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Hariko Painting Workshop at monokoto store|Things to Do in Hiroshima

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What is Hariko?

Hariko – Japanese Paper Doll

The technique of “hariko” (made with papier-mache) is traditional handicraft since Edo period. Each Hariko animals have meaning.



Hariko Type



Big Size

Cat / Owl

¥3,000 (+tax)


*depends on the patterns you paint

Small Size

Dog / Daruma

¥1,800 (+tax)


 Hariko Type

Inu Hariko (A Dog-Shaped Doll)

Adorable little dog is a traditional symbol of protection in Japan. They are also offered to children or pregnant women to wish a good luck and to protect them.


Maneki-neko (A Beckoning Cat)

Maneki-neko is an ornamental beckoning cat. It is believed to draw happiness and wealth. A cat with its left paw raised is said to bring in customers, and the ones with its right paw raised invites money.


Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement. Generally, they have blank eyes, so you have to color in one of its eyes while making a wish. When your wishes come true, fill in the other eye.


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*RESERVATION IS REQUIRED at least 24 HOURS before the desired time. 
If you'd like to come within 24 hours, please send us a message on Facebook or by email as soon as possible, before you come to monokoto store. 

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