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Rise of a toy


Although many adults are interested in collecting toys, they still do not know that they are old, but until recently tinplate celluloids are competing for new ones, our toys are mysteriously diverse. Is limited, and it seems that each of them seems to ask for the root.


In general, it seems that previous toys could be divided into almost three ways.


The most common ones are children's homemade, things like grass nuts and acorns that are picked up and discarded immediately, such as seedlings and persimmons, persimmon leaf dolls, etc. Children do not put into play what toys, which are naturally prepared without their parents' knowledge, even those that do.


The origin of the word toy has increased in Tokyo, but it must still be the Kansai word for mochiyasobi.


Depending on the land, the toys were called Thamzuri or Warsamono, and these were actually unpleasant toys of mother and sister.


The most commonly used ones are rulers or pilgrims, and sometimes children bring out scissors and needles. They are not only dangerous, but they are lost or damaged.


I then gave the cute little girl a substitute for it and gave it to the cute child, but at first it was also just a small version of the parents' practical products, such as small baskets and tubs, brooms and farm tools. There were many kinds, and children seemed to be glad to think that they were also equal to adults.


Thirdly, the toys to be bought and given, which are many in eccentric shapes under the current trend of toys, are enough to foster the imagination of children, but it is a pleasure to enjoy such joy Was very few before.


As you can see from the word souvenirs, the main purpose is to ask for a return on a pilgrimage, so the types are limited, and only those that accompany the festival, such as simple masks and musical instruments Or something like a souvenir from a shrine is a deep meaning.


It would be interesting to talk about each one, but it would be too long.


However, what I like here is that even small toys such as Oshaburi were originally Omiyasu, that is, they were born and developed from the religion of the Japanese people.


Tree branch power


It is not necessarily a small discovery that what used to be the hook of a tree twig that was nothing to the present person was very important in the past.


Since the days when metal crafts had not progressed, hoes for plowing the soil had already been provided, and the hooks on the furnace for burning fire were indispensable.


Nothing was more durable than a tree branch when trying to use the natural ones.


In other words, in the past, the people of the past had always recognized the strong power of tree branches by their own experiences.


From the northern part of Mie prefecture to the Koka region of Shiga prefecture, there is a ritual called “Hagibiki” as a method of welcoming God from the mountain to the village at the beginning of spring.


He sings and sings a song with a hook on a thick line spanning a sacred tree.


In the Tohoku region, there is generally a fortune-teller that throws hooked twigs from below and tries to catch them on the tall branches of the large trees at the entrance of the toll road or at the entrance. I see a tree that is hanging, but it is called a hook or a kankake.


Originally, Kankakei of Shodoshima in Sanuki seems to have had the same custom in this area.


Today, they try to put pebbles on stone torii gates or look at them, or throw them up, throwing horse shoes or old shoes, which is considered only as comfort for children and young people. In the past, there was once a religion that used a hook to determine whether a trip was a success.


Many people know that there is hooking in a more childish way now, and thus a play that only children now try.