-shaped torso and a large round head; All facial features and clothing are painted; A: female dressed in an undergarment of kasuri (ikat-dyed blue and white cotton) and a red kimono with numerous floral motifs; Her hair is cut short at the neck with short bangs on the front, and she wears a black and red pillbox hat; B: Male dressed in an undergarment of kasuri (ikat-dyed black and white cotton) and a black or blue kimono with floral motifs; His hair is cut short in a bowl-shaped style.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Width = 3.8, Depth = 3.3

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0244   CAS 1993-0001-0244; Animated toy (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nagoya
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Cloth; String; Paint; Bamboo
Description Animated carving of a rabbit, painted white and wearing a red cloth garment and standing on a wooden platform while pounding mochi (rice); Platform is mounted on upright pole with crosspiece connected to rabbit by length of string; Raising and lowering the crosspiece pulls on string, causing rabbit to raise and lower its mochi pounder, striking the bowl in front of it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.1, Width = 6.8, Depth = 13.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0245A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0245A-C; Figurines (man and woman on stand)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman on stand)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamaguchi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Lacquer
Description Empress and emperor dolls, each carved in a spherical shape and painted in lacquer paints; Empress wears a rust-colored kimono and emperor wears small green hat and black kimono; Both dolls sit on a rectangular wooden base that is painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.6, Max Diam = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0246   CAS 1993-0001-0246; Carriage (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Carriage (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Commercial fabric; Plastic beads; Glue; Commercial cord; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.7, Width = 10.5, Depth = 8.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0247   CAS 1993-0001-0247; Ornament (squid atop jar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (squid atop jar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Awaju
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Squid; Ribbon; Paint; Wood; Beads
Description Small barrel-shaped clay jar with an embossed image of a squid appliquéd to the side and a small actual squid perched atop rim; Squid is decorated with pair of turquoise-colored eyes made from beads and white painted eyebrows; A piece of white ribbon is wrapped around the squid’s head; Squid holds a miniature pencil among its arms; Extensive Japanese writing is incised on the side of the jar; length of commercial multi-plied orange cordage is tied around jar’s rim. See CAS 1993-0001-0327 for a nearly identical piece made by the same artist.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 4.3, Max Diam = 3.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0248   CAS 1993-0001-0248; Doll (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paper; Commercial fabric; Clay (?); Synthetic hair; Synthetic grass; Commercial cordage
Description Modern style doll depicting a young fieldworker girl, shown carrying a burden basket on her back (filled with synthetic grass) and a wide woven hat in her left hand; Doll’s torso is made of paper with clay (?) legs and feet, arms, and head added; Doll is dressed in plain red undergarment, purple print over-garment, and a black print jacket; Black synthetic hair is cut shoulder length and is covered with a white cloth wrapping; One or more Japanese characters are printed on head wrapping; Figure is mounted on rectangular black lacquered wooden base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.0, Width = 5.3, Depth = ca. 5.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0249   CAS 1993-0001-0249; Lantern, paper
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Lantern, paper
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Metal wire; Wood; Ink; Metal
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.4, Max Diam = 6.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0250   CAS 1993-0001-0250; Doll (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data Southern Japan
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Commercial fabric; Papier mâché; Metal nail
Description Modern style, commercially made doll showing young standing woman lavishly dressed in black and gold kimono made of commercial fabric; Papier mâché head has painted facial features and painted hair that is upswept to the top of the head and wrapped with a gold cord; Small wooden plaque in front of the doll is imprinted with Japanese text; Doll and plaque are mounted on black lacquered wooden platform; Paper label on base probably identifies shop or factory where doll was produced and/or sold.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.1, Width = 8.4, Depth = 6.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0251   CAS 1993-0001-0251; Animated toy (fox)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (fox)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Oji; Shrine: Oji Inari Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Cardboard; Bamboo; Paint
Description Shadow puppet in the form of a cardboard cutout of a white fox shown, representing the messenger of Inari, the rice god, standing upright and dressed in a kabuki costume of a brown robe, as worn by Ishikawa Danjuro, who died in 1903 but who, during his lifetime, frequently visited the Oji Shrine to pray for the success of his theatrical career; A role in “Shibaraku” was among one of his most famous and the play is among “18 Famous Plays” reserved only for the Danjuro family; In this toy, the fox is shown holding holding a bamboo stick which moves up and down when one of the bamboo sticks on which he is mounted is moved up and down, recreating a motion from the play; On the fox’s kimono is printed an image of concentric squares, representing “3 rice measures,” another reference to Inari.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.8, Width = 10.8, Thickness = 0.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0252   CAS 1993-0001-0252; Shrine model
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Shrine model
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsue
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Glue
Description Miniature model of Matsue-gu shrine, made entirely of wood; Double hinged doors are painted red with a black and white panel down the center between them and flanked on either side by another black and white panel; The doorjamb, lintel and peaked roof are all painted red, while the exterior sides and back are painted white; Interior of shrine is unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Width = 11.1, Depth = 6.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0253   CAS 1993-0001-0253; Guitar (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Guitar (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okinawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Plastic; Fabric
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.1, Width = 4.3, Length = 18.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0254   CAS 1993-0001-0254; Dolls (man and woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Dolls (man and woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Izumo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Clay; Commercial fabric; Commercial ribbon; Plant fiber; Peanut shell; Paint; String; Glue
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.0, Width = 12.2, Length = 8.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0255   CAS 1993-0001-0255; Ornament (monkey with basket)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (monkey with basket)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Oita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Beppu; Beppu Hot Springs
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood: bamboo; Plant fiber; Paint; Glue; Paper; Ink
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.3, Width = 4.2, Length = 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0256   CAS 1993-0001-0256; Wood carving (bear)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (bear)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hokkaido Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Width = 3.8, Length = 6.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0257   CAS 1993-0001-0257; Wood carving (bear)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (bear)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hokkaido Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description Three-dimensional carving of a striding bear with its head turned to the right; Entire figure is stained dark brown/black.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Width = 7.8, Length = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0258   CAS 1993-0001-0258; Animated toy (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Bamboo
Description Animated toy in the form of a rabbit, carved and assembled from several pieces of wood, standing and pivoting on its hind legs, while holding a large pestle in its teeth, with which it is pounding rice paste or mochi in a mortar; The rabbit is wearing a dark green cape; Both rabbit and mortar are mounted on a rectangular wooden base; Mochi cake is eaten during the full moon, and this type of toy is often given to children at the beginning of the year to ensure their health and happiness; Japanese writing is on back of rabbit’s cape and on one side of the pestle; Shop’s name (?) and telephone number are stamped on the base in red ink.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.5, Width = 6.6, Length = 15.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0259   CAS 1993-0001-0259; Figurine (deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture (?)
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Straw; Wire; Thread
Description Standing deer figurine fashioned from bundled and braided straw, secured with wire and thread.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.0, Width = 8.0, Length = 14.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0260   CAS 1993-0001-0260; Figurine (horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Iwate Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hanamaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Straw; Metal: Brass bells; Cloth; Cord
Description Standing horse figurine fashioned from bundled and braided straw, decorated with three brass bells, cloth strips (red, black, and yellow), and a red and white cord; Orginally, straw horses like this were used as secret votive offerings, but later they were thought of as charms.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 28.0, Width = 6.5, Length = 17.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0261   CAS 1993-0001-0261; Man on cart (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Man on cart (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagoshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paper; Paint
Description Model of wheeled cart (possibly festival parade float?) with warrior dressed in full regalia and carrying bow and full quiver of arrows; Paper streamers are suspended from banners trailing behind warrior.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.0, Width = ca. 6.2, Length = ca. 11.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0262   CAS 1993-0001-0262; Figurine (clown)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (clown)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Tokyo; District: Asakusa
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.1, Width = 7.3, Depth = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0264A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0264A,B; Figurine (woman with hat)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman with hat)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takamatsu
Maker's Name Fusa Miyauchi
Date of Manufacture 1973
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing woman with a large, removable hat; Woman wears a blue kimono and holds an infant in her arms; Two other small children are standing at her feet, clinging to her.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 21.5, Width = 14.2, Depth = 11.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0265   CAS 1993-0001-0265; Wood carving (man)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Izu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture 1973
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description Carving of elderly man holding chisel and mallet and seated in front of small work bench, on which is a partially completed mask; Entire carving is unpainted and mounted on rectangular, unpainted wooden base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Width = 5.9, Length = 9.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0266   CAS 1993-0001-0266; Wood carving (dog)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood, Paint; Paper
Description Figurine of a dog in standing position, carved from a single piece of wood; Facial features of dog are shallowly carved and stained a slightly darker shade of brown than its body; Dog’s chest and sides are painted red with gold markings, possibly representing a blanket, and a paper “rope” is tied around its body and head, terminating in an elaborate bow on its back; Three white paper streamers hang pendant below the dog’s head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Width = 5.2, Length = 11.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0267   CAS 1993-0001-0267; Doll (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Wood; Ink; String; Glue
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.6, Width = 7.3, Length = 6.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0268   CAS 1993-0001-0268; Doll (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Komora
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Corn husk
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Width = 4.7, Depth = 4.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0269   CAS 1993-0001-0269; Lantern
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Lantern
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hirosaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paper; Watercolor paints; Metal nails
Description Lanterns made of a wooden framework, covered with paper, and painted with geometric designs and a prominent image of two warriors; A small nail inside would hold a candle; Each year during August’s Neputa Matsuri festival, massive lighted floats are made to commemorate the exploits of a famous Japanese general, Sakanoue-no-Tamuramaro, who around 800 AD drove the Ainu from mainland Japan to Hokkaido, in part, by using backlit paper cutouts of warriors to trick the Ainu into thinking they faced a huge army; Similar small disposable lanterns, such as this example, are carried by children during festival parades and then thrown into the rivers and seas to float away, taking with them all feelings that might cause midsummer sleepiness.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.4, Width = 19.0, Depth = 14.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0270   CAS 1993-0001-0270; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Osaka; Town: Senba; Shrine; Sukuna Hikona Jinja
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Clay; String
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with a weighted, bobbing head; Body of tiger is painted yellow with black stripes, red ears, gaping red mouth with white teeth, a red collar, and green spots flanking the eyes; The tail rests along the tiger’s back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.1, Width = 3.7, Length = 8.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0271A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0271A,B; Figurine (tiger with detachable tail)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger with detachable tail)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Izumo; Town: Imaichi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Cloth; Horse hair
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with movable, bobbing head and removable tail; Body of tiger is painted yellow and black with red and blue accents; Decorated with red cloth collar and brown horse hair whiskers; This toy is modeled after a famous carving by a craftsman from Matsue, and a similar example was chosen for the 1962 Chinese New Year’s stamp; Because fierce strength is attributed to tigers, this toy is popular to guard against devils and to ensure victory in a competition.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.0, Width = 4.5, Length = 13.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0272   CAS 1993-0001-0272; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Shigi-San
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1974
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Clay; String
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with weighted, bobbing head; Body of tiger is painted yellow with black stripes and red ears and mouth; Narrow tail is arched along tiger’s back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 4.5, Length = 11.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0273   CAS 1993-0001-0273; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with a movable, bobbing head; Body of tiger is painted yellow and black with red and blue accents.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.6, Width = 5.6, Length = 15.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0274   CAS 1993-0001-0274; Figurine (rat on rice bale)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rat on rice bale)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurashiki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1972
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a white rat sitting atop a yellow rice bale; Rat's head is weighted and suspended, causing it to bob freely.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 6.0, Depth = 8.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0275   CAS 1993-0001-0275; Horse (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Horse (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Tokyo; District: Asakusa
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 10.3, Width = 4.8, Length = 10.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0276   CAS 1993-0001-0276; Tiger (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Tiger (toy)
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 Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Width = 5.2, Length = 16.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0277A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0277A,B; Doll (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Sawdust; Glue; Commercial fabric; Clay; Synthetic hair; Paper
Description Commercially made doll whose hollow body is made of pressed sawdust and dressed in richly colored fabric that is glued to the underlying body form, representing a kimono that is imprinted with a series of gold hexagonal shapes on a white background and an orange-colored outer garment that covers the front and back; Small plastic hands are attached at the bottom of each sleeve; Separate head is of slipcast ceramic with facial features delicately painted; Black synthetic hair is glued to forehead, sides and top of head and an additional bundle is tied in a large loop atop the head and decorated with a strip of red paper; Dolls of this form were traditionally handmade with clay and dressed in actual cloth.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.3, Width = 14.7, Depth = 7.5

