TORINO ICHI festival 『酉の市（とりのいち）』 is an event continuing all the time from the Edo era. Maybe you have heard name of it but if you don't know so much and you never been there yet? Let's go to TORINOICHI! and enjoy traditional festival.
Maybe all of you have known about the most charming wooden dolls made in Japan. Japanese people usually say it as “Kokeshi” こけし. I can say that it can be such a beautiful and attractive souvenir for you beloved family or friends too. So, let’s know more about this doll!
Do you know what this red doll is? Among huge number of Japanese dolls, this "Sarubobo" should be the one of the most interesting.
Do you know Japanese traditional doll "Daruma"? It's kind of cute but it's modelled after Bodhidharma who is the founder of the Zen section of Buddhism. We regard Daruma Doll as as a symbol of good luck. Also popular gift of encouragement. Get one for your souvenir.
Do you know "Washi" ?? Literally, it means "Japanese Paper". Find out its versatility!
Nowadays, because of the electronic games, such as Nintendo, PC games, PS, and etc., maybe some of children do not play traditional toys anymore. Isn’t it such a sad truth? At least, with this article, I want to introduce to you what kind of traditional toys that Japan has!