This folk toy, also considered to be a lucky charm, came to Utsunomiya during the Edo Period (1600–1868) .
When an epidemic struck the city, the catching and eating yellow carp from the city's river is said to have saved many people.
These folk toys are made using papier-mâché, which is painted using a special drawing tool. The result is a glossy appearance with little color fading over time.
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