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0278   CAS 1993-0001-0278; Figurine (boy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (boy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hakata
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1978
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Paint
Description Hollow, slipcast figurine of a standing boy, dressed in a long pale gold-colored kimono with a bamboo motif on the front and tied in the back with a rust brown belt; Boy also wears sandals on his feet and his short hair is pulled into a knot atop his head.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 26.4, Width = 15.6, Depth = 11.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0279   CAS 1993-0001-0279; Figurine (cow)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (cow)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Aizu Wakamatsu; Shrine: Kyokyuzo-Do
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1962
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing red cow with movable, bobbing head; Body of cow is painted red with gold, black, and white accents; According to legend, some 350 years ago, the people of Aizu-Yanazu constructed the Kyokyuzo-do temple, using cows and oxen to haul the construction materials; When completed, one of the animals refused to leave and seemingly kept faithful watch by the temple gate, attracting pilgrims who wanted to see its unusual behavior; The monks began selling small effigies as an amulet, and its efficacy was assured during a smallpox epidemic, when reportedly, anyone who had one of these amulets was not touched by the illness.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.2, Width = 5.0, Length = 11.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0280   CAS 1993-0001-0280; Figurine (monkey)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurashiki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of monkey, sitting upright on its hind legs and holding its forelegs in front of it; Monkey's head is weighted and suspended, causing it to bob freely; Monkey is painted gray and black and wears a red vest with multi-colored stripes.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.2, Width = 5.3, Depth = 8.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0281A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0281A,B; Puppets (2 warriors)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Puppets (2 warriors)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nagoya
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Bamboo; Wood; Paper; Clay; String; Monofilament line
Description Pair of warrior animated puppet-like toys, based on legendary episode in life of Yoshitsune (formerly known as Ushiwaka), one of Japan’s most famous heroes; A: Benkei, male warrior with white clay head and painted hair, posed with outstretched arms; Wooden body is covered in paper to represent red kimono, with white over jacket and green apron; Silver foil paper sword is held in right hand and yellow paper shield (?) is held in left hand; Figure is mounted on bamboo stick,whose base, is inserted into a bamboo cylinder with pair of holes cut into its upper side, opposite each other; Monofilament line passes through the whole and wraps around bamboo stick supporting figure, with ends of monofilament line tied to a bow shaped piece of bamboo; When the bow-shape is moved back and forth like a violin bow, the monofilament wrapped around the central stick causes the doll to rotate; B: Ushiwaka, male warrior with gray clay head, posed with upraised arms; Silver foil paper ornament is behind the head, possibly representing part of the armor; Wooden body is wrapped in white paper skirt, red upper garment, and black apron; Arms are each made from two paper cylinders and hold a long handled spear with a silver foil paper blade at one end; Figure is mounted on a split piece of bamboo, with a notched crossbar passing through the split; A section of string is tied to each side notch on the crossbar, passing up through the doll’s skirt and along his torso and through his arms and then tied off on the spear handle; When either end of the crossbar is moved up or down, the strings pull down on one of the doll’s arms, causing the spear to change position as if being thrust.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.8, Width = ca. 17.0, Depth = 5.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0282A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0282A,B; Ornaments (orange & green wood)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornaments (orange & green wood)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Shrine: Yasaka
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Nylon cord; Paper
Description Eight-sided cylindrical wooden ornament whose faces are painted alternately orange or green; A nylon cord is threaded through the hollow center of the ornament; Two paper banners are suspended from the bottom of the ornament.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 6.0, Length = 7.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0283A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0283A-C; Tops (3 toys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Tops (3 toys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Trio of carved and painted spinning tops, each carved on a lathe from a single piece of wood; A: Largest top, bowl-shaped with a small knob on the base (on which the top spins) and a cylindrical handle extending up from the interior of the bowl; Exterior is painted with purple bands; Interior is painted with red, green and purple bands; B: Smallest top, biconvex, disc-shaped with small knob on base (on which top spins) and a short flaring stem on the upper surface; Upper surface of disc and stem are painted with a red spiraling band; C: Medium top, biconvex, disc-shaped with a small knob on the base (on which top spins) and a short stem on the upper surface; Upper surface of disc and stem are painted with a green spiraling band.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Max Diam = 9.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0284   CAS 1993-0001-0284; Pigeon on wheels (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Pigeon on wheels (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nozawa; Hot Springs region
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Plant fiber: Akebi vine; Bamboo; Wire
Description Pigeon figurine woven of akebi vine and mounted on wheels with a bamboo axle; First made by Anshin Kawano ca. mid-1800s until his death, and then reintroduced in early 1900s; Purchased to ensure owner good health, safety, happiness and peace.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Width = 6.9, Length = 14.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0285   CAS 1993-0001-0285; Boat (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Boat (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kochi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Glue
Description Model of a flat-bottomed boat on a wheeled cart; Body of the boat is carved from a single piece of wood with additional pieces added later; From the square stern, the sides taper gradually toward the bow, where an added beam extends forward; The interior hold of the boat is painted brown and four narrow cylindrical crossbeams extend across it and project through the hull; A flat brown plank is attached across the stern; The exterior sides of the boat are painted with a red and green floral motif and the bottom edges are painted black; The immovable wheels are mounted on square wooden “axles”; This type of boat is modeled after boats that were used for whaling, starting in the 17th Century. See CAS 1993-0001-0286 and CAS 1993-0001-0315 for similar toys made in Wakayama Prefecture.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.4, Width = 3.7, Length = 12.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0286   CAS 1993-0001-0286; Boat (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Boat (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Wakayama
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Bamboo; Glue
Description Model of a flat-bottomed boat on a wheeled, flatbed cart; Body of the boat is carved from a single piece of wood with additional pieces added later; From the square stern, the sides taper gradually toward the bow, where an added beam extends forward; The flat-bottomed interior hold of the boat is painted orange and three narrow cylindrical crossbeams extend across it nearer the stern end and project through the hull; A flat brown plank is attached across the stern; The upper sides of the boat are painted white, while the lower sides are painted in diagonal bands of blue, white, and orange; The bed of the cart on which the boat is mounted is painted brown and its movable wheels are orange; The wheels are mounted on wooden “axles”, which, in turn, pass through lengths of bamboo that are glued to underside of cart; An unidentified stamp in Japanese script is stamped on the underside of the cart; This type of toy boat was fashioned after model whaling boats made by whalers for their own children, starting in the 17th Century. See CAS 1993-0001-0285 for similar toy made in Kochi Prefecture and CAS 1993-0001-0315 for another example from Wakayama Prefecture.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.1, Width = 5.3, Length = 12.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0287A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0287A,B; Wood carvings (woman and girl)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carvings (woman and girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Akita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood: cryptomeria; Paint
Description Pair of stylized carvings, one of a young girl and the other of a woman, each with a cylindrical body which is painted with a face and stylized clothing to represent the blue and white homespun kasuri pattern and the straw snow and rain coat (mino) worn in the north.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Max Diam = 2.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0288   CAS 1993-0001-0288; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hyogo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kinosaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Straw
Description Spinning top carved on a lathe, consisting of a round disc that tapers on its underside to a central point (on which the top spins); A separate, cylindrical stem is glued into the top surface of the disc; Upper surface of the disc is decorated with pieces of dyed straw (green, orange, and purple) arranged in a floral pattern; Narrow bands of dyed straw (red, yellow, and purple) encircle the edge of the disc.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Max Diam = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0289   CAS 1993-0001-0289; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Spinning wooden top carved on a lathe, consisting of a flat, round disc with a projecting central knob on its base (on which top spins); A separate, cylindrical stem is glued into the center of the disc's upper surface; Upper surface of disc and the stem are painted in concentric green, yellow, black, and red bands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.3, Max Diam = 7.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0290   CAS 1993-0001-0290; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sasebo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Carved and painted spinning top carved on a lathe; Upper surface of top has a concave depression and is painted in concentric red, yellow, and green bands; Underside of top tapers gradually to a conical point (on which top spins).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.5, Max Diam = 7.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0291   CAS 1993-0001-0291; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sasebo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Carved and painted spinning top carved on a lathe from a single piece of wood; Straight-sided upper portion has a concave depression on its upper surface and is painted with concentric red, yellow, and black bands; Underside tapers gradually to a conical point (on which top spins).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.6, Max Diam = 6.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0292   CAS 1993-0001-0292; Lantern (puff fish)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Lantern (puff fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamaguchi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Shimonoseki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Puff fish skin; Metal; Wire; Cloth
Description Lantern made from inflated skin of puff fish; Hole cut into back of fish is framed with metal strip, to which is attached a looped wire handle; Red and white checked fabric is fashioned into hat and placed on fish's head; For use as a lantern, a small candle is placed inside the fish.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.9, Width = 11.6, Length = 21.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0293   CAS 1993-0001-0293; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Sasebo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Carved and painted spinning top carved on a lathe from a single piece of wood; Overall shape is spherical with a series of concentric grooves on the upper half (painted black, red, green, and yellow) and a flaring knob on the base; Series of concentric red and black bands decorate the lower portion.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Max Diam = 6.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0295A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0295A-C; Figurines (man and woman on stand)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman on stand)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukui Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Region: Hokuriku; City: Ono; Awara Hot Springs
