Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021

SUKEROKU

Jumping and Leaping

Japanese Paper, Bamboo
Sukeroku: 1.18 W x 1.02 H, Rabbit: 1.25 W x 1.37 H, Edo’s Popular Machanical Toys *Jumping and Leaping  “Jumping and Leaping, Be Healthy Always” These were extremely popular mechanized playthings during the Edo period. The thin piece of bamboo underneath the main part acts as a spring that makes the paper mache head cover pop off, instantly exposing the face of the figurine. Simple but amusing. in

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Edo’s Popular Machanical Toys


 “Jumping and Leaping, Be Healthy Always”


These were extremely popular mechanized playthings during the Edo period. The thin piece of bamboo underneath the main part acts as a spring that makes the paper mache head cover pop off, instantly exposing the face of the figurine. Simple but amusing.

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