Temari (tenmari) balls are believed to have their origins in the 13th century, when they were created for use as toys within the imperial court.
Temari (tenmari) are ball-shaped toys made of tightly wound cotton thread, and they are popular among small girls throughout Japan. Yashu tenmari are made primarily using materials from flowers, trees, wild grasses and other plants with ties to Tochigi Prefecture.
Yashu-tenmari (Yashu-tenmari balls) Utsunomiya Temari-sha
1-6-6, Daikan, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, 320-0867