This product is made in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture.
Shigaraki is one of the Six Ancient Kilns in Japan, and Shigaraki Ware was designated as a Traditional Crafts of Japan in 1976.
High quality clay from Shigaraki creates the simple, warm and rustic texture which is characteristic of Shigaraki Ware.
Raccoon dog means “Tanuki” in Japanese and a homophone of it is “to excel others”. The raccoon-dog figurine is placed at the storefront as a symbol of business success. Recommended to give it together with a female raccoon-dog figurine as a congratulatory gift for wedding etc.
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*Size and color may differ from the image due to the handmade nature of each item.
・Weight/ 540 g
・Made in Japan