Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


Yajirobe - Balancing Toy

Japanese Paper, Bamboo
7.87 W x 4.72 H in


About the work

“Keep Things in Balance”

Yajirobe was, and still is, a popular balancing toy first introduces in the Edo period. It was named after a character in the bestselling novel, “Tokai-Dochu Hizakurige.” The vendor selling Yajirobe often walked as if they are trying to balance themselves while singing, “I maybe old but I’m still fine. Shan-to-koi, shan-to-koi.”

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