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Simple carvings, probably representing a man and woman, each dressed in a mino, a straw rain and snow cape; Figurines are unpainted except for their white faces and a white stripe around their sleeves; Figures stand on separate rectangular wooden base that is painted black.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 8.3, Depth = 5.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0296   CAS 1993-0001-0296; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise: Ise Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Carved and painted spinning top carved on a lathe and assembled from several pieces; Main body of top consists of a hollow sphere, fitted together from two pieces and painted in red, black, and yellow bands; Slit on side of top produces whistling sound when top is spun; Small knob projects from the bottom (on which top spins) and longer stem handle (threaded through large wooden bead) is glued into top surface of sphere.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.4, Max Diam = 8.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0297   CAS 1993-0001-0297; Top (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Top (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Carved and painted spinning top carved on a lathe from a single piece of wood; Top is shaped like an acorn, with a wide, shallow groove (for launching the top by means of a rope) just below the upper edge; Upper surface is painted in concentric red, black, yellow, and green bands.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Max Diam = 5.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0298   CAS 1993-0001-0298; Wood carving (face)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (face)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Saitama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.7, Max Diam = 0.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0299   CAS 1993-0001-0299; Figurine (princess)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (princess)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Oita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takeda
Maker's Name Tsuneto Goto
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of head of a princess, dressed in a red garment reminiscent of the dhoti worn by Indian priests, decorated with the pine-bamboo-plum motifs; Reverse side of figurine is painted with a black pear-shaped motif, possibly representing a very stylized line drawing of a seated woman as seen from the back (?); Designed to always stand upright; Traditionally, this doll is thrown into the houses of friends in the early morning of New Year’s Day, to symbolize unexpected luck; The doll’s ability to immediately stand upright implies that the recipient might immediately recover from any unexpected mishaps during the coming year.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.9, Width = 7.0, Depth = 6.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0300   CAS 1993-0001-0300; Figurine (princess)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (princess)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ehime Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsuyama
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a princess, dressed in a red garment reminiscent of the dhoti worn by Indian priests and shown holding a single, gold tama or jewel in a black vessel, with a second tama depicted on her head; Designed to always stand upright; Historically, when Empress Jingu became pregnant, her yet unborn child (Emperor Ojin) was named “emperor in the womb,” to whom the gods had promised “three Han” (Korean) kingdoms that Empress Jingu later conquered; Emperor Ojin later had a wife name (Y)ehime, so the name of this doll might be a play on words and forms of a mother-child-wife trinity, as dolls of this type are made in several sizes, shown holding one, two, or three gold tama; Dolls such as this example, with one tama, are invoked for prosperity and safe childbirth, and are presented to new parents as a congratulatory gift; The first examples of this doll appeared in 1861 and were made from wood.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.7, Width = 5.9, Depth = 5.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0301   CAS 1993-0001-0301; Figurine (princess)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (princess)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okinawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1984
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a princess dressed in a red and yellow garment with her head uncovered; Designed to always stand upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Width = 7.0, Depth = 7.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0302   CAS 1993-0001-0302; Rattle (Emperor Ojin)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle (Emperor Ojin)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ishikawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kanazawa; Hachiman Shrine
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine representing the Emperor Ojin as a child, dressed in his imperial red garments and decorated with pine, bamboo, and plum motifs, all symbols for a good new year; Designed to always stand upright; This toy originated at the Hachiman Shrine of Kanazawa, where Emperor Ojin was deified; Traditionally, it is given to sick people to aid in their recovery, and to married couples as a wish for healthy children.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Width = 6.9, Depth = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0303   CAS 1993-0001-0303; Figurine (princess)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (princess)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Ward: Kita; Temple: Senbon Shaka-Do
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1987
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a princess dressed in a red garment, reminiscent of a dhoti worn by Indian priests; Her painted black hair frames her face; Very minimal ornamentation; Designed to always stand upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 5.5, Depth = 5.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0304   CAS 1993-0001-0304; Figurine (Daruma)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Daruma)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gunma Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takasaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché Daruma figurine in the form of a man's head whose eyes are left unpainted; According to tradition, one eye is painted when the purchaser reveals the favor he has asked of the deity at a shrine, and the second eye is painted if and when the favor is granted; Designed to always stand upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.5, Width = 11.6, Depth = 11.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0305   CAS 1993-0001-0305; Figurine (Daruma)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Daruma)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Gunma Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takasaki
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché Daruma figurine in the form of a man's head whose eyes are left unpainted; According to tradition, one eye is painted when the purchaser reveals the favor he has asked of the deity at a shrine, and the second eye is painted if and when the favor is granted; Designed to always stand upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Width = 8.0, Depth = 6.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0306   CAS 1993-0001-0306; String ball
Category Folk Toys
Object Name String ball
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Styrofoam; Thread
Description Ball made by carefully winding threads in certain patterns and colors to form certain designs or geometric shapes; The background color of this ball is red, while black, green, gold, and pale green have been woven over the top of the red to produce a pattern of interlocking squares and triangles, each containing a star-like motif; Traditionally, balls of this sort were made by a mother and then presented to her daughter at the beginning of the new year and used for catching; More recently, they are used as hanging ornaments; Thread balls are made in virtually every Japanese prefecture.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 7.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0307   CAS 1993-0001-0307; Wood carving (embracing couple)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (embracing couple)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.0, Width = 4.7, Depth = 4.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0308A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0308A,B; Doll on stand (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll on stand (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Wood; Ink; String; Glue
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.7, Width = 9.1, Length = 7.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0309   CAS 1993-0001-0309; Kite / postcard
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite / postcard
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Watercolor paints; Bamboo; Cotton string
Description Watercolor painting on paper depicting face of a woman with black hair and wearing a red and pale yellow hat and a multi-colored garment; Painting is mounted on series of bamboo slats and then backed with a second piece of paper, the edges wrapped in purple colored paper; Series of strings on front suggest use as kite; Japanese writing on reverse (identical to that of CAS 1993-0001-0310 and CAS 1993-001-0311).
Dimensions (cm) Width = 10.0, Thickness = 0.2, Length = 14.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0310   CAS 1993-0001-0310; Kite / postcard
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite / postcard
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Bamboo; Watercolor paints; Cotton string
Description Watercolor painting on paper depicting face of a man with black hair and bushy eyebrows and mustache; Painting is mounted on series of bamboo slats and then backed with a second piece of paper, the edges wrapped in purple colored paper; Series of strings on front suggest use as kite; Japanese writing on reverse (identical to CAS 1993-0001-0309 and CAS 1993-0001-0311).
Dimensions (cm) Width = 10.0, Thickness = 0.2, Length = 14.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0311   CAS 1993-0001-0311; Kite / postcard
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite / postcard
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aomori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Bamboo; Watercolor paints; Cotton string
Description Watercolor painting on paper depicting face of a man with black hair and wearing a pale purple hat and a red checkered garment; Painting is mounted on series of bamboo slats and then backed with a second piece of paper, the edges wrapped in purple colored paper; Series of strings on front suggest use as kite; Japanese writing on reverse (identical to CAS 1993-0001-0309 and CAS 1993-0001-0310).
Dimensions (cm) Width = 10.0, Thickness = 0.2, Length = 14.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0312A-E   CAS 1993-0001-0312A-E; Figurines (man and woman on stand) in lidded box
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (man and woman on stand) in lidded box
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yoshino
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Cherry and other wood; Paint
Description A,B: Rectangular wooden box with separate lid, assembled from several pieces and glued together; Several Japanese characters and a shop mark are stamped on the exterior of the lid in either red or black ink; C: Small figurine of a man in standing position, minimally carved from a section of a cherry tree branch, with the natural bark incorporated into the carving to represent the figure’s cloak; Bark has been removed on front and painted blue, green, and white to depict the inner side of the cloak; The figure’s head has been carved with a lathe from one end of the branch and painted with delicate facial features, black painted hair cropped just above the neck and a gold crown or helmet held in place with painted red cord that extends down the side of the head; Double length of commercial multi-ply purple cordage is wrapped around figure’s waist and tied at front; D: Female figure similar to male figure except the interior of her cloak is red, yellow and white, secured with double length of red cordage around waist; Female figure does not wear anything on her head; E: Rectangular wooden block painted along front edge only to serve as platform base for the two figures. Pre-printed explanatory text (in Japanese) on yellow paper accompanies figures.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.0, Width = 7.1, Depth = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0313   CAS 1993-0001-0313; Figurine (3 drummers)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (3 drummers)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kokura
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Slipcast clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.4, Width = 9.9, Depth = 7.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0314   CAS 1993-0001-0314; Boat (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Boat (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsue
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Paper
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.2, Width = 5.5, Length = 10.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0315   CAS 1993-0001-0315; Boat (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Boat (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Taiji
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Model of a whaling boat, a narrow, streamlined and flat-bottomed rowing vessel vessel developed in the 1700s to pursue whales; The hull of the boat is carved from a single piece of wood, with an extended masthead beam notched into the bow at water level; The stern is squared off, and two crossbeams are laid across the boat near the bow, probably to serve as seats; Interior of boat is painted red, the underbody is black, and the sides are painted in brightly colored diagonal stripes, some with floral designs: Maker’s name (?) is inscribed in Japanese characters on underside. See CAS 1993-0001-0285 and CAS 1993-0001-0286 for examples of similar whaling boats toys made in other regions.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.9, Width = 6.2, Length = 22.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0316   CAS 1993-0001-0316; Ornament (bundles of wood)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (bundles of wood)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kyoto
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Metallic string
Description
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 4.5, Length = 15.5 (tied)

