Akabeko "Large-sized Akabeko"

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Akabeko is a traditional toy in Aizu, Fukushima.
It is made of papier-mâché. ‘Aka’ means red, and ‘beko’ is a word for cow or bull in the local dialect. One of the characteristics is that it shakes its head up and down as you touch it.
There are several legends of akabeko. A legend says that when a plague epidemic occurred in Aizu in the Heian period, children who had akabeko did not get sick. Akabeko has been loved as a talisman which protects us from evil and brings good luck. As it is handmade, the product may vary from the one in the pictures.

【Specification】
・Material: Washi Paper
・Size: W10.0 x D27.0 x H16.0cm
・Weight: 400g
・Made in Japan

Product Type: HOME DÉCOR
Collection: ORNAMENT > AKABEKO
Collection: TRADITIONAL ORNAMENT

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Reviewed by Phillip S.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Christening present for a girl borne in the year of the cow.

I purchased a small vintage Akabeko nodding cow and at the time, I thought it was much larger.

But it was just not appropriate for a baby.

But this big brand new cow is perfect for a brand new baby girl.

Big glossy and fun.

And a classy addition to the parents house.

All very happy.

Thanks.

Phillip

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KYOTO HANDICRAFT CENTER

Phillip san

Thank you very much for your kind comment. It is said that children who had Akabeko did not get sick since back in a long time ago. It also works like a talisman that protects from evil and brings good luck !! We are so glad that Abekobe is perfect for new baby girl !!

Best regards,
Kyoto Handicraft Center

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