Posted by: softypapa | February 8, 2008

Hachiman Horse Figure – Hand-Carved Japan Wooden Doll

Hachiman Horse Figure Carved Japan Wooden Doll Japanese Ningyo Tokaido Softypapa

Hachiman Horse Figure Carved Japan Wooden Doll Japanese Ningyo Tokaido Softypapa

Hachiman Horse Figure Carved Japan Wooden Doll Japanese Ningyo Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Hand-made Japanese wooden hachiman horse figure.  Dolls such as these were originally made to act as good luck charms by horse breeders in Aomori prefecture, an area of Japan long famous for quality equine stock.  The dolls are painted with bold colors and patterns to represent a horse’s strength and vitality and to act as a ward against disease or accident.  This doll is in good condition with some marks and scratches from handling and is less than 20 years old.

Size:
Height: 3.5 inches (9.0 cm)
Length (nose to tail): 2.7 inches (7.0 cm)
Weight: 1.9 ounces (55 grams)

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item code: R2S5-0003892
ship code: L1650

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