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9/20/2011

Inu Dog - INFO

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Inu 戌 / 犬 Dog
chin 狆 Chinese spaniel dog


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The dog 戌 is one of the 12 zodiac animals of the Asian lunar calendar.
He is therefore a well-liked animal in folk art and handicraft.
2018 is the Year of the Dog.

. 12 zodiac animals 干支 eto, kanshi .
Introduction

As an amulet for an easy birth it is known in many parts of Japan.
It comes as a papermachee doll, clay doll or clay bell and other materials.


. INU - the dog 犬 as a kigo .
First of Novebmer (11.1) is "Day of the Dog"
The voice of the Japanese dog is rendered as WAN
wan wan wan (one one one)
This is a play of words.

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The deity Inuhime-no-kami 伊奴姫神 is only worshipped in this shrine.
Since a dog gives an easy birth, a pregnant woman has to come to this shrine on the day of the dog in the fifth month of her pregnancy and get a special white maternity band for her stomach (iwataobi, iwata obi 岩田帯) .
Some women by that band at the shrine, others buy it in a shop and bring it here for a special purification ritual before using it.
. Inu Jinja 伊奴神社 "Dog Shrine", Nagoya .



犬 と だるま Dogs and Daruma
. Daruma 「 だるま」and dogs - the Dog Year 2006 .


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inu no dorei 犬土鈴 clay bells
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inu no ema 犬絵馬  votive tablets
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inu no kokeshi 犬こけし wooden dog toys
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inu no hariko 犬張子 dog papermachee dolls
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. Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 in Edo .

口明て春を待らん犬はりこ
kuchi akete haru o matsuran inu hariko

with its mouth open
it is waiting for spring -
this papermachee dog


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source : kuniyoshiproject.com
Inue Shimbyôe watching falling banana leaves with his hand on the hilt of his sword and
a kimono patterned with toy dogs

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- ABC - List of Dog Toys from the Prefectures



........................................................................................... Aichi / Nagoya 愛知県

. Nishio no inu 西尾の犬 dog from Nishio .




........................................................................................... Akita 秋田県

Akitaken, Akita ken 秋田犬 toy dogs from Akita
Hachiko in front of Shibuya station is a dog from Akita.


nuigurumi 縫いぐるみ stuffed doll



source : ch06075.sapolog.com

The top left is from 秋田県大館市のアメッコ市 Odate, Amekko.

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The Akita (秋田犬 Akita-inu, Akita-ken)
is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
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. Yuzawa no inukko 湯沢の犬っこ dogs from Yuzawa .





........................................................................................... Fukuoka 福岡県

. Hakata tsuchi ningyo 博多土人形 Clay doll from Hakata .
Boy with a dog

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inu fue, inubue 犬笛 dog whistle







........................................................................................... Fukushima 福島県

. Miharu hariko 三春張り子 papermachee dolls - dog .

Miharu no hari-e hariko 三春の貼り絵張子 papermachee dolls with pictures pasted on them

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Nakayukawa 中湯川土人形 clay doll





...........................................................................................Gifu 岐阜県



nuigurumi 木版手染めぬいぐるみ stuffed doll
飛騨高山 Hida Takayama





........................................................................................... Hiroshima  広島県



Tsuneishi hariko 常石張子 papermachee doll
福山市 Fukuyama




........................................................................................... Kagawa 香川県

. botan chin 牡丹狆 Chinese spaniel dog with peony pattern .

. Konpira inu  金毘羅 狗 dog from Konpira shrine




dog carrying an auspicious tai 鯛 sea bream

. yome-iri, yomeiri  嫁入り人形  bridal dolls, wedding dolls .
Takamatsu





........................................................................................... Kochi 高知県 / Tosa

Tosa Ken 土佐犬(とさけん)


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. Tosa Fighting Dog - Introduction .





........................................................................................... Kyoto 京都

mushifuuji inu, mushi fuuji 虫封じ犬 Mushifuji, dog warding off the three worms



This is a clay doll from Fushimi.
Three dogs are bound together with an auspicious red and white mizuhiki rope. Thus they can prevent the "three worms" of small children to come out and trouble child and parents.
They are sold near Fushimi Inari shrine.
They have a simple face lookig forward mamuki inu 真向犬.


. san-shi no mushi 三尸の虫
The Three Worms in Taoism and Chinese Mecicine .


. Clay Dolls from Fushimi - 伏見土人形 .

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suwari chin 座り狆 seated dog



The dog on the right is from Fushimi (Kyoto).
The dog on the left is from Miharu (Fukushima).

They both wear a kind of bib and are also called
hagoromo chin 羽衣狆 dog with a bib






........................................................................................... Mie三重県

Ise no inu hariko 伊勢の犬張子 papermachee dog from Ise








........................................................................................... Nagasaki 長崎県



kuro-inu 黒犬 black dog







........................................................................................... Nara 奈良県

. Hokkeji no mamori inu 法華寺の守り犬 protector dog .
Temple Hokkeji (法華寺, Hokke-ji)




........................................................................................... Okayama 岡山県

. Koma-inu dogs and bird こまいぬ .
from shrine Kibitsu Jinja 吉備津神社

. Koorai inu, Korai inu 高麗犬 Korean Dog .




