Festval pole with Shojo yokai

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A rare Japanese ceremonial fireman’s pole known as a dezome-shiki in Japanese. It is used turning and spinning during festivals. This particular pole is adorned with Shojo yokai, an intelligent sea spirit, with long, shaggy red hair.
Shojo yokai spend their lives singing, dancing, and drinking large quantities of alcohol (hence the large wine barrel below); thus being the perfect companion at festivals. Normally used one or two times a year. The felt and leather have been replaced at one time, and nice original condition.

The figure of Shojo yokai and the gold lacquered sake vessel are detachable.

Size: H. : 204.8 cm Diameter 16.2 cm

19th. century – Meiji period

Ref. No. : B4522


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