Overview of producing areas Gobo doll
Varieties of Gobo doll
Gobo dolls can be divided into two types, papier-mâché and paste, depending on the materials used and the specifications. For papier-mâché dolls, paper or other materials are pasted in layers onto a base form. The base form is removed after drying, and the item is painted. Paste dolls are formed by pressing a mixture of ground sawdust powder and glue onto a form. The inside is carved out and the doll is dried and painted.
Tawaramochi (straw bale carrier)
This doll is a lucky charm that depicts a sumo wrestler baring a shoulder to powerfully lift a bale of rice straw.
Taichin (dog and fish)
This is a cute paste doll work with a charming expression.
This paste doll is patterned after a Noh doll performing the Sambaso dance, a number normally performed by a kyogen performer during a Noh play.
This paste doll is modeled after an incident in which Kato Kiyomasa, a military commander in the Age of Warring States, defeated a tiger. With a rising-sun fan in one hand, he rides the tiger and declares victory.