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Aizu Papier-Mache Akabeko,​ Strap

JP¥ 250   (US$ 2.30)
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Akabeko is a designated traditional craft of Fukushima Prefecture.
It's a toy made to promote local industry, and designed based on the folk tale of a red-haired bull which worked very hard to carry holy materials when Tokuitsu Daishi built Enzoji Temple in Aizu about 1,200 years ago. It petrified and became a protective god on the day the construction was completed.
After that, an epidemic broke out in Aizu. However, a family who had an Akabeko didn't get the disease so people started to use it as an amulet for prevention of disease, easy delivery of a baby, construction, business, etc. This simple, lucky papier-mache craft is a traditional folk handcraft of Aizu.
The lovely face gently sways. Perfect for a souvenir.
●Materials: resin,​ cord,​ bell
●Size Details: [Total Length] 95mm (body portion) 12mm,​ (strap portion) 83mm,​ [Body Portion Total Length] 27mm
●Weight (item only) [g]: 5
●Weight (packaging material incl.) [g]: 8
●Made in Aizu-Wakamatsu,​ Fukushima Prefecture
●Brand Name: Akabeko Bansho
●Please Note:
*Use on a cell phone or smart phone. The bell rings when moved.
*Do not use for any purpose other than its intended one.
*Do not pull the head or metal portion as it may come off.
*Do not place in direct sunlight for a long time as it may cause change of color.
*Its color will change naturally over time.
*As each item is hand-made one-by-one,​ color hue,​ shape etc.,​ may differ slightly from the photos.
*Should there be no stock,​​ item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item,​​ delivery may be delayed. Contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
Item No.  W10367

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