Genuine Antique Japanese Kogai Kanzashi / Hair Stick Faux Bekko Real Gold Paint
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Genuine Antique Japanese Kogai Kanzashi / Hair Stick Faux Bekko Real Gold Paint:
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~~~~~~ BEAUTIFUL, RARE, ONE - OF - A - KIND. GENUINE JAPANESE - ANTIQUE / VINTAGE FAUX - BEKKO, PALE - AMBER / CLEAR APPLE - JUICE BAKELITE KOGAI KANZASHI / HAIR STICK / HAIR COMB INLAID / PAINTED WITH GENUINE GOLD & SILVER &
ABALONE SHELL ~~~~~~
Ñ GENUINE KOGAIS /
Ñ KANZASHIS ARE EXTREMELY COLLECTIBLE, ESPECIALLY RARE/ HARD - TO – FIND / ANTIQUE / VINTAGE PIECES !!!
Ñ GENUINE VINTAGE GENUINE ITEMIMPORTED FROM JAPAN !!!
Ñ THESE PIECES ARE NORMALLY
NOT MADE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE OTHER
THAN GEISHAS OR MAIKO – THIS IS
A RE-FOUND, RARE - TO -FIND ITEM !!!
Ñ PERFECT FOR ANY EVENT !!!
Ñ BEAUTIFUL ADDITION TO ANY HAIR COMB
Ñ A RARE, TIMELESS EXPRESSION OF
~ Exquisitely - decorated Genuine Antique / Vintage piece
imported from Japan !
~ A rare, one - of - a - kind - design piece in beautiful
~ This traditional type of Kogai ( Hair Stick ) Kanzashi
( Hair Ornament ) is usually made from rods of Bekko
( Genuine OR Faux Tortoiseshell ) or other materials
such as ceramics or metals.
~ This Kogai is made from Bakelite so it is still likely
an antique ( considering at it’s traditional style &
know the exact ageof this Kogai so I’ve listed it as
Antique / Vintage.
~ However,if it is Vintage rather than Antique it is not likely
( Although I acquired this piece as being Genuine Bakelite I'm sorry I can't
this authentic piece by testing it. I've never done the test before & don't
intend to do any testing on any of my items. However, some of them I
~ Kogai means “ Sword “ in Japanese. This is appropriate
because many Kogai Kanzashi, like this one, are formed
as a “ Stick & Sleeve “ like a sword & its sheath.
bamboo rod inside the carved Bakelite exterior which
~ This Kogai Kanzashi closely resembles Authentic Bekko
give the deepest - black/brown faux - bekko effect.
~ The two End Pieces have been left class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align:center"> their beautiful transparent - under -light, “ Pale - Amber /
~ End Pieces have been inlaid with beautiful Gold &
Silver Metals ( most likely Genuine Gold & Silver as
so many traditional Japanese Kanzashi were ) to depict
~ There are also tiny pieces of inlaid “ iridescent - rainbow
“ Genuine Abalone Shell forming the Petals of the
larger “ Chrysanthemums “.
~ The back side of the end pieces repeats the front design
withfinely etched / inlaid / painted in( likelygenuine )
( Although I acquired the piece asbeing decorated with
Genuine Gold & Silver I’m sorry Ican't guarantee that is is. I don't know
how nor have the means of testing it & I wouldn't risk damaging this
authentic piece by doing so. )
~ When looked at closely the craftsmanship on the
~ This style of Kogai is easy to stick through a bun
or twist by pulling it apart & fitting it together again.
It looks wonderful on a horizontal, vertical or diagonal
( See the pics. I’ve included below for ideas & inspiration
on how to wear this Kogai ! ...... )
Total Length - 16.5 cms ( 6.5 )inches
Length of End Pieces - 1.5cms ( 0.5 inches )
Width at Widest Point - cms ( inches )
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Extract re. Kanzashis ......
" Kanzashi are fabricated from a wide range of materials such as lacquered wood, gold and silver plated metal, tortoiseshell and silk, and recently pl;astic, In fact early Bakelite Kanzashi are extremely collectible !!! There are several basic kanzashi styles that traditionally followed more complex hana (flower) and seasonal arrangements. Today the arrangements are only followed by Maiko "
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Extract re. Geishas ......
" orgeigi(芸妓) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music, dance and games "." OriginsIn the early stages of Japanese history, there were female girls) were mostly wandering girls whose families were displaced from struggles in the late 600s.Some of thesesaburukogirls sold sexual services, while others with a better education made a living by entertaining at high-class social gatherings. After the imperial court moved the capital toHeian-kyō(Kyoto) in794the conditions that would form Japanese Geisha culture began to emerge, as it became the home of abeauty-obsessed elite.Skilled female performers, such asShirabyōshidancers, thrived "
link Extract re. Kogai Swords ......
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Extract re. Maiko ......
" Maiko(舞妓?)is an apprenticegeishain westernJapan, especiallyKyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing theshamisen(three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old and become geisha after learning how to dance (a kind of Japanese traditional dance), play theshamisen, and learningKyō-kotoba(dialect of Kyoto), regardless of their origins.OriginMaiko originated from women who servedgreen teaanddango(Japanese dumpling made from rice flour) to people who visited theKitano Tenman-gūorYasaka Shrine(these are the two of the famous shrines in Kyoto) at teahouses in the temple town about 300 years ago.At first, women served only green tea and dango, but they gradually started to perform songs and dances for visitors. "
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