Please see "Ibasen Ukiyoe Museum" from the right side of Ibasen.

Hinoki Fan" for Hina dolls is also displayed.

It is fun to learn about the tools that the hina dolls have and the meanings of each.

Lord (Male Hina)

Scepter: A symbol of dignity, it was also a practical object for attaching a memorandum of ceremonial arrangements.

Ohinasama (female dolls)

Hi-ogi (Japanese cypress fan): Like the lord's fan, this fan was also used to hold a memorandum, but it is said that a single scepter was not enough, so a fan was used instead.

Ibasen also carries this hinoki fan. A special edition is also displayed at the Ukiyo-e Museum.

Three courtesans

Choshi: A sake bottle opener used for pouring sake, used as a replacement for a long-handled sake bottle opener.

Nagae-no-choshi: A sake vessel used to pour sake from a sake bottle into a sake cup.

 Sanpo (three treasures): the sake cup and the stand on which it was placed. She is the only one with black teeth.

Goninbayashi (five musicians)

Depending on the dolls, this is sometimes a Gagaku (court music) player.
From left to right: taiko drum, ookawa drum, kotsuzumi (small hand drum), and flute, with the chanter holding a fan on the right.


The left minister (the old man, on the right side)
Right Minister (young man, facing left)

These are the military officers who are in charge of guarding the court. Ibasen's zuijin are dressed in splendid costumes. They carry crowns, swords, bows, back arrows, and hand-held arrows.


Daigasa (umbrella)

These are the house servants of government offices and aristocratic families.

A hiwogi (hinoki fan) is a wooden fan used at court. It is also written as a hinoki fan.
The paper fan (kahori) was derived from this and came to be used for everyday use as an abbreviation of the hinoki fan.

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