Japanese Okiagari-Koboshi dolls: symbols of perseverance and good luck
Okiagari-koboshi, also known as 'rising dolls', are traditional Japanese dolls that have the ability to stand up after being pushed. They are made from paper mache or glutinous rice and are usually painted with bright colours and traditional designs.
Okiagari-koboshi are used in Japanese tradition to teach children the importance of standing up after being hit by life's difficulties. Adults also use them as symbols of perseverance and determination.
They are often used in folk culture ceremonies, such as spring festivals or year-end ceremonies. Okiagari-koboshi are often seen as symbols of good luck and good fortune, and it is said that having an okiagari-koboshi in one's home can bring luck and perseverance.