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9/20/2011

Inu Dog - INFO

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Inu 戌 / 犬 Dog
chin 狆 Chinese spaniel dog

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

. 12 zociac 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.

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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」 .


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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 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

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. . . . . . . . . . Aichi / Nagoya 

. Nishio no inu 西尾の犬 dog from Nishio .

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. . . . . . . . . . Akita 

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.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

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. . . . . . . . . . Kagawa 

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

. Konpira inu  金毘羅 狗 dog from Konpira shrine


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. . . . . . . . . . Kyoto 

mushifuuji inu, mushi fuuji 虫封じ犬 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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. Hokkeji no mamori inu 法華寺の守り犬 protector dog .
Temple Hokkeji (法華寺, Hokke-ji)

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. . . . . . . . . . Okayama 


. 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 .


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. . . . . . . . . . Saitama 

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





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. . . . . . . . . . Shizuoka 



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


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. . . . . . . . . . Tokyo 

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 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.

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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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. . . . . . . . . . Tosa / Kochi  

Tosa Ken 土佐犬(とさけん)


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. Tosa Fighting Dog - Introduction .

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. . . . . . . . . . Wakayama  

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

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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.
Click on the image for more samples.



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Dog toys from Japan - Exhibition



Nakayugawa 中湯川土人形(福島県会津若松市)
Miharu 三春張り子(福島県郡山市)
Sagara 相良土人形(山形県米沢市)Yonezawa
kibigara zaiku きびがら細工(栃木県鹿沼市)
Koonosu 鴻巣の練り物(埼玉県鴻巣市)
Fushimi 伏見土人形 虫封じ犬(京都府京都市)
Sumiyoshi 住吉土人形 睦み犬(大阪府堺市)
Gifu, nuigurumi 木版手染めぬいぐるみ(岐阜県高山市)
Kooyasan 高野山の導き犬(和歌山県和歌山市)
Tsuneishi 常石張り子(広島県福山市)
Izumo hariko 出雲張り子(島根県出雲市)
Kibitsu Okayama 吉備津のこま犬(岡山県岡山市)
Takamatsu 高松土人形 嫁入り人形(香川県高松市)
Tosa 土佐土人形 土佐闘犬(高知県高知市)
Hakata ningyoo 古型博多土人形(福岡県春日市)
Kishimayama woodcarving 杵島山一刀彫り(佐賀県北方町)Saga
Okinawa papermachee 沖縄張り子(沖縄県那覇市)

Look at them HERE :
source : www.footandtoy.jp


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


. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .

. WKD : Dog (inu) KIGO .


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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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