Sarubobo Is Very Cute Japanese Amulet Originated From Takayama
Do you know what this red doll is? Among huge number of Japanese dolls, this "Sarubobo" should be the one of the most interesting.
Little Cute Doll
Traditionally, Sarubobo will be made by grandmothers when they get grand children in their family. The red amulet is mainly for such children as a toy.
The word you can see on the stomach is "Hida (飛騨)", the name of the region.
"Bobo" is Japanese "baby". That is why sometimes it is given to women who are pregnant.
In addition, could you notice it doesn't have any facial feature?
Sarubobo dolls and charms usually have no facial features. The reasons for this are unclear, but some have been suggested. One suggestion is that, originally, sarubobos were made from left over cloth and made by relatives, so there was no need for them to be completely accurate.
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