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AB 76-127

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What is it?
Otedama
What is it made of?
Silk/Rice/String
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
pre-1976
Object ID
AB 76-127
Description

These five otedama, or silk bags filled with rice, are part of a game. There are four red and white beanbags and one yellow. The game is played by tossing the yellow beanbag into the air and picking up the other bags before it lands, in a manner similar to "jacks."

They were donated to the Boston Children's Museum by Mr. Jiro Nanbu of the Citizens of Kyoto, Japan in 1976 to honor the BostonKyoto Sister City relationship and the move of The Japanese House to Boston. 

Credit
Donated by the citizens of Kyoto, Japan, 1976
AB 76-127 Otedama