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Inaba White Rabbit

$55

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This rabbit is made like a daruma doll by Kurayoshi Hakota Ningyo Kobo (Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture). They put weight on our feet for balance. As a process, Japanese paper is pasted on the rabbit wooden mold, and after drying, the Japanese paper part is removed from the wooden mold and the weight is attached to the bottom. After that, we apply whitewash again and finally colour it.
The story

A long time ago, a white rabbit that lived on the coast of Inaba was in the Oki Islands. It was washed away on the island. This white rabbit tried to trick a shark (crocodile shark) into returning to the coast of Inaba, so when he was in trouble because his hair was completely pulled out and he was naked, he met Okuninushi no Mikoto. He told me, "If you wash your body with fresh water, collect cattail cotton, lay it on the ground, roll around it, and sleep quietly, your body will be restored." It is said that the helped white rabbit made a connection between Okuninushi and Princess Yagami as a thank-you. This coast is located in Tottori prefecture and is called "White Rabbit Coast", and this story still remains as a myth.

Dimensions 

w.4.5cm × d.4.5cm × h.9.5cm

Please note that the colouring will bleed if you touch it with wet hands or wipe it with water. * Due to the nature of the product, avoid direct sunlight and high temperature and humidity.

Origin

Japan
Japan

Tottori is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan.

If you walk about 100m north of Kannonin Garden (a nationally designated scenic spot), you will find their craft shop just halfway between the shrine and the Nikko Toshogu Shrine (built in 1650 by soliciting the spirit of Nikko Toshogu).

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