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0317   CAS 1993-0001-0317; Pheasant on wheels (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Pheasant on wheels (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hitoyoshi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Bamboo
Description Carved and painted toy in the form of a stylized pheasant (red, white, green, and yellow), mounted on two pine wheels with a bamboo axle.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Width = 7.4, Length = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0318   CAS 1993-0001-0318; Wood carving (man at work)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (man at work)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagasaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.4, Width = 3.9, Length = 3.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0319   CAS 1993-0001-0319; Bamboo carving (landscape scene)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Bamboo carving (landscape scene)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kanagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hakone
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Bamboo; Paint
Description Three-dimensional landscape scene consisting of small figures cut out of bamboo, assembled and mounted on a bamboo base; Scene shows a man seated beneath a tree with his horse standing nearby and a snow-capped mountain in background; Near man is upright marker with inscription (now faded).
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.7, Width = 6.6, Depth = 3.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0320   CAS 1993-0001-0320; Wood carving (3 monkeys)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (3 monkeys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Oita Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Beppu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 3.4, Width = 6.1, Length = 4.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0321   CAS 1993-0001-0321; Figurine (rooster & chicken)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rooster & chicken)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamaguchi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Shuhodo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Onyx
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Width = 4.7, Length = 9.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0322   CAS 1993-0001-0322; Wood carving (man)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Wakayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.8, Width = 4.2, Length = 3.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0323   CAS 1993-0001-0323; Wood carving (bear with fish)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (bear with fish)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nagano Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yudanaka
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description Carving of bear with fish on its back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.2, Width = 4.6, Length = 7.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0324   CAS 1993-0001-0324; Wood carving (deer dancer)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (deer dancer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hamamaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1983
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paper; Paint; Wool
Description Three-dimensional carving of a dancer dressed to represent a deer; Figure wears elaborate head mask that extends to the waist and includes wooden antlers and two fringed poles up the back; Dancer carries red and white drum at his waist and is mounted on a wooden base; Figure is predominantly black with accents of blue, orange, gold, green, red and white; Inscription on front of base; The costume upon which this figure is based is very ancient, but this type of toy doll was not made until 1929.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.4, Width = 5.1, Depth = 4.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0325   CAS 1993-0001-0325; Figurine (monkey)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shimane Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Izumo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.8, Width = 5.0, Depth = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0326   CAS 1993-0001-0326; Figurine (rat?)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rat?)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurashiki
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.3, Width = 4.9, Depth = 7.3

