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Antique Oshie - Kabuki Actor
Antique Oshie - Kabuki Actor
Antique Oshie - Kabuki Actor
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Antique Oshie - Kabuki Actor

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Oshie (lit. 'press picture') is a traditional padded applique technique done on a paper backing. Its origins date back to the the Heian period (794 to 1185) but it  became a popular pastime among wealthy women in the late Edo period (1600-1868). These women had time on their hands and access to  kimono remnants to use in their craft work.  Many oshie  were attached to sticks like this  which could be inserted into a wooden base for display.

This oshie probably  dates from the late 19th century and  is  the figure of an Edo period  kabuki actor, probably copied from an ukiyo-e print. The item in his hand is a pipe.   His face is a little dirty but he's generally in good condition for his age.  He measures 31cm long, including the stick, and 21cm wide. 

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