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Experience making cute lucky charm “Chinkoro” (Ogata-Ward, Joetsu City)

2021.2.15

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With a wish for handmade!

On the 14th, an experience-based event was held in Ogata-Ward, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, to make a lucky charm “Chinkoro” in the shape of a zodiac animal.

This experience session is held every year at this time of year at the Prefectural Ogata Water and Forest Park.

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“Chinkoro” is a lucky charm that uses Uruchi rice and is shaped like the zodiac and other animals. It is displayed at the entrance of the house with a wish for a good harvest and a safe delivery.

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Still0214_00000The instructor was three members of “Sakura no Kai” who are working on the Echigo countryside experience in Yasuzukaku.

Participants made rabbits and amabies using 6 colors of fabrics such as red and blue dyed with food coloring.

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The size is about 3 to 5 cm. Some people picked up sesame seeds with tweezers and put their eyes on them.

Once in shape, steam for 12 minutes.

As soon as it is steamed, cool it with a fan. This will improve the luster. Finally, put the chinkoro on the table made of bamboo and it is completed.

 

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participant
“I made Amabie for her daughter. It was her first experience but I am very happy.”
“It’s difficult to do detailed work, and I don’t know if it’s a cat or a dog. I want to decorate it at the entrance.”

Yuriko Maiwa, the representative of Sakura no Kai
“I want to let more people know about the local area and continue the experience-based event.”

Prefectural Ogata Water and Forest Park

Address: 1381 Ogataku Katamachi, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture 949-3103
Tel: 025-534-6190
Access: 10 to 15 minutes by car from Kakizaki IC on the Hokuriku Expressway toward Joetsu
URL: http://ogata.greenery-niigata.or.jp/

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