Rare Large KERAI Musha Doll Soldier Meiji Period
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This musha doll dated during Meiji Period (1868-1912). This kerai is very rare, a large musha doll like this not common. He measures approximately 17" H kneeling, x 11". Exactly as seen on the photo, very good for the age. This is a collectible piece and would definitely a great addition to any of your Japanese collection.
The peace of the Edo era followed centuries of internecine warfare that had inhibited the country's growth and prosperity. The Tokugawa shogun, with the headquarters in Edo, forcibly united the country under the 260-year pax Tokugawana. The samurai families who had fought for centuries were now the ruling class and operated the bureaucracy. Deprived of wars (their raison d'etre), samurai has to adjust to their status, rapidly changing economic realities, and great social dislocations. During the opening decades of the Edo era, nostalgia for war found many many expressions, including the re-emergence of Tango no Sekku, celebrating boys in the fifth month, as the third month Hina Matsuri did for girls.
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- Brandon, Florida
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- used-very good