- Japan Meiji period, 18th century
- (Empress) h: 36.2cm (Emperor) h: 38.0cm
- Gift of Takeda Tsunemasa
This imperial pair is said to have been created for Princess Masako upon her birth in 1888（Meiji 21）, and are of the so-called yūsoku bina style of dolls created for aristocratic families of the day. Their hairstyles and costumes are a faithful recreation of the formal wear of Japanese aristocratic families.