Hakota Doll Workshop

Traditional toyKurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture

The company was founded in 1781 in the late Edo period and has been making toys since then.

The papier-mâché toys are made by papering a wooden mold with Japanese paper, pulling the papier-mâché out of the mold, painting the base with gofun, coloring with dyes and Japanese paints, and glazing with glue.

In the past, papier-mâché was used as a plaything for children, and in recent years it has become a popular interior decoration.

They are also made with the hope that the child will grow up safely without injury or illness.