toy bow; bow stand; toy arrows

Model bow and arrow set on a stand, with 19 model arrows. (i) Wooden curved model bow, hama-yumi, covered with black lacquer segmented with bamboo binding, with some bands of red pigment and red cord detailing in the upper half. The ends are covered with metal. The bow is attached to stand at the middle by a purple silk cord with two tassels, which passes through a hole in the centre of a black lacquered, circular boss decorated with a gold-coloured medallion depicting a dragon in relief. (ii) Rectangular wooden stand with a vertical prop covered with black lacquer. There is a gold lacquer band around the top edge of the base. (iii)19 model arrows (hama-ya) with wooden shafts. 17 of the arrows have three white and brown feather flights, and shafts decorated with bands of black and gold lacquer. The two smaller arrows have wooden shafts covered with red pigment and black and gold lacquer detail. These two have ivory notched ends with four feather flights attached above and below with grey silk cord. No heads are attached to any of the arrows.

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