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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED2019-102 Kite A silk fish kite from Japan ED2019-102 (Kite) image
2 ED2019-122 Hand Fan An example of a folding hand fan commonly found in Japan. Most likely was a tourist piece in Asia or a replica produced in the United States. ED2019-122 (Hand Fan) image
3 ED2019-133 Geta A pair of wooden, geta sandals (A,B) with black straps. ED2019-133 (Geta) image
4 ED2019-134 Obi A green silk obi ED2019-134 (Obi) image
5 ED2019-135 Kimono Heavyweight kimono. Brown with white leaf and flower pattern.  ED2019-135 (Kimono) image
6 ED2019-137 Service, Tea Japanese tea set, including tea pot, sake flask, and four cups.  ED2019-137 (Service, Tea) image
7 ED2019-138 Obi Brown obi with white chain design on one side, white brick design on the other.  ED2019-138 (Obi) image
8 ED2019-140 Koshihimo 6 Pink Koshihimo Belts (A-F). Koshihimo are soft, wide strings, usually pink or white, used to tie the kimono or yukata and keep it from opening.  ED2019-140 (Koshihimo) image
9 ED2019-141 Kite This style of windsock is known as a Koinobori, meaning "carp streamer". These are traditionally flown in Japan as a part of the Children's Day celebrations.  ED2019-141 (Kite) image
10 ED2019-144 Obi-Ita Pink Floral Waist band. An obi-ita is a stuctured band with a thin elestic band on either side that goes over the obi to help keep it straight.  ED2019-144 (Obi-Ita) image
11 ED2019-145 Obi-Makura An Obi makura. Small, padded pillow within a thin white cloth. Placed under the bow or tie of the obi to give it more structure.  ED2019-145  (Obi-Makura) image
12 ED2019-162 Geta Black, wooden geta sandals (A,B) with red straps from Japan. ED2019-162 (Geta) image
13 ED2019-201 Obi White silk obi. A decorative sash used to close the kimono and tie decorative bows.  ED2019-201 (Obi) image
14 ED2020-4 Socks, Tabi A set of 2 white tabi socks detached from the packaging (A,B) and the packaging with 2 more socks still attached (C). The packaging contains Japanese writing as well as the sizing stickers on the socks. "For women, size 22-24cm." ED2020-4 (Socks, Tabi) image
15 ED2020-5 Kimono Grey, black and red patterned. Informal kimono, most likely worn by a man in Japan. ED2020-5 (Kimono) image
16 ED2021-114 Kimono A pink kimono (A) from Japan. Accent colors include light purple, dark green, orange, white, black, and gold. Images of flowers, cranes, ribbons, and wheelbarrows cover the fabric. Also includes a pink belt (B) to tie around the waist after putting on the kimono. ED2021-114 (Kimono) image
17 ED2021-115 Kimono A long, black kimono from Japan. Accent colors include red, blue, green, and white. Images of flowers, leaves, and berries cover the fabric. There is no manufacturer tag. ED2021-115 (Kimono) image
18 ED2021-121 Coin 5 yen coin from Japan.  ED2021-121 (Coin) image
19 ED2021-122 Chopsticks Two sets of chopsticks from Japan. On the first pair (A) are the colors blue and brown, with a white floral pattern covering the blue top of the sticks. The sticker on the front of the packaging reads "non-slip" in Japanese. The second pair (B) are pink with images of beach balls and a Japanese girl covering the sticks. The back of the packaging provides washing and handling directions written in Japanese. The top of the packaging, on the white tag, reads "non-slip" in Japanese, also. ED2021-122 (Chopsticks) image
20 ED2021-123 Teacup A teacup from Japan, often called a yunomi. These cups do not have a handle like European teacups. This particular yunomi is dark orange with images of cranes decorating the side. The bottom of the cup has a couple of Japanese characters and the word "JAPAN" written in black. It is made of a ceramic material. ED2021-123 (Teacup) image
21 ED2021-124 Teacup A teacup from Japan, often called a yunomi. This cup has no handle unlike European teacups. Blue and white images of wildlife and other objects cover the side of the cup. The Japanese characters on the side of the cup translate to "Kirishima" which suggests that this cup is a tourist piece from the Japanese city of Kirishima. ED2021-124 (Teacup) image
22 ED2021-131 Geta A pair of geta shoes (A,B) from Japan. This set, likely a tourist piece, contain 2 wooden prongs on the bottom and red-covered rope on the top to keep the feet in place. These wooden sandals originate from Japan and were used for various reasons throughout the centuries such as distinguishing rank among officials and keeping kimonos from dragging on the ground. ED2021-131 (Geta) image
23 ED2021-17 Yukata Light blue with floral design in dark blue on hem and sleeves. A Yukata is a lightweight kimono worn in the summer months. Kanji written on the inside of the right hand side of the collar.  ED2021-17 (Yukata) image
24 ED2021-186 Activity Book The Autumn/1991 edition of a children's activity book from Japan Airlines (JAL). The airplane was a Boeing 767-200. Page activities include:  Information about Japanese animals and nature, a Hello Kitty comic, matching games, a mini origami tutorial, "what's wrong with the picture" game, information about airplanes and pilots, information about airline hosts and their roles, the Tom Thumb fairy tale written in Japanese, a mini-English lesson for Japanese speakers, haikus, and a Sanyo CD player AD. It is read right-to-left and up-and-down.
25 ED2021-189 Book "The Japan that can Say NO" by Shintaro Ishihara, a Japanese politician (leader of the right-wing Japan Restoration Party) and former Governor of Tokyo (1999-2012). At the time of the writing, he was the Minister of Transport. This 1990 edition includes Ishihara and his colleagues' views on Japanese-United States relations. In summary, they critiqued practices of the US and called for Japan to act more independently. Many English-translated versions in the US omit or edit the essays of the original Japanese version.
26 ED2021-68 Doll, Japanese A small, porcelain baby doll from Japan. The doll is wearing a floral kimono with a gold sash around the waist (obi) and red vest (hifu) over the outfit. The doll's hair is tied-up into a bun on top of its head with flowers inserted into the front of the bun. ED2021-68 (Doll, Japanese) image
27 ED2021-75 Bowl A small, gray bowl made in Japan. There's a meander pattern around the bowl and the opening is 12 cm across. The bowl rests on top of 3 litte legs attached to its bottom. ED2021-75 (Bowl) image
28 ED2021-80 Chopsticks 15, wooden chopsticks (A-O) and 3 mini-Japanese paper dolls containing toothpick bodies (P-R) attached to folded pieces of white paper. The chopsticks vary in length, width, and shape. In China, chopsticks tend to be long with wide ends to make it easier to share food across the table (as it is very common in Chinese cultures to share food with one another). In Japan, the chopsticks are shorter with narrower, more pointed ends because they do not share food as often as the Chinese and their diet consists of more fish which requires sharper chopsticks to pick apart. In Korea, chopsticks are often made of metal and have a flatter body. ED2021-80 (Chopsticks) image