vintage japanese sumo figurine
Strengthen your decor with a stalwart icon of Japanese culture, the sumo wrestler. This warabe yokuzuna (children's sumo champion) was made from fired clay during the Shōwa era. Produced in Hakata, Fukuoka, home of Hakata ningyō (dolls and figurines traditional to this region), these cheeky warriors originated as offerings to Buddhist temples or as gifts to the ruling feudal lord, or daimyō.
made in Japan
material : earthenware
• base width 9cm
• height 20cm
This vintage figurine has lived for many years in Japan and bears the gentle patina of time. Please expect some minor surface marks or fading.
care : please find a home for your figurine away from strong sunlight and humidity, and wipe with a clean dry cloth.