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Welcome to O-Mamori ! お守り and Mingei 民芸 ! 

The rich world of Japanese amulets and talismans,
sold at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrine all over Japan.




The folk art and folk craft of Japan with its many folk toys (gangu 玩具)
has produced many small items to protect from illness, bring good luck and money and wish for general happiness for the family.
Introducing regional monsterlins, ghosts and demons and how people coped with them.
Introducing miniatures of figures from festivals and rituals and much more !


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Amulets from Shrines and Temples
. Shinsatsu 神札 , Mamorifuda 守り札 .


How to make a wish come true . . .
. Gankake 願掛け wish-prayer, to make a wish .


Little things for good luck
. Engimono 縁起物


Folk Art and Folk Craft
. mingei 民芸 and folk craft museums

. minzokugaku 民俗学 / 民族学 folklore studies, ethnology .


Kyoodoo gangu 郷土玩具 Kyodo Gangu Folk Toys
. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .
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Regional monsters and demons
. Yookai 妖怪 Yokai monsters, demons - Introduction
yuurei 幽霊 Yurei, ghost
bakemono 化け物  o-bake お化け


Furusato, home village, home town, Heimat
This is where you feel at home, where the ancestors are close by, where everything is all right. It is an emotion deep inside the Japanese soul.
. Furusato ふるさと, 故郷、古里 .


. Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals . SAIJIKI

. Kami to Hotoke - the Deities of Japan .


. Japan - Shrines and Temples .


. WASHOKU - Regional Dishes from Japan


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12/30/2020

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Omamori (御守, o-mamori)
are Japanese amulets dedicated to particular Shinto deities as well as Buddhist figures. The word mamori (守り) means protection, with omamori being the polite sonkeigo form of the word mamoru, "to protect".

Design and function

The amulet covering is usually made of cloth and encloses papers or pieces of wood or paper with prayers written on them which are supposed to bring good luck to the bearer on particular occasions, tasks or ordeals. Omamori are also used to ward off bad luck and are often spotted on bags, hung on cellphone straps, in cars, etc. for safety in travel. Many omamori are specific in design to the location they were made.

They often describe on one side the specific area of luck or protection they are intended for and have the name of the shrine or temple they were bought at on the other. Generic omamori exist, but most of them cover a single area: health, love, or studies, to name only a few. It is said that omamori should never be opened or they lose their protective capacities. Amulets are replaced once a year to ward off bad luck from the previous year. Old amulets are usually returned to the shrine or temple so they can be disposed of properly.

Modern commercial uses
There are modern commercial versions for these that are typically not spiritual in nature and are not issued by a shrine or temple. They do not confer protection or need to be replaced every year. It has become popular for stores in Japan to feature generic omamori with popular characters such as Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, Snoopy, Kewpie, etc.



Some popular omamori are:

Kanai Anzen: For good health and help with illness.
Kōtsū Anzen: Protection for drivers and travelers of all sorts.
En-musubi: Available for singles and couples to ensure love and marriage.
Anzan: Protection for pregnant women during term and to ensure a safe and easy delivery.
Gakugyō Jōju: for students and scholars.
Shōbai Hanjō: Success in business and matters of money.

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People go to a temple or shrine and pray or make a vow for something special.
They hope their prayers will be heared and richess, health etc. bestowed upon them.

goriyaku, go riyaku 御利益, ご利益 reward
receiving merits and benefits


Vows and prayers must be sincerely petitioned and gratitude must be shown if a wish is granted.
Otherwise there will be a divine retribution (tatari 祟り 。たたり)


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special fuda talismans, shinpu 神符
taima たいま(大麻), oonusa おおぬさ
gofu, gofuu 護符/御符




gohei 御幣(ごへい)strips of white paper on a wand
used to purify a place or person by waving over it.


nusa 幣(ぬさ)
They come in many variations, according to the shrine and deity they are used for.

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Gohei
A kind of ritual wand; one type of heihaku, also called heisoku. Originally gohei were identical to cloth offerings called mitegura, but the term gradually came to be used in today's more narrow sense. Gohei are made by attaching zig-zag strips of gold, silver, white or multicolored (five-color) paper to a staff (called a heigushi) made of bamboo or other wood.

Originally, offerings of cloth were presented to the kami by attaching them to a staff, and this practice forms the origin for today's customary gohei. Also, while rectangular paper was used at first, the custom later developed of attaching streamers called shide to the sides.

Originally an offering to the kami, gohei stood deep within the sanctuary and came to be viewed as a mishōtai, an object in which the spirit of the kami resided, or else were placed before the kami as a decoration similar to mirrors, or were used as implements with which to purify worshipers at the shrine.
source : Motosawa Masashi, Kokugakuin, 2005



. gohei koma 御幣駒 horse with gohei 御幣 ritual wand decoration .
straw horse from Yamanashi


For some festivals there is a special
. gohei no atama kazari 御幣の頭飾り headgear with gohei decoration .



In Red and White, koohaku 紅白 for extra power.


