House of Papier-Mâché in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture

”Takashiba Deco Yashiki” in Koriyama consists of five houses where people create papier-mâché (paper dolls).

Dolls crafted here have free-flowing line created by a wooden mold and pasting paper.






Creators re-designed this year’s Oriental zodiac dolls whose mouth opens more charmingly than a previous one, which makes a smiling face.

Its product name is “Auspicious snake”. It was created with a hope that it brings smiles to viewers. I personally bought one at first sight. I might have been captivated by the ingenuous smile…