This higasa, or parasol, is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The parasol has a bamboo pole and ribbing, with a black atama rokuro (top cap) and a silk covering that has mostly deteriorated over time. The remaining silk is a neutral color (perhaps faded from white) with...
|AB 782 o|
This sensu, or accordion-style folding fan, is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The miniature fan has wooden ribbing and a paper mount, painted with a scene of blue and white irises against a flowing gold and orange background. The painting is likely an allusion to the...
|AB 782 s|
|Battledore, Shuttlecocks, & Otedama||
This collection of toys is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The set includes a hagoita (battledore) and two shuttlecocks for use in the New Year's game hanetsuki, as well as two otedama bean bags. The hagoita (AB 782 u.1) has a black handle and...
|AB 782 u.1-5|
|Miss Kyoto Doll||
Miss Kyoto, on display in one of the "street windows" by The Japanese House, is a Friendship Doll and an example of the Ichimatsu Ningyo type of traditional Japanese doll. She has a composition head, legs, and arms, a stuffed body, and black hair. Her kimono is...
|Mirror and Case Accessories||
This mirror, case, and stand set are Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The set includes five pieces featuring a black lacquer background painted with a gold leaf and floral design. The mirror is made of metal (possibly bronze), with a bamboo-wrapped handle. The other pieces include a box with a lid...
This pair of formal zori sandals are Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The zori are covered with a cream-colored silk with a pattern of pale green and olive leaves and orange and green flowers. They have padded silk thongs covered in the same fabric. There are orange and white...
This pair of geta are Miss Kyoto accessories. This distinctive style of geta is known as okobo (or pokkuri or koppori) because of the sound they make when walking. They are intended for very formal wear by young girls and geisha-in-training (...
This hairpin is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The ornament consists of an arrangement of silk flowers on a straight wooden pin. The flowers include four cream and brown flowers, one orange flower, and one orange and cream flower. There is a small pearl at the center of each flower...
|Tea Set & Bamboo Container||
This tea set (AB 782.14) is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The set includes five white porcelain tea cups with a blue floral design, five black metal saucers, and a matching blue and white porcelain dish for cooling water (that looks like a saucer). The water dish has no handles; it...
|AB 782.14 - AB 782.15|
This tea canister is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The tea caddy is made of tin, and has a body and a lid. The caddy is black and painted with an image in gold, red, and green of a woman picking tea, with a village and Mt. Fuji in the background. There is an inscription in Japanese...
This teapot is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The teapot is made of white porcelain with blue flowers, and matches the teacups of AB 782.14. Its spout and handle are at right angles to each other; the handle is hollow. The set includes three pieces: the body of the teapot, a matching...
|Hibachi Set for Tea||
This water kettle (hibachi) and bamboo water scoop set is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The set is a miniature of the kind of set used to heat water for tea during a tea ceremony. The metal hibachi (brazier) is round and brown, with a blackened incised base. There is...
This toy lamb is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. It is made of stuffed white wool and has black eyes, an orange stitched mouth and nose, a curled tail, floppy ears, and splayed legs. The lamb wears a padded silk collar tied around its neck with a brass bell.
This otedama (game of bean bag toss) set is part of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The otedama bean bags are held in an orange and cream colored silk-covered, crescent-shaped box, decorated with an orange moon and star on the cover. The inside of the box is lined with blue...
This purse is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The purse is in the shape of a baby doll, lying in an outstreched position on its stomach; at the top of the back is a drawstring opening. The doll has black hair, and short fabric arms and legs. The purse is covered in silk, featuring an...
|Tea Parties Booklet||
This booklet on tea parties is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The paper booklet is block printed in polychrome and folded accordian style into four panels. The cover features a pagoda peeking out from a cluster of sakura (cherry blossoms) and the title: "Japanese Children and...
This miniature lacquer trunk is a Miss Kyoto accessory. The trunk is covered in black lacquer that has been painted with a gold leaf design and circular shapes divided by two bars. Tin pieces cover the corners of the trunk and comprise the lock and hinge hardware. There is a faded red and gold...
This pair of miniature bonbori lamps is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. They are both made of black lacquer with a painted gold leaf design on the base. The six-sided lampshades are made from separate pieces of silk painted with sakura (cherry blossoms). The lampshade...
|AB 782.6 and AB 782.7|
|Miniature Sewing Chest||
This unusually shaped sewing chest is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The chest is made of black lacquer with a painted gold leaf and floral design. The square base has three layers of drawers: the bottom two drawers are as wide as the base, while the top layer is divided into two...
This chest is one of the Miss Kyoto doll accessories. The chest is made of black lacquer painted with a gold leaf and floral design. The corners are covered in tin; the lock, handles, and hinge hardware are also made of tin. The chest has five drawers, each with a cream and gold glitter...