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12/11/2012

Sano Town Tochigi

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Dolls from Sano Town 佐野 Tochigi


. Tochigi Folk Toys .


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. Sano dorei 佐野土鈴 clay bells from Sano .
Seven Gods of Good Luck

. hakoniwa gangu 箱庭玩具 toys for a landscape garden .


Horigome ningyoo 堀米人形 dolls from Horigome village


source : popyah

umanori shoogun 馬乗り大将 general on a horse

These dolls were made by Yamaguchi Teizoo 山口壬三 Yamaguchi Teizo, who also makes clay dolls.

This is one of the

hassaku ningyoo 八朔人形 Hassaku dolls

given as a present for the first child born in a family.

saku
朔 signifies the first day of each month, and the first day of the eighth lunar month hassaku 八朔 (now August) was the most important one.
People would cut some rice ears and offer them to the gods with the prayer for a good harvest, since the typhoon season was now at its best.

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source : hisamaro

On the right there is Daikoku with his lucky hammer.
On the left - well, there is Ebisu, but holding some "hassagku oranges".
See below.





source : kibidango_mail
dorei 土鈴 clay bells

Momotaro with his monkey, dog and pheasant.

. Okayama and Momotaro 桃太郎 .


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clay bells from Sano



clay bells from Horigome

source : www.asahi-net.or.jp

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. WKD : "August 1" 八朔 (はっさく) hassaku .
Nowadays it corresponds to the first of September in its climate, and thus has become a kigo for mid-autumn.



. Hassaku はっさく (八朔) hassaku orange .
Introduced in the late Edo period via Hiroshima.
hassakukan 八朔柑(はっさくかん)
Rather small but very sweet and a tint of bitterness.
hassaku refers to the old name of the first of August.
Hassaku Apfelsine


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source : mifyu1018

go ishi Daruma dorei 碁石だるま土鈴
clay bells with Daruma as stones for the Go game.

from Aizawa Ichitaro 相澤市太郎, Tochigi


. WKD : Go game, Igo 囲碁 .


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. Reference - Horigome.




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. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .


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