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Doro ningyo Yokihi



Doro ningyoo 泥人形 "mud dolls", clay dolls

from Tientsin
source : Bonji

These are clay dolls from China.
There are two lines
天津 の「泥人張の泥人形」from Tientsin
江蘇省無錫 の「恵山泥人形」from Kiangsu


asebamu ya doro ningyoo no Yooki hi mo

sweating -
even the clay doll of
Princess Yoki-Hi

Oshima Tamio 大島民郎

Yang Gui Fei, 杨贵妃 as Yokihi
Yang Gui Fei, 杨贵妃, or Lady Yang was the consort of Tang Emperor who was forced to commit suicide during a mutiny in 756 CE.

Yang Yuhuan was born in 719, early in the reign of her future husband Emperor Xuanzong. Her great-great-grandfather Yang Wang (楊汪) was a key official during the reign of Emperor Yang of Sui, and, after the breakup of Sui Dynasty, served one of the contenders to succeed Sui, Wang Shichong the Emperor of Zheng; Yang Wang was then killed when Wang Shichong was defeated by Tang Dynasty forces in 621. Yang Wang was from Huayin (華陰, in modern Weinan, Shaanxi), but his clan subsequently relocated to Yongle (永樂, in modern Yuncheng, Shanxi).

In Japan, Yang Gui Fei, is known as Yokihi.
The Japanese believed that Lady Yang did not die in Mawei but had escape to Japan. One version claimed that she arrived by sea at Yamaguchi, 山口县, and died shortly afterwards. There is also a Lady Yang tomb in where the Japanese believed she was buried. Other versions claimed that Lady Yang participated in Japanese court life and even helped to suppress Japanese palace coups.
In 2002, the popular Japanese star, Yamaguchi Momoe, 山口百惠 claimed that she was a descendent of Lady Yang.
In Kyoto, there are two temples related to Lady Yang.

When the Tang court ended the An Lu Shan rebellion, 安史之乱, Emperor Tang Ming Huang had already abdicated in favor of his son. When he returned to Chang an, Tang Ming Huang missed Lady Yang and had heard about her death in Japan. He instructed a general to send two Buddhist sculptures to the temple where she was buried.

The General arrived in Japan but left the sculpture in another temple, Seiryoji, 清凉寺, in Kyoto. When the other temple heard about the incident, the two temples began negotiating about the two sculptures and even had to involve the Japanese Imperial Court.
In another temple Sennyoji, 泉涌寺, in Kyoto, they claimed to have a sculpture of Lady Yang as a guan yin, 杨贵妃观音. This sculpture is now classified as a national treasure.

So did Lady Yang Gui Fei die at Mawei
or did she escape to Japan?

source : ww.chinatownology.com

. Yookihi Kannon 楊貴妃観音 Yokihi Kannon amulet .

performance with Kabuki actor
Bando Tamasaburo 坂東玉三郎


this peony
like the face of Yang Guifei
when she awakens . . .

. - Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規 - .

The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 3.

. Peony Haiku .


Look at this gallery of Tientsin dolls:
. Reference : Bonji .


. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .

. Tohoku after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011



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