Warrior Doll (Japanese Dolls)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
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Past Exhibit

Warrior Doll (Japanese Dolls)

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Arch Two , Area 19

The Warrior Doll is situated towards the centre-right in the bottom of the cabinet, dated to late 1800s.


Wearing an orange and brown kimono and standing between 2 and 3 inches tall, the little warrior appear to be armed with a katana, a traditional Japanese longsword. Appearing to be made from gofun with cheaper clothing made from cloth.

Japanese Warrior Doll


The warrior doll may have been part of a Hina Doll set as a court guard, or he could easily have been a long-standing warrior used during the Boy's Day festival.