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0327   CAS 1993-0001-0327; Ornament (squid atop jar)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (squid atop jar)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Shodo
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay; Squid; Ribbon; Beads
Description Small barrel-shaped clay jar with an embossed image of a squid appliquéd to the side and a small actual squid perched atop rim; Squid is decorated with pair of turquoise-colored eyes made from beads and white painted eyebrows; A piece of white ribbon is wrapped around the squid’s head; Extensive Japanese writing is incised on the side of the jar; See 1993-0001-0247 for a nearly identical piece made by the same artist.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Width = 4.7, Max Diam = 3.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0328   CAS 1993-0001-0328; Figurine (dog)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurashiki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1982
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Clay; String
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing dog with a weighted bobbing head; Dog is entirely white except for brown ears, brown spots on each front leg and across its rump, yellow eyes, blue nose, and red mouth; A dark green blanket with red and pink floral motifs is painted on the dog’s back; Paper sticker attached to dog’s underbelly is printed in Japanese.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.6, Width = 4.7, Length = 10.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0329A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0329A,B; Animated toy (girl and boy with moving heads)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (girl and boy with moving heads)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hyogo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kinosaki
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.6, Max Diam = 2.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0330A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0330A,B; Animated toys (figurines of boy and girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toys (figurines of boy and girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hyogo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kinosaki
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.0, Max Diam = 2.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0331A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0331A,B; Figurines (2 deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurines (2 deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description Pair of papier mâché deer (one male, one female), both in standing position and similarly painted with brown bodies with white spots and white underbellies and hind quarters; Male also sports pair of white antlers; Length of dark green ribbon is looped around deer’s necks and their mid-sections.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.4, Width = 6.5, Length = 13.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0332   CAS 1993-0001-0332; Figurine (dog with basket on head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dog with basket on head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tokyo Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nihombashi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Bamboo; Paint; Cord
Description Papier mâché figurine of standing dog, predominantly white with red and black facial details and blue, red, and yellow rosette on each side; Dog is covered with an open-weave, natural-colored basket; The dog and the basket are secured together with a length of red string, whose ends are tied into a loop at the top so the dog can be suspended near a baby’s bed; This type of toy is usually presented to new babies when they make their first visit to the family shrine (31 days after birth for a boy, 33 days after birth for a girl), and then are hung near the baby’s bed to provide amusement when the baby is awake and protection against a clogged up nose when he or she is asleep.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.0, Width = 8.3, Length = 10.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0333   CAS 1993-0001-0333; Figurine (rabbit)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (rabbit)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Okayama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Clay; Wire
Description Papier mâché figurine of a white rabbit with a weighted, bobbing head and very large ears; Facial features are painted red and blue and floral motifs on rabbit’s back and rump are blue, orange, and green; Strip of red fabric is tied in bow and attached to rabbit’s back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.1, Width = ca. 7.2, Length = 8.9

