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Inu-Hariko Pocchiri 1938 by Blue Ruin 1
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Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fumi with a charming Inu-hariko (folk dog doll) pocchiri (sash clasp).

Inu-Hariko Pocchiri 1938, Kyoto, Japan.   Maiko (apprentice geisha) Fumi with a charming Inu-hariko (folk dog doll) pocchiri (sash clasp).  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

A vintage Japanese New Year postcard for the year of the dog. An inu-hariko (folk dog doll) shown from above, which has protective powers, particularly for young children and expectant mothers.

Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

A kimekomi Gogatsu ningyou set consisting of a boy with a sweet flag flower (a symbol of Children’s Day/Boys’ Day due to its sword-like appearance) and a dog modeled after a hariko inu (a dog-shaped papier mache ornament believed to promote safe births and the wellbeing of children).