Collection of Japanese educational clothing and fashion prints (Omocha-e)

[Tokyo]: Ryoko Do, [1896-1906]. Approx. 36.5 x 25 cm; 7 color woodblock prints; Japanese text on upper and side margins; all images have rectos and versos of the dolls and clothing designed to be cut out and made into three-dimensional dolls; 1)"Dolls with changes of clothing", Kyoiku ningyo kisekae. Meiji 29 (1896), features a young boy and girl doll with numerous outfits and hats. 2) "Fashionable changes of clothing" [n.d.], boy and girl dolls, perhaps teen-aged, with numerous outfits, some elaborate and Western as well as more traditional kimonos with accessories. 3)"Big sister's wardrobe changes", Kyoiku onesama kisegae. Meiji 37 (1904), features female doll with diminuitive version as well as traditional outfits, with umbrella, flowers, books, tea chest and hairstyles, along with an accessorized dog. 4) "Changes of clothing in the new mode", female doll with 3 different outfits, some with Western influences, along with various items such as books, necklace/watch, clock, and a chair. 5)"Changes of clothing for the fashionable wife", Meiji 39 (1906), female doll with 3 outfits and accessories. 6)"Changes of clothing for the young lady." Meiji 41 (1908), features a young woman doll and little boy, with several outfits for her, as well as a ball, a rice bowl with drink, and a cat. 7)"Changes of clothing for the toddler", Meiji 41 (1908), little boy and girl dolls, with several outfits and toys; all in all, some light edgewear, else very good and bright. Often used for hands-on educational purposes, Omocha-e prints were also designed to be played with, cut out and contructed. The images are a unique look into the Japanese trends and styles of the Meiji period. Item #41474

Price: $1,500.00

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