Dolly from the flea market…..

May I introduce the Ichimatsu doll I found at the Harajuku flea market……..:

 

She’s got what I believe is her original box. 🙂 She’s absolutely lovely, and I believe gofun rather than the compo one I have at home. I’m thrilled. 🙂 For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ichimatsu dolls, they were traditional Japanese play dolls, in the image of a famous actor named Ichimatsu. Head, hands, and feet are covered in gofun–a thick white paste made from crushed oyster shells. The body is actually (traditionally, I haven’t undressed her yet) mostly paper. Kimono is silk.

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