Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021

SUKEROKU

Firefighters and Ladder Stunts

Clay, Bamboo
9.84 W x 7.87 H in

Toy

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“Fires and quarrels are the flowers of Edo, and the flowers are the town fire fighters”


This New Year’s routine shows firemen exhibiting their prowess doing stunts and acrobatics on a ladder, one of Edo’s traditional performing arts. Hikeshi, today’s firefighters, first appeared around 1720. There were 48 firefighter units, Iroha 48 Gumi.

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