A friend from Himeji was clearing out the cupboards in her old family house in Aioi and put aside a few things she thought I might be interested in. Amongst the pile was a pair of old white wooden horses (chagu chagu umako) from Morioka city in Iwate prefecture. How delightful they are!
What a fierce (humorous?) looking pair of dolls! Knowing absolutely nothing about them, I bought them some months ago at the Shitennoji temple market in Osaka….