Shinobi piece

Hanamaki City

Southern Iwate

A simple horse doll made from rice straw, unique to the Hanamaki region. There are many local toys related to horses across the country, but this one is unique. There is a legend that a straw horse was made for love, etc., and it was secretly placed in the Kannon-do Hall of Enmanji Temple at night, and wrapped in yellow or red cloth as a token of gratitude for the fulfillment of a wish. Folk crafts derived from matchmaking.

10-20 Zaimokucho, Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture
Odashima Folk Crafts Center
Phone number 0198-23-4856
Mori no Tenkkoya TEL: 0198-29-4522 (Hanamaki Tourism Association)

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