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Okiagari-Koboshi,​ Red,​ M

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Okiagari-koboshi is a designated traditional craft of Fukushima Prefecture. It's the oldest craft among all Aizu folk handcrafts.
Okiagari-koboshi is said to have started approx. 400 years ago, when the feudal lord named Ujisato Gamo made retainers without official appointments produce them to sell on New Year's Day.

Even now, these are sold at the first market of the year in Aizu. An "Aizu okiagari-koboshi" symbolizes the ups and downs in life as it returns to an upright position when tipped over, and also represents health and perseverance even though it's small. There is a custom to buy one more doll than the number of family members to wish for good work, getting a new family member, or obtaining more possessions. People celebrate the New Year by displaying okiagari-koboshi on a Shinto altar for the well-being of the family. Aizu's oldest folk craft is a very auspicious one.
You can rest it on your hand as it's small. The body is colored red, and the head is black. Eyes, eyebrows, and mouth are painted with fine lines. Its lovely appearance will make you feel relaxed.
●Materials: washi paper,​ chalk,​ glue,​ chemical paint,​ oil dye
●Size Details: [Total Length] 60mm,​ [Diameter] 50mm,​ [Diameter] 20mm
●Weight (item only) [g]: 58
●Weight (packaging material incl.) [g]: 65
●Made in Aizu-Wakamatsu,​ Fukushima Prefecture
●Brand Name: Okiagari-Koboshi
●Please Note:
*Do not use for any purpose other than its intended one.
*It may become dented or break if strongly pushed as it is made of washi paper.
*Do not pull the head. It may come off as it's attached by cotton thread.
*Place it on a flat place. The head sways well.
*Keep away from moisture as it's made of washi paper.
*Do not place in direct sunlight for a long time as it may cause change of color.
*Made using washi paper,​ 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.
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