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0334   CAS 1993-0001-0334; Wood carving (hawk)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (hawk)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Yamagata Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Yonezawa; Village: Sasano; Shrine: Sasano Jinja
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint
Description Figurine of a hawk carved from a single piece of wood, with the carver using only two knives to form delicate feather patterns from shavings; Upper portion of carving is lightly painted; Lower portion of carving is unmodified.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 24.3, Width = 8.0, Depth = 11.2

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0335   CAS 1993-0001-0335; Figurine (girl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (girl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tottori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kurayoshi
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché female doll in a standing position, wearing a red kimono and a black obi: Hakota is a regional word to describe a naive country girl, and according to tradition, this type of doll expresses the charm and modesty of girls from Kurayoshi; This type of doll also resembles a kokeshi doll in form; A red kimono is also representative of a servant girl; Artist’s name(?) is written in Japanese script on back of figurine. See CAS 1993-0001-0209 for a larger example of this same doll.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.5, Width = 3.1, Depth = 3.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0336A-C   CAS 1993-0001-0336A-C; Sword (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Sword (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Plastic; Plant fiber; Cotton ribbon; Paper; Ink
Description
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = ca. 4.5, Length = 89.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0337   CAS 1993-0001-0337; Horse (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Horse (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Aichi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kasugai
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Bamboo; Paint
Description Modeled head of a horse, predominantly white with black main and blue nose and mouth; Mounted on bamboo (?) stick painted green; Buddhist symbol of flaming pearl is painted in red on both sides of horse's neck.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 7.0, Width = 3.7, Length = 8.0

