Dekoyashiki-Daikokuya is at the forefront of producing Harikos figurines (dolls) perfect for gifts.
In the latest move, the company has focused on offering new products to meet the needs of its customers in the United States.
The new Hariko products borrow from the age-old plastic arts technique that became famous in the Edo period of attaching pieces of paper to frames made of bamboo, wood or clay moldings.
There were several types of dolls in the past, such as large and small darumas, various masks, Ebisu and Daikoku dolls, Chinese zodiac dolls, Hina dolls, and dolls based on Kabuki and Ukiyoe woodblock prints.
Currently, the small doll and paper art pieces are carefully handcrafted in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Traditional Hariko paper figures come from a molded soft white cat with a cute face, a menacing Koshidaka and a Kubifuri tiger.
Photo: Traditional Japanese Hariko Paper Cat Figurine
Pictured: Traditional Japanese Tiger (Koshidaka Tora) Hariko Paper Figure
Photo: Traditional Japanese Hariko Paper Figure Tiger Shakes His Head (Kubifuri Tora)
The tiger is a highly respected animal in Japanese folklore, having usually been characterized by the ability to “travel thousands of miles and still come back”. The papier-mâché in the shape of a tiger symbolizes good luck and a safe return for those who have gone on a journey.
Other versions of the deco yashiki daruma come with a masu (box) to pray for good fortune. A daikoku mallet is engraved on the masu, making it a great gift.
Additionally, daruma figures come in multiple colors, including black, pink, blue, yellow, white, and green.
Pictured: Traditional Japanese Daruma Black Hariko Paper Figure
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Photo: Japanese Traditional Hariko Paper Figure Daruma Rose
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Photo: Daruma Blue Japanese Traditional Hariko Paper Figure
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Photo: Japanese Traditional Hariko Paper Figure Daruma Yellow
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Photo: Daruma White Japanese Traditional Hariko Paper Figure
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Photo: Daruma Green Japanese Traditional Hariko Paper Figure
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Dekoyashiki-Daikakuya also offers a DIY (do it yourself) traditional Japanese Hariko paper figure daruma kit.
New Mariko makers will need to learn how to make the tiny daruma dolls using a YouTube video.
It will be necessary to have water-based paints used in school materials, varnish to make the final product shiny, adhesive, wood glue, masking tape, a razor, work gloves, chopsticks disposables, cotton swabs and empty bottles.
The figures contain features such as eyes with a blank stare, facial hair, and a body with no arms or legs (which causes it to easily tip backwards after bowing).
Another widespread feature is color, as each color conjures up a meaning such as gold-silver, black to ward off bad luck, green health and fitness, etc.
Daruma dolls are talismanic and can be used as festival decorations, used as a souvenir to designate a particular locality.
They can be a personal gift for children or as wedding and birthday gifts as they keep one engaged especially when making them as a hobby and many more.
Photo: Traditional Japanese Hariko Paper Daruma Figure Making Kit
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