DOL015Japanese Antique Ofuku (Otafuku) Doll
Ofuku is one of Japanese favorite good luck bringer figure. Displayed frequently in shop windows.
This character is founded in Sarugaku (origin of Noh play) as an ordinary woman. A woman with small nose, large forehead, plumped cheeks were symbol of happiness, wealth, and beauty in ancient days in Japan. Also her name "Fuku" means happiness.
There is a temple in Kyoto warships Ofuku, and she is enshrined as guardian deity of houses and buildings.

This earthenware Ofuku figure is very old. Some of her painting is gone because many people have been rubbing her for good luck. Her topknot is missing.
Circa early 20th century.

Size: H 12.5" (32cm), W 8" (20cm), D 8.5" (22cm)
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Price: $450.00


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