Japanese dolls (人形, ningyō, lit. “human form”) are one of the traditional Japanese crafts.
Princess Yaegaki is the heroine of the fateful tale “Honchô Nijûshikô”. The story revolves around the feuding Takeda and Uesugi families; Princess Yaegaki is a daughter of the Uesugi family, and her lover, Katsuyori, is the son and heir of the rival Takeda family.
Princess Yaegaki learned of her lover’s danger but was prevented from warning him by an icy lake outside her father’s castle that she was afraid to cross. She prayed to the god of the Suwa shrine who sent a white fox to protect her. As shown in the print, the princess carries a magical horned helmet, decorated with flowing white hair, as she follows the magic foxfires across the frozen lake to save her lover from sure death. Her furious dance as the fox spirit possesses her is the climax of both Bunraku and Kabuki performances of the story.
Dimensions: 9.5″ x 10″ x 14.5″
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*Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.