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Ne 子 / nezumi 鼠  Rat, Mouse

In some parts of the world, a year associated with this animal 鼠 is referred to as Year of the Mouse because the word may be translated to "rat", "mouse", or more broadly, "rodent".
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The rat / mouse is one of the 12 zodiac animals of the Asian lunar calendar.
It is therefore a well-liked animal in folk art and handicraft.

It comes as a papermachee doll, clay doll or clay bell and other materials.


Introduction

. 12 zociac animals 干支  eto, kanshi .


Read the Introduction HERE :

. Year of the Mouse 2008 .


. tsuki no nezumi 月の鼠(つきのねずみ)mouse in the moon .
kigo for all autumn

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. Daruma 「 だるま」 .
even with a Micky Mouse Daruma !


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nezumi no dorei 鼠土鈴 clay bells
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Ootoyo Jinja 大豊神社 Otoyo Jinja, Kyoto
nezumi no ema 鼠絵馬 votive tablets
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. Ootoyo Jinja 大豊神社 Shrine Otoyo Jinja, Kyoto .



nezumi no hariko 鼠張子 papermachee dolls
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source : shion-senba.com/hariko01

nezumi no yome-iri ねずみの嫁入り wedding of the mice

The mouse as a symbol for easy childbirth and prosperity of the family. This couple is a present for a wedding with the wish for a long family line.

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ABC - List of Zodiac Animal Toys from the Prefectures

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Hiroshima

Miharu

福だるまと干支ねずみ Daruma with mouse


Miyajima

kotsuchi nori nezumi 小槌乗りねずみ mouse on a lucky mallet

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Ishikawa
Kanazawa town

kome kui nezumi 米喰鼠 / 米食いねずみ mouse eating rice
The stamp dates back to 1960.
It relates back to the great famine of Tenpoo 天保 1832 - 1839, when hungry workers began to make it and sell it for a bit of money or exchange for food.
It is a small mechanical doll, with a wooden mouse on a board and a piece of bamboo as spring. When you touch it, the mouse lowers its head and begins to "eat" the rice grain - kotsu kotsu コツコツ ... just as money will increase "bit by bit".

Farmers made this toy with the wish for a good harvest, to have enough rice to eat their fill. If you keep this mouse happy, money will come to your home too.

. Famines in Japan .


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Kagoshima

komekura nezumi 米倉ねずみ mouse in a rice barn
薩摩首人形


more mouse toys from Kyushu
古型博多土人形 鼠大黒
Nogomi のごみ土人形 鼠鈴
杵島山一刀彫 鼠
- source : www.footandtoy.jp

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Miyagi
Sendai, Tsutsumi Ningyo 堤人形


toogarashi nori nezumi 唐辛子乗りねずみ mouse on a red pepper



kabu nori nezumi 蕪乗りねずみ mouse on a radish


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Nagano

Fukutoku 福徳十二支土鈴 clay bell with zodiac animal
奈良井土鈴 


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Okayama

Kurashiki hariko 倉敷張り子 papermachee dolls

oyako nezumi 親子鼠 mother and child mouse.
The mother holds a piece of gold (koban) in her mouth. They are on wheels.


Tsuyama clay bells 津山土鈴

mouse performing sumo wrestling 鼠の相撲

The mouse of the home of a Grandfather and a long-living elder performed sumo wrestling. The mouse of Grandfather won the bout and money kept assembling in his home.



This is a well-loved legend in Okayama and subject to paintings and children's books.

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Shiga

kotsuchi nori nezumi 小槌乗りねずみ mouse on a lucky mallet
Obata ningyoo 小幡人形



Shimane
. fuku nezumi 福鼠 lucky mouse / rat .
and the deity Daikoku Ten 大黒天



Yamanashi
Kofu town 甲府市

十二支招福土鈴 clay bell with zodiac animal



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





tawara nezumi 俵ねずみ mouse on a straw bag (filled with rice)

As a messenger of the deity Daikoku the mouse sits on his auspicious rice bags.
With the wish that the girl may be fertile in marriage and have many children. The straw bag carries the wish that there will always be food on the table of the family.

. Daikoku Ten 大黒天 .


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Reference
source : eto stamps

source : www.footandtoy.jp
附馬牛土人形 茄子乗り鼠 Iwate
八橋土人形 俵乗り鼠 Akita, Yatsuhashi tsuchi ningyoo
今戸土人形 俵担ぎ鼠 Tokyo
船渡張り子 とうなす鼠 Saitama
きびがら細工 鼠 Tochigi
まわり鼠(愛知県)Aichi
奈良井のからくり玩具 びっくり鼠 Nagano
木版手染めぬいぐるみ 子 Gifu
伏見土人形 蔵ねずみ貯金玉 Kyoto
猫と鼠(大阪府) Osaka
伊勢神宮御神木一刀彫 Mie
土佐土人形 親子鼠 Kochi, Tosa tsuchi ningyo
高松張り子 大黒様と白鼠 Kagawa
古型博多土人形 鼠大黒 Fukuoka
のごみ土人形 鼠鈴 Saga, Nogomi
杵島山一刀彫 鼠 Saga, Kishimayama


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.Nezumi Fudo . 鼠不動 . Mouse Fudo .
At a temple in Meguro (Tokyo) and in Tokushima.



. gray, grey, grau, nezumi-iro 鼠色 .
hundred shades of grey, Edo Hyaku nezu 江戸百鼠.

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The Tale of the Mouse's Wedding

- to read at Gutenberg -

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- - - - - Legends about the nezumi - - - - -


. nezumi ishi 鼠石 stone with a mouse pattern .

. Oonezumi 大鼠 the Big Rat - Iwate.


yokai database more than 275 鼠 to explore
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Amulets and O-Mamori
. 12 Zociac animals 干支  eto, kanshi .


. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .

. kotowaza 諺 / ことわざ idioms, sayings, proverbs .

. Tohoku after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011

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2 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

kotowaza

頭の黒い鼠 atama no kuroi nezumi - a mouse with a black head (hair)

a thief in the own family (or a servant who steals from his master's shop)
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Gabi Greve said...

kotowaza

国に盗人、家に鼠 kuni ni nusubito, ie ni nezumi.
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家に鼠 国に盗人 ie ni nezumi., kuni ni nusubito
Robbers in the country, rats at home.

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(lit.: robbers in every country, rats in every home)
"No country or house is perfect."
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国に盗人、家に鼠 kuni ni nusubito, ie ni nezumi.
- - - - or the other way around
家に鼠 国に盗人 ie ni nezumi., kuni ni nusubito
Robbers in the country, rats at home.
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