Type : shingata kokeshi
Wood : dogwood
Dimensions : 17cm (6,9 inches)
Handmade and handpainted in Japan
The term "wasshoi" means to "stay in harmony". This cheering up shout is heard during matsuri (Japanese festival) from the katsugi-te (mikoshi carriers). Mikoshi is a portable shrine carried during the procession. This young girl is dressing up with red happi (straight-sleeved coat) and shares her communicative joyfulness.
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