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"Oni" Vintage Japanese Souvenir
vintage Japanese souvenir toy

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Our Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $12.00

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Product Code: 0722TOY22


This listing is for a papier mâché oni - like an ogre - talisman to against evil. Originally, oni (a type of yokai - mythical demon) were associated with wickedness but more recently they have developed more of a "protector against evil" role.

This oni is made of papier mache painted in red, gold and black. Gold teeth, pointed ears, and three tufts of star-like hair at the top of its head. We're not sure what the large hold at the bottom would have been for but many paper mache pieces have holes in the bottom, so likely it is from the papier mâché process.

The labels on the back are written in a temple-style script and can be loosely translated as “warding off evil”.

This daruma is made of papier mâché and is approximately 4”x4”.

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