doll (toy (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia))

Doll representing royal retainer (shityou). Wearing a white kariginu (a kind of long waistcoat) over a black and silver-blue brocade kimono, and a hat (eboshi). In his hands he carries a tachi-kasa, a sign that the emperor is coming. This doll would sit on the right side as we face the display.

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