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. Shimenawa 注連縄 a sacred rope .



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. Regional Daruma Dolls from Japan .


  


Regional Folk Toys - From Hokkaido to Okinawa

日本の郷土玩具 gangu
日本のおもちゃ omocha


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TOHOKU 東北 [ 青森 岩手 宮城 秋田 山形 福島 ]

. AKITA .

. AOMORI .

. FUKUSHIMA .

. IWATE .

. MIYAGI .

. YAMAGATA .


DARUMA after the great earthquake of March 11, 2011

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KANTO 関東
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. CHIBA .

. GUNMA, GUMMA .

. IBARAKI / IBARAGI .

. KANAGAWA - Yokohama - Kamakura .

. SAITAMA .

. TOCHIGI - Nikko .

. TOKYO - Edo .


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SHINETSU 信越 [ 新潟 長野 ]

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. NIIGATA .

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HOKURIKU 北陸 [ 富山 石川 福井 山梨 ]

. FUKUI .

. ISHIKAWA .

. TOYAMA .

. YAMANASHI .


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TOKAI 東海 [ 愛知 岐阜 静岡 ]

. AICHI - Nagoya .

. GIFU . Hida, Mino .

. SHIZUOKA .


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KINKI / KANSAI 近畿 [ 大阪 兵庫 京都 滋賀 奈良 和歌山 三重 ]

. HYOGO - Kobe, Himeji .

. KYOTO, Kyooto, Kioto .

. MIE - Ise Shrine .

. NARA .

. OSAKA .

. SHIGA .

. WAKAYAMA Kishu .


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CHUGOKU CHIHO 中国 [鳥取 島根 岡山 広島 山口 ]
Western Japan 西日本 Nishi Nihon


. HIROSHIMA .

. OKAYAMA .

. SHIMANE .

. TOTTORI .

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SHIKOKU 四国 [ 徳島 香川 愛媛 高知 ]

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. KAGAWA .

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KYUSHU Kyuushuu 九州
[ 福岡 佐賀 長崎 熊本 大分 宮崎 鹿児島 ]

. FUKUOKA - Hakata - Kita-Kyushu .

. KAGOSHIMA (Satsuma) .

. KUMAMOTO .

. MIYAZAKI, MIYASAKI .

. NAGASAKI .

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. WASHOKU .
Regional Dishes from Japan



. O MATSURI お祭り .
Regional Festivals from Japan



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11/08/2019

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choochoo 蝶々 Chocho, butterfly art motives - and legends

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. ema 絵馬 votive tablets .


from the shrine 三光稲荷神社 Sanko Inari Jinja, Inuyama, Aichi

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. kokeshi こけし wooden dolls .





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. tako 凧 kite .



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. temari 手まり、手毬 hand ball, round decoration ball .


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絹てまり「蝶乱舞」

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. tsurushibina つるし雛 / 吊るし雛 small hanging hina dolls .



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. kimono 着物 robes and obi 帯 sash .



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魚屋北渓 Totoya Hokkei - Cat and Butterfly

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- Kkites and butterflies art motives from the Prefectures - this blog

Sakurai no tako 桜井の凧 butterfly kite from Sakurai, Aichi
chodako 蝶凧 butterfly kite from Isehara, Kanagawa
fuutan フータン butterfly toy from Okinawa


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chawan 茶碗 tea bowls and rice bowls with a butterfly


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yakimono 焼物 pottery with a butterfly


瀬戸蝶絵馬の目皿(江戸後期)Seto ware
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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .
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石城郡 Iwaki district 田人村 Tabito village

A large butterfly came into the house and fluttered around grandmother.
When she chased it away to the kitchen door, in changed to a dead person for a moment and then left the house.




........................................................................................... Hyogo 兵庫県 
尼崎市 Amagasaki city

O-Kiku mushi お菊虫 O-Kiku becomes an insect

The story of the Sara Yashiki is also tole in Amagasaki.
O-Kiku became a Kiku-Mushi insect and finally a butterfly.

. Sara yashiki 皿屋敷 "the Dish Mansion" .
where the ghost of O-Kiku comes out of a well.



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中頚城郡 Nagakubiki district 吉川町 Yokawa town

At a nadare 雪崩 avalanche of a steep mountain, many people died. Their souls came back to the homes as butterflies and danced around the main pillar of the home.




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那賀郡 Naka district 上那賀町 Kaminaka town

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
Above the jabuchi 蛇淵 "serpent river pool" there is a house, where there has been no ill or wounded person in many years.
There lived a beautiful daughter in the house. At night she would leave the door open and sleep with any man coming near her. But his body was always cold.
One night she stuck a needle with a string into the robes of the man and then followed the lead, to the river pool.
Later she became pregnant and was ready to give birth. When they placed her bloody robes into a barrel of water, there were all small serpents in the water.
They emptied the barrel into the bamboo grove nearvy and a beautiful butterfly flew away.
The daughter had died.



