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Clay dolls from Hyogo

. Hyogo Folk Art - 兵庫県  .


Clay dolls from Hyogo 兵庫県 土人形 

The various clay dolls from Hyogo are very similar to the Fushimi clay dolls from Kyoto.

. Clay Dolls from Fushimi - 伏見土人形 .


Hayase tsuchi ningyoo 早瀬土人形 clay dolls from Hayase
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source : Tanba Kiri no Sato

Hayase is a small mountain village in the South of the prefecture.
The dolls are related to the Inabata Clay dolls. They have been made for only about 30 years in the family of Yamada san 山田忠夫.
They became extinct in the Meiji period, while the Inabata dolls are still made.

Sayoo village, Koozuki 佐用郡上月村 Sayo, Kozuki


Muraoka dolls 村岡人形
兵庫県村岡町 Hyogo, Muraoka village

The village is close to Katsurahata. The dolls were made until the late Meiji period.

manju kui 饅頭喰い eating Manju buns

. manjuu kui ningyo 饅頭食い人形 Boy eating Manju buns .


Shimotaki dolls 下滝 / 下滝人形
兵庫県丹波市山南町下滝 / Sannancho Shimotaki

Very similar to the Inabata clay dolls. They were formed and dried, but not fired.
Therefor they have a special shine on the polished outside, especially the facial expressions.

oogimochi 扇持ち woman with hand fan (ogi)
late Meiji period. About 34 cm high.


Tanba 丹波 / 旦波
Tanba no kuni 丹波国 the Tamba province of the Edo period, now parts belong to Hyogo, others to Kyoto.

Inabata tsuchi ningyoo 稲畑土人形 clay dolls from Inabata
Inabata is a hamlet in 氷上町 Higami village

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From Inabata village (not Inahata)
They are quite similar to the Fushimi clay dolls from Kyoto.
See also Hayase clay dolls above.

A young boy who wanted to support his poor farmer father made a visit to the local Fushimi Inari shrine in Inabata village. There he stopped in front of a shop selling the Fushimi clay dolls from Kyoto.
The name of the boy was Akai Wakataroo Tadatsune 赤井若太郎忠常 Akai Wakataro Tadatsune.
He began making clay dolls from the clay of the Tanba region (akai nendo 赤井粘土 red clay). This was around 1570.

source : tanbaTOKUSAN-01

By 1855 there were almost a hundred different molds for the clay dolls in the family business.
Now a descendent in the fourth generation, Akai Misa 赤井みさ, still made these dolls, but passed away in 1981.
赤井君代 Akai Kimiyo is the fifth generation and handles about 300 different forms.

Now 赤井君代 Akai Kimiyo is the fifth generation.

The most famous is 天神 Tenjin,
made from mixed clay (neri Tenjin 練天神) or papermachee. The figure is usually mounted on a two-layer wooden dias.

鯛金 Boy (Kintoki) with sea bream

take-hiki kintoki 竹引き金時 / 竹引金時 Kintoki pulling out bamboo

. Kato Kiyomasa 加藤清正 Inabata doll .

稲畑人形「香陽舘」(こうようかん)Koyo-Kan Museum
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Daikoku Ten 大黒天 with rice bales

The dolls sell best during the shrine festivals.
These dolls for seasonal festivals 節句人形  are very popular in the Tanba region.

書写 Shosha no Sato, Bijutsu Kohgei Kan
This is a small museum northwest of Himeji in the foothills and outer suburbs.
Information about a sword maker:
Inabata san lived in Hikami-cho in Tanba, at the end of the Edo period. His teacher passed to him techniques and styles of the late Edo period. Aki Wakatara is said to have established this art in Tanba, and his family continued it.
... The older figures of Inabata tend to be more simply made and painted. Smaller pictures of figures [in brackets] are of the same character for comparison, and from the Alan Pate book. These clay dolls are also called tsuji ningyo.
..... Hotei, one of 7 lucky gods
..... Ebissu, god of fishermen, with large red sea bream on shoulder
..... Daimyo Taikou (retired Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi) (Hayase doll)
..... Akagaki Genzo (1668-1703), one of the 47 Ronin samurai (Hayase doll)
..... Arajishi Dan no Suke (Hayase doll)
many Tenjin dolls - Sugawara no Michizane
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. 松曳き金太郎 Kintaro pulling out a pine .

. Masaoka and Tsuruchiyo 政岡と鶴喜代 clay doll .

丹波系土人形 clay dolls from the Tanba region
. okoso-zukin 御高祖頭巾 / お高祖頭巾 hood for winter .


Kazurahata tsuchi ningyoo 葛畑土人形 clay dolls from Kazurahata

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source : kabuki ningyo

They were most beautiful in the old homes without electricity, to be enjoyed in lamp light.
Locally, they are called "tsuchi biina つちびーな", clay hina dolls, since they were mostly made for the Dolls Festival.

The first generation was Maeda Saburoo-emon 前田三良右衛門, who died in 1913.
He was a tile maker and adapted his skills to make dolls similar to the Fushimi dolls.
The master of the third generation, Maeda Toshio 前田俊夫, died in 1968 and then they became extinct.

Yabu village 養父(やぶ)郡関宮町葛畑

kodomo asobi 子供遊び children playing
made by the first 初代前田友助 Maeda Tomosuke


source : sakigake-one.sakura.ne.jp/oldtoy... 葛畑土人形

俵持ち童子 boy carrying a rice bale
about 14 cm high

舞い女 dancing woman
about 29 cm high

お三輪 O-Sanrin
about 27 cm high
A character from the play 【妹背山女庭訓】Imoseyama onna teikin

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Imoseyama Onna Teikin
The play "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" was originally written for the puppet theater (Bunraku) and staged for the first time in the 1st lunar month of 1771 in Ôsaka at Takeda Shinmatsu's theater (ex-Takemotoza). It was quickly adapted for Kabuki and staged in Kyôto in the 3rd lunar month of 1771 at the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting]. It was a long run, produced from the 25th of March to the 10th of the 5th lunar month of 1771.
This play is based on the Taika coup d'etat in 645,
in which Emperor Tenchi, with his loyal minister Fujiwara no Kamatari, succeeded in destroying the wicked Soga no Iruka.
- - - - - The drama "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" is made up of 5 acts:

The actors Arashi Koroku IV (bottom/left), Nakamura Utaemon III (middle) and Bandô Mitsugorô III (top/right) playing the roles of Omiwa, Fukashichi and Soga no Iruka in the "Mikasayama Goten" act, which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1821 at the Kado no Shibai
- The full story is here ;
- source : kabuki21.com... -


source : www.asahi-net.or.jp

西但地方 鯉抱き金太 / 八千代近辺 相撲取り
with photos :
source : www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp

Clay Dolls from Hyogo - large collection
source : i-kimoto/Furusato

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sekku ningyoo 節句人形 dolls for the seasonal festivals

are very popular in the Tanba region.

The New Year's day,
the Girl's festival, (now in March),
the Boy's festival (now in May),
the Tanabata Star festival, (now in July), and
the Chrysanthemum festival, (now in September)


. Regional Folk Toys from Hyogo .

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1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Tanba Kaido 丹波街道 / 旦波街道 Tanba Highway
From Tanba (Tamba) to Kyoto.