Hariko-zaiku, which beautifully symbolizes a dog, is a local Japanese toy.
The dog is said to be honest, ungrateful, and free from evil.
The dog is said to be a guardian for the health and happiness of the child and to wash away illnesses.
This papier-mache toy has a long history and is very popular as a safe delivery and childbirth talisman, as well as for shrine visits and birth gifts.
Material: papier-mache, made in Japan