........................................................................................... Okinawa 沖縄県



Okinawa hariko 沖縄張り子 Okinawa, Naha papermachee doll




........................................................................................... Osaka 大阪

. mutsumi inu 睦犬 / 睦み犬 coupling dogs .
Sumiyoshi jinja 住吉神社 - Sakai境 - 和合犬







........................................................................................... Saga 佐賀県 



Kishimayama ittobori 杵島山一刀彫り Kishimayama carving with one blade
北方町 Kitagata town





........................................................................................... Saitama 埼玉県

. Konosu ningyoo 鴻巣人形 Konosu Ko no Su - aka chin 赤狆 red dog .
Konosu town

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Koshigaya inu hariko 越谷犬張り子
papermachee dog from Koshigaya








...........................................................................................Shimane 島根県


source : www.nagomi1ban.com/tora...

kubifuri hariko 首振り張子 戌 dog wiggeling with his head
(especially for 2018)
Izumi hariko 出雲張り子 papermachee dolls from Izumo




........................................................................................... Shizuoka 静岡県 



source : popyah/shizuoka
Hamamatsu hariko 浜松張り子 papermachee dolls
Shizuoka inu hariko 静岡犬張り子


made by Zawaya san 沢屋.
Since the beginning of the Meiji period, when some samurai from Edo (where the famous Dog Hariko were made) moved to Shizuoka. So their form is similar and they are an amulet to ward off evil. Also for an easy birth.




inuguruma, inu kuruma 犬車 dog with wheels





........................................................................................... Tochigi 栃木県

. kibigara zaiku きびがら細工 handicraft made from millet - dog .
鹿沼市 Kanuma town







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Azuma hariko 東張子 papermachee dolls from Azuma
..... Asakusa inu hariko 浅草の犬張子 papermachee dogs - with a basket or a drum

. denden inu hariko でんでん犬張子
papermachee dogs with a little denden drum .




zaru-kaburi inu 笊かぶり犬 dog wearing a basket
zarukaburi

The dog is from papermachee, the basked woven from bamboo.
The basked is an amulet for raking in good luck and a healthy upbringing of small children.
The Chinese character for bamboo basket 笊 is a pun with the meaning of the compuond images of the character, bamboo on top of a dog, which is similar to "smile" 笑. This toy will keep the children laughing.

The auspiciuos basket will also let the wind pass through it, so when it is hung over the baby bed, it will prevend the child from getting a stuffed nose or catch a cold.

This happy dog is one of the most typical toys of Edo.
Parents or relatives used to buy it during a first visit with a baby to the nearby shrine or temple.
Many dogs also carry a little toy drum (denden daiko デンデン太鼓).

The dogs from the shrine Torikoe Jinja 鳥超神社 Torigoe Jinja in Taito Ward are most famous.
This shrine is very old and dates back to 651.
The annual festival in June is quite famous, because their portable shrine (mikoshi) is the heaviest in Tokyo.



In the evening, many lanterns provide a joyous atmosphere.

The shrine is the final resting place of the legendary leader 日本武尊 Yamato Takeru no Mikoto. A former prince and ruler in Japan, stories of Yamato Takeru have been told for centuries.
The deity of the shrine was first called Hakuchoo Myoojin 白鳥明神 Hakucho Myojin (Swan Deity).
In the late Heian period, Minamoto no Yoshiie was shown his way through the wetlands by 白い鳥 "white birds" 越 crossing over.
To show his gratitude, Yoshiie venerated 鳥越大明神 Torigoe Daimyojin.
Thus the name Torigoe (birds crossing over) was given to the whole district.

. Edo Torigoe 鳥越 Torigoe Ward (Torikoe) .

. Minamoto no Yoshiie Hachimantaro 源八幡太郎義家 / 源義家 .


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. Suitenguu 水天宮 Shrine of the Water God .
Pregnant women come here on the day of the dog (inu no hi 戌の日) to pray for an easy delivery.
fuku ema with a dog to bring good luck 福絵馬 and to ward off evil

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Edo hariko 江戸張子 papermachee dolls from Edo


source : hayashi an 林庵





........................................................................................... Wakayama 和歌山県  

. michibiki inu 導き犬 "dog leading the way" .
clay bell from 高野山 Koyasan





........................................................................................... Yamagata 山形県  





. Sagara tsuchi ningyoo 相良土人形 Sagara clay dolls .
米沢市 Yonezawa



犬乗り童子 boy sitting on a dog
about 8 cm high, early Showa period
成島土人形 Narushima Clay Doll


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inubako, inu-bako 犬箱 "dog box"
dog-shaped box
They are made of washi paper, usually a pair of them. Sometimes bamboo and wood are used for the frame.
They are a symbol of fertility and were given to a bride as her trousseau. They were a talisman for easy childbirth.
Some state that the bride had to send back one of the boxes including a piece of paper with the "proof" of her first successfull union with the husband.



They are decorated with auspicious symbols.
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Dog toys from Japan - Exhibition



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Amulets and O-Mamori
. 12 Zociac animals 干支  eto, kanshi .


. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .

. WKD : Dog (inu) KIGO .


. Tohoku after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011

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2 comments:

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

kago 籠 / 篭 / かご basket, baskets of all kinds
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

霊犬早太郎伝説 The legend of the spiritual dog Hayataro
and his relation to Yanahime Jinja.
. Koozenji 光前寺 Kozen-Ji - Nagano .
amulets sold at the temple !
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