HARIKO - paper crafts - papier-maché

"cats"


◆ HARIKO "CATS" - warm and cozy decorative dolls


These hariko cats are made by KIYOSHI AOKI, a hariko artist who creates original hariko dolls mixing the traditional and modern idea and designs. Many of his harikos are created especially with cat motif, all hand crafted in his atelier just outside of Nagano.
 
The process of making his cat has been almost same as traditional hariko dolls.

Each figurine is hand created from a clay mold, and additionally, pasted on it with multiple layers of washi paper that is teared into small pieces by hands. These are not colored into, and the pattern of the cat's body is expressed in the natural color of Japanese washi paper. The fibers of the Washi allow for ideal layering and soft textures that look similar to a watercolor or oil painting.

Hariko figurines sometimes look almost like ceramic pieces but they are so light in weight since they are made with paper and that inside is empty.
 
There are 2 types of cats a bicolored and a calico, and each in 3 sizes about 31 cm, 23 cm and 14 cm tall. They looks similar at first glance, but if you look closely, there are slight differences in shape and expression. Each piece has a unique taste, and brings a warm and cozy atmosphere.
 

 

!! PLEASE NOTE, the products are all handmade, so each one has slightly different patterns, or facial expression.
!! Bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Produkte alle handgefertigt sind, jedes das Muster und Gesichtsausdrücke können leicht abweichen.


Hariko Cat "Yumejiro"

Black and white bicolored cat, named "Yumejiro", in 3 sizes about 31 cm, 23 cm and 14 cm tall. Each of them are totally handmade by a skilled craftsman, using Japanese traditional washi paper. 
* Color and size may vary slightly. 

 

【Variation - Name & Farbe / name & color】

  "Yumejiro" black and white - "S": small - "M": middle - "L": large

【 Material / material 】

      Papiermaché (clay),  Washi Papier ("washi" - handgeschöpftes japanischen Papier) 

【 Größe (ca.) / size (approx.) 】

       (S) H. 14 cm x B. 6,5 cm x T. 7 cm / 30 g

      (M) H. 23 cm x B. 10 cm x T. 12 cm / 100 g

       (L)  H. 31 cm x B. 13 cm x T. 15 cm / 170 g

【 Hergestellt / origin 】made in Japan

【 Hersteller / Manufacturer 】 Hidamari Nora, Nagano/Japan

【 Verpackung (Größe) / boxed (size) 】

       (S ) H. 15,5 cm x B. 8 cm x T. 8 cm 

       (M) H. 24,5 cm x B. 11,5 cm x T. 12 cm

        (L) H. 33 cm x B. 14 cm x T. 16 cm

 

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Pappmaché Yumejiro

23,90 €

  • Lieferbar innerhalb von 1-3 Werktage *1 / Ships within 1-3 working days *1

Hariko Cat "Akane"

White, brown and black calico cat, named "Akane", in 3 sizes about 31 cm, 23 cm and 14 cm tall. Each of them are totally handmade by a skilled craftsman, using Japanese traditional washi paper.
* Color and size may vary slightly. 

 

【Variation - Name & Farbe / name & color】

  "Akane" calico cat - "S": small - "M": middle - "L": large

【 Material / material 】

      Papiermaché (clay),  Washi Papier ("washi" - handgeschöpftes japanischen Papier) 

【 Größe (ca.) / size (approx.) 】

       (S) H. 14 cm x B. 6,5 cm x T. 7 cm / 30 g

      (M) H. 23 cm x B. 10 cm x T. 12 cm / 100 g

       (L)  H. 31 cm x B. 13 cm x T. 15 cm / 170 g

【 Hergestellt / origin 】made in Japan

【 Hersteller / Manufacturer 】 Hidamari Nora, Nagano/Japan

【 Verpackung (Größe) / boxed (size) 】

       (S ) H. 15,5 cm x B. 8 cm x T. 8 cm 

       (M) H. 24,5 cm x B. 11,5 cm x T. 12 cm

        (L) H. 33 cm x B. 14 cm x T. 16 cm

 

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Pappmaché Akane

23,90 €

  • Lieferbar innerhalb von 1-3 Werktage *1 / Ships within 1-3 working days *1

about artisan


🄫 HIDAMARI NORA 

Atelier : HIDAMARI NORA 

Artist :   KIYOSHI AOKI

 

Kiyoshi Aoki, a modern hariko artist who challenges new things while carrying on the tradition. Aoki’s atelier is located near the Zenkoji temple in Nagano City, in a village with beautiful nature.  He mainly creates hariko work using handmade Japanese paper with a nostalgic cat motif.
His ”hariko cat dolls" are all handmade and can not be mass produced.