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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1950: item # 1170523

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Guillermina Oriental Arts and Antiques
111 W Richmond Avenue
Point Richmond, CA 94801
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Vintage Japanese Papier-Mache Dog
$225

Large sized Inu Hariko. In Edo years, these were used as a felicitous gift after a child’s birth. They were customarily sold at shrines as charms for babies. In recent years, it’s a popular decorative toy, winsome and whimsical. This particular one is  an Azuma dog from Nihombashi, Tokyo. A toy dog identical to this one was used on Japan’s 1958 New Year’s  stamp design. Black, scarlet, cobalt and light blue painted over a white body. Great condition. Mid-century, c. 1950. Measures 12 1/2” x 5” x 8 1/2”.


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