Hokkaidō Kibori Kuma, Antique Wooden Bear Statue - 2301-0058
A Kibori Kuma (木彫り熊) is a handmade wooden statue of a bear with a salmon in its mouth. These statues are a significant cultural phenomenon for Hokkaidō, the most northern island of Japan known for its wildlife and colder climate. Kibori Kuma are crafted in a traditional way by using an axe on a block of wood.
Roughly since the beginning of the new millennium, Hokkaidō Kibori Kuma have become more rare as the amount of manufacturers keep decreasing. As of 2012, there was only one producer left that made traditional Kibori Kuma.
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• Origin: Hokkaidō
• Material: Wood
• Age: Shōwa period (3rd of August 1974)
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|2301-0058||15 cm||29 cm||20 cm||Eur 135.00|