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AB 83-10

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Miharu-goma Did you know?

What is it?
Miharu-goma
What is it made of?
Palmetto/Wood/Paint
Where is it from?
Deko Yashiki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
When was it made?
1970-1983
Object ID
AB 83-10
Description

This Miharu-goma horse toy is carved from a single block of wood. The horse is painted black, with a blue saddle and red and gold regalia. The tail and mane are attached palmetto. It is an example of the mingeihin (folk craft work) made by the inhabitants of Deko Yashiki, a farming village near Miharu in the prefecture of Fukushima.  

Credit
Gift from an anonymous donor, 1983
AB 83-10 Miharu-goma (front)