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Japanese wooden toy Koinobori - こいのぼり | Hiroshi KANOU- Sakunami style 加納博工人(作並系)

Japanese wooden toy Koinobori - こいのぼり | Hiroshi KANOU- Sakunami style 加納博工人(作並系)

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This is a Japanese wooden toy, Koinobori, by Hiroshi KANO who is a Sakunami style kokeshi craftsman.

 Koinobori is a kind of decoration for Kodomo no Hi, which is a day to celebrate and pray for the health and growth of boys. (We have another cerebration day for girls in March.)

 The meaning of Koinobori decoration came from an old tradition that ‘when a Koi (carp) climbs up a waterfall, it will become a dragon’. The story made the decoration to pray for the children’s success in their life.

 This Koinobori is assembly style. The head decorations are spinning tops. Spinning top (Koma) is also a fortunate toy in Japan, which means ‘things go round well’ and ‘money goes round’. (Especially the head top is a inversion style top.)

When you will set it up, the carp colour is, from the top, black red green, which means father, mother and child carp.

Craftsman: Hiroshi KANOU 加納博
Style: Sakunami 作並系
He was born in 1954. He started learning woodwork and making kokeshi dolls from 1973. His master was his father Eiji Kanou(1929-2011). He is an in-house kokeshi craftsman at Aoba castle ruins in Sendai city.

Approx. dimensions


  • height : 27.5cm / 10.82inch
  • diameter : base 6.5cm / 2.55inch
  • weight : 133.5g


  • height : 5cm / 1.96inch- 4cm / 1.57inch
  • diameter : 2.2cm / 0.86inch- 2cm / 0.78inch

Spinning top

  • height 2.7cm / 1.06inch
  • diameter : 2.8cm / 1.10inch


  • height 3.3cm / 1.29inch
  • diameter 1.4cm / 0.55inch


Please consider the following :
- Our Kokeshis are painted with water colors, so they can be easily damaged by water. Please use a dry cloth to clean it.
- Our kokeshi are made of wood, so please avoid exposure to direct sunlight or heat. Humidity may damage the kokeshi. Please avoid excess moisture. (especially direct air from the air conditioner damages to the kokeshi dolls.)

 [About shipment ]

I send your parcel by DHL to the world. The estimated time will be 5-10 days. The shipment fee will be calculated by the number of products you buy. Please double check your registered sending address on BASE before completing your order. Every shipment has the tracking number. We will send you the number after shipping your parcel.

[ Custom Tariff ]

Every customer is responsible for any customs and taxes when you import items from Japan. Especially, the customers from EU, UK and some other countries, sorry this shop doesn’t accept IOSS in those countries. The delivery staff will ask you to pay the tax when they deliver.

We are not responsible for delays due to customs.








  • ・高さ  約27.5cm
  • 直径  底約6.5cm
  • 重さ 133.5g
  • ラッカー仕上げ

  • 高さ 約4cm- 5cm
  • 直径 約2cm- 2.2cm


  • 高さ 約2.7cm
  • 直径 約2.8cm


  • 高さ 約3.3cm
  • 直径 約1.4cm / 0.55inch





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