The figurine looks to me like an Awa Odori dancer - an Obon festival held in Tokushima every year - which is focused on honouring one's ancestors. Even if not Awa Odori, I think it is definitely meant to portray an Obon dancer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awa_Dance_Festival
Sentimental Belongings: The Stories Behind the Objects
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At the auction I frequent I know who the dealers are, at first it was irritating to get outbid by them, but now it is great because I can use them to judge whether or not I am overpaying. Once I outbid them I know I am basically paying wholesale price for a piece.
Apartment Therapy Chicago | Look!: The Auction Find That Got Away
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