Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall

Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall

Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall
This doll is from my daughters childhood. She's decided she wants to sell it. 50 cm (19.75) inches is quite tall for this type of doll, it looks like they term them puppet dolls. She is jointed at the shoulders and hips. Her hard arms go to just above the elbow and her hard legs go to just above the knee. I can feel a large wire connection from the arms to the body. Feels hard from the tip of her head to her hips. She has a "cry box" in her tummy that still works. The Japanese call it "singing".

The legs feel stuffed from the knee to the hip. Feet, hands, and fabric have a patina you can only get from age. Her general coloring is whiter than shown on most other dolls. I pulled back her kimono to show the Japanese writing on.

Her paper skirt (see photos). Have no idea what it says. Ichimatsu dolls were used to decorate the celebration of the birth of girls to wish health and happiness. Gofun is rice paste mixed with crushed oyster shell. Ningyo means doll in Japanese. Please ask before purchasing to avoid any misunderstandings. Comes from a smoke-free pet free home. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Dolls". The seller is "thisisit338" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
Antique Singing Doll Japanese Geisha Ichimatsu Ningyo Gofun 50cm 19.75 Tall