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0338   CAS 1993-0001-0338; Kite
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hamamatsu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1962
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Bamboo; Paper; Ink; Thread
Description Miniature kite made from rectangular piece of yellow rice paper glued to a framework of 4 very thin bamboo splints arranged in an “X” pattern with a 3rd vertical splint bracing the center of the kite and a 4th one extending across the top edge; White paper streamer is attached to each bottom corner; Actual kit is imprinted with red star-like design whose spokes extend out to circle of 5 large red dots, and Japanese script in lower left corner; Short lengths of tan thread also secure yellow paper to central bamboo brace, just below center of kite and also just below upper bamboo brace.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 6.7, Depth = 1.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = 8.7

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0339   CAS 1993-0001-0339; Kite
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hamamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 6.4, Depth = 1.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = 8.6

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0340   CAS 1993-0001-0340; Kite
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Kite
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hamamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Wood; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 6.5, Depth = 1.0, Thickness = 0.1, Length = 8.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0341   CAS 1993-0001-0341; Stick bundle
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Stick bundle
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 7.3, Length = 35.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0342   CAS 1993-0001-0342; Animated toy (sumo wrestlers)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (sumo wrestlers)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hinaku
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1975
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood (Paulownia imperialis); Paint
Description Pair of sumo wrestlers, carved from flat pieces of wood; Both figures have movable legs and because their arms are interlocked, they appear to have only one pair of arms between them; Small hole drilled through arms is for insertion of small stick, which is twisted to simulate the various moves made by wrestlers during a match; Figures are unpainted except for painted red and blue loincloths and black facial features; This toy first appeared in the early 19th Century at a festival to commemorate the death of a famous sumo wrestler from the Hinaku area and has been sold at festivals ever since that time.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 19.8, Width = 14.8, Depth = 2.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0343   CAS 1993-0001-0343; Wood carving (horse)
Category Carvings; Folk Toys
Object Name Wood carving (horse)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Kooriyama
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1972
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Horse hair
Description Three-dimensional carving of a standing horse whose square-cut body is painted black and adorned with orange, blue, yellow, gold, and white trappings; Mane and tail are represented with actual horse hair.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.8, Width = 3.0, Length = ca. 6.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0344   CAS 1993-0001-0344; Figurine (dragon)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (dragon)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shiga Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data Town: Gokasho; District: Obata
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.2, Width = 15.0, Length = 4.9

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0345   CAS 1993-0001-0345; Rattle
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Rattle
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kyoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Clay
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.2, Max Diam = 4.1

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0346   CAS 1993-0001-0346; Fan (charm)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Fan (charm)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Nara Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nara; Shrine: Tôshôdai-ji
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Paper; Bamboo; Paint
Description Heart-shaped paper fan stretched over a bamboo frame and attached to bamboo handle; Heart-shaped portion of fan is bordered in red and distal end of handle is decorated with paper of several colors; A small scroll with Sanscrit printing is painted in the center of the fan; Fans like this are presented as charms on May 19th of each year to commemorate the death of a famous priest.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 16.6, Thickness = 1.3, Length = 43.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0347   CAS 1993-0001-0347; Doll (woman)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll (woman)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Corn husk; Silk cloth; Wood; Wire
Description Standing female doll made from folded corn husk, and mounted on metal wire rod on a wooden base; Dolls of this type were made to show regional differences in hair styles and manner of tying the obi (waist band on kimono) among Japanese women, and thus are faceless.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 18.7, Width = 3.7, Depth = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0348   CAS 1993-0001-0348; Chicken on wheels (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Chicken on wheels (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Miharu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1969
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Bamboo; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a chicken (white body, black tail, red head comb) mounted on two large wooden wheels on a bamboo axle; Outside faces of wheels are painted red, yellow, and green.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Width = 8.0, Depth = 9.1

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0349   CAS 1993-0001-0349; Figurine (woman and man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (woman and man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kochi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Harimaya-Bashi
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Wood; Paint; Paper; Bamboo
Description Papier mâché figurine depicting man and woman under an umbrella; Scene tells story of Junshin, a Buddhist monk, who fell in love with a woman named Ouma; The couple was forced to meet at night; Thus Junshin is hiding behind a head scarf and carries a lantern; Ouma's obi is undone, indicating the erotic nature of their relationship; Junshin wears a black and gray kimono; Ouma wears a red kimono; Figures are mounted on a wooden base that is unpainted, except the front edge, which is painted red.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.4, Width = 5.8, Depth = 5.8

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0350   CAS 1993-0001-0350; Catfish (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Catfish (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tochigi Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 6.7, Thickness = 1.4, Length = 17.7

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0351   CAS 1993-0001-0351; Figurine (monkey on deer)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (monkey on deer)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Hiroshima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Miyajima
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.8, Width = 11.3, Depth = 5.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0352A,B   CAS 1993-0001-0352A,B; Animated toy (monkey on pole)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Animated toy (monkey on pole)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Miyazaki Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Nobeoka
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood, Papier mâché; Bamboo; Paper; Feathers; Ribbon; Thread
Description Animated toy consisting of a papier mâché monkey wearing a blue and gold hat of a Sambaso dancer (whose dances appease the gods and bring good luck) and carrying a paper drum and a Shinto gohei (cut-paper offering to the gods) on its back; Monkey is suspended on a tall bamboo pole that is topped with white feathers, the pole, in turn, mounted in a cross-section piece cut from the branch of a cherry tree, and in turn, glued to a rectangular wood base that is painted black; Apparently missing is a large paper banner painted with an iris (the flower emblem for Boys’ Day) that would be attached to the monkey and act like a sail in the wind, causing the monkey to either climb or descend the pole; Parents would traditionally give this type of toy to a newborn boy to protect him against illness and also to symbolize their wish that he climb to a high position in life.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 43.5, Width = 6.8, Length = 9.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0353   CAS 1993-0001-0353; Figurine (owl)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (owl)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ehime Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Matsuyama; Spa: Dogo
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Grass; String; Pipe cleaner; Paper; Wood
Description Three-dimensional standing owl, fashioned from seed heads of “zebra grass” stems; Eyes are of black and white paper and beak is of wood (?); Figure is mounted on unpainted wooden base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.3, Width = 7.5, Depth = 6.4

