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 festivals) from the katsugi-te (mikoshi carriers). Mikoshi is a portable shrine carried during the procession. This young man dressed up with blue happi (Japanese straight sleeved coat) shares his communicative joyfulness.
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