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. Tochigi Folk Toys

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Tochigi Folk Art - 栃木県

The capital is Utsunomiya 宇都宮.

. Tosho-Gu Shrine in Nikko 日光の東照宮 
Memorial shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康


. Inuki Fudo Myo-O in Tochigi 居貫不動 .


. WKD : Horse Chestnut (tochi 栃) .


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Mibu Toy Museum 壬生町おもちゃ博物館
Mibu is known as "Toy Town" thanks to this museum
During the summer months, the museum provides a large, shallow pool with some toys for children in its courtyard. Kids just change out in the open.
..... Another room gives kids a chance to dress up and take home limited-edition, handmade Rika-chan dolls, only available at the museum.
... Do you have any broken toys at home? The museum offers a free toy hospital on the third Sunday afternoon of the month.
- source : en.japantravel.com -



- HP of the museum
栃木県下都賀郡壬生町国谷2300
- source : mibutoymuseum.com -

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. harukoma  春駒 spring horse .

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Ashikaga town 足利


Dainichi son no kirei, oni no dorei 大日尊の鬼鈴
demon clay bell for Dainichi Nyorai

from temple Bannaji 鑁阿寺, founded in 1196 by the regent Ashikaga Yoshikane 足利義兼 . posthumous name Banna.
Famous for the square hall dedicated to the Buddhist deity :

. Dainichi Nyorai 大日如来 .


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Kanuma town 鹿沼

. kibigarazaiku, kibigara no saiku きびがら細工 handicraft made from millet .


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Nasu village 那須町

kitsune 九尾の狐 fox with nine tails


Nasu kushi deko 那須串人形 head dolls


the manekineko 招き猫 beckoning cat

Dolls on a stick.
In Nasu, many are sold at the New Year market at the shrine Kurodahara Jinja 黒田原神社 and in many souvenir stores.
They are made from the wood of paulownia (tooso ningyoo 桐塑人形 ). The wood is made do powder (kiriko 桐粉) and then kneaded with natural glue. When the form is done, it is whitened by layering it with gofun powder 胡粉. Finally the colors are added.


七転八起の達磨さん Daruma san
to stay healthy, ward off evil, have success at school, get up eight times




click on the red names on the left so see many more of this wonderful collection:
source : nakususi


. Kubi ningyoo 首人形 head dolls INFO .
kushi ningyoo 串人形 dolls on a stick


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Nikko 日光


. hikimono gangu 挽き物玩具 wood toys made on a wheel .
Nikkoo chadoogu 日光茶道具 Chadogu- wooden tea ceremony toys
mame chadoogu 豆茶道具 "small tea ceremony items"


juunie ema 十二支絵馬 votive tablets with 12 zodiac animals
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toys with the "sleeping cat" of the Nikko Toshogu shrine:


kibori no nemuri neko 木彫りの眠り猫 sleeping cat figures
The image shows a piggy bank with the cat.


. Nikkobori 日光彫 woodcarving from Nikko .
made with a special knife with a bent blade, hikkaki ひっかき(日光三角刀) . . .




. sanen, sen-en 三猿 three monkeys .


gomen geta ごめん下駄 wooden clogs

In Nikko, where snow and hilly roads are common, people during the Edo Period (1600–1868) invented special zori with geta wooden sandals layers added on the bottom, known as gomen-geta, for use when visiting local temples and shrines.



There are unique wooden clogs called "Gomen-geta" in Nikko. Those were used as official wears of priests. Feature of wooden clogs is that front tooth is put on the point, while the back tooth is put on the tail end. However, ordinary teeth are put closer to the center.



Sole of the clogs was reformed for general public use in the middle of Meiji period. That is called 日光下駄 Nikko-geta. The feature is that bamboo sheath is knitted into the insole, clog thong is thick, there is only one hole for the thong in front and other two knots are sawn on the side.
- source : www.nikko-jp.org

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Sano town 佐野

. Dolls from Sano Town 佐野 Tochigi .
Sano dorei 佐野土鈴 clay bells from Sano
Horigome ningyoo 堀米人形 dolls from Horigome village
hassaku ningyoo 八朔人形 Hassaku dolls
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go ishi Daruma dorei 碁石だるま土鈴
clay bells with Daruma as stones for the Go game.


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Tochigi town 栃木市

hibuse shishi 火防獅子 lions to protect from fire

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Utsunomiya town 宇都宮

fukube saiku ふくべ細工 handicraft with FUKUBE gourds


fukube are a rather large kind.


... hyootan bina 瓢箪雛 hina dolls from gourds

. hyootan and Daruma 瓢箪 とだるま .

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. Kibuna, ki-buna 黄鮒 / 黄ぶな yellow crucian carp amulet .
from shrine Futarasan jinja 二荒山神社

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mamedaiko, mame taiko 豆太鼓 drum with beans



It is cut from a round piece of wood, covered with a red piece of paper painted red with some white circles.
On both sides are beans on a string to hit the wood for a sound.
This drum is also sold at the New Year market of the shrine Futarasan jinja 二荒山神社.
It is a pun with "mame ni hataraku" マメに働く to work diligently - and
mame 豆 a bean
As an amulet it will bring good luck and riches to the family.

It is a kind of
. denden daiko でんでんだいこ, でんでん太鼓 twist drum .


. 二荒山神社 Futarasan Shrine, Nikko .

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Uzumagawa 巴波川

. Uzuma no namazu うずまの鯰 catfish from Uzuma .
from the river Uzumagawa 巴波川



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Ooya 大谷 Oya

Ooyaishi no saiku 大谷石細工 stone work from Oya


Yasu denmari 野洲てんまり balls
Yasu anesama 野洲姉様 "big sister" dolls


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栃木の風土と歴史に育まれた伝統工芸品 Tochigi Kyodo gangu and dento kogei
- source : tochigi-dentoukougeihin.info -


. Reference and Photos . Gangu Guide .

. Reference and Photos . Asahi Narumi .

. Reference and Photos . Yama no Ie . Folk Toys .
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