Japanese "Akabeko" head red cow figures, hand made using the "Hariko" technique.
In red white and gold, these "nodding head" cows represent the legendary "Akabeko" red bull, which embodies a zealous devotion to Buddha.
In two sizes - small and standing, or large and sitting.
Hand made in Japan.
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In Japanese, "Hariko" means paper craft. It is said that this papier-mache technique came down from China in around the Muromachi period. It spread around Japan and has been used for such as folk toys.