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Clay doll - Benten sama "Piano"
Clay doll - Benten sama "Piano"
Clay doll - Benten sama "Piano"
Clay doll - Benten sama "Piano"
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Clay doll - Benten sama "Piano"

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Yoka's special ordered doll with 'Piano'!

In Japanese mythology and folktales, there're the Seven Gods of Fortunes. The Benten-sama is the only female god from the Seven Lucky Gods. 

Benten-sama is the symbol of knowledge, art, beauty and especially music. 

Each doll is hand painted and have unique characteristics. 

  • Approximate measurements: 2" W x 3 3/4" H
  • Weight: 1.6 oz
  • Material: clay
  • Care instruction: to clean, gently wipe the surface with a dry cloth. 
  • Do not hand wash or get wet.

Story:

Clay dolls from Amakusa city in Kumamoto prefecture.  Shimoura-benten-kai has started in 2013 as a group to support local businesses and traditional techniques to create the dolls.  This small town in Amakusa used to be a well known place for clay dolls and has more than 300 years of history. Unfortunately most craftsman have retired but recently a few number of women have volunteered to learn the techniques to create dolls and carry on the tradition.