NH02027 Japanese Hagoita (battledore), a decorated display baton for shuttlecock, crafted of a thick piece of kiri (Paulownia) painted on one side of waves, pine boughs and cloud, the backside in relief fabric application in a raised design of the female folk tale character Murasame, the brine bearer dressed in kimono and tall gold cap carrying a water bucket free standing and attached with four red cords. Minor signs of wear otherwise fine condition. 19-1/4” High. Early 20th Century. $200.

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