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miniature ox cart
  • Japan
  • miniature ox cart, late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kyoto?, Japan
  • wood, cloth, paper, cardboard, paint, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 4.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of William A. Scott
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0136

A miniature covered cart that sits on two wheels on a wooden base covered with red cloth. The cart has a black, gold, and dark yellow cloth roof, red cloth under the gables, and off-white cloth hangs down from the cart on the front and back. The sides of the cart have grasscloth window coverings with red borders. The cart has large black and gold wheels and two black poles attached to a gold yoke in the front. There are two black wooden legs near the front of the base that are broken at the top. The cart is sewn to the base in three places with red thread.

This may be a miniature version of a float from the Gion Festival.