Darth Vader Musha Ningyo, collaboration of traditional Japanese doll manufacture Yoshitoku with STARWARS
As you may know it is said that STAR WARS creator George Lucas has influenced by Akira KurosawaJIdaigeki. Literally samurai drama, period film and play. The STAR WARS character Darth Vader came back into Musha Ningyo (also known as Gogatsu Ningyo, warrior doll) by Yoshitoku a major long established doll manufacturer found 300 years ago. If you have interest of the product you can buy direct from Japan on amazon.co.jp and Rakuten Global here under. If this is the first time to buy, see “How to amazon.jp”, “How to Rakuten” on the right side. But maybe don’t need to because it is easy to do.
Musha NIngyo (Gogatsu Ningyo) on Pinterest
Originally, Gogatsu Ningyo is a doll displaying on May 5 to celebrate the birth of boy, wishing grow up healthy, strong and wise man. To save a boy from disease and disaster and hoping to be a person of consequence. It is said that begun to desplay in Edo period for the Tango no Sekku (Boys' Day) To be the top of Bushi. But recently, from the incomparable beauty of it some people displays Kabuto (combat helmet) and Yoroi (armor) Kazari all year around as for decorating.
Types of Gogatsu Ningyo: Mainstream is Yoroi Kabuto roughly categorized to Kyo Kachu, Kyo Kabuto, Kyo Yoroi and Edo Kachu, Edo Kabuto, Edo Yoroi which are hand made by artisans.
Difference between Kyo Kabuto (Kyoto) and Edo Kabuto (Edo as today's Tokyo) Briefly, Kyo Kabuto is Traditionally and detailed. Edo Kabuto innovative and decorative.
Sword and bow: Some displays these but meaning is not for battle. Bow means against evil and sword (believed the soul live in). Has been used for rituals.
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"Kyugetsu" one of the major long established doll manufacture founded 1835.
Shoken (正絹): Pure Silk
Iro Iro Odoshi (色々縅): 3 to 5 color mixed Odoshi (tying method)
Akaito: Red string
Gogatsu Ningyo on Pinterest
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