5/29/2005

Edo Daruma

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Edo Daruma 江戸だるま 江戸達磨 
Edo Papermachee Dolls, Edo Hariko 江戸張子

Red papermachee dolls, especially Daruma san, have been made in Edo as amulets to protect children from smallpox and other infectuos diseases.

半月経つと疱瘡も峠を過ぎたものとして供えた赤飯から3粒をとって紙に包み、三つ辻の角へ持っていって捨てる。この赤飯をまだ疱瘡の終わっていない子供を持つ母親が見ると持って帰って子に食べさせる。そうすると疱瘡が軽く済んだ小児にあやかることができるという。
- Papermachee Dolls 張子 / 張り子 hariko -


The Edo Daruma had been lost in time, but these days Arai Ryo
(Arai Ryoo 荒井良 )
started to revive them.


. © PHOTO : だるまさん色々


Another Daruma by Araii Ryo
Sweet Potato with a beard ...
imo hige Daruma いも髭だるま
Daruma by Araii Ryoo



Kodenmachoo Daruma 小伝馬町だるま
They have been made by the Family Iida in the suburb Kodenmacho.
Daruma holds his hands folded under the red garment to give it a beautiful rounding. Mouth in the form of letter HE へ, five strokes for a chin beard. The head rather flat, with a twig of wisteria flowers (fuji) painted in gold on the top of it.

Kodenmacho : Take a tour ... External Link




Daruma Yokocho Quarters in Edo

In Edo most daruma makers lived in Honjo Daruma Yokochoo 本所達磨横丁. ブルマ横丁
They made daruma to prevent epidemics. When the business went out of patients and fire destroyed this part of town, they left for some villages outside Edo and moved to Takasaki, Koshigaya, Iwaki, and Tama (see below).
Honjo was the place where the downtown couple Chobei lived 長兵衛夫婦, now famous in a Kabuki play. In Rakugo, it is the story of Bunshichi Mottoi 文七元結.

Honjo : Take a tour ... External Link


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Edo Kites with Daruma
Edo Kaku Tako 江戸角凧
Edo Nishiki Tako 江戸錦凧 (和凧)
Edo Nishiki-e 江戸錦絵凧

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Edo Papermachee Dolls, Edo Hariko 江戸張子
Azuma hariko 東張子 papermachee dolls from Azuma

The one on the right is the Edo doll.

The one on the left is a clay doll from Nakagawa, Akita
The one in the middle is a clay doll from Nakayugawa, Fukushima


© PHOTO : bingoya
This LINK has many more dolls !




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Koshigaya Daruma 越谷だるま 




CLICK for more Iwaki daruma
Iwaki Daruma いわきダルマ ... more photos
Iwaki Daruma 岩城だるま




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Takasaki Daruma ... 高崎だるま




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Tama Daruma, 多摩達磨 多摩だるま, 多摩ダルマ



Tako, kite 凧


Nagaya だるま長屋殺人事件 Row houses in Edo and Daruma


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