Catalog Number CAS 1993-0001-0354   CAS 1993-0001-0354; Doll
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Doll
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kumamoto Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hinaku (Hinagu); Hot Spring Resort
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Cloth; Paint; Nails; Cardboard
Description Primitive female doll, the cylindrical body fashioned from a single piece of wood in the one-knife or ittobori technique; Simple arms and legs are wooden slats fastened to the body by small strips of red cotton fabric nailed to the body; Red apron with floral motif, typically worn by little boys, is painted on front of doll; This toy is named after Benta, the first man who made this type of doll, and/or after Okinjo, the woman who supposedly modeled for it.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.3, Max Diam = 3.3

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0355   CAS 1993-0001-0355; Yo-yo (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Yo-yo (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; String
Description Wooden yo-yo, assembled from two lathe-cut discs that are joined by a central wooden spool around which a cotton cord is wound; Edges of yo-yo are painted purple; Concentric red and green bands decorate the faces.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 3.2, Max Diam = 6.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0356   CAS 1993-0001-0356; Harmonica
Category Folk Toys; Musical Instruments
Object Name Harmonica
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Shizuoka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Hamamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Metal
Description
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.3, Thickness = 1.1, Length = 3.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0357   CAS 1993-0001-0357; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data Yunohara Spa
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Stone; Wood
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.1, Width = 3.2, Length = 4.4

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0359A-D   CAS 1993-0001-0359A-D; Box with lid and 2 lion heads (toys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Box with lid and 2 lion heads (toys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takamatsu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint; Simulated hair; Simulated leather; String; Tape; Lacquer
Description A,B: Rectangular storage box for lion head masks (CAS 1993-0001-0359C and 1993-0001-0359D); Front panel of box is fitted into slots and is removable; Box is unpainted, except for Japanese characters written on front panel; C: Miniature lion head mask made of papier mâché and wood, painted with rust-colored lacquer paint and adorned with simulated leather ears and white simulated hair mane; Hinged lower jaw is attached with tape and manipulated by means of short string; D: Miniature lion head mask made of papier mâché and wood, painted with black lacquer paint and adorned with simulated leather ears and red simulated hair mane; Hinged lower jaw is attached with tape and manipulated by means of short string.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.5, Width = 16.0, Depth = 8.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0360A-F   CAS 1993-0001-0360A-F; Box with lid and lion head and Daruma doll (toys)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Box with lid and lion head and Daruma doll (toys)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Ishikawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985-1990
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Simulated hair; Paper; Commercial cloth; Thread; Papier mâché
Description A,B: Rectangular storage box for lion head mask (CAS 1993-0001-0360C-E) and Daruma (CAS 1993-0001-0360F); Front of lid is fitted into side slots and is removable; Box is unpainted except for Japanese characters written on front panel; C,D: Miniature carved lion head mask with white simulated hair mane; Teeth are painted gold and interior of mouth, nostrils, and ears are red; Lion holds separate carved sword (with gold paper hilt) in its mouth and rests on a small pillow (CAS 1993-0001-0360E); E: Miniature square cushion on which rests the lion head mask (CAS 1993-0001-0360C,D); Front of cushion is green with white sunburst patterns; Underside is plain white; F: Daruma doll depicting Emperor Ojin as a child, dressed in imperial red and holding blue basket in front; Figure is weighted in its base so that it always stands upright.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.3, Width = 21.5, Depth = 10.6

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0361   CAS 1993-0001-0361; Turtle (toy)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Turtle (toy)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Shell: walnut; Wood; Wire; Paint; Glue
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 2.4, Width = 2.4, Length = 4.1

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0362   CAS 1993-0001-0362; Ornament (dolls on wreath)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Ornament (dolls on wreath)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Tottori Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1965
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Straw; Paper; Bamboo
Description Loosely woven, shallow straw basket in which rest paper figures of a man and a woman, each depicted wearing a red kimono.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 2.5, Max Diam = 19.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0363   CAS 1993-0001-0363; String ball
Category Folk Toys
Object Name String ball
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Thread; Paper
Description Ball of black thread wrapped over a paper core, decorated with additional colored threads (red and green) that form 6 stars within an orange and white striped lattice.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 10.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0364   CAS 1993-0001-0364; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Fukushima Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Miharu
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Plant fiber
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with upraised tail and bared teeth; Body of tiger is painted yellow and black with white, red, blue, and green accents; Whiskers are made of dyed plant fiber.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.3, Width = 15.0, Depth = 6.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0365   CAS 1993-0001-0365; Puppet mask (lion head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Puppet mask (lion head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1978
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Chicken feathers; Cloth; Nails; String
Description Carved and painted hand-held lion mask with movable jaws and ears; Predominant color is red with gold, black, and silver accents; White chicken feathers decorate top of mask; Green fabric is draped down the back.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 10.5, Width = 16.0, Depth = 8.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0366   CAS 1993-0001-0366; Puppet mask (lion head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Puppet mask (lion head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Toyama Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takaoka
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1962
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Horse hair; Nails; String
Description Carved and painted hand-held lion mask with movable jaws and ears; Predominant color is black with gold and red accents; Tufts of black horse hair are inserted into top of mask.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.8, Width = 22.2, Depth = 12.0

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0367   CAS 1993-0001-0367; Puppet mask (lion head)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Puppet mask (lion head)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Mie Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Ise
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1982
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Wood; Paint; Simulated wool; Cloth; Nails; String; Bamboo
Description Carved and painted hand-held lion mask with movable jaws and ears that can be manipulated by means of a flexible bamboo rod; Predominant color is red with gold and black accents; Tuft of synthetic white wool decorates top of mask; Green fabric is draped down the back and across bamboo rod.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.0, Width = 9.0, Depth = 15.8

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0368   CAS 1993-0001-0368; Figurine (tiger)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (tiger)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Osaka Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970s
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description Papier mâché figurine of a standing tiger with bobbing head; Body of tiger is painted yellow and black with red, blue, and white accents; This type of toy is sold during the New Year or other festivals.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 6.0, Width = 5.0, Length = 11.5

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0369   CAS 1993-0001-0369; Figurine (Ebisu god)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (Ebisu god)
Culture Japanese
Global Region East Asia
Country Japan
State/Prov./Dist. Kagawa Prefecture
County
Other Geographic Data City: Takamatsu
Maker's Name
Date of Manufacture
Collection Name Kadota Collection (Japanese Folk Toys)
Materials Papier mâché [paper mache]; Paint
Description
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.8, Width = 5.9, Depth = 4.2

Catalog Number

CAS 1993-0001-0370   CAS 1993-0001-0370; Figurine (man)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Figurine (man)