A lovely hand-painted kokeshi by Sato Suigai (1920-TBD) with handpainted colorful, ornately decorated float representing Takayama Autumn Festival and Edo houses in Hida, Gifu Prefecture.
Takayama festival features colorful, ornately decorated floats. Some of the floats are topped with marionettes, and at set times puppeteers make them perform traditional dances. Usually, this happens mid-morning and early afternoon. After dark on the night of the 9th, the evening festivities begin with a100 lantern-lit yatai floats toured around town.
Every October 9 and 10, tens of thousands of people descend on Takayama for its grand autumn festival. The festival is about giving thanks while also marking the beginning of preparations for winter.
Height: approx. 14 cm
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