.......................................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県 
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南都留郡 Minami-Tsuru district 平野村 Hirano village

Someone killed a girl of 8 years. This year during the Bon rituals for the ancestors a butterfly came and sat on the ritual rice offerings.
The butterfly just did not want to leave the home. It was the soul of the girl.

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7/01/2019

monkey leading horse

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saru no umabiki 猿の馬曳き // saru no komabiki 猿の駒曳き
saru hiki uma 猿曳き馬 - 猿曳馬 // saru hiki koma 猿曳き駒 - 猿曳駒
uma hiki saru 馬曳猿 // koma hiki saru 駒曳猿
umaya saru 厩猿 monkey in a horse stable


Monkeys were seen as protector animals for horses
and their amulets were kept in the horse stables.

In modern times, amulets and ema votive tablets are kept in the garage to protect the car !

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Following Chinese traditions that keeping a monkey in a stable would protect horses from diseases and accidents, the Japanese gave monkeys the important role of horse guardians, honorifically called the umayagami (厩神, "stables god").
This belief gave rise to two related practices.
First, both samurais and farmers covered their quivers with monkey hides so as to harness the protective power of the monkey over horses.
Second, people drew horse pictures on ema (絵馬, lit. "picture horse") "votive wooden plaques" and offered them at Shinto shrines to ensure the health of their horses.
"A large number of ema from various historical periods and regions of Japan depict monkeys pulling horses, providing rich evidence that the monkey functioned as guardian of horses." Monkeys were believed to scare away other animals and pests, and farmers in southern Japan fed monkeys in order to protect their fields.
The monkey's role in healing was not limited to horses, ...
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ezen 絵銭 coins with pictures

saru hiki koma 猿曳駒 - Meiji period

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Saru-Hiki-Goma monkey leading horse - Edo period

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- ABC - List from the Prefectures

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................................................................................ Aichi 愛知県

saru no umabiki ema 猿の馬曳き絵馬 monkey leading a horse,
ema votive tablet - from Susaki Jinja 洲崎神社







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Hayachine Jinja "早池峰神社 - 猿曳駒


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. Hayachine Jinja 早池峰神社 Hayachine Shrine .




................................................................................ Miyagi 宮城県

Nakano Sakura Jinja 中野桜神社 / Ishinomaki - 猿の駒曳き


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................................................................................ Nagano 長野県

Iwade Kannon Temple 岩出観音
1431-8 Suhara, Okuwa, Kiso District, Nagano


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. Nikko Toshogu Shrine 東照宮 - Tokugawa Ieyasu .


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馬曳猿


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5/03/2019

karako Chinese children

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karako 唐子 Chinese children
lit. "Tang children"

. Gosho ningyoo 御所人形 Gosho dolls from the Imperial Palace .
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Karako are very similar to Gosho ningyo.



They carry auspicious items, like peaches or turtle and crane for longevity or a treasure ship (takarabune 宝船) for good financial fortunes.


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Many of us have probably seen them at one time or another... drawings of cute little children, dressed in Chinese style, on bowls or dishes.
These children are called "karako" (唐子), which literally translate to "Chinese children". "Kara" (唐) is actually the character for the Tang dynasty (618-907) of China, considered by many as the golden age Chinese culture and power. The little children design on pottery symbolizes health for sons & daughters and longevity/continuity.
The number of children on the design also have significance. You will probably see three, five or seven children. (Always odd, never even number!)
The more children on the pottery, the higher is its grade.
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. Karako - こけし Kokeshi wooden dolls .

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嬰児図(唐子図)享保六年(1721)Painting from 1721


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九谷焼 陶器掛け時計 clock from Kutani ware


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Panda karako パンダ唐子


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. hasu no mi karako ningyoo 蓮の実唐子人形 Chinese children on Lotus .
They can be used as a decoration for New Year or at the entrance hall to entertain visitors.

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Aichi 愛知県 

. taiko-uchi karako 太鼓打ち唐子 "Chinese Boy" beating the drum .

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Miyagi 宮城県


source : newday.sakura.ne.jp/claydolls/tutumi...

太鼓打ち唐子 Karako beating the drum


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Tottori 鳥取県

. 象唐子 elephant and Chinese child - doll .


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Yamagata 山形県


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taikomochi 太鼓打ち唐子 Karako beating the drum



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tora nori 虎乗り唐子 Karako riding on a tiger
相良土人形 Sagara clay dolls


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Tabineko Zakkaten 旅猫雑貨店 Mingei store
The Travelling Cat




- HP of the store
source : tabineko.jp/shop_info...
東京都豊島区雑司が谷2-22-17 // Tokyo Toshima ward, Zoshigaya

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江戸独楽と木地玩具コレクション Wooden Toys from the Edo period

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猫国遊び絵 ~にゃんごくあそびえ~ cats playing
元祖ふとねこ堂個展

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Exhibition of Hariko from Japan
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【北海道】マリモ
【福島】フラダンス娘
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Collection of 松崎大祐 Matsuzaki Daisuke
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