Inu Hariko Enamel Pin


Image of Inu Hariko Enamel Pin

This pin design is another one based on my travels to Japan. While in Japan this spring, I stumbled across a small shop selling hand-made mini folk toys. Here I bought my own Inu Hariko which inspired this pin.

Inu means dog and dogs were considered guardian deities for pregnant women and children. So these little toys were often given to children and pregnant woman as a sign of good luck.

This one is white, red and baby blue enamel with silver metal, 30mm high.