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. Hokkaido Folk Toys

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Hokkaido Folk Art - 北海道 

Many toys of Hokkaido were made by the Ainu and have names of their language.

アイヌの郷土玩具 toys from the Ainu

The Ainu name of the region is Ezo 蝦夷.


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Hoppoo Minzoku Hakubutsukan 北方民族博物
Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples
309-1 Shiomi, Abashiri, Hokkaido
網走市字潮見309-1


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source : hoppohm.or


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Asahikawa Kyoodo Hakubutsukan 旭川郷土博物館
Asahikawa Local Folkart Museum

北海道旭川市神楽3条7丁目旭川市大雪クリスタルホール内
source : www.salada-spk.net


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. Ainu Daruma ... アイヌだるま .
More INFO about the Ainu.
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Ainu ningyoo アイヌ人形 Ainu dolls
Sapporo 札幌
kibori no ningyoo 木彫り人形 wooden dolls
Abashiri 網走
Asahikawa 旭川

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Hokkaidoo Jinguu no eto suzu 北海道神宮の干支鈴
clay bells withe 12 zodiac animals from
shrine Hokkaido Jingu


. The Hokkaido Shrine (北海道神宮, Hokkaido Jingu) .
Sapporo matsuri 札幌祭 Sapporo Festival


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ikanobori, ika nobori いかのぼり kite like a squid
Hakodate


. inau ningyoo イナウ人形 sacred figures with wood shavings
Lake Akan 阿寒湖. inau


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koropokkuru コロボックル "the little people" figures
Kor-pok-un-kur, Koro-pok-guru, and Koro Pokunguru.
Lake Akan 阿寒湖
Asahikawa 旭川


The Mysterious Little People of Japan

On the island of Hokkaido, in the cold northern reaches of the Japanese archipelago, the indigenous Ainu people too have their long traditions of an ancient race of dwarf-like people thought to have inhabited the land long before humans arrived.

The name Koropokkuru is most commonly translated as “the people who live under the burdock leaves,” and implies the diminutive size of the creatures. In some stories a whole family was said to be able to fit underneath one burdock leaf, with one such leaf measuring about 4 feet across.
... The Koropokkuru and Ainu were said to have peacefully shared the land like this until a war broke out between them and the Koropokkuru were subsequently wiped out or driven away.
source : Brent Swancer

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kuma 熊
bear as woodcarving
Abashiri 網走
Asahikawa 旭川
Hakodate 函館
Otaru 小樽
Sapporo 札幌
Shiraoi choo 白老町
Yakumo choo 八雲町



ムックリは哀し熊祭は哀し   
mukkuri wa kanashi kuma matsuri wa kanashi

the mouth harp is so sad -
the bear festival is so sad -

 
Ookuma Kusafu (Okuma Kusaoi, Kusao, Kusabu) 大隈草生

. WKD : kuma matsuri 熊祭  bear festival .
Iomante イヨマンテ

During this festival richly decorated
"flower arrows" hanaya 花矢 were used.

© IOMANTE - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

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mukkuri ムックリ mouth harp
Lake Akan 阿寒湖
Asahikawa 旭川

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Woodcarvings of bears are the most common in Hokkaido. They were well-loved toys and now souvenirs. Each region has its own special touch to the carving.

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. nipopo ニポポ Nipopo human figures .
Abashiri 網走


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. sewapororo セワポロロ Sewapororo figures .
Abashiri 網走


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shimafukuro シマフクロウ "island owl"
Lake Akan 阿寒湖
Asahikawa 旭川

When the deity came down to earth to create the land (kunizukuri), he was greeted by one owl and one dog. The owl kept watch from a high tree, while the dog helped the deity with little errands.
The owl with its big eyes could see in all directions.
As the work proceeded, a cloud got stuck in the high tree and a bad deity tried to come down and disturb the work. But the owl stared at the intruder with fierce big eyes. After the land was created, the deity assigned the owl as the protector deity of the Ainu people.
Now there are many figures of this owl, as protectors from evil and invadors - and as simple souvenirs.


The owl is the largest in Hokkaido, but in danger of extinction. Some still live in the town of Nakashibetsu.
. WKD : shimafukuroo しまふくろう "striped owl"
Blakiston's fish-owl . Ketupa blakistoni

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tako 凧 kite
... Ezo tako 蝦夷凧
Hakodate 函館


. Tokachi Daruma 十勝だるま .


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. Shrine Nishino Jinja 西野神社 in Sapporo .
with many amulets for sports and martial arts


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. Reference and Photos . Asahi Narumi .

. Reference and Photos . Gangu Guide .


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. WASHOKU .
Regional Dishes from Hokkaido


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