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Main production area



Tohno soil and Japanese paper are mixed and kneaded, molded, naturally dried, and overpainted with flour 4-5 times, and then finished with coloring. The style is said to follow the flow of Kyoto's Fushimi dolls, Sendai embankment dolls, and Hanamaki dolls, and because they are all manual work, even the same dolls differ in expression, and gloss naturally appears as the years go by. Because there are many auspicious items, it is popular as a festive gift. Especially, there are many beckoning cats, Kintaro and hina dolls. In the Tono Monogatari series, they are popular with Oshikisama and Kappa.

History / History

It is known as "Tsugimo Shizunzo", and was created until the beginning of the Meiji era at the beginning of the Edo period Kanaga era. After that, it revived for the first time in about 120 years in 1960, and in the present location in 1994, we set up a studio where an old music house was relocated, and besides the data display, we have visited the production process and experienced making dolls.

Main products

  • The beckoning cat, the treasure ship, the baby: 1,600 yen to 55,000 yen

Award calendar

Iwata Industrial Festival Special Product Contest Copper Prize in 1984 The 15th Iwate Industry Festival Special Prize Contest Iwate Prefecture Industrial Design Competition Promotion Consultation Chairman's Award 1983 Tohoku Muramura Outstanding Product Industry Exhibition Encouragement Prize

Manufacturing process

Ingredients (soil, washi paper) → mix and knead → mold → natural drying → flour overpainting → coloring → finish → 附 beef doll

contact information

Tono native doll folk art village Sasako workshop

〒 028-0501

Iwate-cho, Ashinomachi, Tono, Iwate Prefecture 42-8-6