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Japanese Folktale Pin Cushion - Inch Boy

Mukashi, Mukashi ... Long, Long ago there was an old, childless couple. They wished for child and prayed each day "Please, please let us have a child, no matter how small." ... and so begins the Japanese Folktale "Issunboshi" or One-Inch Boy that is represented in this exquisitely crafted pin cushion and handmade pin set.

The wooden Yamanaka lacquerware bowl includes the traditional bowl cover and is filled with a pin cushion made of viscose crepe fabric in the traditional Segaiha wave pattern. The stainless steel pins are decorated with handmade miniature figurines that depict the main characters and elements of the Inch Boy folktale. The set includes a miniature scroll that tells the tale in Japanese as well as an English translation. Truly a must have item for any pin cushion collector!

:: Issunboshi Pins & Cushion Set
:: The lacquerware bowl measures approximately 1.75" (47mm) in diameter and is approximately 1.4" tall (35mm)
:: Includes 5 stainless steal pins with handcrafted resin figurines as the pinheads
:: Made in Ishikawa, Japan by Hiro, CO LTD.