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Japanese Shoki Doll, Demon Queller #3

Japanese Shoki Doll, Demon Queller #3


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1980: Item # 104715
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Japanese Shoki (demon queller) doll for the Japanese Boy's Day. The story of Shoki came from ancient Chinese folklore. He was known to cure ailing emperor of the Tang Dynasty when he was plagued with nightmares. Shoki showed up in the emperor's dream and chased the demons away. This store was later adopted by the Japanese. Shoki became to be the only non-Japanese figure displayed in early Japanese Boy's Day festival since the Edo period (1603-1868). Circa 1970 to 1990, 12” tall on 1/3” platform excluding his cap.
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