Kodai Poppo (L)

Carved wooden figure made in Yamagata Prefecture using ancient techniques.

£146 per item

Originating from Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture, poppo means ‘toy’ in the ancient Aizu language from Northern Japan. A sarikiri knife and Aizu techniques are used to cut and carve dried koshi-abura wood, with details then painted on using simple colours. Kodai (ancient) poppo are recreations of the poppo made 200 years ago.

Keep away from direct sunlight.

Keep handling to a minimum to retain the crisp lines of the carving.

Size: approx. W7 cm  x H30 cm

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