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Lion Dance performer
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: 1850-1900
Object Name: Netsuke
Materials: Ivory
Dimensions: H. 5.4 cm x W. 2.9 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Mr. Ney Wolfskill
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B81Y27
On Display: No

Description

Label: Though perhaps more commonly associated with the Chinese New Year, the Lion Dance (shishi mai) has been part of Japanese performance tradition since the 600s.

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Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: Though perhaps more commonly associated with the Chinese New Year, the Lion Dance (shishi mai) has been part of Japanese performance tradition since the 600s.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06