Hariko is one of the plastic arts technique which forms papier-mache by attaching pieces of paper to frames made of bamboo or wood or molds made of clay.
It is also called 'Haribote.'
Paper used for the papier-mache is called 'konkurigami' ('konkuri' means concrete).
It is said that the papier-mache technique came down from China in around the Muromachi period. It spread around Japan and has been used for such as folk toys.
Chochin (Japanese paper lantern)
Inuhariko (papier-mache dogs)
Folk toys created in the Edo period. As a dog breeds many puppies at a time and its delivery is quicker compared to other animals, it is used as an Omamori (a personal amulet) for easy delivery and baby's health.
Koboshi (self-righting doll)
Akabeko (traditional toy of red cow)
Tora (papier-mache tigers)
It is almost the same as akabeko except for its shape of a tiger. It is used as the root of an expression, 'hariko no tora' (papier-mache tigers of which neck swing), which means a person who is in high spirits but superficial.
Miharu Papier-Mache Doll
Dashi Toro of Nebuta Festival
Masks such as Hyottoko (clownish mask) and Okame (plain-looking woman)