Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


Otogi-Inu (Hina dolls’ guardian angels)

Lacquerware, Linen Thread
2.75 W x 1.96 H in


About the work

A pair of Otogi-Inu that accompanies the hina dolls is one of the essential items found in a typical trousseau of Edo period. Featuring the face of a baby and the body of a dog in both male and female forms, they are good luck charms for safe and easy birth. As an additional incantation for an easy delivery, the Sukeroku Otogi-Inu has a hollow inside where the hina dolls can be kept safely until the Girls Day on March 3.

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