toy bow

Wooden, possibly rattan, 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 a wooden 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, which is decorated with a gold-coloured medallion depicting a dragon in relief.

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