Namiki Nippon Art Toy Collection
Daruma Otosh (Doll)
Namiki presents its newest Nippon Art collection, Namiki Nippon Art Toy Collection – Daruma Otosh (Doll) featuring a delightful series of traditional Japanese Toys and Games.
The master lacquerers at Namiki bring this whimsical collection to life in Hira-maki-e, a technique involving metallic and colored powders hand-applied onto the rich black resin pen barrels. The result is a fascinating blend of artisanal skills and playful motifs! The Toys and Games series includes four colorful designs: the Hagoita features the wooden paddles used to play the Hanetsuki game at New Year’s to bring good luck and a cascade of elegant cherry blossoms; Kendama, the wooden cup-and-ball toy, is centered around other traditional toys such as the bamboo helicopter and spinning drum; the Daruma or Dharma Doll is a beloved symbol of good luck and a game of skill using a wooden hammer to knock rings below the Daruma figure without letting it fall. The doll is pictured with floating paper balloons. The Koma has multi-colored spinning tops rich in cultural history and bountiful designs shown with kites moving through the clouds. The Toys and Games fountain pens offer a beautiful 14K gold nib and a signature Namiki ball clip.