4 x 6 inches
This charming papier mache dog (inu hariko) is a wish for good luck and good health.
In Japan it is given to pregnant women in hopes of an easy childbirth,
and also to new babies, to be hung over the crib to guard the baby from harm and illness.
Different shrines have different styles of inu hariko. Some have toy drums on their backs.
This one has a basket and an umbrella on his head!