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miniature theater
  • Japan
  • miniature theater, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood, cardboard, cloth, paint, flowers, rock, dyeing, drying
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 7/8 x 5 11/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0137

A small rectangular building, identified as a theater, that is mounted on a base covered with a brown sand-like material. The front of the building is white with a lattice bottom and the top is a black gabled roof. The sign above the door has Asian characters, as do the signs on either side of the door. The large brown fabric banners also have characters. There are five red lanterns above the doorway, and the two boxes next to the doors contain flower bushes and a rock.