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 colander covered with the dog's head is said to be a wish for a good nasal passage and to prevent congestion of the nose in children, since the colander allows water to pass through.
This papier-mache toy has a long history and is a very popular good luck charm for safe delivery and children, as well as a gift for shrine visits and births.
Material: papier-mache, made in Japan