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Tigers/Tora

Tora Hariko #17

This is a papier-mache (hariko) tiger (tora) from the Showa era. With just a light touch on its head will make it bobble. In folklore and myths, tigers are brave, strong and have strong ties to family /pride. In Japan, papier-mache tigers were given as a gift of good luck and for the health to a family expecting a baby. Nowadays, they are a souvenir. Painted by hand, whiskers on fleek -- definitely charismatic megafauna status.

Length: 9 inches

Height: 5 inches

Vintage piece, made in Japan.