Inu Hariko – A Cute Dog Amulet from Japan

An Inu Hariko is a kind of traditional Japanese dog doll. It is a cute amulet that was said to ward off evil. However, now it is used more as a toy or decoration.

Shitayama. Inu Hariko, mid 19th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain License. Information is from Wiktionary(CC BY-SA 3.0).