Boys day banners

Price:  420,00

Well-made and wide Japanese ‘boys’ day’ zashiki’nobori 座敷幟 (lit. Tatami room banners) decorated with a crest 紋 (mon) depicting a standing arrowhead 沢瀉 (tachi omodaka) in a circle. A wide and sturdy wooden rack holds different kinds of war-banners 馬印 (uma’jirushi);
In the centre a single pole bearing the tachi omodaka crest with a wreath of white and red ribbons.
Flanked by a pair of red poles crowned by a gold globe with hanging plumes. On one of these poles hangs a red cotton figure.
The outer pair are large flags 幟 (nobori) both with their own unique design; a treasure cart pulled forward by a monkey, cat and pheasant, and the other with a child samurai and an animal-like retainer on his knees in front of him.
The panel of the rack is painted in gold with dragons.

In a good original condition with some traces of age, wear and old restorations. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Size rack:
Height 33 cm, Width 98 cm, Depth 22.5 cm.
Size flag banner:
Length 95 cm, Width 25.5 cm.
Height flag inside the rack: 110.5 cm.
Shōwa period (1926-1989)
May 5 marks tango no sekku, which in Japan is also known as Boys’ Day. Celebrated in various Asian countries, tango no sekku is one of five ancient seasonal festivals influenced by Chinese philosophy that are held at various times of the year deemed auspicious according to the lunar calendar. In Japan, the focus of tango no sekku was traditionally on male children, with decorations and specially prepared dishes intended to ensure that sons grew into healthy and prosperous adults. The emphasis broadened to include both boys and girls when the day was adopted as the national holiday Children’s Day in 1948. (From Nippon.com)

Ref. No. : 211709


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