Decorative dolls made with Japanese paper
Shoichi Hashimoto, Miharu Hariko doll artist, participated in the 2011 REVALUE NIPPON PROJECT as well. He and his team were responsible for creating the piece that was very popular at the TAKE ACTION CHARITY GALA 2011, the big polar bear.
Deco house where many craftsmen gather.
Hashimoto’s shop and atelier are located between the mountains in Koriyama City, in a village with beautiful nature. It was once a artisan village, protected by the Miharu clan. Presently, there are 4 deco doll houses lining the village, including Hashimoto’s Oguroya.
Nakata, born in the year of the snake, tries doll making
Deco doll making at Oguroya involves division of labor. Hashimoto is the only one who can make the wooden mold. Special technique is required to make the traditional mold. He told us that he remembers a lot from having watched his grandfather make the molds when he was a child. He then brought a wooden mold and paper, looked at Nakata and said, ”Please give it a try.”
- Deco House Oguroya Co., Ltd.
- 163 Tateno, Takashiba, Nishidacho, Koriyama, Fukushima
- URL http://dekoyashiki-daikokuya.co.jp/