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Tosa Folk Craft Shop Chamami Gallery

Discover the charm of Japan's local craftsmanship with these exquisite toys inspired by the rich maritime heritage of the Shikoku region in Japan. Drawing from the timeless traditions of whale and bonito fishing that have thrived in Kōchi, the capital city of Kōchi Prefecture, these toys pay homage to a legacy dating back to the illustrious Edo period (1603-1868).

Rooted in the ingenuity of local fishermen, these toys are believed to have originated as cherished keepsakes crafted from repurposed boat oars. Tosa Mingeisha, renowned for their dedication to preserving cultural heritage, meticulously resurrects these treasured designs based on historical records.

Handcrafted with precision and care, each toy is lovingly shaped from wood by skilled artisans, ensuring a unique piece of Japan's maritime legacy in every creation. Embark on a journey through time with these delightful wheeled whales and bonito, capturing the essence of tradition and craftsmanship from the heart of Japan.

About Tosa Folk Craft Shop Chamami Gallery

Since its inception in 1959, Tosa Mingeiten has dedicated itself to revitalizing the traditional local toys of Kochi Prefecture and sharing them with the world

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