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Okiagari Roly-poly Doll - Protection Jizo

Okiagari Roly-poly Doll - Protection Jizo

Code: KP2212

Regular price 7,50 €
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Protection Jizo
Jizo is a representation of Jizo Bosatsu, Japan's most popular Buddha, who is characterised by his kind and compassionate expression. He is both the guardian of travellers and the protector of mothers and children who died prematurely. Traditionally, the Japanese dress him in woollen hats and red bibs, and give him abundant offerings of food.

A Japanese Tradition
Okiagari-koboshi means little monk who stands up. These traditional Japanese roly-poly dolls are made from papier-mâché. They are designed to always return to an upright position, even if you try to tip them onto their side. Okiagaris were actually mentioned in 14th-century writings.

Okiagaris symbolise perseverance and determination in times of adversity. They are a reminder of the old Japanese proverb Fall seven times, stand up eight. According to tradition, a doll is given to each person in the family plus one, in the hope that a baby will be born during the year. During the Tokaichi or Tenth Day Market, customers drop a few dolls at a time, and the ones that remain standing are said to bring good fortune.

Technical characteristics

  • Description: 4,8 cm, with crepe paper and washi paper
  • Made in: Japan

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